Welcome to Atlanta Public Schools (APS). Our mission is to ensure that with a caring culture of trust and collaboration, every student will graduate ready for college and career. Our vision is one of a high-performing school district where students love to learn, educators inspire, families engage and the community trusts the system.APS is organized into nine high school clusters with distinct feeder patterns. Unlike split-feeder patterns, the cluster model allows all students attending a particular elementary school to matriculate to the same middle school, and students enrolled at that middle school will matriculate to the same high school.Atlanta Public Schools has 89 learning sites, including 61 neighborhood schools, 5 partner schools, 18 charter schools, 2 citywide single-gender academies, 3 alternative schools and 4 alternative programs. As of August 31, 2018, district enrollment is approximately 52,000 students.*Created July 2018
PARENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act statute, APS informs parents that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s). The following information may be requested:
- Whether the teacher has met the Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for certification for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status through which Georgia qualifications or certification criteria have been waived;
- The college major and any graduate certification or degree held by the teacher;
- Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.
If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s qualification, please contact your school's principal.