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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…

Having a Ball: King Middle School & Wesley International Academy Students Learn to Program Sphero Robots

  By: Alicia Sands Lurry Imagine being able to program an object the size of a golf ball to roll forward, move backward, and to hit the center of a bullseye. That’s exactly what students from Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Wesley International Academy did after learning to program sphero balls – small, app-enabled droid robots – at the…

Grady’s Caylin Newton Wins Weekly Atlanta Touchdown Club Award

Grady senior quarterback Caylin Newton was selected as the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s Back of the Week for his performance against Lithia Springs last Friday. Caylin led the Gray Knights to a 74-14 victory by tossing five touchdown passes and running for another score. His brother, Cam, the reigning National Football League MVP, won the award…

New Playground at FATE Allows All Kids to Play Together

Now ALL the students at Fred A. Toomer Elementary School can play together, thanks to the vision of a teacher and a gift from Farmers Insurance®. Monday morning, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially open a new, inclusive playground behind the east Atlanta school. The area has a soft rubber floor and is…

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Grady, Mays, South Atlanta Blow Out Opponents on the Gridiron

Grady, Mays and South Atlanta destroyed their opponents Friday night, defeating them by a combined score of 161-14. Grady (3-1), ranked No. 10 in the Atlanta Journal Constitution/Georgia High School Football Daily Class AAAAA Top 10, pummeled Lithia Springs (0-4) of Douglas County, 74-14. Several Grey Knights had big games. Leading the way was senior…

Maynard Jackson and Carver to Meet on the Gridiron for the First Time

Maynard Jackson (left) and Carver will face off in football for the first time on Saturday, 4 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium, in the Class AAAAA-Region 6 opener for both teams.  Maynard Jackson (1-2) and Carver (2-1) face each other for the first time when the Jaguars and Panthers meet Saturday, 4 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium.…

APS to Host First-Ever High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Turner Field, Presented by L.E.A.D.

Atlanta Public Schools has a long and storied athletic history, and that includes baseball. Now APS will honor its baseball tradition by hosting the first high school all-star baseball game in the district’s history. The Atlanta Public Schools All-Star Baseball Classic, presented by L.E.A.D., will showcase nearly 50 of the top baseball student athletes in…