• Program Information


    Atlanta Public Schools’ Summer Academic Recovery Academy (ARA) is a full-day program that combines an Academic Recovery Model in the morning, focusing on literacy and mathematics, with Power Up programming in the afternoon for students in Grades PK-12.  Students will have the opportunity to receive virtual or in-person instruction that will address unfinished learning and academic learning loss, provide hands-on lessons via Power Up Programming and recover course credits in an engaging, incentive-filled environment with embedded whole-child and social-emotional supports.

    The program will take place June 2 through June 30, 2021 and all APS students are welcome to register for the Academic Recovery Academy (ARA).  Select students will receive individual invitations and will be strongly encouraged to attend based on the following academic criteria:

    2019 Georgia Milestones Assessments (ELA/Math)2020 STAR AssessmentsHigh School Course Credits/Assessment DataOther School-Based Data

    As a part of the Academic Recovery Academy (ARA), the district is pleased to offer High School Summer Credit Recovery Programming. Students will be able to participate in credit recovery/academic learning loss opportunities virtually or in-person at designated high school sites. Students can earn core credits and/or elective credits such as Health and PE.

    For more information regarding ARA or PowerUp, please contact Sedric Smith, Director of Afterschool and Summer Programs at sdlsmith@atlanta.k12.ga.us or 404-802-2742.


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