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May Calendar of Events

Important Dates:

Prom - Saturday, May 6th 8:00 pm

Trojan Awards - Thursday, May 18th 4:30 pm

Convocation - Thursday, May 18th 6:30 pm

Graduation - Tuesday, May 23rd 12:00 pm

Last Day of School - Thursday, May 25th


CTE Video of ACHS/Charles Burrell Students

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National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony

National Honor Society (NHS) participated in the year-end induction ceremony on April 26. NHS honors Leadership, Character, Service, and Scholarship in its members. This ceremony honors and recognizes the hard work of NHS at ACHS, including over 800 hours of community service, an incredible feat! Students inducted join acclaimed actors, astronauts, senators and members of congress, professional athletes and coaches, along with olympians, professors, judges, and journalists. NHS seniors received purple cords to be worn with their graduation robes that honor their achievements. ACHS is proud of our 42 NHS inductees! 

Congratulations to Aurora Central for your success during the 2022-23 Denver Urban Debate League competition season. We were thrilled to return to fully in-person programming this year and almost 300 students from sixteen schools competed in DUDL's debate and competitive speech events. Coach(es) Danny Nguyen and Christy Derr did a phenomenal job and students from Aurora Central received the following awards this season. We hope you can find a way to celebrate their hard work this year. Thank you for all you do to support speech and debate at your school. We look forward to partnering with you again in 2023-24.


Policy Debate: In policy debate, students compete in pairs against pairs of students from opposing schools. At tournaments, each team debated three rounds that lasted 1.5 hours each. The debated topic: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in cyber security. 

 Policy debate is a rigorous and evidence-intensive debate format.  

Speech: DUDL's competitive speech includes individual speaking events like Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, Poetry, and Drama where students perfect their persuasive and creative writing skills, as well as speaking and performance skills. 

Student Congress: In Congress, the students got to participate in a mock legislative session using parliamentary procedure. Legislation is prepared by the students in advance of the tournaments and students debate the merits of the legislation presented.

Season Opener

1st place, Ruby Rodriguez. (Impromptu)

1st place, Margie Osorio Barrios. (Interpretation) 

3rd place, from Aurora Central, Hilary Nsiah. (Congress) 

Tournament Two

1st place, Armani Khalik. (Interpretation)

1st place, David Smith. (Congress)

Tournament Three

2nd place, Margie Osorio Barrios. (Interpretation)

1st place, Armani Khalik.  (Interpretation)

2nd place, Brenda Reyes Solano and Anayelli Munoz. (Novice Policy Debate)

3rd place, David Smith. (Congress)

Tournament Four

3rd place, David Smith. (Impromptu)

3rd place, Margie Osorio Barrios. (Interpretation)

1st place, Armani Khalik. (Interpretation)

3rd place, David Smith. (Mixed Speech)

3rd place, Hilary Nsiah. (Slam)

Tournament Five

Finalist, David Smith. (Impromptu)

3rd place, Ruby Rodriguez. (Impromptu)

2nd place,  Margie Osorio Barrios. (Interpretation)

1st place, Armani Khalik. (Interpretation)

3rd place, Hilary Nsiah. (Congress)

2nd place, Ashly Landaverde. (Congress)

DUDL City Championships

2nd place, Margie Osorio Barrios. (Interpretation)

1st place, Armani Khalik. (Interpretation)

2nd place, David Smith. (Mixed Speech)

3rd place, Mykia Jones. (Congress A)

1st place, Hilary Nsiah. (Congress A)

2nd place, David Smith. (Congress B) 

End-of-Season Awards

At the end of each season, DUDL accepts nominations for the following community awards. From your school, the following were received:

Congressperson of the Year Award

Student Congress permits students to participate in a mock legislative session using parliamentary procedure. Legislation is prepared by the students in advance of the tournaments and students debate the merits of the legislation presented. The DUDL Congressperson award goes to a student who demonstrates commitment, dedication, and excellence in DUDL congress sessions. Our 2023 winner has consistently researched and authored original legislation for debate, and served many times as Presiding Officer throughout the season.

This year, the Congressperson of the Year Award was presented to David Smith!

Congratulations to the following students that have been recognized as ACHS Aurora Scholars by Mayor Mike Coffman.  Great job being great students!

Boi Boi - 9th Grade

Deonna Davis - 10th Grade

Jacqueline Rodriguez Begines - 11th Grade

Ruben Galvez - 12th Grade

Resource officer using love for sports to connect with Aurora Central High School students



Aurora Central awarded ramp designation!

The school counselors of Aurora Central High School are thrilled to announce that we were awarded the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). There are only 428 current schools across the US with this distinction! With over 125,000 public and private schools in the US, Aurora Central High School is part of a group of less than 1% of schools! Aurora Central High School is the only current school in APS with this honor.

The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. Research findings indicate that fully implemented school counseling programs are associated with an extensive range of positive student educational and behavioral outcomes.

The Aurora Central High School school counselors were able to succeed thanks to the unwavering support of Jesse Vigil, Assistant Principal, and Angelique Green, Assistant Principal. Also thank you to Ann Atencio, District Mental Health Support, for supporting and reviewing portions of our application. As well as Roxanne Paguio, AC counselor and past department chair, for being a leader in our application process for the past three+ years.

We hope that our commitment to our students, professional standards and ethics, and positive outcomes continues to shine through.


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Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for the APS Community

APS is excited that all Coloradans ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We are partnering with STRIDE Community Health Clinic and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) to host FREE vaccination clinics for our families. The clinics will be open to individuals ages 12 and older. Students must have a parent or guardian present.

You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to receive a vaccine. Providers cannot require ID before offering you a vaccine. Also, state and local public health agencies will NEVER share your information for any immigration or law enforcement purposes.

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Trojans! By popular demand, we now have a new Aurora Central Trojans online store packed with great apparel to wear all year long! Shop brands like The North Face, Under Armour, Nike, Russell and many more!! 

order now and get 20% off on any order of $80 or more.

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