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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…

State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Cascade Elementary for National Agriculture Literacy Day

State Superintendent Richard Woods read to third- and fifth-grade students at Cascade Elementary School Thursday, to celebrate National Agricultural Literacy Day. The annual observance was launched in 1973. It is designed to promote a better understanding of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; highlight the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a…

West Manor ES Teachers Receive Grants from Chevron “Fuel Your School” Program

Chevron Corporation hopes to grow the next generation of scientist, engineers and chemists by cultivating a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in today’s youth. Thanks to the company’s “Fuel Your School” initiative, they may have found several at West Manor Elementary School. Three teachers at West Manor received awards from Chevron Corporation…

Google Brings Virtual Reality to APS Classrooms

By: Taylor R. Jones Can you imagine visiting the bottom of the sea and the surface of Mars in one day? This has now become a marvelous reality thanks to Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program. The Expeditions Pioneer Program is a virtual reality platform built for the classroom and designed to incorporate with teacher lesson plans.…

Virtual Learning: Register now for summer classes (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education)

Summer Registration has begun for the Atlanta Virtual Academy (AVA) Registration for the summer semester is open from April 21, 2014 – June 4, 2014.  Classes for the summer session are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 and end on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Approximately 800 students are currently enrolled in one of our Atlanta Virtual Academy programs…