Aurora Quest K-8

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Aurora Quest K-8
17315 E. 2nd Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
Coordinates 39°43′13″N 104°47′12″W / 39.72028°N 104.78667°W / 39.72028; -104.78667Coordinates: 39°43′13″N 104°47′12″W / 39.72028°N 104.78667°W / 39.72028; -104.78667
Established 1998
School district Aurora Public Schools
Dean Mr. Powell
Principal Mr. Schoenhals
Grades Kindergarten-8
Color(s) Burgundy and gold
Athletics Swimming (girls), track and field (girls and boys), wrestling (coed), volleyball (girls), Basketball (boys and girls), soccer (coed)
Mascot Phoenix

Aurora Quest K-8 is an alternative gifted magnet school for Aurora Public Schools in Colorado. It is administered by Principal Dave Schoenhals, and Assistant Principal Kim Pippenger. The facility opened in the fall of 2008.

Kindergarten through eighth grade is taught at Quest.

School layout[edit]

The school is laid out into four secured parts, the P-pod, the I-pod, the My-pod, and a core area. The core area consists of the main offices, the cafeteria, the Town Square, the media center/library, and the gym. Near the core area is a computer lab, an art room, a band room, an orchestral room, and an enrichment room.


  • In the 2008-2009 school year, the enrollment of this school was 459; over the school year, the enrollment increased by 149 students.[citation needed] Enrollment for 2013-14 is just over 600.


Though the new school facility opened in 2008, it was started in a trailer on the grounds of Wheeling Elementary in 1998 under the first principal, Linda Berkheim.

Aurora Quest is under the aegis of Aurora Public Schools.

Honors and Awards[edit]

Aurora Quest offers a Taekwondo class through the Korean Academy of Taekwondo. It competes in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Taekwondo League with several other schools. In the 2011-2012 School Year, Quest took first place overall.[1] In the 2012-2013 school year, Quest took second overall.[2]

Aurora Quest K-8 Teacher Natalie Johnson was the recipient of the CCTM Mathematics Teaching Award for region 3 

(Aurora, Adams County 14, Bennett 29J, Northglenn-Thornton, Strasburg, Westminster, Byers, Cherry Creek, and Deer Trail Public Schools) at the annual Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference.

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