Thanks, Class of 2020! APS Reaches All-Time Graduation Rate High of 80.3 Percent

The day after we celebrated the graduating Class of 2020 with commencement activities at Lakewood Stadium (see here and here), Atlanta Public Schools received some incredible news: Cohort 2020 achieved the district’s all-time highest graduation rate! That’s right! APS achieved an 80.3 percent graduation rate for cohort 2020, according to graduation data released today by... Continue Reading →

Register Now: Parent and Family Engagement Conference (Nov. 16-19)

Note: This family photo was taken at the 2019 APS Back To School Bash (prior to COVID-19). November is Parent Engagement Month, and Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts across the nation as we recognize the contributions of parents, families, and community in student growth and achievement. The APS Office of Family Engagement will... Continue Reading →

APS Expands Targeted Interventions to Address Learning Loss, Wellness, Engagement Issues

When Atlanta Public Schools (APS) moved into virtual learning to address the growing COVID-19 pandemic, our teachers, staff, and district leaders dedicated themselves to protecting our community’s health and safety while striving to provide a high-quality education in a virtual environment. My colleagues rose to the occasion with extraordinary care, grace, and courage. I cannot... Continue Reading →

Grady Jesters Score Big at Speech & Debate Tournament

Pictured top right moving clockwise: Cole Parker, Maeve Malaney-Lau, Aran Sonnad-Joshi, Oliver Gray, and Duncan Tanner. Pictured top right moving clockwise: Jorge Navarrete, Lauren Scaffidi, Salaam Awad, Nora Ball, George Lefkowicz, and Bryant Hodgson. Congratulations to the Jesters who competed recently at the Wildcat at Winnersville Speech and Debate Tournament, hosted by Valdosta High School.... Continue Reading →

Power Outages Impact Operations and Virtual Teaching and Learning

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is closely monitoring the current power outages in the metro Atlanta area and the impact on virtual teaching, learning, and teleworking. Given the uncertainty of when power will be restored for many of our students and staff, Friday, October 30, will be a non-instructional day for students and a remote workday... Continue Reading →

APS Strives to Connect Families with Child Care Resources, Support

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta Public Schools has had to lean on generous benefactors and partners in order to provide the highest quality education and support possible for our students and their families. We could not – and have not – addressed these challenges alone. Obstacles remain, and I am proud that our district –... Continue Reading →

APS Social Work Department Hosts First Food Distribution & Support Fair

Submitted by: Lisa Jamison, LCSW, APS Social Worker The Atlanta Public Schools Social Work Department has collaborated with Operation Feed to address food insecurities within the North Atlanta Cluster. On Friday, Oct. 23, this partnership will launch its first food distribution and support fair. The fair will be held at E. Rivers Elementary School from... Continue Reading →

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