Atlanta Public School News

News you can use for parents and youth, brought to us by NPU volunteer and parent extraordinaire Wykeisha Howe.

Atlanta Public Schools Move to 4-Day Teaching Schedule, End School Year Early for High School Seniors

Starting Monday the 20th, Atlanta Public Schools "will switch to a four-day teaching schedule. Teachers will provide virtual instruction on Monday through Thursday and use Friday as a professional development day and a chance to catch up with students who most need their help."

APS normally graduates seniors two weeks before the other grades. This year, seniors will graduate on May 1st, while the last day for other grades will be May 22.

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APS Won't Hold Back Students Who Have Difficulties with Remote Learning

In recognition of the difficulties students face while being engaged in remote learning, "all students final averages will be held harmless during remote learning if the student remains engaged and submits work". What that means is, if a student was passing while in school but their grades slip during the remote learning, it won't be held against them as long as they're participating. Conversely, if a student was having difficulty during the school year, the remote learning period offers a chance to catch up.

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Atlanta and APS Food Programs for Families

There are at least three separate programs ongoing to distribute food for Atlanta families with kids:

School Bus Food Delivery

Every Monday, APS school buses will go along their routes and drop off five days worth of food for families along the route. For routes and times, go to

Food Distribution Centers

Five days worth of meals will be distributed from  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays at these anchor sites:
  • Bunche Middle School - 1925 Niskey Lake Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Cleveland Avenue Elementary School - 2672 Old Hapeville Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Douglass High School - 225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Phoenix Academy (formerly Alonzo Crim High School) - 256 Clifton St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • Sylvan Hills Middle School - 1461 Sylvan Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
  • Hope-Hill Elementary School - 112 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
  • King Middle School - 545 Hill St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
  • Young Middle School - 3116 Benjamin E Mays Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
A bag of weekly groceries will also be available at the Bunche, Cleveland, Douglass, Phoenix and Sylvan Hills sites. For more information, go to

Centers of Hope #ATLStrong

Centers of Hope Afterschool Programs will continue to provide free meals to afterschool students who rely on them throughout the closure of schools. Some centers provide dinners only, some provide breakfast, lunch, and dinners. For locations, go to

Superintendent Search and next Town Hall

The Atlanta School Board has announced their pick to lead the Atlanta Public School system: Lisa Herring, the current superintendent of Birmingham City School District.  This will undoubtedly be a topic at the next Atlanta Public Schools Virtual Town Hall, held this upcoming Thursday at 4pm ( 

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