Academy of Urban Learning is a small public charter high school in Denver that provides essential wraparound services to youth who are homeless, experiencing unstable living conditions or have other at-risk factors.
Academy of Urban Learning (AUL) was founded by the Jared Polis Foundation and Urban Peak Denver in the Fall of 2005. Both organizations recognized the need for a small public charter high school in Denver that would focus on providing essential wraparound services to youth who are homeless, experiencing unstable living conditions or have
other at-risk factors. The Jared Polis Foundation and Urban Peak Denver understood the importance of staff and students knowing each other well and creating a caring, academic environment that pushes each student to succeed.

Advantages of coming to AUL Include:

  • Four-day school week
  • Small, focused study body of around 100 students
  • Project Based Learning utilizing real life application of skills
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Continue working towards your HS diploma until the age of 21
  • Personal Relationships with daily advisory sessions
  • Wrap around services
  • Concurrent/dual enrollment opportunities
  • RTD bus passes provided monthly (pending 70%+ attendance rate)

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AUL Mission

To provide a comprehensive and quality high school education for students who come from uncertain living conditions.

Guiding Principles

At AUL we:

  • provide a comprehensive education which includes the academic, social, cultural and other life skills to empower our students to be self-sufficient adults.
  • offer supportive services to address short- and long-term housing instability and contributing risk factors.
  • foster a caring and respectful community of families, students, staff, board, and community partners to support our students.

Vision

The Academy of Urban Learning envisions a community where all youth have equal access to resources, can earn a high school diploma, and feel empowered to make a positive impact in society.

Core Values

The Academy of Urban Learning believes in fostering a strong sense of community and does so by encouraging all students and staff to uphold the schools Core Values on a daily basis.

Community   |   Academics   |   Respect   |   Empowerment   |   Service

AUL is proud to employ a diverse staff that cares and respects each other and works to build solid relationships with each of our students. AUL’s educational strategy is structured around a competency-based curriculum, with each student working with the counselor to create an individualized learning plan to guide them through their career at AUL. Case Managers, Advisors, guardians, and teachers work collaboratively to ensure that students reach acceptable levels of competency in core subject areas: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. In addition to academic competencies, AUL is committed to helping students graduate from high school and develop the skills necessary for economic self-sufficiency into their adult years.

AUL is a family where hard work pays off & success of all kinds equals celebration.