9NEWS: 2 new Aurora schools honor prominent Black Coloradans

 

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"Aurora Public Schools (APS) is enrolling students in two new magnet schools named after prominent Coloradans.

Both schools honor Black history in Colorado. An arts campus will be named for Charles Burrell, the first Black musician to sign a permanent contract with the Denver Symphony. An entrepreneurial academy honors Clara Brown, a freed slave who became a successful entrepreneur and one of the first Black settlers in Colorado.

An enrollment event was held Monday night for Clara Brown Entrepreneurial Academy. The school focuses specifically on the mindset and work behind being an entrepreneur. 

'I think it's cool that there will be a different learning style and different opportunities for each student, and it's going to be hands-on learning,' parent Abbie Dezara said.