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Back to School Dates and Flyers

6th and 9th grades return on August 7th.

All other grades return on August 8th.







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Open House and Back to School Nights - Montgomery County Pu...

Darryl Russel Classic 2017


AWCPA students share their story.


That’s A Take

Film school gives Aurora refugee students a chance to showcase their story through DAVA project.

Best Robotics Competition

Take a look at our amazing robotics class here at AWCPA:

Aurora TV News

Culture of Thinking

Check out AWCPA's 6th grade Math Teacher Linda Swiggum and how she creates a "Culture of Thinking" in her Classroom! Way to go Linda and our amazing 6th graders!

Cultures of Thinking Pt II from John McKinley on Vimeo.

BEST Robotics Competition Brings out the Best in Aurora West Class

BEST Robotics Competition Brings out the Best in Aurora West Class

New course at AWCPA builds confidence, promotes communication


Ryan Glasspoole, leadership teacher, helps Adrian Nevarez, left, Guershome Elama, center, and Andres Ramirez with their daily assignment on Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016 at Aurora West College Preparatory Academy. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

New course at AWCPA builds confidence, promotes communication


AWCPA students inspired by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

AWCPA students inspired by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

The Hunger Games

All of the 7th grade is reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. They are learning about culture in the novel and connecting it to themselves as we all read it. We are also using the identity of the characters to help students write about their own identities in narratives. “May the odds be ever in your favor!”

Rock Climbing Trip

The 18th of May was a pleasant spring day in Aurora, Colorado. The morning was cool and the air crisp. Deans of Students, Ms. Addison and Mr. Simpson awoke early, and rendezvoused with their respective groups, the SHARP Sistas’ and Brothas’, in the A’ West parking lot. Students stepped into the school van, and the drive to Golden, Colorado, home of the Colorado School of Mines, as well as gateway to some of the bigger canyons and rock crags in the Front Range commenced.

Meanwhile, Ms. Jodi Doyle, Truancy Advocate, Mr. Kardaleff, eighth grade social studies teacher, and Mr. Lipson, school counselor were already at North Table Mountain setting up top-rope rocks climbs for the sistas’ and brothas’.

At 8:00, Mr. Lipson met the crew of students and Deans in the lower North Table Mountain parking area. Students tightened their shoelaces, and back pack straps, and drank from their water bottles before hiking to the base of the cliff; a twenty minute uphill work out.

Students helped one another out on the approach hike. Those who felt strong carried others’ items. People stayed together, and looked out for one another’s safety and well-being.

At the base of the cliff, students took turns climbing various routes on the volcanic rock walls. Climbs were of various degrees of difficulty. The SHARP Sistas’ took the lead, and demonstrated how to get things done - climbing, resting when needed, and then pushing on towards the top.

For some participants, success was measured having hiked from parking lot to cliff base. For others, the experience was not complete until all available climbs had been attempted. Back in the parking lot, students and staff created metaphors inspired by the day’s climbs. Word and phrases like perseverance, compassion, healthy fun, good company, and finishing what one starts were discussed. It appears that lessons from rock climbing can be used in everyday life; including success in school.

Perhaps when AWCPA takes another climbing trip, you will want to join us?


Band Camp!








Amber Rivera and Lisa Bingham were nominated and selected to attend the Colorado Masonic Band Camp.

The five-day Band Camp will be conducted by the University of Northern Colorado and their band staff.  Students are sponsored by Masonic Lodges and affiliated bodies throughout Colorado.  The band will play a concert on the UNC Campus July 3rd and march in the Greeley Rocky Mountain Stampede Parade, in Greeley Colorado on Thursday, July 4th.


Congratulations Amber and Lisa!

Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Aurora West College Preparatory Academy sixth-grade student Aleksa Thomas is poised to become a great leader, and she recently took advantage of a rare opportunity to sharpen her skills.

Teachers and other mentors throughout the community selected Thomas to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. The annual event offers mature, high-achieving middle school students the opportunity to learn about leadership by studying the leaders of the past and by focusing on social advocacy to make a positive impact in their homes and communities.

Conference sessions are designed to educate, inspire and motivate students by giving them the confidence and leadership skills that will take them through high school and beyond. Students receive personal guidance and direction from dedicated and experienced faculty advisors and are also provided with materials designed to foster self-directed experiential learning.

NPFH Calling All Allies



Madeline Cahill Essay

Maleah Bennett Essay


Honor Roll

Congratulations to our honor roll students! We are all very proud of them and the hard work they put in every day.

2013 3A Confluence League Player of the Year

Aurora West College Preparatory Academy junior Amber Corbett is proving that she's not your average basketball player. The Lady Spartans' captain was recently named the 2013 3A Confluence League Player of the Year. 

"It's a great honor and shows that all of the hard work that I put in is paying off," Corbett said.

Corbett racked up some impressive stats in the 3A classification this season, including a number one ranking in scoring and three-point percentage. She also ranked in the top 25 in assists, blocks and free throws.

Aside from her talents on the basketball court, Corbett is making the grade in the classroom as well. Currently, she takes college classes at CCA. In fact, one of Corbett's most memorable moments during the season was a particular game where she only played three quarters. She had to leave for a scholarship interview and was pleased to find out that the Lady Spartans won the game.

"Having the team come in and tell me that we won ... it was definitely the highlight," Corbett said.

Corbett's success this season should come as no surprise, as she used the offseason to play for the Colorado Rush basketball team and attend the University of Colorado Basketball camp. She has also played for the Boys and Girls Club and helped run the open gym for the Lady Spartans at Aurora West.

Hats off to you, Amber! 

AWCPA’s Lady Spartan Basketball Team





AWCPA’s Lady Spartan Basketball Team, coached by Redonia Clark, was featured on the Prep Sports Show on Channel 9 News.  The Lady Spartans won their game against Southern Colorado Early College by a score of 64-20.  Eleventh grader Amber Corbett led the team with 37 points, including six “3 Point Shots”.  Being a student-athlete at AWCPA is a very rewarding experience.  Student-athletes must maintain their grades, be outstanding role models for their school and classmates, and display good sportsmanship at all times. 


The next sport season for Middle School is 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball and practice begins Tuesday, January 22.  The next AWCPA High School Sport is Girl’s Soccer.  The first practice begins on February 25th. 


All students are welcome to come out for the team and participate! All student-athletes will need to have a completed physical and permission slip to be able to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Anderson, AWCPA Athletic Director.

Race for the Cure

8 students, 2 parents and 3 teachers participated in our Race for the Cure team, "Pink Spartans".
Thank you to everyone who supported our team and made donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 


Closures & Notices

Upcoming Events

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Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: 303-366-2671
FAX: 303-326-1260
Principal: Taisiya Tselolikhina
School Hours: 7:45-3:15

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