C-SPAN HBCU Tour Bus Makes Stop at Carver Early College High School

By: Alicia Sands Lurry The C-SPAN HBCU tour bus brought the nation's capitol to Atlanta recently when it made a special stop at Carver Early College High School, as dozen of students learned about the vast resources the cable network offers. Filled with computers and state-of-the-art technology, the interactive tour bus was designed to showcase educational content available to students... Continue Reading →

How to Pay for College Workshop Series

  Atlanta Public Schools and Achieve Atlanta are offering the "How to Pay for College Workshop Series". Sessions include: Move on When Ready (Dual Enrollment) FAFSA Overview Hope/Zell Miller Scholarship Overview Achieve Atlanta Scholarship NCAA Eligibility FAFSA Working Session Assistance for 12th grade students & parents by appointment only.  Call (404) 880-3500 Workshops will be... Continue Reading →

Six APS Elementaries Are Among the Top Schools in Georgia

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Sarah Smith Elementary School Principal Dr. Michael Forehand is extremely proud of his school's consistent track record of academic excellence. According to the recent Single Statewide Accountability System Award (SSAS) Schools recognition by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), Sarah Smith and five other elementary schools - Mary Lin, Morningside, Morris Brandon,... Continue Reading →

APS to Host First-Ever High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Turner Field, Presented by L.E.A.D.

Atlanta Public Schools has a long and storied athletic history, and that includes baseball. Now APS will honor its baseball tradition by hosting the first high school all-star baseball game in the district’s history. The Atlanta Public Schools All-Star Baseball Classic, presented by L.E.A.D., will showcase nearly 50 of the top baseball student athletes in... Continue Reading →

Future Immigration Attorney Deborah Fataki is the 2015 Salutatorian of Carver Early College

Deborah Fataki was born to two immigrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her father was a French teacher with Atlanta Public Schools and her mother owns a hair salon. Deborah’s love for education comes from her parent’s commitment to acquire knowledge. She is currently dually enrolled at Georgia State University where she studies... Continue Reading →

2015 Valedictorian of Carver Early College Xayla Wilson plans to Study International Business at UGA

Xayla Wilson is currently dually enrolled at Carver Early College and Georgia State University. At both institutions, she holds academic honors including the Principal’s List and Georgia State University’s Dean’s List. Beyond her affinity for academics, athletics round out her commitment and talents, as she is the co-captain of the girl’s golf team and softball team manager. Xayla’s academics are only surpassed... Continue Reading →

Valedictorian at Carver Early College Shariff Lee-Brown to Study Technology at Penn State

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” These words have guided Shariff Lee-Brown throughout his four years at Carver Early College and his two years of dual enrollment at Georgia State University. Carver Early College provides a rigorous academic environment with an opportunity to complete up to 60... Continue Reading →


Pearls of Purpose Foundation, Inc., the philanthropic arm of the Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. based in Atlanta, awarded five seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) scholarships for college during its 27th Annual Pink Pearl Mother-Daughter Luncheon held April 26 at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta Hotel.   Coretta Scott King... Continue Reading →

April 2014 APS Student Spotlight Featuring Students from Fickett, Carver Early College, SPARK and Towns

Name:  Ronald White III Grade:  5th School: Fickett Elementary School Career Goal: Engineer/Entrepreneur Ronald White, III is a proud 5th grade Trojan who has been at Fickett Elementary School since kindergarten. He is an honor student with multiple interests. Ronald plays soccer and enjoys swimming, playing video games and Monopoly, watching movies with his family, and... Continue Reading →

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