Tollgate Students Design Notecards for Aurora Animal Shelter

Equipped with only acrylic paint, wooden brushes and uncoated white paper, 4th grade students at Tollgate Elementary transformed your friendly-neighborhood animals into wonderful works of art. Tollgate students recently paid a visit to the Aurora Animal Shelter and learned about … Read More

Meadowood Preschoolers Challenged with Rigorous Coursework

Rigorous instruction and high expectations are not only reserved for older students in Aurora Public Schools. At Meadowood Child Development Center, teachers are closing the achievement gap early on by challenging our three- and four-year-olds to expand their minds far … Read More

William Smith: An Expeditionary Learning Mecca

At William Smith High School, learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom every day. The school is a nationally-recognized hub of compelling, hands-on learning opportunities that help students gain an array of 21st century skills. Through project-based learning, … Read More

Tollgate Students Discover How to Make Life Easier

Innovations are largely driven by the quest to make life easier, a concept Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning’s second grade students have enjoyed exploring. The class recently created and hosted The Kids Museum of Simple Machines to showcase simple … Read More

State Delegates Visit Tollgate Elementary

A number of Colorado legislators, including several from the Aurora delegation, visited Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning recently to learn more about the school's teacher residency model. APS Board of Education members were also on hand to participate in the dialogue.  … Read More

Tollgate Students “Buddy Up”

After receiving an $8 million bond-funded remodel during the summer, the Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning started the year with a bright idea to match its brand new look. On the first day of school, every kindergartner was paired … Read More

Construction Calendar Reminder

Due to major bond projects, schools on the 2012-13 construction calendar will dismiss school early this year. Schools on this calendar are Clyde Miller P-8, Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning and Yale Elementary School. The last day of class … Read More
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