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“Aurora” is a Latin word meaning “the rising light of morning; dawn of day; a beginning.” This meaning exemplifies the spirit and attitude of parents who believe Aurora Academic Charter School to be a new beginning for their children.

AACS is a publicly funded charter school that reports to and is monitored by Alberta Education, with no formal ties or responsibilities to other local school boards. As with all charter schools, AACS receives from Alberta Education the same per capita grant as children in other public or separate systems. There are no tuition fees.

Aurora School’s charter was granted on May 16, 1996, and the school opened its doors on September 9, 1996, to 280 Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. In September of 1997, Grade 9 was added. 

In September 2008, AACS moved to Sherbrooke School in Edmonton. The school has undergone a complete renovation, giving us the beautiful facility we have today.

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