Art at AURA

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Art at AURA
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 (, she noted that:

AURA students work to develop visual concepts and language for representing creative ideas. Technical skill, observation and conceptual strength are the key concepts addressed. Their hands-on instruction in a studio environment encourages individual expression, artistic experimentation, and innovative growth.

To express a creative idea properly requires training. Trained observation in a variety of disciplines is foundational for appropriately analyzing problems. Discussion and critiquing are essential for refining creative solutions and turning them into successful solutions. Regarding this point, Ms. Landry noted:

Collaboration and communication are essential to the creative process. Conceptual concepts, aesthetic challenges, reinforced formalized language, articulated thinking are the backbone of class critiques.

Contact AURA Academy to enroll your student in a school that develops creative and critical thinking.

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!
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.
Education is a transformative journey, and high school students often find themselves at the crossroads of choosing the right academic path.
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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