Thanks to bond funds, many students and staff members returned this school year to see dramatic improvements in their buildings. Take a look below at just a few of the many projects APS students are excited about.
Gateway High School - New Prostart kitchen
Students in Gateway High School’s Prostart Culinary Arts Program will receive hands-on learning in the school’s newly renovated Prostart kitchen. The updated learning space will have state-of-the-art cooking and baking facilities for students to hone their skills as they gain real-world industry experience.
Rangeview High School - Six-Classroom Addition
Rangeview High School students are excited to use their newly remodeled journalism and broadcast media classroom for cutting-edge broadcasting. Staff and students are also thrilled about the many other upgrades and enhancements the building received over the summer months. Thanks to the school’s bond-funded six-classroom addition, the building now has new special education classrooms to support student learning, updates to the art department and renovations to the school’s weight and speeding training rooms.
Vista PEAK Preparatory - New STEM Wing Addition
Flying drones and 3-dimensional printing are just a few of the many unique learning opportunities Vista PEAK Preparatory students now have in their new STEM wing at the school. Learning spaces in the building’s two-story classroom addition provide support to the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pathway where students will gain real-world experience in the classroom.
Kenton Elementary - Cafeteria Expansion
Kenton Elementary students can now enjoy lunch together with a little more room than before. The school’s cafeteria expansion increased seating and allows for a more functional space within the building for students.
Mrachek Middle School - New replacement building
The much anticipated new Mrachek Middle School will be open to students on their first day beginning Sept. 10. The new building will feature separate learning communities for each grade level. Classrooms will have real-world environments that provide creative, differentiated, and challenging opportunities. Students are excited to celebrate the grand opening of their school with the community on September 27.
APS and CSU-Global Partnership
Construction has just begun on a building that will support recent APS graduates and staff who choose to pursue online post secondary education programs and certificates. Both students and staff are already excitedly taking advantage of the huge discounts on tuition and convenient online programs. To learn more about this new innovative partnership between our district and CSU-Global and tuition discount eligibility, visit aurorak12.org/csu-global
To learn more about bond-funded projects in APS, visit bond.aurorak12.org.