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New P-8 at Harmony
Attendance Area Process FAQ

What is the process for determining the attendance area for the new P-8 school?
As part of the process for establishing attendance area boundaries for the new P-8 school located in the Harmony subdivision, APS has formed an attendance area committee comprised of parents, staff and community members. This committee will also assess the attendance areas, enrollment capacities and recommend attendance area and boundary changes as needed at the following schools:

  • Aurora Frontier P-8
  • Murphy Creek P-8
  • Vista PEAK Exploratory P-8

The goal is to alleviate overcrowding at schools that are projected to be over student capacity.

The committee will meet during the spring and fall of 2019 to analyze enrollment data and trends and develop feasible attendance area scenarios. Later in the fall, the committee will hold open houses to share attendance area scenarios and gather feedback from parents, staff and community members.

Based on the data collected and community input, the committee will present recommendations to the Board of Education in December 2019. If the Board approves the recommendations, new attendance area boundaries would go into effect for the 2020-21 school year.

Will APS high schools be affected by attendance area changes?
Attendance area scenarios may impact neighborhoods or subdivisions that feed into Vista PEAK Preparatory and Rangeview High Schools.

How can parents and community members learn about attendance area options?
Attendance area options will be presented to the community in a series of open houses in October 2019. At the open houses, parents and staff will have the opportunity to view attendance area scenarios and share their feedback via a paper or online survey. The open house schedule will be shared with parents and staff at schools potentially affected by attendance area changes in fall 2019.

When will APS make a decision on the new attendance areas?
Based on the recommendations of the APS Leadership Team and Attendance Area Committee, the Board of Education will make a decision regarding attendance area changes by December 31, 2019.

How will APS inform families about the final decision?
APS will post information on its website after a decision has been made. APS will also mail letters to families whose students are affected by attendance area changes by January 2020. The letter will provide information about the student’s new school as well as bus transportation for eligible students.