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 →

Eight Atlanta Public Schools students named Class of 2020 REACH Georgia Scholars on Statewide Signing Day

by Kimberly Willis Green Eight Atlanta Public Schools (APS) eighth grade students were named REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia Scholars and participated in the REACH Statewide Signing Day Ceremony with APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D, Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, and members of the Atlanta Board of Education. The APS REACH Scholars,... Continue Reading →

Three Atlanta Public Schools Students Named as Inaugural Class of Greenhouse Scholars in Georgia

ATLANTA – Greenhouse Scholars, a non-profit education organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders, named three Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students as its inaugural class in the state of Georgia. Founded in 2005, Greenhouse Scholars is a unique program that provides personal, professional and financial support to high-performing, under-resourced college students. The goal is... Continue Reading →

Five APS Seniors Awarded National Achievement Scholarships

By Kimberly Willis Green Five seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) are recipients of the National Achievement Scholarship®, the Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship®, and the College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The 51st annual National Achievement Scholarship® Program is a privately financed academic competition that honors scholastically talented African American students with... 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 →

Atlanta Public Schools Honors 16 Students as Inaugural REACH Georgia Scholars on Statewide Signing Day

ATLANTA – As part of a REACH Statewide Signing Day, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen welcomed 16 students into the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia scholarship program for the 2014-2015 school year. The APS REACH scholars, comprised of eighth and ninth grade students from across the district, signed scholarship contracts... Continue Reading →

23 Atlanta Public School graduates to attend top colleges and universities as Posse Scholars

Congratulations to the 23 APS graduates that will attend college as 2014 Posse Scholars, each earning a four-year, full tuition scholarship worth approximately $100,000. The class of 2014 has the largest number of Posse Scholars awarded to APS seniors since the program’s inception in Atlanta in 2007-2008. Selected by The Posse Foundation, scholars are identified... Continue Reading →

Twenty-three APS Seniors Named Posse Foundation Scholars

Twenty-three seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) were awarded four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships worth approximately $100,000 each by The Posse Foundation, Inc. to some of the top colleges and universities in the country – including Boston University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, The College of Wooster, Brandeis University, and Bard College. The class of 2014... Continue Reading →

South Atlanta Health and Medical Sciences’ Annual Emory Pipeline Pinning Ceremony

South Atlanta Health and Medical Sciences held its annual Emory Pipeline Pinning Ceremony to celebrate students and mentors participating in the Emory Pipeline program. Emory Pipeline is a mentorship program that offers sophomore students an opportunity to be paired with a mentor from Emory University for the remaining three years of high school. Sixteen students... Continue Reading →

2014 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

Congratulations to Atlanta Public Schools' nine National Merit Semifinalists! Semifinalists: Jamariel Hobbs, Douglass High School Liza Wemakor, Booker T. Washington High School- Early College Isabel Palmer, North Atlanta High School Quinn Mulholland, Grady High School Raulston Li, Grady High School Samuel Heller, Grady High School Tucker Lancaster, Grady High School Zoe Schneider, Grady High School Archer... Continue Reading →

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