APS celebrates Black History Month — on the airwaves

Atlanta Public Schools salutes the heroes of Black History Month with compelling programming on its two television channels. First we invite you to flip to Channel 22 to watch "A History of Black Achievement in America," an original, eight-part series that documents black achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and... Continue Reading →

Images from First Lady Michelle Obama at Burgess-Peterson Academy

We had a great time covering First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to Burgess-Peterson Academy to mark the first anniversary of her Let's Move campaign against childhood obesity by celebrating the elementary school's health, wellness and nutrition initiatives. The initiatives are a part of an overall strategy by Atlanta Public Schools' Nutrition Department, headed by Dr.... Continue Reading →

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates health and wellness efforts at Burgess-Peterson Academy

First Lady Michelle Obama marked the first anniversary of her Let's Move initiative with a visit to Burgess-Peterson Academy on Wednesday afternoon. The school is one of the leaders in Atlanta Public Schools when it comes to health, wellness and nutrition efforts thanks to hard work among faculty, staff, students, parents and its network of... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta’s Global Broadcasting and Journalism academy reveals new (student-designed) logo

Students, faculty, staff and parents gathered Wednesday morning for the unveiling of the student-designed logo for North Atlanta High's Global Broadcasting and Journalism academy. The academy is a part of North Atlanta and Grady High becoming the final two schools to convert to the newer, smaller-learning model as designed by Atlanta Public Schools' High School... Continue Reading →

APS student-athletes prepare for next step on National Signing Day

UPDATE: Watch interview with U.S. Naval Academy-bound football players Greg Eason (Mays High) and Marcus Mack (North Atlanta High) here. Watch interview with South Atlanta's Nick Jacobs here. We were so proud to watch as student-athletes from around Atlanta Public Schools signed on the dotted line to play for the college of their choice on... Continue Reading →

National Signing Day set for Wednesday, Feb. 2

What: National Signing Day Who: All APS senior student-athletes accepting athletic scholarships Where: Frederick Douglass High School, 225 H.E. Holmes Drive., NW, Atlanta 30318 When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2 Additional: APS high school seniors sign letters of intent for athletic scholarships at colleges and universities around the country. Both female and male student-athletics will... Continue Reading →

Grady High art student is driving force behind Atlanta Art Throwdown 2011

Is it Atlanta’s next great sporting event — or outstanding education? Judging from the response to the first-ever Atlanta Art Throwdown, the answer is both. Although the competition is serious, camaraderie, fun and learning from each other are the real winners. The brainchild of Grady High senior Perrin Turner, the Art Throwdown brings students from... Continue Reading →

APS student-athletes welcome Atlanta Braves for ‘Caravan’ stop at The New Schools at Carver

Several schools from APS were in the audience at The New Schools at Carver as players from the Atlanta Braves players fielded questions about life in the Major Leagues. Pitchers Peter Moylan and Scott Linebrink were joined by center fielder Jordan Schafer, with WXIA/11Alive sports anchor Sam Crenshaw serving as moderator. (Crenshaw is a familiar... Continue Reading →

Grady High’s ‘Doggies on the Catwalk’ fashion show rescheduled for Friday

UPDATE: Watch Georgia Public Broadcasting's coverage of "Doggies on the Catwalk" last year here. We're excited to announce that Grady High's annual "Doggies on the Catwalk" fashion show, which showcases the senior fashion students of Vincent Martinez's Urban Couture program, has been rescheduled after all that snow last week. As Atlanta magazine columnist Richard Eldredge... Continue Reading →

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