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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

P: 720-500-5252

Not Yet Available

Aurora Academy Kinder - 8th 10251 E. 1st Ave. 80010 Amy Hoen 

P: (303)367-5983

F: (303)367-5280 

School Data
Aurora Expeditionary 
Learning Academy
 
(AXL)
PK - 8th 14100 E. Jewell Ave. 80012 Dan Cohen

P: (303)377-0758

F: (720)870-2610

School Data
Global Village Academy - East Campus Kinder - 2nd 403 S. Airport Blvd. 80017 Courtney Black

P: (303)309-6657

F: (303)317-6538

School Data
Global Village Academy - West Campus 3rd - 8th 16401 E. Alameda Dr. 80017 Courtney Black

P: (303)309-6657

F: (303)317-6538

School Data
Lotus School for Excellence Kinder - 12th  11001 E. Alameda Ave. 80012 Michael Hecker 

P: (303)360-0052

F: (303)360-0071

School Data
Rocky Mountain Prep - Fletcher Campus PK - 5 10455 E. 25th Ave. 80010 Caitlin Vaughan

P: 720-863-8922

Not Yet Available
Vanguard Classical School - East Campus  Kinder - 12th 17101 E. Ohio Dr. 80017 Angela Schendel-Keedy

P: (303)338-4110

F: (303)388-4129

School Data
Vanguard Classical
School
 - West Campus
 Kinder - 8th 801 Yosemite St. Denver 80230 Terry Glen

P: (303)691-2382

F: (303)226-5529

School Data
Vega Collegiate Academy Kinder - 8th 1345 Macon St. 
 80010

Kathryn Mullins

P: (720)390-6975 

Not Yet Available

 

 Helpful Links: 

View the Charter School Fact Sheet

Charter.Tools Platform (Current Charter School Operators and Applicants ONLY)

 

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!

 

Ref:       Senate Bill 12-061                        Ref:              District policy LBD

 

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.

Contact Us:
Aurora Public Schools Charter School Team Contact Information

Paige Jovanovic
Manager of Charter School Support & Accountability
E: pejovanovic@aurorak12.org
P:303-340-0861 ext. 28454

Mackenzie Stauffer
Director of Charter Schools
E:
 mrkhan@aurorak12.org