On Saturday, May 20, the Elementary Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Team, in partnership with University of Colorado Denver, will host more than 1,000 APS fifth graders and their families for a fun-filled day at the Auraria Campus!
Students and their families will start the day with a greeting from Milo the Lynx, CU Denver’s mascot. APS PWR Director Charles Dukes will follow with a welcome message connecting the experience to student middle school transitions as well as goal 1 of APS 2020, which pushes every student to have a plan for his or her future. Students will then attend a College 101 class, run by CU Denver’s admissions team. Students will learn what they need to do to prepare for college, watch a video demonstrating the collaborative class projects completed by CU Denver students and play a trivia game.
As students transfer from the College 101 to a Q&A session hosted by current students, they will have the opportunity to take virtual tours of a CU Denver’s dorm rooms, explore the Tivoli building and explore what the campus looks like during a busy school day. Before students and their families head back to Aurora they will explore the Auraria Campus while partaking in a scavenger hunt!
Student and family registration will open soon, and we will update the APS community soon. For questions, please contact APS Elementary PWR Coordinators Pam Rouch (Communities A & L), Ayde Avila (Community P) or Katie Gianatasio (Communities E & S).