School Boundary Changes for Wheeling Elementary School

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In January 2021, the APS Board of Education directed district staff to Implement the next phase of the Blueprint APS plan. This includes repurposing and transitioning Wheeling Elementary School into the Region 6 Entrepreneurship and Invention K-8 Magnet School. You can read the announcement from the APS Board here

The new magnet school will open for grades K-3 in August 2022 and add a grade level each year until the school ultimately serves students in grades K-8. 

Because students from across the district will be eligible to apply for enrollment in the magnet school, current Wheeling students will need to either apply to attend the new magnet school or attend a new neighborhood boundary school.  

As part of the process for establishing a new school boundary for Wheeling students, APS convened an internal school boundary change committee. This committee assessed the attendance areas and enrollment capacities for schools in the surrounding area, and is recommending school boundary changes that may impact the following elementary schools in addition to Wheeling beginning the 2022-23 school year:

  • Arkansas
  • Tollgate 
  • Virginia Court 

You can view the recommended school boundary change options here.

APS welcomes community feedback on these options from families and staff members of the potentially impacted schools through an online survey. 

You can complete the survey until November 15 here.

In addition, APS invites staff members and school families to attend a virtual or in-person community meeting in November on the following dates:

Date Session Location 
Nov. 4 5-7 pm - Community Meeting at Wheeling Elementary School 

Wheeling Elementary School 

472 S Wheeling St., Aurora, CO 80012

Nov. 9 5:30-7 pm - Virtual Community Meeting

(VIRTUAL) - Link to join  https://zoom.us/j/98878904392 

Webinar ID: 988 7890 4392

Nov. 10 5-7 pm - Community Meeting at Wheeling Elementary School 

Wheeling Elementary School 

472 S Wheeling St., Aurora, CO 80012

Nov. 11 10-11:30 am - Virtual Community Meeting

(VIRTUAL) - Link to join  https://zoom.us/j/98878904392 

Webinar ID: 988 7890 4392

Nov. 11 5:30-7 pm - Virtual Community Meeting 

(VIRTUAL) - Link to join  https://zoom.us/j/98878904392 

Webinar ID: 988 7890 4392

 

At these meetings, district staff members will share more information about the recommended school boundary change options and gather feedback from parents and staff members. 

Based on the data collected, committee analyses and community input, APS leadership and the School Boundary Change Committee will prepare boundary change recommendations to the APS Board of Education in January 2022. If the Board approves the recommendations, new boundaries will go into effect beginning in the 2022-23 school year. 

We will share more details with you as the process moves forward, and we look forward to hearing your views. In the meantime, for more information, explore the tabs above or view our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Approved Boundary Maps Coming Soon!

Wheeling Attendance Area Boundary Process Timeline

September-October 2021

Internal Boundary Committee meets to evaluate potential boundary options in support of the Blueprint APS conversion of Wheeling Elementary to a magnet school.

November 2021

APS holding 5 community meetings:

Date Session Location 
Nov. 4 5-7 pm - Community Meeting at Wheeling Elementary School  Wheeling Elementary School 
472 S Wheeling St., Aurora, CO 80012
Nov. 9 5:30-7 pm - Virtual Community Meeting (VIRTUAL) - Link to join  https://zoom.us/j/98878904392 
Webinar ID: 988 7890 4392
Nov. 10 5-7 pm - Community Meeting at Wheeling Elementary School  Wheeling Elementary School 
472 S Wheeling St., Aurora, CO 80012
Nov. 11 10-11:30 am - Virtual Community Meeting (VIRTUAL) - Link to join  https://zoom.us/j/98878904392 
Webinar ID: 988 7890 4392
Nov. 11 5:30-7 pm - Virtual Community Meeting  (VIRTUAL) - Link to join  https://zoom.us/j/98878904392 
Webinar ID: 988 7890 4392

 

December 2021

Boundary recommendation for current Wheeling attendance area presented to Superintendent

January 2022

Board of Education will make the final boundary change decision for Wheeling at its meeting on January 18, 2022. 

 

Approved boundary changes will take effect at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.