When the Village Supports the Whole Child...
School Education Partners: Phoenix Academy & Upward Bound, A Federal Funded program geared to helping students graduate high school and attend a four-year or two-year college/technical program
Upward Bound provides the following support for our students: College Exposure and Preparation, Individual and Academic Advisement and Support, and Career Development. If this is of interest to you and you are embarking on your journey here with us at Phoenix Academy, contact Ms. Mullins and Ms. Bush upon entering our program.
We Celebrate our School Counselors!!
During the week of Feb. 7-11, 2022 we celebrated our School Counselors, Mrs. Gwendolyn and Dr. Curry. We thanked them for their tremendous service and dedication to our students, staff and school families. Below is a little dedication that some of our students put together to share how special our Phoenix Counselors mean to them.
CIS Loves the Phoenix Teachers and the Teachers Love CIS
On January 21, 2022 Communities in Schools blessed the teachers at Phoenix Academy with breakfast from Chickfila!! Fellowship was had and a Fabulous Friday was set in motion. Thank you to Ms. Mullins and Communities in Schools for all that you do to provide support to our students and staff!
APS is Committed to Serving the Whole Child...
Atlanta Public Schools is committed to creating a culture of student support, and supporting the needs of the whole child. One way we are addressing the whole child is by identifying student strengths and areas for growth relative to social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. In our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all students, we will be administering a universal screener of social, emotional & behavioral health. The assessment consists of a brief rating scale that will be completed by the homeroom or advisement teachers to aid in identifying students who may be at risk to develop academic or other school-related concerns. In addition, students ages 8 and above (3rd – 12th grade) will be invited to complete a self-rating that will take 5 – 15 minutes to complete. We acknowledge the importance of parent input into this screening process, therefore parents of students grades Pk-12 will also be invited to complete a brief rating scale about their student(s). Together, this information helps us to understand the needs of all students, and to make effective plans to support those needs at the school, class, and individual levels.
Atlanta Public Schools Quarantine Protocol, Dr. Lisa Herring
The latest APS health guidelines can be found HERE. APS's Quarantine guidelines document offer more details. The latest memo (8/26) from APS regarding testing, vaccinations and travel can be found under the "Quick Links" section of this website or you may click HERE.
If you have to quarantine, please report the case to the district using the form linked HERE.
Do you need to speak with our School Social Worker?
Do you need help with housing or childcare?
Do you need to speak with the Counselor regarding your classes?
Do you need advice regarding College & Career?
We have the perfect place for you!!! Come visit the C.L.U.B. House!!!!
Our C.L.U.B.House provides access to Counseling/College & Career, Learning Support, Upliftment via social services, and a Breathing Space via WellSpring Living Services. Come check us out, so that we can get you in touch with our wonderful staff who is here to help you. Click Here or on the logo above.
Phoenix Academy Receives an APS Mini-Grant for Well-Being
10 APS Schools Receive $1,000 Mini Grants
Ten APS schools have each received $1,000 employee well-being mini grants. The grants will be used to bring increased awareness and support for the mental and physical well-being of Atlanta Public Schools’ valued employees. Improved employee well-being is linked to better attendance, engagement and retention. Made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the grant funds are awarded to those proposals that best support the mission and vision of APS and the well-being of APS's employees. Funding is used to revamp existing or introduce new well-being programs so that all employees can have access to healthy choices physically and emotionally. Grants are for physical activity, nutrition and emotional well-being initiatives, including: relaxation rooms, yoga classes, healthy cooking, fitness boot camps, mindfulness training, and staff lounge upgrades and more.
The following schools received grants:
Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy
Hollis Innovation Academy
Perkerson Elementary School
Hope-Hill Elementary School
Brown Middle School
Kimberly Elementary School
Burgess-Peterson Elementary School
Young Middle School