5.15 APS' Broadcasts of Virtual Celebrations for the Class of 2020 on Facebook Live Begin Monday

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May 15, 2020 

Atlanta Public Schools’ Broadcasts of Virtual Celebrations for the Class of 2020 on Facebook Live Begin Monday

(ATLANTA) Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will broadcast virtual celebrations for 14 of its high schools, single-gender academies and special programs on Facebook Live, May 18-22.

While the traditional in-person graduation ceremonies have been postponed to later in the summer or fall due to social distancing and other guidance from public health officials, APS has created video celebrations for each school, featuring remarks by the school’s principal, valedictorian and salutatorian, and APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen.

The videos will stream at a scheduled time at https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPublicSchools and will be available on APS Channel 22 on Comcast Cable and YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/apsupdate.

The celebration theme for the APS class of 2020 is #WorthTheWait, as later this year, when public health officials deem mass gatherings to be more safe, the District plans to hold traditional ceremonies for each school.

Here is next week’s virtual celebration schedule:

Monday, May 18, 2020
Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, *5 p.m.

*This has been changed from 4 p.m.

Business Engineering Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Academy, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School (Phoenix Academy), 1 p.m.

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, 4 p.m.
Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Henry W. Grady High School, 1 p.m.
Maynard H. Jackson High School, 4 p.m.
Booker T. Washington High School, 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Benjamin E. Mays High School, 1 p.m.
Frederick Douglass High School, 4 p.m.
South Atlanta High School, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 22, 2020
George Washington Carver Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) High School, 1 p.m.
George Washington Carver Early College Academy, 4 p.m.
North Atlanta High School, 7 p.m.

For more information, including the diploma pick up schedule for each high school, visit www.atlantapublicschools.us/gradnation.  #APSGrad2020 is #WorthTheWait.

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Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 52,000 students across 87 schools. The District is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 58 traditional schools, 18 charter schools, six partner schools, two citywide single-gender academies and three alternative programs. To learn more about Atlanta Public Schools, follow us on social media – Twitter (@apsupdate), Facebook (Atlanta Public Schools), and Instagram (apsupdate) – or visit us online at www.atlantapublicschools.us.