Now accepting applications for grades K-4th for the 2023-24 school year

The Clara Brown Entrepreneurial Academy magnet school will add a grade level each year until the school ultimately serves students in grades K-8.

Our admissions process consists of 3 steps prior to being considered for admission.

  1. Complete the online interest form
  2. Attend an in-person information session/tour at the school. An RSVP is required so that we can plan accordingly. At least one/parent guardian must attend an information session. Your student is welcome to attend with you, but it is not required.
  3. Complete and turn in to the main office the APS Open Enrollment Application. These can be done at the information session or at your own convenience.

Once all 3 steps have been completed, CBEA staff will review applications to ensure students meet the APS Board Policy criteria for open enrollment. At that time, if students meet the criteria, then they will be entered into our admissions lottery.

For the 23-24 school year, parents that applied prior to March 6, 2023, have already been notified of their child's acceptance status. That email contained important information about details and timelines for accepting their child's spot. If you applied prior to March 6, 2023 and have NOT received an acceptance/waitlist/denial email, please call the main office at 303-326-1723.

Any applications received after the week of March 6, 2023 are being reviewed on a rolling basis as space becomes available.

Please contact our main office at 303-326-1723 with any questions you may have.

Prospective Parents sessions are by appointment-only and must be attended prior to your child attending our school. You can call the main office at 303-326-1723 to schedule an appointment

Parents/Guardians must SIGN UP HERE to reserve their spot and request translation if needed.

We closely align our application process with the APS open enrollment policies.

Schools which have been designated as magnet schools may develop and implement an admission process that is aligned with the school program and design. This admissions process may include specialized criteria, procedures and/or preferences specific to the school program and design. All magnet school admission processes must be reviewed and approved by the Superintendent or their designee before the admissions process may be implemented. Admission processes for magnet schools shall be maintained on the magnet school's website. Any subsequent change to an approved admissions process must also be approved by the Superintendent or their designee.

An open enrollment request may be denied at any time if:

  1. There is a lack of space or projected teaching staff within a particular program, or school requested;
  2. The school requested does not offer appropriate programs for the student, is not structured or equipped with the necessary facilities to meet the student's special needs , or does not offer a particular program requested;
  3. The student does not meet the established eligibility criteria for participation in a particular program, including age requirements, course prerequisites and required levels of performance;
  4. The student has been expelled from any school district during the preceding 12 months, or is in the process of being expelled, or the student may be or has been denied permission to enroll pursuant to C.R.S. 22-33-106(3)(A),(B),(C),(E), or (F).
  5. The student has demonstrated behavior in another school during the preceding 12 months that is detrimental to the welfare or safety of other students or of school personnel including but not limited to behavior that has resulted in an out-of-school suspension.

Students who move out of the district during the school year may complete the current school year at the school the student is currently attending. Students will be required to attend their new home school/district thereafter, unless application is made for inter-district choice/open enrollment and approval is granted.

To apply click on the link below to visit the Aurora Public Schools magnet school application link below. 

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