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April 25, 2005

APS Opens New Community Campus

Community members are invited to tour the new Aurora Public Schools Community Campus at a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, April 27, from 6-7 p.m. The campus is located at 400 Airport Blvd.

The new bond-funded facility serves William Smith and David Hartenbach high schools and the T.H. Pickens Technical Center. The campus is an AIA award-winning design, featuring metal and glass construction and a high tech look.

“We are thrilled to have a new building designed specifically to meet the needs of our students," said Bob Weimer, principal of William Smith and Hartenbach high schools. "We are grateful to the APS community for supporting this bond. Our students will learn in an environment that truly promotes their success.”

Previously, William Smith and Hartenbach students attended classes at a former elementary school building, located at 875 Peoria St. Designed as a building for high school students, the new campus includes specialized science classrooms, an art room with kiln, and an infant/toddler nursery for student parents. The nursery is operated in partnership with the young parenting program, an important component of William Smith High School.

William Smith is an alternative high school serving grades 9-12. The school offers an academic program designed to meet the needs of nontraditional students. Hartenbach offers students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma through a program with flexible morning, afternoon and evening hours.

Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: georgiad@admin.aps.k12.co.us

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