Beecher Hills Elementary Using New Initiative to Increase Parental Involvement, Student Achievement

By Seth Coleman As schools throughout the district administer various tests this spring designed to measure student growth, Beecher Hills Elementary School hopes a new initiative implemented this year will boost test scores the way it has improved parental involvement. The Academic Parent-Teacher Team (APTT) concept is an innovative program designed to build and enhance... Continue Reading →

Adamsville Primary Announces Partnership with Greater Community Church

  By Seth Coleman For the past several months, members of Greater Community Church of God In Christ have helped Adamsville Primary School with a number of events and programs – from reading sessions with students to helping coordinate the school’s fall festival.  All the things a community partner would do. On Sunday, the partnership... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates National School Counseling Week “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success”

By Erica Fatima National School Counseling Week (Feb. 1-5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors within U.S. school systems have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career. This year’s theme is “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success.” Notably, Atlanta Public Schools own Dr.... Continue Reading →

Five APS Schools Make GDOE List of Highest Performing, Progress Schools

Five Atlanta Public Schools made the list of 2015-2016 Georgia Department of Education Title I Reward Schools. Reward Schools are Title I schools that fall into one of two categories: Highest-Performing Schools – Those among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the absolute highest performance, over three years, in the “all... Continue Reading →

Humphries Elementary Students with Perfect, Near-Perfect Attendance Receive Toys

The message on the back of Humphries Elementary School t-shirts is simple and concise: “Attendance Matters. Every Student. Every Day.” On Thursday, with a big boost from community partner Cigna Healthcare of Atlanta, the administration, faculty and staff at Humphries rewarded those students who not only wore the message on their backs this semester, but... Continue Reading →

Five APS Seniors Awarded National Achievement Scholarships

By Kimberly Willis Green Five seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) are recipients of the National Achievement Scholarship®, the Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship®, and the College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The 51st annual National Achievement Scholarship® Program is a privately financed academic competition that honors scholastically talented African American students with... Continue Reading →

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