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New Blueprint APS Magnet Schools

A Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Campus
for Grades K-12

The Charles Burrell Visual & Performing Arts Campus was launched in 2022 and is a K-12 magnet school pathway serving students in grades K-12 throughout Aurora Public Schools and the metropolitan area. The campus focuses on arts-related disciplines including dance, music, theater, digital and visual arts. The campus consists of two locations. 

Burrell Arts K-8

Located at 875 Peoria St. in Northwest Aurora, Burrell Arts K-8 is strategically located near the Colfax Arts District. Burrell Arts students receive 90 minutes of dedicated daily art instruction. Starting in 5th grade, students will choose an Art focus to deepen their understanding and talent. The Arts are integrated into all subject areas.

Burrell Arts High School

The Burrell Arts high school pathway is housed in Aurora Central High School. The school, which was built in 1931, has been completely renovated into a state-of-the-art multimedia arts and performing arts school. The Burrell Arts pathway has the Arts integrated into all subject areas. The school also has dedicated spaces for creativity.

An Entrepreneurship & Invention Magnet School for Grades K-8

The Clara Brown Entrepreneurial Academy was launched in 2022 as a K-8 magnet school serving students throughout Aurora Public Schools and the metropolitan area. While the school uses the same literacy and math curriculum as every other school in the district, the academy also focuses on promoting an entrepreneurial mindset and providing opportunities to engage with local and national entrepreneurs and community partners. 

Application Opens January 15, 2024!

Other Magnet Schools in APS 

The following are current magnet schools in APS that are not part of the Blueprint APS magnet school process. Please visit each school's website to learn more and learn how to apply.

William Smith High School logo

An Expeditionary Learning Education Magnet School for Grades 9-12

Aurora Quest K-8 logo

A Gifted & Talented Magnet School
for Grades K-12