APS Partners with City of Atlanta, Launches the Atlanta ConnectHome Program

By Erica Fatima The digital inclusion program brings high-speed Internet and technology education to low-income families throughout Metro Atlanta  Click here to see the ConnectHome video On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Mayor Kasim Reed announced—to a packed house of eager APS students and their families—the launch of the Atlanta ConnectHome pilot program. ConnectHome is an initiative to... Continue Reading →

Margaret Fain Elementary students read along with New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper

  by Britney Morgan 1997 National Teacher of the Year and award winning, New York Times bestselling author, Sharon Draper, led a reading session with Margaret Fain fifth-grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. During her visit, Ms. Draper read passages from her new book, “Stella by Starlight.” The students followed along and participated in... 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 →

West Manor Elementary honored with National Excellence in Urban Education Silver Award

West Manor Elementary School is one of the 16 winners of the 2014 National Excellence in Urban Education Award from the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) at San Diego State University. The schools were recognized at the National Excellence in Urban Education Symposium in San Diego. West Manor received The Silver Award for $2,500.... Continue Reading →

The Class of 2014 Salutatorian for Benjamin E. Mays High School is Odyssey Wilson

The Class of 2014 Salutatorian for Benjamin E. Mays High School is Odyssey Wilson. Odyssey recognizes Benjamin E. Mays High School as the source of her current success and future victories. She thanks her senior army instructor, Major Sparks, for becoming her mentor and reminding her that she should always believe in herself and always... Continue Reading →

Burgess Peterson Academy: Highest value-added academic growth for APS elementary school

Burgess-Peterson Academy achieved the highest value-added academic growth of any public or charter elementary school in Atlanta Public School (APS) for the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, of all APS elementary schools, Burgess-Peterson achieved the highest average months of learning, averaging approximately 13 months of learning during the nine month academic year. Burgess-Peterson is the highest... Continue Reading →

APS Middle Students to Participate in Junior Achievement’s Programming at Discovery Center

On August 20th, APS celebrated the Junior Achievement’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center at their grand opening ceremony.  Jacob Croskey from Coan, Angel Crawford from Coretta Scott King, and Taj West from Long Middle represented APS at this event by mingling with top executives while volunteering at the Chick-fil-A store.  APS is excited to enhance financial literacy and career... Continue Reading →

APS Parents, Teachers & Community Invited to Participate in K-12 Textbook Review

Beginning June 24, 2013 educators and the public will have a chance to review textbooks and other learning resources for instruction in K-12 English Language Arts/Reading.The 2013 Learning Resources Evaluation Sites will be open for approximately three weeks.  The sites will allow the public, including parents and educators, to review and evaluate learning resources that... Continue Reading →

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