APS Breaks Ground on New School and Forms Attendance Area Committee

New School ImageOne of the core beliefs of our APS 2020 strategic plan is that all students must have equitable access to learning opportunities, technology and environments that support them in reaching their full potential. One way that we ensure equitable access is with bond-funded improvements and new construction throughout our district.

Through our 2016 bond program, APS broke ground on a new P-8 school located in east Aurora. When complete, the school will serve students in preschool through eighth grade and support the growing needs of families along E-470 corridor.  

Opening in fall 2020, the district’s newest P-8 school will feature a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focus. All students will experience hands-on learning opportunities, which support them in making personal connections between their school, community, future and our world.

As part of the process for establishing attendance area boundaries for the new school, APS has formed an attendance area committee comprised of parents, staff and community members. The committee will also assess the attendance areas and enrollment capacities and recommend attendance area boundary changes as needed at the following schools:

In the fall, the committee will hold open houses to share boundary scenarios and gather feedback from parents, staff and community members. Based on the data collected and community input, the committee will present recommendations to district leadership and the APS Board of Education in December 2019. If the Board approves the recommendations, new boundaries would go into effect for the 2020-21 school year.

To learn more about bond projects throughout APS, visit bond.aurorak12.org.