APS 2026 Faces of the Future Strategic Plan

Every Student Shapes a Successful Future

How do APS students shape successful futures?

It takes vision, purpose and a plan. It also takes partnerships among Aurora Public Schools staff, families and our community.

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Aurora Public Schools students are the faces of the future. APS students and their families define what future success means for them, but no matter what their successful futures looks like, all students need plans, skills, credentials and a community of support. As a district, we have identified these strategic goals to ensure that we achieve our vision.

Year over year, APS has been reaching new levels of success and we are proud of the momentum that is building districtwide. APS 2026, our strategic plan, builds on the momentum, opportunity and impact that resulted from APS' previous strategic plan, APS 2020. APS 2026 is also informed by the community's priorities, which are focused on early literacy, equity and postsecondary workforce readiness. These priorities, as well as the community's values, were adopted by the APS Board of Education in 2021. APS 2026: Faces of the Future serves as our district plan to guide everything we do to achieve our vision that:

Every student shapes a successful future.

APS student graduate


Every student shapes a successful future.


In partnership with our community, we accelerate learning for all students to develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to shape successful futures.

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Every APS Student Will Have:

Goal 1: A plan for their future

Every student will have a plan for their future.

Goal 2: A set of skills to implement their plan

Every student will have a set of skills to implement their plan.

Goal 3: Credentials that open doors

Every student will have credentials that open doors.

Goal 4: A community of support

Every student will identify and connect with a community of support.


APS 2026 is based on our community's core beliefs about education - these are our foundation.