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March SEL Books of the Month Promote Perseverance

This month, our Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen encourages everyone across the District to read books that explore problem solving. Our social and emotional learning (SEL) books for the month of March are all written by Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize: Malala’s Magic Pencil for elementary readers, I Am Malala: How…

Douglass Girls Basketball Team Repeats as State Champions!

The Douglass girls’ basketball team did it … again! The Astros won their second consecutive Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AA state championship on Thursday afternoon, defeating Southwest Macon, 56-46, in what was essentially a home game for Southwest as the state championship games are played at The Centreplex in Macon. Douglass trailed 13-12…

B.E.S.T. Academy Hosts First STEM Invitational

B.E.S.T. Academy hosted its first-ever STEM invitational on Feb. 27, a day-long event where 50 boys from TAG Academy, M. Agnes Jones, Cleveland Elementary, and Centennial Academy flexed their scientific and technological muscles while participating in various coding and robotics competitions. Sponsored by the Atlanta-based Henry and Beverly Respres Foundation, the program was designed to…

CTAE Month Celebrates APS Career Pathways

Atlanta Public Schools celebrated Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Month by providing APS staff and stakeholders with a firsthand look at CTAE pathways and students. Held across the District on Feb. 12, CTAE Demonstration Day 2020 invited guests to experience engineering at BEST Academy, business/computer science at Brown Middle School, audio/video technology and film…

Burgess-Peterson Academy Receives IB Authorization

It’s official! Burgess-Peterson Academy (BPA) has become the first Jackson Cluster traditional elementary school to earn the IB World School designation! Led by Principal David White, Burgess-Peterson has received authorization to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. “Burgess-Peterson Academy is thrilled to gain authorization from the International Baccalaureate…