A Flight Above The Rest


"A Flight Above the Rest"




College and Scholarship Information HERE


New Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are changing for Class of 2021.  The APS Board of Education has adopted new graduation requirements in accordance with state law.  Therefore, students in the class of 2021 and beyond will need to complete Steps 1, 2, and 3 in order to graduate.  

STEP 1: Students must complete graduation course requirements for their high school.


Minimum high school graduation requirements for APS are 22 units of credit:










Social Sciences

3.0 (1.0 of U.S. History and 0.5 of Civil Gov. req.)

World Language


Elective & Additional Core Academic Courses



STEP 2: Students must complete the Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) process.


The ICAP is a personalized career and academic planning process. Students must consult with their high school counselor to set career and academic goals and create a plan to achieve them.


STEP 3: Students must successfully demonstrate competency in English and Mathematics. Graduates must demonstrate competency on at least one of the district adopted measures in both English and Mathematics.


APS Menu of Options | Career and College Ready Demonstrations




Next Generation Accuplacer

241 on Reading or 236 on Writing

255 on Arithmetic (AR) or 230 on Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)

ACT Scores

18 on ACT English

19 on ACT Math

Advanced Placement (AP)

2 or above

2 or above

Concurrent Enrollment

Grade of C or better in a specific Guarantee Transfer Pathway

Grade of C or better in a specific Guarantee Transfer Pathway

District Capstone

Capstone Completed

Capstone Completed

Industry-Based Certificates

Earned Certificate

Earned Certificate

International Baccalaureate (IB)

4 or above

4 or above

SAT Scores



Workforce Training Certificates (ACT WorkKeys – National Career Readiness Certification)

Bronze or higher

Bronze or higher

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

31 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)

31 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)




Prepare Your Students for State Testing

Many of our students will participate in state testing this spring. Participation is important because results help students, parents and teachers understand whether students have mastered the content they need to know by the end of the school year to be on track for college and career success. Please help your students prepare to do their very best on these upcoming assessments.

To view the testing letter and related information, please visit aurorak12.org/testing.


Prepare a sus hijos para las pruebas estatales

Muchos de nuestros estudiantes participarán en las pruebas estatales durante esta primavera. La participación es importante porque los resultados ayudan a los estudiantes, padres de familia y maestros, a comprender si los estudiantes han dominado los contenidos que deben saber para el final del año escolar, para así estar preparados para el camino a la universidad y una carrera.  Por favor ayuden a sus hijos a prepararse y que tengan su mejor desempeño en las pruebas que vienen.

Para leer la carta sobre las evaluaciones estatales, y toda la información relacionada, acuda al sitio: aurorak12.org/testing.


Bella Boutique is based in Denver, Colorado and is the region’s leading provider of free dresses to area teens that otherwise would not be able to afford a gown.  If you are in need of a Free Prom Dress please see Ms Gallington (2306), Ms Birdie (bookkeeper), or Ms Cathy or Ms TJ (main office) for more information.

If you are interested in pursuing a business career registration is now open for JA Business Week. This  program is a one-of-a-kind summer program that lets high school students experience the business world, develop leadership skills and focus on their futures. It will be held at Johnson & Wales University in June. To learn more visit: www.JABusinessWeek.org


Click HERE to learn about the internship opportunity at Children’s Hospital/Denver Health, for sophomores interested in the health care field. This internship program is phenomenal! See Ms. Lopez if you need help submitting your application.

The Medical Career Collaborative (MC2) program propels high school students toward careers in healthcare through hands on experiences and professional development opportunities. If you are interested in applying click here for more information.

Are you struggling emotionally? Do you need help?

When you don't know where to start, START HERE.

If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. Colorado Crisis Services provides confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.

When you call  the Colorado Crisis Services Center, you will be connected to a trained crisis counselor. We offer translation services for non-English speakers, we engage in immediate problem solving, and we always make follow-up calls to ensure you receive continued care.

Receive Help in Person:

Aurora Walk-in Crisis Services
2206 Victor St.
Aurora, CO 80045

After School Tutoring is happening daily from 3:30-5:00pm, Monday through Thursday in the media center. This is a great way for all students to get help on classroom assignments, homework and upcoming projects. Don't wait until the end of the quarter to try to catch up! 


Fitzsimons Credit Union is committed to helping the youth in our community pursue higher education by offering five scholarships annually. A non-renewable scholarship may be awarded to one graduating senior from each of the five Aurora public high schools: Click Here for more information!