The Colorado Department of Education recently recognized seven APS schools with its annual academic recognition awards.
“We are proud to be a district of momentum where our students, staff and families are being recognized for growth and continuous improvement. Year over year, APS is making significant gains and we are excited to build on our momentum with these top awards from the Colorado Department of Education.” - Superintendent Rico Munn
Congratulations to the staff and students at the following schools.
2017 Centers of Excellence Award
The CDE distributes this award to schools with the highest rates of student academic growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model, and a student population that is at least 75 percent at risk.
- East Middle School
- Elkhart Elementary School
- Fulton Academy of Excellence
- Laredo Elementary School
- Vassar Elementary School
Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award
This award is presented to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth by exceeding expectations related to longitudinal academic growth and by meeting or exceeding expectations related to academic growth gaps.
- Dartmouth Elementary School
John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award
CDE awards this distinction to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement by exceeding expectations on the academic achievement indicator and by meeting or exceeding expectations related to academic growth gaps.
- Aurora Quest K-8