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East LIGHTS S EP TE M BE R 2 0 1 0 AN AURORA LIGHTS HEALTH SCIENCES PATHWAY

LAUNCHING OUR PATHWAY PROGRAM East LIGHTS What Is the Health Sciences Pathway in APS?

PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

East LIGHTS East Middle School is proud to announce the official launching of it’s Aurora LIGHTS Health Sciences Pathway in 2010.

ent health science careers.

and college.

These students have access to technology and rigorous coursework that will prepare them for future Aurora

In addition, East has also adopted the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.

Currently, approximately 50 sixth graders have applied and been accepted into this program. These students will be able to participate in field experiences that expose them to the ever-growing career fields in Health Sciences. They also receive a health sciences elective where they will explore such subjects as health foundations, nutrition, , and other wellness topics, while being exposed to differ-

Aurora LIGHTS 6th graders at East

This is a whole school approach to providing ways for students to share their learning, stretching them to achieve at the highest levels and to show all that they know about the subject being examined. Our Aurora LIGHTS students will benefit greatly from both programs as they prepare for the academic demands of their challenging coursework. For more information contact John Lowe 303-340-0660.

LIGHTS courses in 7th & 8th grade and on into high school

What is the Health Sciences Pathway in APS? The Aurora LIGHTS health sciences pathway is founded on the Access-ExplorePrepare model for education pathways in the Aurora Public Schools. During the Access phase of the LIGHTS pathway (preschool – 5th grade), foundational academic learning will be linked to information about the health sciences and associated careers. The Explore phase (6-8) brings opportunities for interaction with health and bioscience professionals through guest lectures, summer camp, and field experiences on the UCD Anschutz Medical Campus.

Having entered the Prepare phase, LIGHTS high school students (9-12) refine the focus on health sciences careers through participation in Saturday Academy, Mini Med School, Summer Institute, and job shadowing. Aurora LIGHTS middle school and high school academy enrollment continues to grow North Middle School Health Sciences & Technology Campus East Middle School 6th grade: 50 students Aurora Central High School Academy (9-12): 66 students Hinkley High School Academy (9-12): 112 students

All Aurora LIGHTS Academy high school students benefit from problem-based learning in the Project Lead the Way course entitled, Principles of Biomedical Sciences. Aurora LIGHTS 10th grade students and teachers travel to the Anschutz Medical Campus to learn from Mini Med School lectures that are simulcast from the Museum of Nature & Science. Look for new Aurora LIGHTS signs on the Health Sciences Pathway Schools! Laredo, Montview, Paris, and Park Lane Elementary SchoolsNorth Middle School Health Sciences & Technology Campus Aurora Central, Hinkley, and William Smith High Schools, and Pickens Technical College


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