Barack and Michelle Obama Academy Earns 3 National Beta Club Awards

A huge congratulations goes out to Barack and Michelle Obama Academy for being named a National Beta School of Distinction, National Beta School of Merit, and for earning the 2020 National Beta All Star Service award! The National Beta School of Distinction award reflects BAMO's commitment to academic excellence and illustrates the school's dedication to... Continue Reading →

APS Race2Read Summer Challenge Champions Books on Anti-Racism

As the world protests racial injustice and faces a global pandemic, demand has surged for books that are relevant to our times—ones that foster equality, diversity and inclusion. Atlanta Public Schools champions books on anti-racism and is thrilled to continue its Race2Read challenge through the summer. The district-wide reading campaign, Race2Read, will extend through July... Continue Reading →

REGISTER NOW: Atlanta Virtual Academy Offers Summer Courses For Middle and High School Students

U.S. History, Chinese II, Honors American Literature, AP Calculus, and Intro to Healthcare Services are just a taste of the courses offered this summer at Atlanta Virtual Academy (AVA), a fully accredited online learning environment available to middle and high school students at Atlanta Public Schools. “The AVA program can help students accelerate and get... Continue Reading →

Student Achievements Highlighted in Celebratory Website

https://youtu.be/-I48FWEnMBc Since we can’t gather in person for our annual Student Recognition event, APS has created a celebratory webpage to highlight the outstanding success of more than 400 students who excelled in academics, arts, athletics, service and more. These high achievers include Georgia Scholars, scholars from such programs as the Posse Foundation, who have been... Continue Reading →

APS Salutes Frontline Heroes During Public Service Recognition Week

Public Service Recognition Week is May 3-9, and Atlanta Public Schools proudly salutes those frontline heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable, this weeklong observation honors the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Partners with Comcast to Get Our Kids Connected

Program to provide low-income families with internet connections and computers that support distance learning  Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has partnered with Comcast to launch the Get Our Kids Connected campaign to support low-income families. Through its Internet Essentials program, Comcast will work with APS to solicit financial support from individuals and organizations to sponsor students... Continue Reading →

Race2Read Update: Long, Sarah Smith and TAG Win Winter Reading Challenge + Top Adult Readers!

With more than 7 million minutes of reading logged, Atlanta Public Schools students, staff and community partners continue to Race2Read 20 minutes daily towards our 10-million-minute goal. Here is an update on our top readers! Winter Reading Challenge Winners Crawford Long MS (Principal Lisa Hill), Sarah Smith ES (Principal Emily Boatright), and Tuskegee Airmen Global... Continue Reading →

ELDER Art Installation to Preserve Tree and Honor Historic Community

Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen and Inman Middle School Principal Kevin Maxwell participate in brushing the tree outside of David T. Howard Middle School, which will be used as a sculptural installation. Photo credit: Patrick Addy In an effort to commemorate the restoration of the historic David T. Howard Middle School and to honor the ongoing... Continue Reading →

Grady Jesters Win 11th State Debate and Speech Championship

The Henry W. Grady High School Jesters Speech and Debate Team have done it again! The team competed at the Georgia Forensics Coaches Association (GFCA) at Lassiter High School in Marietta on March 6-8. The Grady Jesters brought home first-place championships in the debate and speech sweepstakes, marking the 11th consecutive win for the team!... Continue Reading →

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