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Henry W. Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Drive
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 802-3001
**Download the October 2015 Edition of the PTSA Knight Lights Here**
Grady Picture Day: Tuesday 10/6 and Wednesday 10/7
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Grady Cluster Meeting 10/19/2015 @ 6pm: Local School Councils Transition to Local School Governance Teams
All Grady Cluster parents and community members are welcome.  Rebecca Kaye, APS Policy and Governance Advisor, will lead this session in the Inman Media Center.  Parents interested in serving on the new LSGTs should definitely make plans to attend and parents are encouraged to send Dr. Bockman questions in advance so Ms. Kaye can prepare to answer questions and meet the needs of our community. 
Email questions to Dr. Bockman at 
APS Unveils Game Management Plan for District Sporting Events
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ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools (APS) unveils a game management plan for district sporting events at both Grady and Lakewood stadiums to ensure a better game day experience for students, families and the surrounding community.

The “United We Play” campaign focuses on enhanced standards of behavior in and around APS sporting venues. This includes crowd management, ticketing, traffic and parking, and emergency planning. For the remainder of the season, the district wants all APS football fans to “huddle up and have a ball,” and wear their favorite APS school team gear, all while enjoying games in a safe and secure atmosphere.

 “I want all of our communities and school clusters to have the confidence that we are very serious about our security measures so everyone can enjoy themselves,” said APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen. “The time has come for us to exercise more leadership across the district, and we will be asking everyone in the city to step forward with us.”

In advance of games this weekend, the district has updated safety and security planning with the Atlanta Police Department to improve the fan experience at both stadiums. These include:

·         Creating a more visible police presence both inside and outside Grady and Lakewood stadiums, including assigning more marked vehicles outside the stadiums

·         Managing ticketing procedures to ensure quicker service and shorter lines

·         Assigning perimeter security officers around the stadiums to focus on pedestrians walking to and from the games through neighborhoods

·         Improving security mobility with use of additional vehicles for quicker responses

For the long-term, the district is allowing more staffing flexibility on game nights and providing training for stadium employees in the form of drills and exercises. APS will also reach out to partners who have expertise in safety and security planning to review existing plans and communications for all major sporting events. “We need a district-wide conversation about how we establish norms in and around our extra-curricular activities, including a fan-civility policy and expanding our Social-Emotional Learning programming beyond the classroom and into our play spaces,” said Carstarphen

To see a list of upcoming APS football games, visit

 Gifted Testing Parent Meetings 2015-16
Get your gifted testing and identification questions answered at upcoming parent meetings at 4 locations. View the informational flyer with meeting locations and other gifted testing info here and in Spanish here.
 State of the District Meeting: Thursday, October 8
Come experience the bold direction and transformation of Atlanta Public Schools with Superintendent Meria Carstarphen for the State of the District Meeting: Thursday, October 8 at the former David T. Howard High School Auditorium, 552 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312 from 11:30am-1pm. 
 2016 Governor's Honors Program
The Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week summer institute held on the campus of Valdosta State University and offers academically and artistically gifted and talented students the opportunity to engage in exciting and challenging learning opportunities outside of the school year. Students may be nominated by his/her teacher September 8-23, 5:00 PM for the GHP Program. Please see attachment for more information. You may also contact Dr. Blankenship at
PSAT Administration October 14th
All 10th and 11th Grade Students will take the PSAT on October 14, 2015. 9th grade students who would like to take the PSAT will have the opportunity to do so for a fee of $15.00. Payment deadline date is Friday, October 9, 2015. Cash or money orders should be made payable to Henry W. Grady HS. Fee should be turned into Ms. Hines (School Counselor) in the Counseling Suite. Online option is available on the Grady Website.
Download/view the PSAT information flyer here. 
Gates Millenium Scholarship Presentations/Information
Representatives from the Gates Millenium Scholarship will be presenting to Grady students during advisement on October 7th and November 11th, 2015. For more information, download/view the informational presentation here
Parent Referrals for Gifted Testing
If your child has not been previously identified as eligible for gifted and talented services in an Atlanta Public School, and you feel that they should be evaluated for placement in the program, you may submit a Parental Consent for Evaluation to Mr. Nichols in room E213 by October 1, 2015. Testing will occur in October for students who have not been tested in the past two school years. For most students, evaluation will require four class periods of testing spread out over about a week. For more information, please see the Gifted & Talented page at 
Download/view the Parental Consent for Evaluation form here.
The MOWR and Grady High School Agreement
For all the students who plan to participate in Move On When Ready full-time or all day, you must understand and sign the attached agreement. Along with this form it's very important that you also submit your official college schedule to your high school counselor ASAP. Please see Mr. Young at or 404.802.3019 if you have any questions.
Download the MOWR agreement here.
Updated Tutorial Resource Information
To download the updated Tutorial Resources Document prepared by our counselors, click here.

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District Announcements

  • Did you miss the Town Hall meeting? 

    CLICK HERE to view the Livestream video from the event.

    CLICK HERE to download the Powerpoint presentation.

    OSD Notice

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  • August 1, 2015

    Parents’ Right To Know

    Dear APS Parents and Guardians:

    Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year.  All schools are required by federal law under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965(ESEA), to let you know about your child’s teachers’ qualifications.  We want you to know that it is your right to request the following information about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials:

    • Whether the teacher met the state requirements from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for certification for the grade level and subject area which they teach;
    • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other temporary status through which Georgia qualification or certification criteria have been waived;
    • What undergraduate or graduate degree(s) the teacher holds; including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration; and whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

    Please know that the staff at your child’s school is committed to helping your child reach his or her highest academic potential throughout their school career.  That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled and are providing quality instruction to your child.

    If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teachers’ qualifications, please contact your child’s principal, by phone or email, using the information provided on your school’s website.


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  • APS Pilots Online Enrollment System Beginning July 6

    Atlanta Public Schools is piloting during July 6-10, 2015 an online enrollment system that parents can use to enroll new students online, when and where it is most convenient for them, and in just a few minutes.  Parents will have the ability to enter the student’s enrollment information and securely upload documents before visiting the school to finalize enrollment. 

    The online enrollment system allows parents to pre-populate their child's enrollment information and confidentially upload scans or PDFs of forms like birth certificates or immunization records to create their preliminary enrollment record. The system also uses the information to determine the student's neighborhood school and can forward it directly to the school or enrollment site.  Parents will then visit the school or enrollment site to complete the process and present residency documents and student documents, such as certified birth certificates, social security cards and immunization records, to staff to review and confirm their authenticity.

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  • Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal

    CPP Login Page:

    Parents of students in grades K–12 have access to class schedules, attendance records and grades by Campus Portal for Parents (CPP) which is an easy-to-use, secure communications tool. Additionally, CPP enables parents to verify household information, including their email address, home address and telephone numbers.
    Contact your child’s school to get your CPP activation key. Parents are required to  request the CPP activation key in person. To ensure that all student information remains secure, parents must provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, or passport) before receiving the CPP activation key.  Once parents receive the activation key, they can visit to create a unique username and password.

    Click the links below for more information on:

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  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  These rights include the right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent.

    One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the school as an ad­ministrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, audi­tor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

    Also, upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. 

    For more information about Student Records and disclosures, including directory information, please refer to the Student Handbook, and Board Policy JR and Administrative Regulation JR-1(R). 

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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754

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