About This School
Aurora Quest Academy made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Colorado in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Aurora Quest Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Aurora Quest Academy had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Colorado average is 17 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Aurora Quest Academy's students and teachers. more
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Virginia Court Elementary School 0.5 miles|
|Aurora Hills Middle School 0.5 miles|
|Lyn Knoll Elementary School 1.1 miles|
|Wood Adventist Christian School 1.2 miles||n/a|
I have two boys at Aurora Quest Academy and we have been part of the school for over three years.
My boys look forward to going to school each and every day and we as parents are happy that they are challenged every day. A great aspect of the school is that our kids are allowed to just be kids. In the four years at this school, I have never felt like my children have been labeled as “gifted”, but rather they are looked at as kids. Academically, the curriculum is geared towards how GT students learn best, but my kids still are not aware they are GT. It's not that I think the label is bad, I just don't think it's important and that also seems to be the atmosphere of the school. Both my boys have very little homework and because of this, my kids have the opportunity to explore their own interests and we have time to be a family. Another one of my favorite aspects of the school is that every day my eldest son comes home and tells me about the fun imaginary games he plays at recess everyday with his friends. He's almost 9 and because of the atmosphere at this school he's not forced to grow up to fast. He is allowed to be himself. The detailed and complex imaginary games he plays with his friends teach him leadership skills and allow him an outlet for his creativity. The games these kids play could be made into a movie and I look forward to hearing about their storyline. My younger son has a unique personality and sometimes expresses his creativity in unique ways. This has never been a problem at this school. His differences are excepted and he's never stared at or teased for being different. Having the freedom has given both my sons the confidence to be themselves and excel both academically and socially. The teachers my boys have had at Quest have all been amazing teachers who support and give my children the freedom to be unique. This atmosphere of support and acceptance of individuality allows my children the freedom to have a healthy sense of self.
Not only is this school give my children the freedom to be individuals, it also has been proven to grow their minds academically. I'm not talking about CSAP scores either. Having a student body of GT and advanced learners, it's no surprise we have high CSAP scores, but our children are also showing high growth from year to year academically.
The only negative I have to complain about is that I wish the Principal was more present in the school. My son's don't really know her and I find it very sad. I asked my son if he knew her name and he thought the Dean was the Principal. The Vice Principal is definitely more present and is very involved with the students. He is very approachable and just in general a very nice man. My kids absolutely love him and so do we!
If you have a GT kid who seems to not quite fit in, this is the place where uniqueness and individuality are supported and grown!
Enrollment (2011)Total: 611
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Aurora Quest Academy had 23% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Colorado had 40% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Aurora Joint District NO. 28 of the Counties of Adams and A District Spending
In 2011, Aurora Quest Academy had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Colorado average is 17 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Aurora Joint District NO. 28 of the Counties of Adams and A
About the CSAP
What is it?
The Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 10 are assessed in reading, math, and writing. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 are assessed in science.
How is it Scored?
Students are scored at four levels: unsatisfactory, partially proficient, proficient, and advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.