Welcome Wildcats!

APS Vision

Every student shapes a successful future.

Altura Mission

Students will succeed when we build safe, trusting relationships, consistently set high expectations and plan intentionally for academics, behavior, and the emotional well-being of our diverse community.

Altura Elementary School
1650 Altura Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80011 [map]    303-340-3500
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5th Grade Send-off Parade

We would like to invite you to our end of year celebration for the 5th grade students.  Due to COVID...
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Kindergarten Transition Video and Information

Check out the video below for all incoming 2021-22 Kindergarten students.  Meet the staff, see what our school looks like,...
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Boys and Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club is offering after-school programming Monday-Thursday 3:00pm-5:00pm at Altura Elementary. This program provides youth a safe...
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Return to School Safety Video

Check out the safety video from Wylie Wildcat about returning to school.     If your student will be absent,...
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Illness Reminders from the Nurse!

COVID 19 English Flyer COVID 19 Spanish Flyer Spanish:  Don't Feel Well Flyer If your student is sick or showing...
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Grab and Go Locations

Stop by Altura for Grab and Go Lunch Monday-Friday from 10:45-11:30am.  All students in your household can pick up lunch...
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New Student Registration Now Online

Don't wait to register new students, please use the link below to access Centralized Admissions online. Registrar nuevos estudiantes en...
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In Memory of Carol Orr
The Altura staff would like to acknowledge the loss of our beloved clerk, Carol Orr, who lost her battle to ongoing, significant health issues on March 26, 2021.  Ms. Orr served the Altura community for 23 years.  She began serving as the Health Paraprofessional and then spent her final 17 years as the Clerk in the main office.  Through 23 years of various transitions, Carol remained a constant in the office and our community.  She knew every student and family and exactly who to call to get things done. Her presence at Altura will be missed.  As a tribute to her service to Altura, we are planting a tree in her honor so her service to Altura can continue for years to come.  Ms. Orr leaves behind two daughters, a son, and her mother.  Our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.


Internet Access

If you do not currently have internet access at home, but live in a Comcast area, you can sign up for 60 days of FREE Internet Essentials service. This is normally available to all qualified households for $9.95/month.

  • Comcast is also increasing internet speeds for all existing customers who have Internet Essentials.
  • To sign up, visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers: 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
  • You can read the Comcast Letter here:  Comcast Essentials Letter
  • Check out how to use a mobile hotspot for internet here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9V643h0VKU&feature=youtu.be

APS Help Desk
The APS Help Desk is open to all families and staff for technical support on weekdays starting on Monday, March 30. If you need assistance, please email helpdesk@aurorak12.org from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.  You can also reach out to our tech teacher, Travis Winter, for additional support at ttwinter@aurorak12.org

Tips for Parents and Guardians To Support Remote Learning 

  • Establish a routine or schedule: During any big transition, consistency is key. Try to keep normal meal and bed times, and start learning when school typically starts each day.
  • Take time to check in with your child: If possible, pick a specific time each day to check in with your child. Questions you may want to ask include: What are you learning today? Are there materials you need? What did you enjoy about today? What was challenging?
  • Provide time for physical activity: Physical activity is important for everyone’s wellbeing. There are many resources with great ideas for physical activity, play and discovery
  • Stay updated on communications from your child’s teacher and school: School staff will provide virtual opportunities to engage and support students and families. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.