USDA Official Visits Mays High School to see Successful Farm-to-School Program

When Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Director Dr. Marilyn Hughes came to the district her vision was to create a nutrition program that connected the cafeteria, the classroom and the community. More than a decade later that vision is a reality at a number of schools throughout the district, including Mays High School, where its teachers... Continue Reading →

Mays Football Advances to State Quarterfinals; South Atlanta Boys, Mays Girls in Top 10 Basketball Poll

FOOTBALL Mays advanced to the third round of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Football Playoffs on Friday evening. The Raiders (11-1), the No. 1 seed from Class AAAAAA-Region 5, rallied from a 22-8 deficit to defeat Lee County (9-3), 35-22. Mays shut out the Trojans in the second half, while the Raiders responded... Continue Reading →

Three Football Teams Move on to Round Two of State Playoffs; Mays Cheerleaders Place Ninth at State

FOOTBALL Three Atlanta Public Schools teams advanced to the second round of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Football Playoffs, with wins over the weekend. Douglass (8-3), the No. 2 seed from Class AA-Region 6, dominated Elbert County (7-4), 28-7, Saturday at Lakewood Stadium. It was the first win in the playoffs for the... Continue Reading →

New Law Enables 814 Former APS Students to Graduate High School

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has identified at least 814 former students who could soon become high school graduates. Governor Nathan Deal signed a new law that allows APS students who did not earn a passing score on the Georgia High School Graduation Test or other graduation tests, to now be awarded their high school diploma—provided... Continue Reading →

State-of-the-schools meetings in every cluster will begin November 14

At the start of the 2013-14 school year, Superintendent Erroll Davis delivered a state-of-the-schools address and spoke candidly about APS’ challenges and work to honor a rich legacy of 141 years. Now, K-12 regional executive directors and school principals plan to hold their own forums to talk about the state-of-the-schools in each cluster. APS representatives will... Continue Reading →

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program is Seeking Student Volunteers

Students in grades 5-12 can apply for a 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for the opportunity to win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. next May!Over the past 18 years, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to more than 100,000 middle and high school students across the country for helping the less... Continue Reading →

APS will transform small high schools into small learning communities

When Atlanta Public Schools (APS) opens its doors for the 2012-13 school year, all of its high schools will be operating under one principal per campus.  In August, APS plans to restructure all of its small high schools by transforming them to Small Learning Communities (SLC), a model that includes small, themed academies led by... Continue Reading →

APS Demographic Study: Demographers submit recommendation to superintendent Davis

The team of independent demographers contracted by Atlanta Public Schools to conduct a lengthy demographic and capacity study for the school district, has submitted its recommendation to superintendent Erroll Davis.  According to the demographic timeline, posted on the APS website, the superintendent will post his preliminary recommendation on the district's demographic study page, this Sunday,... Continue Reading →

Four APS students earn prestigious Horatio Alger scholarships

Even during summer months, accolades continue for the APS class of 2010. Fifty Georgia high school students, including four from APS, earned $5,000 scholarships from the prestigious Horatio Alger Association. Please offer a hearty congratulations to the following APS students: Kamalia Blunt, Booker T Washington, LaToria Dixon, Frederick Douglas High School, Shaeroya Earls, Booker T... Continue Reading →

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