Who we are

AURA (American University Research Academy) is a high-standards rigorous program that offers specific, and multiple pathways to health sciences careers through "STEAM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and language education. Built on a vision of exemplary learning and achievement for all learners, the AURA High School goes above and beyond expectations for learning, while envisioning limitless possibilities for all students.

announce The Edna Johnson Memorial Scholarship!
AURA is happy to announce The Edna Johnson Memorial Scholarship!

The “EJM” Scholarship will allow students to take $10,000 off their tuition for the first year of enrollment, resulting in a tuition fee of only $5,000! Submit academic history from last school year to apply!
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When considering a high school, academic rigor is a key consideration because, to get into good universities, one needs to demonstrate superior academic qualifications. It would be even better if those qualifications were translated into college-level credits saving students (and families) considerable time and money.
AURA Academy values creative thinking as much as critical thinking. Both are needed to prepare students to effectively solve problems in the changing environment of the 21st century. In a recent interview with our gifted visual arts teacher, Kate Lyons Landry (katelyonslandry.com), she noted that:
Education is a transformative journey, and high school students often find themselves at the crossroads of choosing the right academic path.
A university education is an expensive, time-consuming proposition. Making the jump from high school to university can also be challenging.
Most parents want to send their children to a great high school. But what makes a high school great? A great high school is characterized by a combination of factors that contribute to a positive and enriching educational experience for students.
AURA Academy follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework of education. You can learn more about the IB program at ibo.org. The IB framework breaks down education into eight subject groups: language and literature, language acquisition, sciences, mathematics, art, physical and health education, and design.
What is the connection between your sleep and your health? Compute the correlation coefficient for the data in Table A. Which of these two is of more interest to you? Probably the first question.
This year’s holiday season was in danger of being canceled as many families struggled to cope with the pandemic fallout and restrictions. Many families faced food insecurity, inability to pay rent, utilities, or phone bills and wondered if they would be able to put a new toy under the Christmas tree for their children.
November 22, 2020 was a day filled with jubilance and thanks. The AUHS Foundation and its team of volunteers gathered together at Second Samoan Congregational Church in Long Beach to give out free Thanksgiving meals, hygiene kits or sleeping bags, to the homeless population near downtown Long Beach.
The month of November is a time of gratitude, reflection, and humility. While there are many Americans who are making plans to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their loved ones over a hearty and warm meal, there are those who unfortunately do not have the necessary essentials to prepare a homecooked Thanksgiving meal for themselves
We are an IB candidate school delivering the Middle Years Program of the International Baccalaureate, the world’s gold standard in K-12th
A Christian values-based program will enhance the academic program at AURA, equipping students with strong moral and ethical character and behavior
Our students will gain a working knowledge of the world’s two other primary languages throughout their journey at AURA. Fundamentals of Spanish and Mandarin
AURA’s robust science-focused program will equip students to achieve acceptance to a post-secondary institution that meets their passion and skills
The profile aims to develop learners who are:


Inquirers
Knowledgeable
Thinkers
Communicators
Principled
Open-minded
Caring
Risk-takers
Balanced
Reflective
"© International Baccalaureate Organization 2018“
Why IB?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) provides a world-class preparation for university and life beyond. IB students consistently demonstrate the critical thinking and research skills needed to excel in their university studies—and they tend to get into the world's best universities.
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Our approaches to learning and teaching allow IB students to develop transferable and lifelong skills and attributes such as critical thinking, international mindedness, creativity, agency, and resilience. Each of the four IB program, Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP), Diploma Program (DP), and Career-related Program (CP)
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The Diploma Program (DP) is a comprehensive learning experience that supports the nature of knowledge, independent research and community understanding and equips 16-19 year-old students with an international, geographical and cultural awareness.
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The Middle Years Program (MYP) supports students to make connections between their education and the real world through interdisciplinary and inquiry-based learning. The MYP encourages students to build confidence in managing their own learning and develop a personal understanding of global challenges and responsibilities within their community, whilst building a sense of self and a greater awareness.
IB - Benefit the students
IB students often perform better
IB students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on other curricula.

Read key findings from IB research to learn more about how the IB program impact students and schools.
Thank you for considering AURA

We know that finding the right school for your student and your family can be a daunting task. If the values and vision you’re reading about compel you, we encourage you to take the next step.  Our admissions process is thorough and thoughtful, seeking the best for both your student and our school. We recognize this is one of the biggest decisions of your child’s life, and we are here to help you navigate through this process. We hope to meet you soon!

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AURA is a Candidate School for the IB Middle Years Program and Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that AURA believes is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org