Atlanta Public Schools Will Delay Return to Face-to-Face Instruction

On Friday, October 16, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, Dr. Lisa Herring, announced that APS will delay its return to face-to-face instruction due to an unfavorable trend in COVID-19 cases in our community and in consultation with public health officials and healthcare experts. That means the District and all four Purpose Built Schools – Thomasville… Continue Reading →

COR Brings Courage–And Essential Resources–to Carver STEAM Students During COVID-19

A recent CDC study showed that providing children who have experienced trauma with supportive, nurturing relationships can help prevent the long lasting effects of childhood trauma. A large percentage of students in south Atlanta have experienced childhood trauma, so Purpose Built Schools partnered with COR, an organization that offers social-emotional support programming to trauma-impacted students marginalized by poverty and race-based educational inequities. Continue Reading →

Health Tips for Preventing COVID-19

As we continue navigating these unforeseen circumstances with COVID-19, our school nurses are here to help even while schools are closed. Please call Nurse Eversley or Nurse Richie for medical advice during school hours. Continue Reading →

PBSA Distributes Chromebooks to Families That Need Them During School Closures

Narrowing the digital divide– commonly defined as the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not– has never been more critical. Any technological equity gap can potentially worsen the inequality already plaguing many American schools. Therefore, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is fully committed to ensuring that… Continue Reading →

The T.H.E. Take-Home Project: A Local Initiative to Serve the Community During COVID-19

Led by Tania Herbert, Urban Agriculture Coordinator at The Paideia School, and Javan Wyche, Director of After-School Programming at THES, the Thomasville Heights (T.H.E.) Take-Home Project mobilized volunteers and parents from the community to collect and then distribute APS breakfasts and lunches to THES students each morning in their own neighborhood. Continue Reading →

School Closures and Online Learning Resources

Atlanta Public Schools has closed all schools for in-person instruction through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. This includes all Purpose Built Schools: Thomasville Heights Elementary School, Slater Elementary School, Price Middle School and Carver STEAM. Continue Reading →