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Six APS Elementaries Are Among the Top Schools in Georgia

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Sarah Smith Elementary School Principal Dr. Michael Forehand is extremely proud of his school’s consistent track record of academic excellence. According to the recent Single Statewide Accountability System Award (SSAS) Schools recognition by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), Sarah Smith and five other elementary schools – Mary Lin, Morningside, Morris Brandon,…

Students celebrate Junior Achievement Day at Fickett & Miles

Students at Fickett Elementary and Miles Intermediate recently participated in Junior Achievement (JA) Day. JA Day programming creates an opportunity for area businesses and volunteers to impact the lives of students by spending a day in an elementary school. Business participants serve as role models, sharing experiences and information while leading Junior Achievement programming. Volunteers…

APS Parents Encouraged to Participate in Georgia Parent Survey between November 2013 and January 2014

Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  The Georgia Parent…

Burgess Peterson Academy: Highest value-added academic growth for APS elementary school

Burgess-Peterson Academy achieved the highest value-added academic growth of any public or charter elementary school in Atlanta Public School (APS) for the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, of all APS elementary schools, Burgess-Peterson achieved the highest average months of learning, averaging approximately 13 months of learning during the nine month academic year. Burgess-Peterson is the highest…

APS educators learn and grow during district-wide professional development days

Seeking opportunities to learn and grow, all APS teachers were recently offered a day of professional development.  The learning sessions and workshops covered a variety of topics rooted in the district’s strategic objectives, which include the improving student achievement and the improvement of teacher and leader effectiveness. Administrators set high goals for educators, prior to…