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ACTION Zone Community Meeting on Dec. 7

Please join us for an ACTION Zone Community Meeting on Monday, December 7 at 5:30 pm at the Fields Foundation Opportunity Center, located at 1445 Dayton Street. At the meeting, you can learn more about the ACTION Zone, including the theme and school designs plans. APS staff will be present to hear your feedback, share information and answer questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fields Foundation Opportunity Center, located at 1445 Dayton Street.

APS Community Conversation on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.

You are invited!

Please join us for a special Community Conversation to learn about the educational opportunities and new student achievement strategies we are creating in Original Aurora, including our work with ACTION Zones.  The meeting will be held:

Tuesday, Oct. 27 • 6 p.m.
Aurora Central High School Commons
11700 E. 11th Ave. Aurora, CO 80010

We look forward to seeing you!

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!

2015–2016 Supply Lists

6th Grade Supply List

7th Grade Supply List

8th Grade Supply List

High School Supply List 

2015-16 Orientation and Registration Dates

College Fair! — Saturday April 4

Flyer 2

Get your Rokkit Gear!


RTD Art Contest

Our middle school students have worked very hard and have entered a really cool contest! From October 17th  through October 24th, we ALL HAVE TO VOTE AND HAVE OUR CLASSES GO ONLINE TO VOTE FOR MARIANA LEON’S AWCPA SUBMISSION!  Vote more than once! The winner (hopefully Mariana Leon) will have their artwork wrapped around a 40 ft. RTD bus and will be seen by thousands of people!
The “I Heart My RTD” Student Art Contest is a pilot program, with RTD partnering with Denver metro school districts to promote the benefits of public transportation to our youth in a fun and creative way.
More than 2,400 middle school students from the Aurora and Cherry Creek school districts are competing for a chance to have their artwork displayed on the side of a 40-foot RTD bus. Each participating school will select two finalists. Then, RTD picks one entry from each school to be put up for voting.  Then, the community will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites.
Online voting begins Oct. 17 and continues through Oct. 24. Cast your vote online at rtdartcontest.com and encourage your friends and family to vote! One grand prize winner from each district will be announced on Oct. 31. 
The winners will work directly with RTD's creative team to transform their art into a bus design. A celebratory event will be held with the schools where the wrapped bus will be unveiled. All entries will be featured inside RTD's buses, so keep an eye out for some great art on your favorite route.


2014 – 2015 Registration and Orientation

July 21st =  10th ,11th , 12th grade Registration – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

July 22nd  = 8th grade Registration - 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

July 23rd –9th grade Orientation & Registration – 1:00 pm  – 3:30 pm

July 24th - 9th grade Orientation (Group picture ,Class Motto) 1:00 pm - 3:00

July 24th = 7th grade Registration - 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

July 23, July 24 & July 25th = 6th grade Orientation and Registration – 8:30 am – 11:30 am


2014–2015 Supply Lists

The supply lists for the 2014–2015  school year are in. Please make sure to choose the appropriate list for the student's grade. 

High School Supply List

6-8 Grade Supply List

Lifetouch Photo Registration

Aurora West Prep - Email Flyer - Y1

9th Grade Panoramic Picture

Panoramic Flyer - 9th Grade Only at Aurora West Prep

Ronald McDonald House


On March 23rd, The SHARP Sistas went to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house, and made breakfast for the families there.



After Prom Info

Please remind your parents about the $20.00 that is due on April 2, 2014. This is to pay for After Prom.
Your Parents can bring the money and pay Ms. Kandi.
Ms. Kandi will give your parent  a receipt with your name on it as a record that you have paid for After Prom.
If we do not get the money we cannot have After Prom.
We need your parent support.
Thank you Class of 2014 and 2015
Mrs. Washington

Anthony Wilson on CHILL

Anthony Wilson (6th grade) was one of the participants of the CHILL snowboarding program at AWCPA.  This year, the local CHILL Manager, Randy George, was able to take one of the Colorado youth to Vail before the US Open to snowboard, meet Jake Burton (the founder of Burton Boards), as well as several of the members of the professional Burton Snowboard Team, and speak about how CHILL impacted his life.
Randy said that Anthony did an amazing job.  While he was snowboarding, he was hitting jumps, hit the mini half-pipe, and hit two rails.  He was did an amazing job with his speech.  He got a standing ovation and cheers from some of the best snowboarders in the world, and got immediate high fives from Jake Burton, and professional snowboarders Kevin Pearce, and Tim Ossler.  He represented AWCPA well, and was definitely a SHARP Spartan.
Way to go Anthony!
Below is a copy of his statement:

CHILL Snowboarding

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CHILL started in Vermont through Burton Boards, and is in its 10th season in Denver. The Mission of The Chill Foundation is to provide opportunities to at-risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through board sports.  This is a free learn to snowboard program for underserved youth ages 10-18.  Burton provides all of the gear for free, and Loveland Ski Resort provided instructors, and lessons for free for six weeks on Sundays.  The students rode to Loveland on a Coach bus with the other Colorado youth that participated in the program.  During the bus ride, the students were participated in weekly activities that focused on the weekly theme, which were patience, persistence, responsibility, respect, courage, and pride.  



Mon National Day



On February 15th, several of our students participated in Mon National day, and some of our staff came to enjoy the festivities.

Today, Mon people around the world wholeheartedly celebrate the 67th Anniversary of Mon National
Day in honor of the founding day of Mon Kingdom, Hongsawatoi (Pegu). The kingdom was founded by the two Mon princes, Samala and Wimala on the 1sr Wane of Maik (11rh month of Mon Lunar calendar) in 1116 B.E (573A.D). On this historic day, we urge Mons around the world to be united and work together for the Mon national cause.

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!”

El Sistema Orchestra


Five AWCPA students, attended the APS El Sistema Orchestra program held at Hinkley High School this summer.

These students attended four hour rehearsals every day beginning June 10th and ended the camp by performing a concert on Friday, June 21.  The orchestra was conducted by Dr. Arturo Gonzalez.  Members of the Aurora Symphony volunteered their time each day to coach the students. The Orchestra performed the Overture to Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson and Selections from Pirates of the Caribbean.

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?