Anti – Defamation League Recognizes Atlanta Public Schools at Annual Torch of Liberty Corporate Breakfast

ATLANTA (JUNE 22, 2017) – Today, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Southeast Region awarded its Stuart Lewengrub Torch of Liberty Award to Atlanta Public Schools and Dr. Meria Carstarphen at the annual Torch of Liberty Corporate Breakfast. “This award recognizes the incredible work that Atlanta Public Schools has done over the past two years to implement... Continue Reading →

Two APS High Schools Earn International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Designation

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School and North Atlanta High School have earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) designation to offer APS students the opportunity to combine IB courses with CTAE pathways and earn the IB CP Certificate. Both schools join 139 other schools in 23 countries around the world which currently offer the... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates the Opening of the Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy

By: Donovan M. Harris Atlanta Public Schools celebrated the official unveiling of the Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy on Thursday, October 6 in the former Kennedy Middle School building. The school serves students from the former Bethune Elementary School in the revitalizing west side of Atlanta. The school features both an EL curriculum and innovative STEM-focused... Continue Reading →

Benjamin E. Mays High School Raiders advances to the semifinals!

Last Friday, Benjamin E. Mays High School Raiders advanced to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state Class AAAAA football semifinals for the first time in the school’s history, after a memorable 44-41 victory over Jones County High. The Raiders are the first Atlanta Public Schools to reach the semifinals since Grady High School in... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates National School Counseling Week: Meet Andrew Ragland of Mays High

Is there a difference between counseling high school students compared with elementary or middle school students? Andrew Ragland, an APS alum and counselor at Mays High, answered that question and more in the video above. APS students thrive, thanks to support from dedicated teachers, principals and support staff such as counselors. During National School Counseling... Continue Reading →

Target invests in student achievement at Thomasville Heights Elementary

Thomasville Heights Elementary School Principal Charles Penn continuously makes the connection between home and school to promote student success. Support from community partners — and a book by President Barack Obama — also keep students motivated. Target recently awarded 60 students with a gift bag, reading certificate and the book “Of Thee, I Sing,” written... Continue Reading →

APS honors school crossing guards, students’ ‘first line of defense’

Describing them as "students' first line of defense," APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall paid tribute to the district's school crossing guards at an awards ceremony held in the Brewer building today. The event marks a weeklong celebration of National School Crossing Guard Recognition Week. In 2008, APS became one of the first districts in... Continue Reading →

Radio personality Elle Duncan helps Parks Middle students carve out career paths

Parks Middle School has always worked to provide students with positive role models and mentors to help carve their journey to success. Today was no exception as attorneys, chiropractors, funeral directors and scientists descended on the campus for Career Day. "It was a great success this year," said guidance counselor Barbara Santiago. "We actually had... Continue Reading →

Slater Elementary debuts SunTrust Youth bank with assist from Mayor Kasim Reed

Successful school partnerships go beyond businesses providing pizza during PTA meetings. At Slater Elementary, a successful school partnership with SunTrust Bank even proves to be lucrative for students. On Oct. 6, the school debuted its youth bank, which allows students to create an account and make deposits throughout the school year. When the focus turns... Continue Reading →

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