Aurora Public Schools recognizes there are students who need non-traditional learning environments in order to succeed.

Education alternatives are a choice. The goal is to educate all students and prepare them for life. Students are successful when they complete an alternative program, return to traditional schools, or enter employment and function in society.

Alternative Schools & Programs Quick Links:

Alternative Schools in APS
APS Avenues Program
Multiple avenues of learning and credit completion for student achievement and success
11351 E. Montview Blvd. 80010 Ran Jung 303-326-1100 Fax:
Aurora Quest K-8
Magnet School for gifted and high achieving students
17315 E. 2nd Ave. 80011 Kelsey Haddock 303-343-3664 Fax:
Crossroads Center
Transition center for special education students
16905 E. 2nd Ave. 80011 Thomas Myers 303-344-0854  
Futures Academy
A program for students seeking a GED with an interest in post-secondary opportunities 
14707 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 360, 80011 Joy Smith 720-949-0253  
G.E.D. Testing Pickens Technical College
500 Airport Blvd. Bldg. E 80011
Diane Johnson 303-326-2122 Fax:
Baccalaureate Programme
Hinkley High School
1250 Chambers Rd. 80011
Teresa Steele 303-340-1500 ext. 27466
I.B. Middle Years
Programme- Hinkley
Hinkley High School
1250 Chambers Rd. 80011
Brian Hayenga 303-340-1500 ext. 27483
I.B. Middle Years
Programme - Aurora Hills
Aurora Hills M.S.
1009 S. Uvalda St. 80012
Mary Perron 303-341-7450
Options Homeschool Support Program
Resource centers with one-day-a week classes for homeschool families
Various Locations
Administrative Bldg:
11351 East Montview Blvd. 80010
Larry Thigpen 303-340-0666 Fax:
Sierra School 16905 E. 2nd Ave. 80011 Mekka Brinks 303-326-4181