Pre-K Students Explore Children’s Museum of Atlanta

By: Erica Fatima Running and jumping, and filled with wild exclamations of delight, 157 of APS' bright Pre-K scholars explored the exciting Children’s Museum of Atlanta . The energy and excitement filled the room, as students from Perkerson, Parkside, M. Agnes Jones, and Kimberly elementary schools “learned through play,” at various interactive stations. “I love this game!”...“Let... Continue Reading →


By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben... 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 →

Steve Smith Departs APS to Return to Private Sector

Steve Smith, associate superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS),will resign effective June 30, to return to the private sector. He has served the students of Atlanta as the second-ranking executive since Superintendent Erroll Davis was appointed in 2011. Smith is credited with providing executive oversight of the district’s daily operations,collaborating with the superintendent to stabilize... Continue Reading →

School Communications Survey

APS parents, please help us communicate more effectively by completing a quick survey. The survey includes 7 questions and is available on the homepage of your school’s website.  In addition, printed copies of the survey are available at all schools. Your feedback is very important to us, as the results from this survey will impact... Continue Reading →

Broadcast/video production- Jackson High School

The journalism students at Maynard Jackson High School are privileged to gain hands-on experience in the classroom. They are learning photography, video production, and post production while exploring their creativity and talents. Mr. Henderson Maddox is their broadcast/video production teacher who joined Jackson last year. He is a filmmaker himself, with 8 years of teaching... Continue Reading →

Early Dismissal – August 22, 2012

The district would like to remind parents and students that ALL Atlanta Public Schools will experience an early release day on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Early release times below apply to students at traditional and year round schools. 11:30am Elementary School Early Dismissal 12:15pm High School Early Dismissal 12:45pm Middle School Early Dismissal Visit to... Continue Reading →

Demographic Capacity Study Community Meetings November 28 – December 1

Community meetings have been confirmed for the week of November 28 – December 1 to provide parents and stakeholders with an opportunity for further input into the ongoing demographic study by Atlanta Public Schools.  During the meeting, independent demographers will present multiple scenarios for your consideration and feedback. SRT – 2 Demographic-Capacity Study Community Meeting... Continue Reading →

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