Aurora Science & Tech High School
Why Aurora Science & Tech High School?
MEET OUR SCHOOL DIRECTOR
DSST is thrilled to announce Kryszelda Mendoza as the Founding School Director of AST High School. Bringing a wealth of valuable experience, Ms. Mendoza taught high school physics in Chicago Public Schools for six years before moving to Denver to join the DSST team. She started as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction for two years at Conservatory Green Middle School, and in 2018 she won the Core Values Award for Curiosity. She then moved to serve at our Henry campus as Associate School Director, before finally landing a home at Aurora Science & Tech Middle School – first as Associate School Director then School Director in Training under mentor School Director Becca Bloch.
Ms. Mendoza is excited to engage our students in real life science through AST’s continued partnership with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus through exposure, side-by-side learning, research and mentorship. She is thrilled to have this opportunity to build a unique one-of-a-kind open-enrollment health sciences high school that will be a national model.
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Back to School Night
Come meet our teachers!
September 15, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 PM in the AST Courtyard.
Preparing for the First Day of School
We are so excited to welcome all of our owls for the school year 2021-2022. Please make sure you have completed all the steps below in order to be prepared for the first day of school.
Enrollment at Aurora Science & Tech is managed through an independently run lottery. Interested families will complete an online-only application, which opens in January.
If there are more applications submitted than seats available, a waitlist will be created. Applicants who submit their application after the application deadline will be added to the waitlist in order of priority. Families that are placed at Aurora Science & Tech in the lottery will be notified of admission after the lottery is run and asked to confirm their intent to enroll.
Priorities exist within the randomized lottery. The priorities for admission are as follows, in order of priority:
- Siblings of current AST students
- Residents in the Aurora Public Schools (APS) district
- Residents not in the Aurora Public Schools district
We know that seeing is believing. We are excited to offer in-person and virtual opportunities to visit our school this school year.
Families can explore our school building by taking a virtual tour and learn more about us during a pre-recorded webinar, or join us for an in-person event!