Brown Sisters from Maynard Jackson High School Graduate at the Top of Their Class

By Taylor Jones Identical twin sisters Keairra and Karemma Brown graduated at the top of their class from Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School May 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Keairra ranked second, earning the title of salutatorian, and Karemma, ranked fourth. The sisters have a lot in common. In addition to being in... 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 →

Parks Tar Heels College Tour

On March 8th and 9th, thirty seven young ladies from W.L. Parks Middle School had the opportunity to travel to the state of North Carolina to visit college campuses They visited Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College and the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. The students visited to promote college and career... Continue Reading →

College and Career Motivation Week

During January 25th to February 1st, schools across our district participated in College and Career Motivation Week. The purpose of the week is to encourage students to focus on success in school as they plan for college. Celebratory and informational activities continued all week in our schools, especially at the middle and high school levels.... Continue Reading →

S.T.E.M. Club is Now Offered at Whitefoord!

The S.T.E.M. College Bound Scholars Club is an after-school program designed for students in grades 3-5 to meet on a monthly basis for interactive, hands-on sessions focusing on science and math. Whitefoord Elementary teachers were encouraged to select students who reflect various ability levels, as the effort to differentiate the instruction after school to meet... Continue Reading →

Emory University Pipeline pins new students from the School of Health and Medical Sciences at South Atlanta

The Emory University Health Sciences Pipeline Program is a multiple-year mentoring and academic enrichment experience for high school students from the School of Health and Medical Sciences at South Atlanta. Founded in 2007 by medical students Samuel Funt and Zwade Marshall and managed by volunteer Emory student leadership, the program meets after school once per week for... Continue Reading →

NACAC Atlanta College Fair coming February 12, 2011

NACAC Atlanta College Fair “The Largest College Fair in GA” February 12, 2012 Georgia World Congress Center GWCC Building B 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. More than 200 colleges and universities will be present and over 30 college prep workshops will be offered.  This fair will also feature a counseling center staffed with volunteer... Continue Reading →

SUCCESSful Annual Walk for Project GRAD, Communities in Schools and Hands on Atlanta

The Atlanta Public Schools Project GRAD program celebrated its 12th Annual Walk for Success on Saturday, September 17, 2011 with the collaboration and support of Communities in Schools of Atlanta (CISA), Project GRAD Atlanta, Inc. and Hands on Atlanta (HOA). During the Walk, over three hundred volunteers participated in conducting visits to the homes of students... Continue Reading →

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