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Heritage Academy Gets Media Center Makeover

When students return to Heritage Academy Elementary School on August 1, they will be learning under a new curriculum model with newly refurbished media center to go with it. On Wednesday, more than 50 volunteers from the pharmaceutical company AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation worked all day to makeover the school’s media center and bring…

It’s Official! M.A. Jones Elementary is APS’ First Certified STEM School

After five years of hard work, it was party time at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School on Tuesday as the school celebrated becoming the first Atlanta Public School to earn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) certification. The school held a pep rally featuring Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen and State Schools Superintendent Richard…

USDA Official Visits Mays High School to see Successful Farm-to-School Program

When Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Director Dr. Marilyn Hughes came to the district her vision was to create a nutrition program that connected the cafeteria, the classroom and the community. More than a decade later that vision is a reality at a number of schools throughout the district, including Mays High School, where its teachers…

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…

APS Partners with City of Atlanta, Launches the Atlanta ConnectHome Program

By Erica Fatima The digital inclusion program brings high-speed Internet and technology education to low-income families throughout Metro Atlanta  Click here to see the ConnectHome video On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Mayor Kasim Reed announced—to a packed house of eager APS students and their families—the launch of the Atlanta ConnectHome pilot program. ConnectHome is an initiative to…

Burgess-Peterson students get on board STE(A)M truck

By Leslie Rivera Curious second and third graders at Burgess-Peterson Academy got their first hands-on experience with the school’s new STE(A)M truck this week.  Students were able to touch and play with items on the mobile learning facility which is dedicated to the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math experience. The truck serves as a mobile innovation lab and…