Magnet School Application Process

Apply below for either the Clara Brown Entrepreneurial Academy or the Charles Burrell Visual & Performing Arts Campus.
Please read through the following application process steps FIRST before launching the application form link found below.

The Magnet School Application Process allows families from Aurora to apply to a school other than their boundary school. Families who live outside of Aurora can also apply. There are different criteria for each magnet school, so please be sure to read the school’s website carefully. A magnet school may conduct a lottery or hold an interview or audition. Please note that magnet schools are part of APS and are not charter schools.

Application Steps

  1. Applicants can select more than one magnet school if the grade level is offered.

  2. Deadline for all magnet school applications is Feb. 11, 2022.
    (PLEASE NOTE: The Clara Brown Entrepreneurial Academy is still accepting applications for grades K and 3 and accepting waitlist applications for Grades 1-2)

  3. Applicants must log into the application site and may make changes up until 5 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2022.

  4. If an applicant does not attend an APS school, additional information may be requested by a school.

  5. Transportation will be provided for families who live in Aurora Public Schools boundaries.

Selection Process

    1. Applicants will be notified in February of their application status.

    2. Applicants may be accepted into a magnet school, not accepted or waitlisted.

    3. Applicants will receive an email regarding the decision which will be sent to the email address from which they applied.

    4. Applicants must select one school by the February deadline that is indicated in the correspondence.

Once the selection is made (if families are deciding between two schools) a family cannot change their mind, so please choose carefully. The school will contact families directly when a seat becomes available to a student who is on the waitlist. Waitlists are purged on a yearly basis when the next year’s application process begins.

*If a non APS family gets accepted into a magnet school, they will need to register with APS beginning March 1. Please go to the following link to refer to registration information.

Blueprint APS Magnet Schools Online Student Application