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E-SPLOST Dollars Would Be Spread Throughout District

The merger of  Woodson Primary (left) and Grove Park Intermediate Schools, which would create a new $18.5M Woodson Park Elementary, is on the list of proposed building projects that could be completed with the renewal of E-SPLOST.   Click here to see the E-SPLOST video! Building and improvement projects in all nine Atlanta Public Schools…

Beecher Hills Elementary Using New Initiative to Increase Parental Involvement, Student Achievement

By Seth Coleman As schools throughout the district administer various tests this spring designed to measure student growth, Beecher Hills Elementary School hopes a new initiative implemented this year will boost test scores the way it has improved parental involvement. The Academic Parent-Teacher Team (APTT) concept is an innovative program designed to build and enhance…

APS Pays Tribute to NFL Super Bowl Alumni at Golden Football Presentation

By Seth Coleman It’s Super Bowl Weekend and in honor of the 50th anniversary of the big game, the National Football League has created an initiative in which any player who has ever participated in a Super Bowl can request a “golden football” to present to his former high school:  the NFL Super Bowl Honor…

Help Improve APS Schools by Completing School Climate Survey

“Teachers at my student’s school have high standards for achievement.” “Teachers at my student’s school work hard to make sure that students do well.” These are two of the 24 statements parents are asked to consider on the 2015-2016 Georgia Parent Survey.  All Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to complete the online survey from…

APS Social Workers connect with the community before Day One

While APS students are savoring the final days of summer vacation, APS social workers are knocking on doors reminding families about the first day of school. They make the rounds every year but this time they are carrying blue and white yard signs and fliers promoting the district’s Day One: Be There back-to-school attendance campaign.…

Coretta Scott King’s Cross Country Coach Valerie Missick was honored at the 2014 Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officer: brmorgan@atlanta.k12.ga.us Coach Valerie Missick has been selected to receive the 2014 Positive Coach Award. The award is in recognition of a coach who is a role model for his or her team and reinforced the “Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete” as defined by Positive Athlete Georgia. Those definitions include an optimistic…