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To support ongoing efforts to improve the academic achievement of students, the Georgia Department of Education hosts an annual Advanced Placement Teacher Training Grant opportunity for Georgia high schools. This grant is to assist in training teachers at AP Summer Institutes.
At the February 16, 2012 meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education, awards were made to 207 Georgia high schools for the training of AP teachers at the 2012 AP Summer Institutes.
We are pleased to announce that the six Atlanta Public Schools listed below are included in the awards list
B.E.S.T. Academy High School
Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Henry W. Grady High School
Maynard H. Jackson High School
Therrell School for Technology, Engineering, Math and Science High School
Washington Banking, Finance and Investment High School
On Dec. 4, 500 cadets from the APS Junior Officer Training Corps (JROTC) showcased programs at 10 APS high schools. The dramatic Pass-in-Review at Grady Stadium also marked the end of an era for Lt. Col. Thomas E. Torbert, who retired as the Deputy Director of Army Instruction in the Office of High Schools.
Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Career Conference: “Learning Today … Building Atlanta Tomorrow”
Earlier this month, more than 150 enthusiastic APS students attended the 2009 Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Career Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center. Sponsored by the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department of the Office of High Schools, the primary purpose of the conference was to motivate students to achieve at higher levels while still in high school.
The conference also was designed to expand the students’ understanding of various careers and post-secondary options available to them through engineering, architecture and construction. Students listened intently as industry professionals shared their educational background and career experiences. Attendees also had the opportunity to put theory to practice by participating in hands-on building activities.
Participating schools included Frederick Douglass High School, Maynard H. Jackson Academy of Engineering/Early College, South Atlanta School of Computer Animation and Design (CAD), Therrell School of Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (STEMS), Benjamin E. Mays High and Crim Open Campus.