875 Peoria St., Aurora, CO 80011

Applications for Grades K-11 for the 2024-25 School Year Now Open!

Aurora's Only Rigorous, Arts-Integrated Education for Kindergarten through 12th Grade

At the Charles Burrell Visual & Performing Arts Campus, students are immersed in comprehensive arts programs and rigorous academics so that they are ready to pursue creative careers or college degrees. Extensive performances and exhibitions give students opportunities and platforms to display their talents so that they become confident and develop their artistic potential. Our inspiring faculty who are practicing artist/educators work with students individually and encourage intellectual and artistic curiosity so that students work toward advanced levels of creative and artistic professionalism. Our diverse and talented staff and students create a community of shared passion, diverse perspectives, knowledge, skills, and professional expertise where students develop self-awareness and become well-rounded artist-scholars.

We Value

- Confidence

We model confidence for our students by believing in ourselves as we make informed decisions, take risks, persevere, and self-reflect.

- Creativity

As a creative community, we celebrate the journey of individual and collective expression by honoring innovation, curiosity, imagination, and authentic experiences.

- Care

We are an empathetic, inclusive community that values everyone by creating safe spaces and amplifying voices.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade Curriculum

9th - 12th Grade Curriculum

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The Magnet School Application Process allows families from Aurora and anywhere in the Denver Metro area to apply to a school other than their boundary school. There are different criteria for each grade level, so please be sure to read the website carefully. Depending on grade-level, we may conduct a lottery or hold an interview or audition. Please note that as an APS Magnet School, we are part of Aurora Public Schools and are not a charter school.

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Burrell Arts K-8 Campus

K-8 campus location

875 Peoria Street
Aurora, CO 80011

Directions to Burrell Arts K-8 Campus
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Charles Burrell


Charles Burrell has enjoyed an outstanding career as a bassist for the Denver Symphony Orchestra and is also considered a master jazz bassist; one of the few musicians to have mastered both genres. His life and legacy exemplify the mission of Aurora Public Schools new arts magnet campus -- the Charles Burrell Visual & Performing Arts Campus.

More About Charles Burrell

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9-12 campus location

11700 E. 11th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011-3758

Directions to Burrell Arts 9-12 Campus at Aurora Central H.S.
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How Will You Create?

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"We provide a rigorous, arts-integrated education that honors diverse perspectives and experiences, fosters deep inquiry, and develops student self-awareness."