As Atlanta Public Schools continues its journey to excellence, expect a school year filled with plenty of changes, challenges and new opportunities. Here is a sneak preview of five things to expect this year …
- Springdale Park Elementary opens its doors at 1274 Ponce de Leon Ave. APS’ first “green” school is also its first LEED-certified, and will offer Farm to School, recycling and composting programs. Follow the school by visiting its Web site: www.springdaleparkelementary.org.
- The high school transformation continues as Frederick Douglass and Washington high schools become small learning communities. Douglass will offer academies for Communications and Journalism; Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing; Business and Entrepreneurship; and Engineering and Applied Technology. Washington will offer Banking, Finance & Investment; Early College; and a Senior Academy.
- APS has merged Hill and Hope elementary schools. Hope will serve as host for the newly named Hill-Hope Elementary School.
- The single-gender middle school academies – B.E.S.T Academy for boys and Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy for girls – are scheduled to move into new facilities in September and January, respectively.
- APS’ Campus Portal for Parents will provide access to class schedules and attendance records. For more about the Campus Portal , visit your school office.