AileyCamp focuses on developing self-esteem, creative expression, and critical thinking skills while engaging in a variety of dance techniques, including ballet, Horton-based modern, jazz, and West African dance. AileyCamp, the nationally acclaimed summer program that uses dance as a means to stretch the minds, bodies, and spirits of middle-school students, launched in Atlanta June 5 … Continue Reading →
AileyCamp, the nationally acclaimed summer program that uses dance as a means to stretch the minds, bodies, and spirits of middle-school students, is coming to Atlanta this summer from June 5 – July 14 at Luther J. Price Middle School in partnership with Purpose Built Schools Atlanta. The six-week, full scholarship program helps students ages … Continue Reading →
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) selected the Price Middle School GO Team to receive the Outstanding GO Team Award for 2022-2023. The award recognizes a GO Team that has demonstrated a commitment to creating a culture where teachers, parents and community members actively and authentically participate in school level governance, fostering innovative ideas to increase family … Continue Reading →
The urban agriculture program at Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is educating the next generation of farm entrepreneurs. It may not be the first area of study that comes to mind when thinking about Slater Elementary, Price Middle and Carver STEAM Academy. Yet, agriculture is one of dozens of enrichment programs offered across this network of … Continue Reading →
When students at Price Middle School voiced concerns about the school’s food program last year, they employed project-based learning (PBL) to spark system wide change across Purpose Built Schools Atlanta. Last year, middle and high school students met with Purpose Built Schools’ leadership team to share concerns about daily nutritional options. They conducted surveys, wrote … Continue Reading →
Atlanta Public Schools (APS), Purpose Built Schools (PBSA), and our community partners are making sure every student affected by Forest Cove delays has a seat and the appropriate resources for a successful start to the school year on August 1.
A team of five students from the Price Middle School Chess Team recently attended the US Chess Federation’s National Junior High Championship in Grapevine, TX. The nascent players, three of whom were brand new to chess this year, took home sixth place after competing against some of the brightest young minds in the country. In … Continue Reading →
The 2021-22 school year has been full of signs that our model is working. Even despite the setbacks of the pandemic, we are thrilled to celebrate the progress and achievements of our schools. Scholars have made meaningful and significant individual and collective gains. Our schools grow stronger every year, and the families who entrust their … Continue Reading →
An adage I heard once taught me that there are two types of people. One looks out at a barren, desolate terrain and feels despair and hopelessness. The other looks out at that same landscape and sees endless opportunities and possibilities. The former generally makes excuses about what “could have been,” and how they are cursed by bad luck, while the latter works to create a new reality.