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10251 East 1st Ave
Aurora, CO 80010

(303) 367-5983
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April 04, 2014
Aurora Academy Charter School (K -8) provides my children with a positive learning environment. My graduating eighth grader will be in honors classes in an Aurora Public Schools high school next year. The staff are outstanding, the faculty really care about the success of all students, and the parents' involvement enriches the sense of community. I think that the education and preparation they are receiving at Aurora Academy will serve them well as they move on in their education and throughout their lives. I have been impressed with the high quality academic, athletic, and extra curricular opportunities at Aurora Academy. I have seen my children grow as students and as responsible, intelligent, and caring members of a community. "Expect more, achieve more!"

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2014
My son has attended this school two years. Parents are asked to volunteer but some parents become very involve to the point where they are teacher assistance and are they are the one's teaching and discipline the children. I disliked this because I am not sure if they are even qualified to take on this role but the school needs as much free help it can get. Also the students are not challenged enough, the teacher focuses on the children that need additional supports and ignores the other student. My son could count up to 1,000 when he started Kindergarten here but the assessment stated he could count up to 36. I figured the teacher or probably parent got tired of hearing him count and just wrote down 36. Also they focus on a Saxon learning that basically teaches kids to critically think which is fine but that's all they work on. The TCAPS scores began to decline after fourth grade because the students are never really learning the academic criteria they solely focus on critical thinking.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2013
this school i terrific .. every teacher teaches wonderful and they teach every school fairly . more than half of our school have a 4.0 gpa or higher ... expect more achieve more is for u s... we strive own it achieve and respect (soar) .. bring your kids here they will love it

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2013
i love my school. I was behind when i came in 1st grade now i'm a better reader and the staff/teachers took time to help me and i love them for that!

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2012
We have 2 children in this school for the past 5 years. I volunteer every week in the classroom and my husband is a Cub Scout den leader. We LOVE this school. Academics are outstanding, but more than that, the staff is entirely supportive of what makes the best learning environment for your child. I have had zero negative experiences thus far (we were going to homeschool but got in one week before school started so went with Aurora Academy instead). We have never regretted it.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
i used to go to this school and its the most amazing school. the teachers are very dedicated and many have been teaching for years. theres also an avrege about 50 kids per grade so everyone knows everyone. parents are greatly involved in this school so if u are a parent you have to be willing to make a commitment. this is not like any other charter school it develops your child into a great leader and the ability to make strong choices. theres many sports teams that often recieve some of the highest reputations. their music and art programs have award winning bands. the corriculum is unlike any other where all of the kids learn extremely well and are so advanced compared school. its more affective to enrole your child at a younger grade at this school because of the revisiting and the building or the knoledge that develops at a young age. this is more than the avrege school because the students are more like family and the teachers are so dedicated to their students sometimes on a personal level and willing to make a great commitment and really relate to any child team building and bonding is also practiced.. any one who goes here is guarenteed to succeed in high school and in life

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2011
My twins are finishing their third year at this school and we have been happy with the school from day one and will continue their education with Aurora Academy. We have been very pleased with the high level of education they have received and their excitement for learning. If there ever has been an issue it is quickly resolved in a professional manner. The parents are highly involved, and although this can be challenging to fulfill the required volunteer hours with two younger children at home, there are inumerable opportunities to fulfill your hours and I love how this creates a great parent-teacher relationship and evan my sons' fellow students are happy to see me. I agree whole-heartedly with the previous comment regarding the school motto...."expect more, acheive more" ....the perfect definition of this school, its high level of education, staff, parent involvement, and student acheivement and respect. Need I say more!! My only complaint....having to drive 20 minutes for lack of a better school nearby!!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2010
Aurora Academy provides a challenging curriculum and the staff is focused on helping each student succeed. This school gave my two sons a big jump start when they went to high school. The staff is professional, and the parents are dedicated to the program. My niece and nephews are now going to Aurora Academy and each of their families have been very happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
I love Aurora Academy and my kids do too. They have both achieved high grades than a traditional public school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
I love the Core Knowledge Curriculum. The parent involvement is outstanding. The teachers are dedicated and work hard for less pay than most districts offer. We are a school with a lot of heart!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
We are the first charter school in Aurora, Co. This is our 10th year. We have great students and administrators. Substitutes love coming to our school. They are amazed on how the mission of our school resonates among students, all staff and administration. Our school is run by our board of directors who are all parents of attending students. Check out our Csap scores for our middle school over the years, and the after school activities we offer our students. We are a perfect example of 'small is good' in regard to student population and class size. America needs to embrace the concept of charter schools.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 23, 2009
The Core Knowledge curriculum provides an excellent well rounded learning for my child

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
I love Aurora Academy for several reasons. It offers the Core Knowledge Curriculum, the Staff is committed to our kids and families and the school community is small enough that everyone knows each other. It's a super place to send your children!! I found that once my kids entered a 'regular' public school they were so much further ahead of their peers. Aurora Academy has given my kids(all four) a real advantage. Thanks Aurora Academy!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We have amazing and invested teachers, curious, hardworking students, a supportive administration behind us and a rich curriculum preparing our community for excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
We have the best kids and the best staff!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Our school is based on volunteer hours from the parents, so the parents are really involved. The education is advandced compared to other schools. I am so glad we found this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Aurora Academy prepared my child to be successful in high school. It teaches traditional math so students actually learn math. It teaches about what makes our country great without ignoring our flaws. It provides a solid, traditional 'liberal arts' education in the k-12 grades.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My children are getting the best start in life. Aurora Academy motto is expect more achive more and I see that in my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
As a Charter School the high level of parent involvement and parent participation in our kids school makes all the difference in the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Aurora Academy has the best teachers and parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
There is a lack of leadership in this school. I was treated rudely by the administration. I also noticed that there were big class sizes and no para in the room. I thought a charter school would have smaller class sizes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 31, 2009
This school has taught me soo many things. Compared to kids from the other schools i think we've been taught very well. Although i think they should chillax sometimes,their discipline is good.

- submitted by a student
July 14, 2009
Outstanding School, you can't please everyone but my children's performance speaks volumes for the quality of instruction and school leadership.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
there is an obvious lack of leadership. no one is on the same page . Try visiting your own child and you will be turned away.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
Parents are very involved which is great...but the staff does not seem to appreciate the parents that are involved. Many teachers seem to be very unprofessional and rude. I would definitely not suggest this school to any family. when you want to observe what is going on in the classroom when your child is unhappy That is a big NO NO ..... I would never refer anyone to this school ever

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2009
This is my children's first year here and I am so pleased with both the curriculum and the professional staff. I've noticed the attention and focus emphasized on their education and they make every occasion special with fun activities for the kids. I feel so blessed to have found a school with both a great elementary and middle school and would highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
The best compliment that I can pay is school is I would not hesitate to send my child to school at Aurora Academy.

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2007
i like this school. they don't just teach you with a text book they also provide great visuals. I really understood alot when i'm at this school

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2007
So far my experience has been wonderful. The teachers seem to love what they are doing and its apparent the atmosphere is positive for both them and the students. My child has gained a love for learning that I am sure will stick with him throughout schooling thanks to motivated teachers and a safe, disciplined environment. I especially love the open door policy for parents. I feel welcome as a key player in educating my child.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2007
I love this school. My first grader loves school and wants to go even when he's sick. His teacher is great and I am very happy I put him in this school. My son is learning so much. O also loved all the opportunities to be involved as a parent. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
September 17, 2005
I am very impressed with the school so far. I have a five year old enrolled in kindergarten at Aurora Academy. My daughter she displays enthusiasm and she talks about something new everyday that she learned in school. I am very pleased with how the parents are involved in fact it is a requirement that every parent volunteer in the school as it helps to build commuinity and reinforce to the children that we are supportive of their education. It is a very special community to be a part of. I also like the fact that all the kids wear uniforms it makes it so much easier on us parents. I rate them a 10 out of 10 for keeping the parents well informed and up to beat on all the latest things happening inside the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
Quality academics combined with an good music/art program makes this school thrive. I would like to once again see some sports programs for the elementary students...maybe now with our new gym! Great parent involvement-requirement is 20 hrs per year for single-parent households, 40 hrs per year for dual-parent families.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2005
I feel this school has come along way from just opening. Every year it has gotten better- my child just told recently that she loves her school and compared to her choices in our district this school rates above average.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
Accountability Reports show an average of 16 students per teacher and the average classroom has 27 students per teacher with no assistants. Not happy with this at all. I was under the assumption that the charter schools were supposed to offer a smaller student teacher ratio. Parents are very involved which is great...but the staff does not seem to appreciate the parents that are involved. Many teachers seem to be very unprofessional and rude. I would definitely not suggest this school to any family.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
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Aurora Academy Charter School
10251 East 1st Ave, Aurora, CO  80010
(303) 367-5983
Last modified Aurora Academy Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Aurora Academy Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top