JHL, Aurora Public Schools break ground on new school
JHL Constructors and Aurora Public Schools held a ground-breaking ceremony Sept. 8 at the site of what will soon be The Aurora Highlands community’s first of four new schools in their nearly 4,000-acre master planned community.
Designed by Hord Coplan Macht, the school will serve about 1,000 students in preschool through eighth grade residing within The Aurora Highlands and along the E-470 corridor.
“When coming up with plans for The Aurora Highlands, we knew it would be important to not only provide top-quality schools for our residents, but also for Aurora as a whole,” Carla Ferreira, director of on-site development and prin-cipal at The Aurora Highlands, said. “We want to be a pillar in the greater community. Whether it’s through providing free public art exhibits or exceptional public schools, we are focused on mak-ing northeast Aurora a wonderful place to live and grow a family.”
APS is working to determine the new attendance boundaries for the P-8 school and will be seeking feedback from The Aurora High-lands and surrounding commu-nities over the next few months about where to draw the bound-aries.
Three other APS schools will be added in The Aurora Highlands community in the coming years. Construction of the new school is funded through APS’ bond pro-gram, a $300 million measure that voters approved in November 2016.
The school will serve about 1,000 students in preschool through eighth grade residing within The Aurora Highlands and along the E-470 corridor.