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 →

APS teams and coaches rally to preview upcoming football season

Earlier this summer, APS football players and coaches rallied to talk football during the 4th Annual APS Football Media Day at Maynard Jackson High School. Interim Director of Athletics for Atlanta Public Schools, Jasper Jewell explained the significance of this exciting event. “The purpose of Media Day is to give light and recognition to our young... Continue Reading →

Westside Atlanta Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Atlanta Public School's newest addition, Westside Atlanta Charter School, held their official ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this school year, led to their ceremony by the Georgia Tech Marching Band. Guest speaker Joy Fitzgerald, CEO and President of the Atlanta Housing Authority, expressed her joy and excitement at the growth of the neighborhood and looks forward... Continue Reading →

The Intown Academy Dedicates Peace Garden For International Day Of Peace

The Intown Academy, a Kindergarten-8th grade Atlanta Public Schools (APS) charter school in the Old Fourth Ward, dedicated a peace garden on Friday, September 20th, to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace observed on September 21, 2013. Students recited a peace pledge and listened to fellow students sing “Let There Be Peace on... Continue Reading →

KIPP STRIVE and Atlanta Families’ Award Winner Host 5K Dash

APS charter schools  KIPP STRIVE Academy and KIPP STRIVE Primary School conducted their first annual 5K Dash on Saturday, September 21, 2013. There were over 150 participants ranging in age from newborn to 83.  This event raised more than $1,500 to provide students with an international travel experience. Math teacher Stephanie Jones, a 2012 Atlanta Families’... Continue Reading →

KIPP WAYS Charter and B.E.S.T. Academy team up to exchange best practices

APS is moving forward this year with a systemwide commitment to ensuring that schools, clusters, regions and departments exchange best practices. Reflecting this spirit of collaboration, KIPP WAYS Charter School, in coordination with the APS Office of Innovation, recently received a grant through the federal Office of Innovation and Improvement. The purpose of the grant... Continue Reading →

Drew Charter School named 2012 Georgia Charter School of the Year

Drew Charter School named 2012 Georgia Charter School of the Year: School will receive $50,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation Atlanta (October 4, 2012) – Drew Charter School, one of the state’s highest performing elementary/middle schools, has been selected as the 2012 Georgia Charter School of the Year.   The announcement was made today at the 10th Anniversary Georgia Charter... Continue Reading →

Intown Academy Awarded $15,000 Grant from KaBOOM! and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

Dr Pepper Snapple Group and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded The Intown Academy a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant as announced May 10, 2012. The grant is part of the Let’s Play initiative introduced in November of 2010 – a $15 million, three-year commitment from Dr Pepper Snapple Group to KaBOOM!, the national non-profit saving... Continue Reading →

Grammy-nominated duo, Les Nubians, to visit students at The Intown Academy

The Intown Academy and Alliance Française d’Atlanta will host Grammy-nominated R&B duo, Les Nubians, on campus Thursday, March 1from 10 a.m. to -11 a.m. The duo, composed of sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris, France, will meet with students from second to fifth grade and discuss their music. Born to a French father and... Continue Reading →

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