STEM and STEAM Signature Program

  • Technology Collaborative Learning  Problem Solving  Robotics

  • Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is dedicated to preparing students for college and 21st century careers by providing high quality educational opportunities. APS has set as a priority ensuring students receive a rigorous and relevant learning experience through its STEM Signature Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) defines STEM Education as an integrated curriculum that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory projects, problem-based learning and students centered development of ideas and solutions.   

  • GADOE has established a STEM certification process to validate the quality of STEM programs across the state.  The grade-level STEM Continuums (guidelines) are available for review on this website or from the APS Office of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education.  Cognia is an international organization that awards school accreditations and STEM certifications.   

  • APS STEM Clusters:

    Non-Traditional Schools

    • BEST Academy (Cognia STEM Certified) 
    • Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Academy (Cognia STEM Certified) 

    Douglass Cluster

    • Douglass HS 
    • John Lewis MS  
    • Boyd ES
    • Harper-Archer ES
    • Scott ES
    • Stanton ES
    • Usher-Collier ES (Cognia STEM Certified) 

    South Atlanta Cluster

    • South Atlanta HS 
    • Long MS
    • Cleveland ES (Cognia STEM Certified) 
    • Dobbs ES (Cognia STEM Certified) 
    • Heritage Academy ES
    • Humphries ES
    • Hutchinson ES (Cognia STEM Certified) 

    Washington Cluster

    • Washington HS (Cognia STEM Certified)  
    • Russell West End Academy MS 
    • Hollis Innovation Academy ES/MS (K-8)
    • Jones ES (DOE STEM and STEAM Certified; Cognia STEM Certified)
    • Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy ES (Cognia STEM Certified) 
  • Brene' Bradley

    For more information on STEM/STEAM contact:
    Dr. Brene` Bradley, STEM Coordinator
    Phone: (404) 802-5892 | Email: bebradley@atlanta.k12.ga.us