Serving immigrant and refugee students and their families
Promoting a smooth transition for immigrant students
Making the transition for new immigrant and refugee students comfortable and successful
Welcome to the...
Where every student shapes a successful future.

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 privileged to work with the diverse APS student population speaking over 130 different languages.

Mission

The APS Welcome Center assists APS refugee and immigrant families in becoming more familiar with and accustomed to the Aurora Public Schools System.

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.

Unified Job Description

My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day.

I do my job by assisting refugee and immigrant families new to the country and new to APS, and supporting their students as they transition into APS schools.

My community needs me to do my job.