AURORA ACADEMY RECEIVES AWARD FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Aurora Academy is one of 17 schools recognized by the Foundations for Great Schools in 2016. Foundations for Great Schools is a group of private Colorado foundations who have come together to recognize and reward successful public schools (charter and district) serving high proportions of low-income students in metro Denver. The foundation website states “We do this through an annual grant awards program and through sharing of schools’ successful strategies.” Academic growth and performance, and the percent of students who receive free and reduced lunch benefits are the key factors in the selection of schools. Aurora Academy will receive a one-time financial gift of $10,000. The money will be spent to advance academic achievement.
There is no application or nomination process. Annual award recipients are selected from among a 12 school district area within the Denver metro area. Elementary, Middle, High School, Public District, and Public Charter are all considered.
Funding for this grant is provided by four foundations: Anschutz Foundation, Fox Family Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, and the Piton Foundations.
Congratulations to our students, families and faculty for their unwavering dedication to academic achievement.
Spring into Reading with a Read-A-Thon !
April 5, 2016 – May 3, 2016 – FINAL SCORES!
LOVE- 3760.5 pts/86.5% (100% of 3760.5 pts) (including all doors decorated, adding 275 pts)
PEACE- 3664.7 pts/86.3% (100% of 3664.7 pts) (including all doors decorated, adding 275 pts)
ALL SCHOOL- 6874.2 total reading pts at a 86.4% average
The Aurora Academy Reading Challenge and fundraiser will raise much needed funds for our school library. Students are voraciously reading books and using our resources. The library needs new books, tables, computers and book shelves. Each spring, students, in all grades, join one of two teams and work together to read in a friendly, fun reading challenge. All students are winners and all students receive rewards. Students read and take comprehension tests on‐line, earning points based on the difficulty and the length of the book. Points add up individually and as a team. One point equals about one hour of reading time. Each time a goal is reached by the team, everyone enjoys a reward such as extra recess, popcorn or electronics day. This year, we will be offering individual prizes, as well. Please support education, children’s learning and our library by pledging an amount of money for each hour/point our Aurora Academy students earns or you may pledge a flat rate of any dollar amount.