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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,…

Five APS Schools Make GDOE List of Highest Performing, Progress Schools

Five Atlanta Public Schools made the list of 2015-2016 Georgia Department of Education Title I Reward Schools. Reward Schools are Title I schools that fall into one of two categories: Highest-Performing Schools – Those among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the absolute highest performance, over three years, in the “all…

Meet Atlanta Families Award winner Jennifer Freeman

Jennifer Freeman, a seventh grade science teacher at KIPP STRIVE Academy is an Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) winner for the 2014 school year. One of two winners today, Ms. Freeman will use the award to fund a leadership program for students who struggle with poor character choices. Freeman is one of six APS educators awarded…

Atlanta Families’ Award blitz gives KIPP teacher “shock of a lifetime”

As KIPP STRIVE and KIPP VISION teacher Amber Stewart stayed up Monday night preparing for what her principal referred to as a meeting with a concerned parent, representatives from the Atlanta Families’ Award for Educational Excellence (AFAEE) were finalizing a secret plan to surprise her at work the next day to announce that she was a…

Trees Atlanta partners with APS for Earth Day and beyond

For Earth Day, schools joined in on Trees Atlanta’s BeltLine Arboretum Education Program to go green and make their schools greener in the process. Students in environmental clubs from Grady High, Brown Middle, Tech High, Atlanta Charter Middle and KIPP Strive Academy are exploring Atlanta’s environment through many hands-on activities such as school bird counts, live animal…