Frequently Asked Questions

  1. On average, how many students do you enroll in kindergarten?
    • We enroll 26 students per open class.
  1. Are there any fees?
    • There is a $75 technology/book deposit fee per student that is paid at the time of registration.
  1. Do you have before and after school care?
    • Yes, we offer before and after school for all grades. The program is run through an independent company, Innovation Learning:

 http://www.aacademy.org/parents/innovation_learning

  1. How do I get my student on the lottery list?
  1. What if I have multiple students I am wanting to enroll?
    • If we have the spots in all the grades for your children, we will accept all of them. If we are unable to accept all of your children at once, you will be notified during the acceptance phone call so you can make the best decision for your family.
  1. Do we still get notified even if our child is not selected?
    • No, however, you may contact the office to inquire as to where we are in the process and where your family stands.
  1. What are the school hours?
    • Monday-Friday from 7:58am-3:20pm.
  1. Do you serve breakfast?
    • Yes, we begin breakfast service at 7:40am.
  1. Where can I find information on the uniform policy?
    • Here is the link for our uniform brochure: http://www.aacademy.org/parents/approved_uniform_brochure
  1. Does your school have a gifted & talented program?
    • We do have a gifted and talented program with a dedicated full-time teacher.
  1. How are students with dietary restrictions assisted with their challenges?
    • Our health para and school nurse will assist with the students whether the food restriction is culturally or health related. If it is health related, we do ask for a doctor’s note to ensure proper support.
  1. Do you have Spanish speaking teachers?
    • We have an entire language development team who work with our multi lingual students.
  1. Do you have special education?
    • Yes

Special Education and Services for Special Populations at Aurora Academy 

Like all charter schools, Aurora Academy, is a public school. Aurora Academy serves students with disabilities and multilingual learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. Charter schools are subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, and certain other grounds. Laws applicable to students with disabilities include the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

In most cases, the services required by a student with disabilities can be provided at Aurora Academy. In some cases, a student’s individual needs require that they be placed in a different program or location as determined by an IEP or Section 504 team. Under IDEA, students with disabilities are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The services a student requires under IDEA are described in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Under Colorado law, the provision of FAPE and specific services required by a student’s IEP are a joint responsibility of the charter school and their authorizer, in most cases the local school district. 

Applicants to Aurora Academy are not required to identify whether the applicant has an IEP and the school admits students without considering a student’s disability. After a student with an IEP is initially enrolled in the school, an IEP team meeting may be required to determine whether this school is an appropriate placement for the student based on their needs. In most cases, the services required by a student’s IEP can be provided at Aurora Academy. In some circumstances, a student’s individual needs require that they be placed in a different program or location. For more information on our programs and services please contact the staffing chair, Ms. Rowley via email arowley@auroraacademycharter.com.

  1. What are some activities we as parents can be involved with?
    • Parents can be involved with many different activities including assisting in the classroom, serving on the parent board, and serving on a school committee.