Benteen Elementary Celebrates Becoming a World Authorized International Baccalaureate School

Associate Superintendent Dr. Emily Massey (left) and Benteen Elementary Principal Dr. Andrew Lovett are joined by Board member Cynthia Briscoe Brown, District IB Coordinator Thea Murphy (center), Board Chair Jason Esteves, and Burgess-Peterson Academy Principal David White. Atlanta Public Schools is pleased to announce that Benteen Elementary School has received authorization as an International Baccalaureate... Continue Reading →

Operation Grad Nation: Congratulations to the Atlanta Public Schools Class of 2021!

Atlanta Public Schools extends a huge congratulations to the Class of 2021! These resilient, determined scholars persevered during a global pandemic, overcoming unprecedented challenges and obstacles to accomplish this monumental milestone. Held May 24-27 at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium, this year's graduation ceremonies featured over 2,400 graduates from 14 high schools across the District... Continue Reading →

Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy Launches District’s First-Ever Japanese Language Program

Kimie Briem (pictured clockwise, upper left) will serve as a full-time Japanese instructor at Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy. Principal Eulonda Washington (upper right) and Dr. Margaret McKenzie, director of ESOL and World Languages, are also pictured. In an effort to produce globally conscious college and career ready scholars and STEMinists, Coretta Scott... Continue Reading →

13 APS Seniors Awarded Full-Tuition Scholarships to HBCUs

Thirteen Atlanta Public Schools' seniors will receive full-tuition scholarships to several historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country, thanks to 5 Strong Scholars, a program that provides promising student leaders with ongoing mentorship and support from matriculation to graduation. The seniors are part of a cohort of 44 scholars who will attend partnering... Continue Reading →

South Atlanta Students Honored With State Resolutions for Winning National 3DE Case Challenge Championship

A group of South Atlanta High School 10th graders were officially recognized on May 14 for winning first-place honors at the inaugural 2021 3DE Schools National Championship Home Depot Case Challenge Competition. During a special recognition ceremony, Justin Freeman, Jaliyah Scales, Bishop Seabrook, Jacobe Swanson, and Zakeriah Thomas were each presented with a Georgia House... Continue Reading →

Delta Airlines Says ‘Thank You’ to 9 Deserving APS Teachers With Free Trips for Summer Break

After more than a year of adapting to an ever-changing school environment and working tirelessly to connect with students both virtually and in person, Delta and Delta Vacations recently said “thank you” to several extra-special Atlanta Public Schools (APS) teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, held May 3-7. Held in partnership with Delta Vacations and APS,... Continue Reading →

Washington High School, City of Atlanta Partner on Community Garden Created by Students in New AgSTEM Program

(Pictured above, 2nd photo, top row): Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring, Board member Aretta Baldon, and Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown are joined by Washington High School staff and students and local community members.) Atlanta Public Schools and the City of Atlanta – District 3, led by District 3 Councilman Antonio Brown, recently celebrated the creation... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta High School Senior Earns Over $2 Million in College Scholarships

Ever since she was a young child, North Atlanta High School senior Kamryn Stargell has followed her mother's "blueprint" for attending college debt-free, and it's since paid off in more ways than she could ever imagine. Armed with her mom's sage advice, laser-like focus, and a resume chock-full of extra-curricular activities, Kamryn no longer has... Continue Reading →

Warren T. Jackson Elementary School Celebrates Cognia STEM Certification

(Pictured above: Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring and Board member Cynthia Briscoe Brown are joined by Principal Brent McBride and Jackson Elementary School staff and students during a recent STEM certification ceremony.) Students, parents, administrators, staff and District officials gathered at Warren T. Jackson Elementary School on May 11, as Jackson celebrated its long-awaited Cognia STEM... Continue Reading →

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