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 →

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 →

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 →

Cheers to the Resilient Class of 2021! APS Reaches All-Time Graduation Rate High of 83.1 Percent

APS achieved an 83.1 percent graduation rate for cohort 2021, according to graduation data released today by the Georgia Department of Education. By achieving its all-time high graduation rate, APS has also narrowed its gap with the state rate of – 83.7% – by 2.9 percentage points to a difference of 0.6 percentage points. This... Continue Reading →

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