Thanks to bond-funded construction over the summer months, many schools across the district received new learning spaces and enhanced safety and security technology.
APS also completed construction on the Aurora Science and Tech 6-12 (AST) and Harmony Ridge P-8 school buildings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both of these buildings will welcome students for in-person learning after the first quarter of the school year.
Harmony Ridge P-8 is constructed in the Harmony subdivision in eastern Aurora and will serve families along the E-470 corridor. The school will provide unique learning opportunities for students in preschool through eighth grade that focus in the areas of science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM).
AST is built in the Fitzsimons Innovation Community next to the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus and will provide STEM learning opportunities for students in northwest Aurora. This year, the building will serve students in grades six and seven and will add a grade each year until the school reaches a 6-12 student body. In addition to bond funds, the school is being funded in part through generous donations.
Take a look at AST in the video below:
Additional bond-funded construction was completed at dozens of schools throughout the district as well. Below is just some of the projects that were completed:
Safety & Security Projects
Public Address Repairs/Replacements:
- Side Creek Elementary School
- Dartmouth Elementary School
- Vaughn Elementary School
- Columbia Middle School
- North Middle School
Fire Alarm Replacements:
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Replacements or Upgrades
Aurora Hills Middle School - Media Center Updates
Hinkley High School - New Athletic Storage Building
We are thankful for the generosity of Aurora voters who approved our $300 million bond program in 2018. Bond funds are making improvements at every school and benefiting each student in the district. To learn more about bond-funded projects in APS, visit bond.aurorak12.org.