Feb. is Black History Month!

In 2020, we will enjoy 29 days in February thanks to Leap Year. During the month, we will observe Valentine’s Day, National School Counseling Week, Groundhog Day and more. One observance we are particularly excited to celebrate is Black History Month!

Black History Month is a time to commemorate and celebrate the contributions, achievements and impact African Americans have made in our nation. From science, literature, entertainment, sports, technology, and more, there is much to pay homage to.

Across the district, our students are engaging in learning activities that highlight the African-American journey. We hope every student, despite their ethnicity, is inspired by their findings and encouraged to share their knowledge with their family and friends.

We encourage adults in our APS community to take time to seek more understanding about African-American history. What an excellent way to show students the joys of being lifelong learners!

Diversity is a Strength in our Community!
Walk into any APS classroom and you will be immersed in a colorful world of learning with students from different backgrounds, races and cultures.

We are proud to be one of the most diverse school districts in Colorado. Our students come from more than 135 countries and speak more than 170 languages. Our APS family includes students and families born in the U.S., those who emigrated to the country and others who relocated here as refugees. With a district population representing nations from across the globe, we feel honored that our families chose to call APS home.

With such colorful classrooms, we believe it is vital to provide equitable instruction for all students. We work hard to empower our teachers, service providers and other staff with culturally- and linguistically-responsive educational tools. Through the APS Welcome Center, we also support families to ensure they navigate our education system properly.

Our schools also celebrate diversity by creating spaces and opportunities for students and families to share their ethnic foods, music, traditional clothing and more with the community. These cultural celebrations foster a sense of school, community and cultural pride.

In APS, we believe diversity is a strength, and we will continue to take pride in upholding equity in education.

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