Education Committee Update: March 1, 2013

APS Board to Vote on Proposed 2013 Calendar on March 4

The Atlanta Public Schools’ Board will vote on the proposed 2013-14 school calendar at its Monday March 4 meeting. The meeting will start at 2 PM and will be held at the APS Administrative Building at 130 Trinity Avenue, SW.

Under the proposed calendar, school will begin on August 5, 2012 and end on May 23, 2013. Here is a link to the proposed calendar: https://docs.google.com/a/jmhconsulting.com/file/d/0B378-nEOL4TuTm5qUGdzY2NMWlE/edit?usp=sharing

Monday’s meeting will include two opportunities for in-person public comment. Community members may sign up at least one hour prior to the beginning of the Committee of the Whole meeting to address the board regarding a specific action item on the agenda. Community members may address the board on any topic at the regular community meeting by signing up between 5 and 5:50 PM or by calling Dr. Howard Grant’s office at 404-802-2200 one hour prior to the meeting.

Pre-K Lottery Application Process Begins Next Week

The 2013 Pre-K lottery application process will begin next week and you can submit your application each Wednesday in March. Go to the APS website to learn more:

http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Page/982

For the upcoming year, there is a pre-K program in the Grady cluster at Hope-Hill Elementary. If you are interested in APS pre-K program, please visit the website to learn more.

Grady High Students Earn Advanced Placement Awards

The Virginia-Highland – Druid Hills Patch is reporting that 77 Grady High School students have earned AP scholar awards in recognition of exceptional achievement on the College Board’s Advanced Placement exams.

Highlights include:

  • 5 students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
  • 28 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
  • 20 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
  • 29 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher.

Click here to read the full Patch article.

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