Ever since she was a young child, North Atlanta High School senior Kamryn Stargell has followed her mother's "blueprint" for attending college debt-free, and it's since paid off in more ways than she could ever imagine. Armed with her mom's sage advice, laser-like focus, and a resume chock-full of extra-curricular activities, Kamryn no longer has... Continue Reading →
(Pictured above: Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring and Board member Cynthia Briscoe Brown are joined by Principal Brent McBride and Jackson Elementary School staff and students during a recent STEM certification ceremony.) Students, parents, administrators, staff and District officials gathered at Warren T. Jackson Elementary School on May 11, as Jackson celebrated its long-awaited Cognia STEM... Continue Reading →
Twenty Atlanta Public Schools high school seniors have been named 2021 Georgia Scholars. Of the students named, 12 represent Grady High School, and three are from Carver Early College. The other students represent South Atlanta, North Atlanta, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, Maynard Jackson, and Booker T. Washington high schools. This year’s APS cohort joins a total... Continue Reading →
David T. Howard Middle School - Atlanta Public Schools' historic building located in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood - has earned a bevy of design awards for its newly renovated, 21st century, state-of-the-art construction. Howard Middle School has been selected to receive the 2021 Atlanta Urban Design Commission's Design Award of Excellence. The 43rd Annual Awards... Continue Reading →
Pictured, left to right: Charvae Young, lead internal auditor; Kirby Cuenca, lead internal auditor; Connie Brown, executive director, Internal Compliance; Karen Campbell, administrative assistant; and Petrina Bloodworth, director, Internal Compliance. Guest Blog By: Connnie Brown, Executive Director of Internal Compliance The month of May has been designated International Internal Audit Awareness Month by the Institute... Continue Reading →
April is National Autism Awareness Month, and the Atlanta Public Schools' Special Education Advisory Committee is proud to celebrate all month long! The committee wants APS to “Light it Up BLUE” throughout the month of April by wearing blue in support of autism awareness.
Story time recently came alive for third graders at Usher-Collier Elementary School, thanks to new technology that helps children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade with reading comprehension.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms delivered an impassioned and inspiring message to students at her beloved alma mater Frederick Douglass High School during a recent Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) session.
Photo credits: Trey King of King.Digital3 As the nation celebrates the outstanding achivements of women during Women's History Month in March, Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) made history of its own on March 19 by becoming the first school- as well as the first all-girls school - to earn a National STEM... Continue Reading →
Reginald Smith, Jr. has plenty to sing about these days. The accomplished baritone opera singer and former Atlanta Public Schools student is now a Grammy Award-winning artist. On March 14, Smith won a Grammy for Best Opera Recording for his vocal performance as part of the cast in Gerschwin's "Porgy and Bess."