Pianos for Peace Donates Festival Pianos to Atlanta Public Schools

Thanks to Pianos for Peace, a nonprofit organization designed to promote peace and philanthropy through art, music and education, 11 beautifully painted pianos are now located inside Atlanta Public Schools. Before the arrival of the pianos, the organization invited the Maynard Jackson High School Orchestra and the J.W. Dobbs Elementary School musical ensemble to Hartsfield-Jackson... Continue Reading →

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 →

Once, Twice, Three Times a Scholar at Carver Early College

Three Carver Early College High School seniors Erico Corbett, Tiye Ridley and Dontavious Martin, have been awarded the 2017 Horatio Algers Scholarship. The Horatio Algers Scholarship program is one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs that support recipients who have exhibited exceptional determination, integrity and perseverance while overcoming life’s adversities. Erico Corbett will... Continue Reading →

Morningside Elementary Named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

For Immediate Release September 28, 2016 ATLANTA – U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Atlanta Public Schools’ Morningside Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Morningside Elementary is among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Principal Audrey Sofianos and a teacher will represent... Continue Reading →

Dobbs Elementary School Program Bridges the Gap Between Education and Opportunity

By Donovan Harris "The power is in your hands. You are their first teacher. Education starts at home.” These are the wise words of Peyton Rhone, secretary at Dobbs Elementary School, as she led an introductory meeting for parents at the Kids Matter 21st Century AfterSchool Program at Dobbs on Monday, Aug. 15. Unlike typical... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Virtual Academy: Register now for Spring 2014

Spring registration has begun for the Atlanta Virtual Academy (AVA) at Atlanta Public Schools.  Registration for the spring semester is open from November 18-January 17.  Classes for the spring semester are scheduled to begin on Monday, January 27, 2014 and end on Friday, May 9, 2014 Over 250 students registered for Atlanta Virtual Academy for the fall semester that runs through December 9th.... Continue Reading →

Kennedy students go the extra mile during morning tutorial sessions

Kennedy Middle School has developed a morning tutorial program to ensure all students are provided with adequate support and resources to exceed their academic goals. Each morning as students arrive, they are given a grab-and-go breakfast and escorted to their assigned tutorial class for the day.  On Mondays and Tuesday students attend math tutorial. Reading tutorials... Continue Reading →

Tiffany Stembridge-Taylor of Washington High School-Early College wins Atlanta Families’ Award

Tiffany Stembridge-Taylor, a math teacher at Washington High School-Early College, was shocked and overwhelmed with joy as she was presented with a check for $7,500 from Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE). This award includes  funding for a professional development opportunity, a personal stipend, and  funding for a school project. Mrs. Stembridge-Taylor’s project... Continue Reading →

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