APS Celebrates College & Career Motivation Week

The mission of Atlanta Public Schools is to ensure that every student will graduate ready for college and career. The district celebrated that vow last week during “College and Career Motivation Week.” Schools brought awareness to the weeklong initiative through a variety of activities. At Peyton Forest Elementary School, students participated in an assembly created... Continue Reading →

APS Career, Technical Agricultural Education Work-Based Learning Interns become “Smarter with MARTA”

Atlanta Public Schools is celebrating College and Career Motivation Week November 17 - 21, 2014. The goal is to encourage students to do well in school and to prepare today for college and careers tomorrow. A partnership with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) goes beyond one week, allowing APS students to make preparation a... Continue Reading →

APS Community Comes Together to Celebrate College and Career Motivation Week

This week you will find community members, district employees and Board of Education members speaking to students in schools throughout the district as APS College and Career Motivation Week.  The purpose of the week is to encourage all of our students, from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12, to do well in school and to prepare today... Continue Reading →

APS annual Youth Job Fair

On Friday, February 21, 2014, Atlanta Public Schools’ Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Department welcomed 21 employers and 348 students to its 1st annual Youth Job Fair at Atlanta Metropolitan College Student Center. Students attending the job fair ranged from ages 16-21 and are enrolled in schools across Atlanta Public Schools. This job fair allowed... Continue Reading →

Carver Students Learn to “Win the Game” with Former NFL Player Corey Chavous

On Friday, August 30, 2013, the New Schools at Carver hosted Mr. Corey Chavous, former NFL player, as the inaugural speaker of the media center’s new initiative, “See What You Can Be.” During his NFL career, Mr. Chavous played for the The Arizona Cardinals, the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams. While Chavous had... Continue Reading →

The South Metro Scholastic Fund’s Pete’s Promise Scholarship at Dobbs

Pete’s Promise Scholarship Pete’s Promise Scholarship in partnership with the South Metro Scholastic Fund is for the kindergarten and fifth grade class of 2012-2013 from Dobbs Elementary. The scholarship has been provided for those students who will meet the criteria listed below and more importantly will focus their efforts and energies on becoming an agent... Continue Reading →

Thomasville’s Annual Career Day

On Wednesday, March 24, 2013, Thomasville Heights Elementary School hosted its annual Career Day. Speakers came prepared for our students with exciting and interactive presentations that not only shed light on their professions, but also motivated students to continue to work hard in school in order to achieve their career goals in the future. Students... Continue Reading →

Parks wins 1st prize in the College and Career Readiness Spirit Week

The Atlanta Public Schools Annual “College & Career Spirit Week” consists of various opportunities for students to be exposed to a variety of careers and post secondary institutes of higher learning.   Students have the opportunity to create resumes, explore their teachers' alma maters, and hear from representatives from various universities, colleges and vocational schools.  This... Continue Reading →

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