20 APS Seniors Named 2021 Georgia Scholars

Twenty Atlanta Public Schools high school seniors have been named 2021 Georgia Scholars. Of the students named, 12 represent Grady High School, and three are from Carver Early College. The other students represent South Atlanta, North Atlanta, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, Maynard Jackson, and Booker T. Washington high schools. This year’s APS cohort joins a total... Continue Reading →

APS Pivots to In-Person Celebration to Honor Our Valedictorians, Salutatorians, STAR Students

Arriving at Zoo Atlanta on Wednesday for the Class of 2021 Valedictorian/Salutatorian/STAR Student Awards Ceremony, I could feel a deep sense of anticipation coming over me. This opportunity presented an important shift. Today, we would celebrate in person! As I moved about the 37 young men and women, I  shared how our recent transition from... Continue Reading →

Howard Middle School Renovation Project Earns 3 Top Design Awards

David T. Howard Middle School - Atlanta Public Schools' historic building located in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood - has earned a bevy of design awards for its newly renovated, 21st century, state-of-the-art construction. Howard Middle School has been selected to receive the 2021 Atlanta Urban Design Commission's Design Award of Excellence. The 43rd Annual Awards... Continue Reading →

APS Recognizes International Internal Audit Awareness Month

Pictured, left to right: Charvae Young, lead internal auditor; Kirby Cuenca, lead internal auditor; Connie Brown, executive director, Internal Compliance; Karen Campbell, administrative assistant; and Petrina Bloodworth, director, Internal Compliance. Guest Blog By: Connnie Brown, Executive Director of Internal Compliance The month of May has been designated International Internal Audit Awareness Month by the Institute... Continue Reading →

The Week with Dr. Lisa Herring – Week of April 19

Following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, we in Atlanta Public Schools must continue to create spaces for conversation and peaceful protest about this issue and other social justice matters facing our nation. As I shared on my blog, students, teachers, staff, and community members regularly express fears, worries, and questions about events they... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and the Atlanta Public Schools' Special Education Advisory Committee is proud to celebrate all month long! The committee wants APS to “Light it Up BLUE” throughout the month of April by wearing blue in support of autism awareness.

Creating Space for Conversation and Peaceful Protest around Chauvin Trial

Dear Atlanta Public Schools Family, Like many educators across our nation, awaiting the impending verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial created a certain anxiety and impatience within me. Many have opinions about this case, but now that the jury’s final decision has been announced, we must continue to create spaces for conversation and protest about... Continue Reading →

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