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 →

Help Improve APS Schools by Completing School Climate Survey

“Teachers at my student’s school have high standards for achievement.” “Teachers at my student’s school work hard to make sure that students do well.” These are two of the 24 statements parents are asked to consider on the 2015-2016 Georgia Parent Survey.  All Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to complete the online survey from... Continue Reading →

APS High & Middle School Students Tap Into the SELMA Movement Through Discussions & Free Tickets

— More than 10,000 APS high school students see the movie that depicts “Bloody Sunday” the events surrounding the epic march from Montgomery to Selma Ala., a pivotal moment in the fight for African Americans’ right to vote in America — On January 21, more than 300 APS students from schools with a connection to... Continue Reading →

Coretta Scott King’s Cross Country Coach Valerie Missick was honored at the 2014 Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officer: brmorgan@atlanta.k12.ga.us Coach Valerie Missick has been selected to receive the 2014 Positive Coach Award. The award is in recognition of a coach who is a role model for his or her team and reinforced the “Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete” as defined by Positive Athlete Georgia. Those definitions include an optimistic... Continue Reading →

Usher-Collier Elementary students participate in the 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day

  Usher-Collier Elementary hosted STEM Day program activities for the 2014 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day earlier this spring. The activities consisted of both a STEM CAREER DAY and their end of the year Engineering Design Challenge. STEM professionals from all over the Atlanta metro area visited Usher-Collier Elementary to speak to students about what... Continue Reading →

Carver and North Atlanta students honored at D.C. gala for fight against tobacco

Four APS students have been named Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The teens are members of the H.E.A.R.T. Coalition of Atlanta which helps raise awareness of and take action against tobacco throughout Atlanta and in the African-American community. The young leaders joined more than 400 public health, political, civic... Continue Reading →

Booker T. Washington High School students volunteer during Day of Service

Over 60 Washington High School students, community volunteers and educators partnered with GivingPoint and gathered at Booker T. Washington High School, the Alma Mater of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20th, to reflect on his life and celebrate his message of service to others. The Day of Service, sponsored by State Farm... Continue Reading →

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