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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American University Research Academy is celebrating a significant milestone as it secures accreditation as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. This designation paves the way for the school to offer students the prestigious IB Diploma Programme.
Personalized Thank You cards, Flowers, and small gifts go a long way in showing appreciation! Teaching supplies like nice pens! Gifts a teacher can use every day beyond pencils and books like Tumblers or Mugs!
What: Tennis Camp for kids K-6th (An IB Grade 9 Student along with her friends organized a Tennis Camp to raise funds and donate to UNICEF as part of their Community Project) When: Weekends Beginning May 18, 2024 Where: Los Cerritos Park 3750 Del Mar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
IB Diploma Programme Visit on May 7 & 8. May 13-17 is Teacher’s Appreciation Week! It’s your chance to honor and celebrate the dedication of teachers with a token of gratitude for their hard work all year long.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. AURA Holiday Announcement No Classes May 27, 2024
A reminder to always observe classroom rules during class hours. Multiple occurrences of disobeying the rules may result in disciplinary action. Starting May 13, 2024, strict implementation of wearing proper school uniform and school ID will be implemented. AURA teachers and staff will be issuing warning slips for insubordination.
The AURA’s 2nd Open House held last 19th of April was a success! Amazing job to our teachers, students, and leadership team who made it possible!
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:
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.
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:

"© 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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Apply for a scholarship, and you could save even more!
Save time and money. At AURA High School, you can take certain courses for college credit. Apply for a scholarship, and you could save even more!
Alexander Johnson and Tiffany Dang presented a poster along with Dr. Coffman at the 2024 American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
Alexander Johnson and Tiffany Dang presented a poster along with Dr. Coffman at the 2024 American Society of Microbiology (ASM) conference in Atlanta on Sunday, June 16th . The project was to identify any pathogenic bacteria carried by common house flies using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).
General Granger probably would be surprised that the anniversary of his declaration to the people of Texas would become a national holiday. For him, enforcing the end of slavery was probably just one more administrative task, but for the formerly enslaved people it was a dream come true. Juneteenth is about celebrating freedom and equal treatment under the law. Give thanks for your freedom and treat everyone as your neighbor. General Granger would approve.
student Tiffany Dang
AURA would like to recognize our student Tiffany Dang. Tiffany received the Outstanding Academic Excellence Award from AURA as she received straight A’s in each of her classes. Congratulations Tiffany, we’re proud of you!
Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day! “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." Exodus 20:12 When we honor our fathers, we also honor our Heavenly Father. Whether you go by dad, abba, papa, or tata, we honor you on this day.
The Broad Museum
Who doesn’t like field trips? This past Friday, AURA students explored The Broad Museum! The Broad Museum houses various styles of art, one could say the museum’s structure is an art-piece itself! In addition to the museum, students visited Little Tokyo and got dessert at Fugetsu-Do – a Japanese mochi confectionery that has been in Los Angeles since 1903!
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AURA is a IB Accredited Diploma Program 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). IB Accredited Diploma Program status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org