As the first new high school designed for Aurora Public Schools in over 30 years, considerable effort went into making sure the school represents the state-of-the-art in terms of educational philosophy, building performance, and building flexibility. Developed on the 100-acre Aurora Public Schools Educational Campus, the high school shares a cohesive campus plan with a Pre-K through eighth grade school, and a future district stadium. Planning for the site included a Joint Use Facility for higher education and Public Recreation Center or Library.
LEED Gold certified, the APS High School is designed to minimize energy use and provide sustainable architecture focused on the success of students and the community. Displacement ventilation systems deliver air to students in a quieter and more efficient way. Utilizing daylighting in almost all classrooms enhances the interior environment, saves energy, and improves student performance. Use of native landscape materials on site reduces water use and the building becomes a teaching tool with its green roof system and photovoltaic array located within an extraordinary outdoor science classroom.
A 49,550 SF addition started in 2017 will add classrooms, a cafeteria commons expansion, and a new wrestling and weight room. Work was completed in the summer of 2018 and increased the capacity from 1,350 to 2,250 students.A 49,550 SF addition started in 2017 will add classrooms, a cafeteria commons expansion, and a new wrestling and weight room. Work was completed in the summer of 2018 and increased the capacity from 1,350 to 2,250 students.