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2018-19 Pre-K Application is now open

All children who will be 4 years old by September 1st, 2018 can enroll in Pre-K at Slater or Thomasville Heights Elementary Schools. Interested families can apply online or in person at Slater or Thomasville Heights. Application Window: Tuesday, February 6 – Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Our Approach

Setting a Course for Success

For the next 14 years, Purpose Built Schools will work with four schools in the Carver Cluster of the Atlanta Public Schools system. We will provide a safe and nurturing environment that is welcoming to all families, and offer excellent classroom instruction.

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Career Opportunities

We are seeking high-quality, highly driven educators to fulfill our mission. We offer compelling opportunities to evolve professionally, both inside and outside the classroom.

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What We Do

A Doorway to New Possibilities

In the 2016-2017 school year, Thomasville Heights Elementary School underwent a transformation through a partnership between Purpose Built Schools Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools. The first year of this partnership was a great success, with a new culture fostering stronger sense of community, services for children and families and higher student achievement.

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Purpose Built Schools Atlanta: Innovation in Focus

Purpose Built Schools has a first-of-its-kind partnership with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) that is designed to turn around some of the system’s most troubled schools. We operate a K–12 feeder pattern of traditional public schools, but with the flexibility and full autonomy of a charter school. This unique approach allows us to combine the best of both traditional neighborhood schools and charter programs.

The Carver Cluster

The Carver Cluster offers a Pre-K to 12th grade feeder pattern for more than 2,000 students. The four schools are:

  • Thomasville Heights Elementary
  • Slater Elementary
  • Price Middle School
  • The STEAM Academy at Carver High School (note that this excludes the Early College at Carver High School)
Neighborhood schools achieving extraordinary results. Learn more →