The college awareness workshop is an annual opportunity for immigrant and refugee students to learn the particulars necessary for gaining acceptance to post-secondary education and receiving financial support. It also provides the opportunity for students and their families to ask questions of guidance counselors and school staff. This year, we also had the opportunity to recognize students exhibiting the practices and work habits required for college.
Amazon Holiday Giveaway
Thanks to a generous partnership with Amazon, the APS Welcome Center was able to give books, toys, games, and household items to newcomer Aurora families.
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. The APSWC was established in 2015 with the goals of assisting refugee and immigrant students and their families with adjusting to APS schools and increasing the academic success of refugee and immigrant students through targeted programming. The APSWC is privileged to work with the diverse students comprising the APS population, who speak over 130 different languages.