The Aurora Public Schools Welcome Center serves the immigrant and refugee students and their families across Aurora Public Schools (APS). APS Welcome Center was established in 2015 with the goals of; assisting refugee and immigrant students and their families in adjustment to APS schools, and; increasing academic success of refugee and immigrant students through targeted programming. APS Welcome Center is under the English Language Acquisition department at Aurora Public Schools, and works alongside and in the same location as the non-profit partners that comprise the Aurora Welcome Center. APS Welcome Center is privileged to work with the diverse APS student population speaking over 130 different languages.
About the APS Welcome Center:
The Aurora Public Schools Welcome Center (APSWC) strives to make the transition for new immigrant and refugee students to Aurora Public Schools (APS) as comfortable and successful as possible.
After registration at Centralized Admission, the Aurora Public Schools Welcome Center provides newcomer students and parents with an orientation to the United States educational system and Aurora Public Schools. The APSWC also collects information of family background and students’ educational history, and any relevant information that may impact student learning. This background information will enable teachers to support their newcomer students to their best ability.