What is a Charter School?
A charter school is a tuition-free public school operated by an independent board of directors that may be composed of parents, teachers and community members. A charter school is a school of choice within the school district, operating under a contract or "charter" between the board of the charter school community and the APS Board of Education. The Charter School Management Team at Aurora Public Schools is housed in the Office of Autonomous Schools Department.
How do I enroll my child in a charter school?
Contact the charter school and fill out an “Intent to Enroll” form for the school(s) you are interested in. This does not obligate you to enroll your child, but does include your child in any future lottery if the charter school uses a lottery system. Some charter schools enroll students on a “first-come, first-served” basis, and the “Intent to Enroll” form will put your child on a wait list. If your child is awarded a seat in the charter school by lottery or by wait list, you will be notified. Parents/guardians generally have a stated amount of time to officially enroll their child in the school or the seat is given to another student.
Charter Schools in Aurora Public Schools
|School Name||Grades Served||School Address||School Leader||Contact Information||School Data|
|Academy of Advanced Learning||Kinder - 8th||441 Sable Blvd, 80011||Nicky Niewinski||
Not Yet Available
|Aurora Academy||Kinder - 8th||10251 E. 1st Ave. 80010||Amy Hoen||
Learning Academy (AXL)
|PK - 8th||14100 E. Jewell Ave. 80012||Dan Cohen||
|Global Village Academy - East Campus||Kinder - 2nd||403 S. Airport Blvd. 80017||Courtney Black||
|Global Village Academy - West Campus||3rd - 8th||16401 E. Alameda Dr. 80017||Courtney Black||
|Lotus School for Excellence||Kinder - 12th||11001 E. Alameda Ave. 80012||Michael Hecker||
|Rocky Mountain Prep - Fletcher Campus||PK - 5||10455 E. 25th Ave. 80010||Caitlin Vaughan||
|Not Yet Available|
|Vanguard Classical School - East Campus||Kinder - 12th||17101 E. Ohio Dr. 80017||Angela Schendel-Keedy||
School - West Campus
|Kinder - 8th||801 Yosemite St. Denver 80230||Terry Glen||
|Vega Collegiate Academy||Kinder - 8th||1345 Macon St.
|Not Yet Available|
Charter School Application Process
The Spring 2019 New Charter School Application Cycle begins in 2019! If you are part of an applicant group planning to apply in APS during the Spring 2019 Cycle, please review the timeline below which includes detailed information regarding submissions.
Spring 2019 Application Materials: Coming Soon!
Spring 2019 Application Timeline: Coming soon!
As of 2018, all charter school applications (and Letters of Intent) must be submitted through Charter.Tools, an online platform now used by APS for receiving and reviewing charter school applications. Applicants must access the website, create an account, and may begin working on their application up until the due date when it must be submitted. In addition to the submission on Charter.Tools, TWO hard copies of the application must be submitted, along with a PDF copy of the application and all attachments on a jump drive. The two required hard copies of the application should be printed double-sided, be collated in notebooks, and sections should be separated by identifying tabs.
If a you have a concern with any APS charter school, where should that concern be directed?
The parent should begin by contacting the personnel within the charter school. If that does not satisfactorily address the issue, make the governing board of the charter school aware of the issue. If unresolved there, the next step would be to contact APS by using the form below.
Aurora Public Schools Charter School Team Contact Information
Manager of Charter School Support & Accountability
P:303-340-0861 ext. 28454