Cast your vote for Douglass High School as Fox 5’s ‘High 5 Sports Team of the Week’

Congratulations to the Frederick Douglass High School Astros for being one of five teams nominated for Fox 5’s High 5 Sports Team of the Week. Please cast your vote and spread the word to show our support for Douglass High School Principal DeMarco Holland, Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Rodney Cofield and our student athletes! After... Continue Reading →

Meet APS Class of 2015: Trendarius Edwards Simmons – Frederick Douglass High School

by Kimberly Willis Green Trendarius Edwards Simmons is a graduating senior at Frederick Douglass High School. Born to the late Cheree and Edward Simmons, Trendarius is a native of Atlanta.  At the age of 12, Trendarius lost his mother to her second fight with breast cancer.  This tragic loss motivated him to do well in... Continue Reading →

Fredrick Douglass High School hosts first cluster-wide literacy night

written by Britney Morgan The Frederick Douglass High School Parent Center hosted the Douglass Cluster Family Literacy Night Thursday, January, 15, 2015. There were numerous activities for children of all ages including ‘Babies and Toddler Emerging Literacy,’ ‘Pre-Kindergarten Story Time,’ and ‘Middle School- Art as Literacy.' Elementary students explored web-based tools to strengthen their command of... Continue Reading →

Nine APS high schools awarded AP Teacher Training Grants from Georgia State Board of Education

At the February 20, 2014, meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education, nine APS schools were among 258 high schools awarded Advanced Placement (AP) Teacher Training Grants for the training of AP teachers at the 2014 AP Summer Institutes. The awards amounted to a total of $13,300.00 given to schools. The AP Teacher Training... Continue Reading →

2014 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

Congratulations to Atlanta Public Schools' nine National Merit Semifinalists! Semifinalists: Jamariel Hobbs, Douglass High School Liza Wemakor, Booker T. Washington High School- Early College Isabel Palmer, North Atlanta High School Quinn Mulholland, Grady High School Raulston Li, Grady High School Samuel Heller, Grady High School Tucker Lancaster, Grady High School Zoe Schneider, Grady High School Archer... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Cameron Jones Grade: 11th Grade School: Therrell School of Health Sciences and Research Cameron Jones, a Junior at Therrell School of Health Sciences and Research,  is a scholar with infinite talents and skills.  Her excellent leadership and educational achievements are commendable.  According to her teachers, Cameron is a young lady of outstanding character-- disciplined, hardworking,... Continue Reading →

College and Career Motivation Day at Gideons Elementary

Gideons Elementary School held its College and Career Motivation Day on January 25, 2013. Over forty professionals representing a vast array of professions along with Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Davis and Assistant Superintendent Smith gathered at Gideons and spoke to the elementary students. The importance of elementary, middle and high school studies was stressed along... Continue Reading →

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