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 Information 
Academy of Advanced Learning Kinder - 8th 441 Sable Blvd, 80011 Nicky Niewinski

P: 720-500-5252

School Information

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

P: (303)367-5983

F: (303)367-5280 

School Information
Aurora Expeditionary 
Learning Academy
PK - 8th 14100 E. Jewell Ave. 80012 Dan Cohen

P: (303)377-0758

F: (720)870-2610

School Information
Global Village Academy - East Campus Kinder - 2nd 403 S. Airport Blvd. 80017 Michael Henderson

P: (303)309-6657

F: (303)317-6538

School Information
Global Village Academy - West Campus 3rd - 8th 16401 E. Alameda Dr. 80017 Michael Henderson

P: (303)309-6657

F: (303)317-6538

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

P: (303)360-0052

F: (303)360-0071

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

P: 720-863-8922

School Information
Vanguard Classical School - East Campus  Kinder - 12th 17101 E. Ohio Dr. 80017 Angela Schendel-Keedy

P: (303)338-4110

F: (303)388-4129

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

P: (303)691-2382

F: (303)226-5529

Vega Collegiate Academy Kinder - 8th 1345 Macon St. 

Kathryn Mullins

P: (720)390-6975 

School Information

Charter Schools Opening in 2019

          School Name  Grades Served  School Address      Director Contact Information       School Website 
Aurora Community School

Kinder - 8th
Serving in 19-20:
Kinder - 2nd & 6th

15550 E. 6th Ave., Unit C 80011 Jessica Martin
Meredith Stolte

P: 303-704-1762

School Information

Aurora Science and Tech 6th - 12th
Serving in 19-20:

10455 E 25th Ave 80010

Peter Sherman

P: 303-524-6397

School Information
Empower Community High School 9th - 12th
Serving in 19-20:
450 S Chambers Rd. 80017 Wisdom Amouzou

P: 720-621-5094

School Information


If i 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:

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

Mackenzie Khan
Director of Charter Schools