The school district has done away with grade averages and gone to a standards based grading system. In theory it sounds good, however in application; in the Aurora R-8 school district, it is a disaster. Parents, teachers, and students are up in arms over the new system. Teachers feel threatened that if they say anything they will be perceived as not supporting the new system and could potentially lose their jobs. I cannot in good conscience recommend this school or the entire Aurora R-8 district.
Aurora schools teach the kids small town values - like helping others, working hard and community pride. There is no other place I would rather send my kids.
To the Choir- I believe you were in Chicago at the Shedd Acquarium on May 28th,2011. I was sitting with my mother celebrating her 90th birthday with our family. When you saw it was her birthday you all Sang Happy Birthday to her outside the Shedd and then "May the Good Lord Bless you and Keep you". It was and still is one of the highlights of that weekend for her. KEEP REACHING OUT TO OTHERS- IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Bless you all. Beth D
I for one believe Aurora High School is a very good school. Although sports are considered important I do not feel the school is over accommodating to the players of these sports. The new high school is a very nice place with new everything. Sorry for the first poster who felt it was inadequate.
I don't know what that 'former student' is talking about. The school did not 'splurge' on a new football field. They built a new High School (which was badly needed) but they are still using the old field. I went to school there, and both of my daughters have gone to school there, and there is NO WAY that they are using 40 year old books. I believe that Aurora has a fine school system, and one that I am very proud of.
The school places an odd amount of praise upon football players, buying the players new uniforms regularly and splurging on a new field, while disregarding the fact that many history books are now topping 40 years old. There are a few teachers who know what they're doing and how to deal well with students, but of course, there are those who don't. New teachers are also commonly not looked after as they should be, their course curriculum allowed to be the bare bones of what it should be.
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