Virginia Court Elementary Celebrates $10 Million School Renovation

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Aug. 26, 2021

Press Contact:
Corey Christiansen, APS Public Information Officer
 cpchristiansen@aurorak12.org | C: 720-591-0140

        

Virginia Court Elementary Celebrates $10 Million School Renovation

School Will Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Scavenger Hunt for Community

AURORA, CO – Virginia Court Elementary students and their families will be able to explore more of their newly renovated school during a community celebration Thursday night. The school will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome community members into the building which recently underwent a $10 million renovation. Virginia Court staff will then conduct a scavenger hunt to allow students and families to learn about new areas of the school and even win prizes! 

The whole building remodel started in fall 2020 and finished just in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Originally built in 1964, Virginia Court now features three new additions, including new state-of-the-art STEM and art classrooms as well as an outdoor classroom and courtyard. All classrooms received new carpet, the school’s preschool capacity was doubled and the media center received a refresh along with $8,000 in new books. The school also now features a new main entrance that is both inviting and secure. The main entrance was moved from the east side of the building to the north side to allow for more space for office staff and a more streamlined parking lot for student drop-off.

The renovation was funded by the $300 million bond measure Aurora citizens approved in November 2016. The 2016 bond is providing improvements at every APS school and benefitting every student throughout the district.

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WHAT: Virginia Court Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Community Celebration

WHEN: Thursday, August 26 @ 5 p.m.

WHERE: Virginia Court Elementary (395 S Troy St, Aurora, CO 80012)

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About Aurora Public Schools
Aurora Public Schools is the fifth largest school district in Colorado. APS serves approximately 38,000 students and includes over 60 schools. It is one of the most diverse districts in the state with students from more than 130 countries who speak over 160 languages. Over the past several years, APS has made noteworthy improvements in graduation rates, dropout rates and overall student growth and achievement. In fact, since 2013, APS graduation rates have increased by nearly 30%. During that same period of time, its dropout rate has sharply declined from 4.8% to 1.9%.