Admission

Applications are currently being accepted for our waitlist.

The new Clara Brown Entrepreneurial Academy magnet school is open for grades K-3 and 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 entered into our lottery.
1) Complete the online interest form
 
2) Attend an in-person information session/tour at the school - dates and times are listed below.  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 will be notified via email during the week of March 6th-10th of their child's acceptance status. That email will contain important information about details and timelines for accepting their child's spot.
Any applications received after that week will be 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 Parent Information Sessions will be held on the following dates during the application window. In order to plan accordingly, parents must fill out this RSVP form to indicate which date they will be attending and whether translation will be needed.
 
Jan 25th 9:30-10:30 am
Jan 26th 4:30 -5:30 pm
Feb 9th 9:30-10:30 am
Feb 13th 2:30-3:30 pm
Feb 23rd 5:00-6:00 pm
March 1st 2:30-3:30 pm
 
Any interest forms received after March 1st will require parents to attend a parent information session later in the Spring. Dates TBD.

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.
Rescinding or Amending Open Enrollments:
Students shall be held to the following standards or students may have their choice/open enrollment rescinded at the end of a school year for all remaining grade levels served by that school.
1. Open enrolled students will be expected to follow school policy for prompt arrival and departure at school.
2. Discipline: no more than one out-of-school suspension each year to be reviewed at the end of each semester.
3. Attendance: eighty-five percent attendance rate each year to be reviewed at the end of each semester. Students who develop attendance and/or tardiness issues will be referred for truancy proceedings.

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