APS Scholars Chase College Dreams at HBCU Week

Against the magical backdrop of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, 30 high school seniors from Atlanta Public Schools moved closer to realizing their dream of attaining a college education by participating in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week annual fair on October 7. This new initiative to facilitate student participation in... Continue Reading →

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Honoring Excellence, Celebrating Momentum in Our 150th Year: APyeS! Awards Gala 2022

APS Family, please join me in congratulating the 2022 - 2023 winners in our annual APyeS! Awards. From the Booker T. Washington High School, our deserving district-wide Teacher of the Year is Candace R. Henry, a veteran science educator, who leads with vibrance and with compassion. And, the award for Principal of the Year went... Continue Reading →

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It’s Time to Amp Up, APS! Atlanta Public Schools Launches First-of-its-Kind Districtwide Equity Survey

Atlanta Public Schools is excited to announce yet another opportunity to amplify the voices of APS stakeholders districtwide! Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 16, APS will hear from as many of our students, teachers, and school staff, as possible on what matters most in advancing equity throughout APS. Led by the Atlanta Public Schools... Continue Reading →

Supporting the Whole-Child: APS Launches Student Telehealth Services

Students in all APS traditional schools can now access to physical and mental health care through our district’s Telehealth service offered though Hazel Health, Inc. I am excited to share this news not only because we are providing another layer of support focused on whole-child and intervention, but also because the launch of our telehealth... Continue Reading →

Stay Connected, Keep Learning!

At the beginning of this school year, we launched a special messaging series to help raise awareness of the critical importance of school attendance. I hope you have come across it, but if not, it’s called “You Matter!”, and our tagline reads “Every Student. Every Day. Every Parent. Every Day. Every Teacher. Every Day.” It... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Atlanta Public Schools celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. It’s a celebration recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to break barriers and achieve success. Latinos have a positive influence on our country through a strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service enhancing and shaping... Continue Reading →

You Matter! Make Daily School Attendance a Priority

APS recently launched the ‘You Matter’ Campaign to broaden horizons, restore excitement, and re-affirm priorities to increase student attendance. Everyone plays a role in student attendance, and APS wants us all to explore the ways we can assist in helping to bridge the gap between students, families, and schools.  Today’s spotlight is on parents and families... Continue Reading →

Student Voice, Teacher Energy

This headline says *almost* everything about our 2022 #APSDayOne in just four words. Atlanta Public Schools administrators visited all schools and clusters today to make sure our building leaders, staff, and especially our scholars were supported for their first day back to the core business of teaching and learning. I had the honor and pleasure... Continue Reading →

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