APS Parents Have “Thanksgiving Lunch” with Students for Family Engagement Day

Students and parents at Deerwood Academy and several other Atlanta Public Schools ate lunch together on Thursday for Family Engagement Day. Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, but students and parents throughout the Atlanta Public School system already have eaten a Thanksgiving meal together. Scores of schools in the district – including Deerwood Academy, F.L. Stanton Elementary,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Important Reminders about APS transfers and registration for the 2015-16 School Year

Friday, March 27 is the last day to apply for a general administrative transfer to attend an out of zoned school, or the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship transfer for the 2015-16 school year. Transfer applications will be accepted in person in the Department of Student Relations until 4:00 p.m. and online until 11:59pm. Registration packets... Continue Reading →

APS Parents Encouraged to Take the Georgia Parent Survey between November 2014 and February 2015

Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  The Georgia Parent Survey is... Continue Reading →

One day left for centralized late registration

By Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer    larivera@atlanta.k12.ga.us http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-objBJC8ZrA There is still time, if your busy family life just happened to prevent you from registering your child for another year at Atlanta Public Schools. The APS Centralized Summer Center for Late Registration will be open Thursday, June 26 at Crim Open Campus High School at 256... Continue Reading →

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