Aurora West College Preparatory Academy is a 6-12 public school in the Aurora Public School District in Aurora, Colorado. The school is organized into three distinct phases.
The Foundation Years- Grades 6 and 7: The coursework and electives in grades 6 and 7 focus on preparing students to read, write and compute proficiently. Students develop the skills they will need to succeed in high school and a four-year institution of higher learning. During the Foundation Years, students mature both intellectually and personally. They are immersed in a learning community that is grounded in academic rigor, the joy of learning and the value of each individual student.
The Pre-Collegiate Years- Grades 8 and 9: The program of study in grades 8 and 9 is rigorous and comprehensive, designed to prepare students for admission to a four year college or university. Eighth grade students can begin to take courses for high school credit and ninth graders can elect to take Honors and Advanced courses that further develop their capacity for success in college and in life.
The Collegiate Years- Grades 10-12: Students in grades 10 through 12 are empowered to learn the content knowledge, skills and habits of mind required to become college-educated men and women in a changing world. Beginning in tenth grade, qualified students may begin taking classes from the Community College of Aurora and earning college credit for their coursework. Students have the opportunity to graduate from Aurora West College Preparatory Academy with concurrent degrees: a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree from the Community College of Aurora.
AWCPA Accreditation: Aurora West College Preparatory Academy has been granted a Performance Level rating by the Colorado Department of Education. This is the highest rating that can be granted to a Colorado school. This accreditation rating is based on the Colorado Growth Model and reflects AWCPA’s students’ sustained growth over time toward state standards and proficiency levels, based on where each student begins.