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Atlanta Virtual Academy Goes Fulltime in APS This Fall

Atlanta Public School students will be able to enroll in a full-time district-sponsored online academic program, beginning this fall. Atlanta Virtual Academy (AVA) will serve students in grades seven through 12, offering rigorous online courses aligned to state standards, taught by certified APS teachers. AVA provides a teacher-led, virtual classroom environment and has more than…

Convergint Technologies Gives Back to APS

Thanks to Convergint Technologies, APS elementary schools Finch, Perkerson and Margaret Fain received free school security installations (video intercom, entry system), landscaping and textbook distribution. Convergint, a global service company, recently launched its STEP Up (Secure, Train, Educate and Protect) initiative as part of its ongoing community efforts to address school security issues. As part of its 17th annual nationwide…

Xanadu Power Up Program Takes Summer to the Next Level

By: Shameria Wilson Last Wednesday at the Xanadu summer program, students spent their morning in the “Wacky World of Science,” where they partnered up with a classmate and dissected sea animals. In the afternoon, they explored their creativity by learning basic drum skills. Thanks to the Atlanta Public Schools’ Power Up Summer Program, students of all…

More than 1400 Students See Hit Musical Hamilton

“Dinner and a show” took on a new meaning last week when more than 1400 Atlanta Public Schools students and a number of staff chaperones experienced the award-winning Broadway musical “Hamilton” at the Fabulous Fox Theater. The musical retells the life of Alexander Hamilton in a combination of song and rap. Teachers hope the show…

Miles Elementary Students Learn the Power of Creative Expression to Become Authors, Illustrators and Entrepreneurs

The Book Boss Program—a Community Sparkplug Project in partnership with The Rensselaerville Institute—recently empowered 24 third, fourth and fifth graders at Miles Elementary School to find their creative voices by writing and illustrating their own stories. Each of the budding authors received 10 copies of the books they wrote and participated in a book-signing event…

Inaugural CTAE Code-a-Thon Introduces Students to New Technology and Career Opportunities

  Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Office of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education recently hosted the 1st Annual Code-a-Thon at the Lonnie Johnson Research and Development Center. Over 150 APS middle and high school engineering students participated in this engaging, exciting and STEM-related event. The event was facilitated by Captain Barrington Irving, Executive Director of Flying…