Purpose Built Schools Atlanta recently partnered with Metro RESA to support 12 selected instructional staff members for the first PBSA STEM Cohort, a unique group of educators, across various disciplines and grade levels.
Slater Elementary School and Price Middle School were removed from the list this year; Carver STEAM exited the list in December 2022 and remains off. Improved academic performance was among the criteria that led to this achievement.
In 1998, I began my journey as an elementary teacher under the tutelage of my aunt and revered educator, Marva N. Collins. My mother was also a teacher, so I saw firsthand what it meant to be a passionate educator who is deeply committed to students. Their commitment and passion for teaching were the reasons … Continue Reading →
One of the greatest challenges schools and districts face is low parent engagement. Often, the assumption is that parents don’t make time to engage with their child’s learning community or do not care about their student’s academic progress — even if that student is performing poorly or below academic expectations. It is the school’s responsibility … Continue Reading →
“Bad food is cheap and cheap food is bad.” That is the mantra of Carolyn Pusey-Wade, Director of Nutrition, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, more affectionately known as Chef Nana. Since she started in SY 2022-23, the number of students who participate in school breakfast and lunch has increased significantly, particularly among high schoolers, where the … Continue Reading →
Imagine not only waking up to a pandemic, forced into an isolated space without the physical and emotional support you need for learning, but also discovering that the place you call home has been deemed unlivable. This was the reality for many of the students and their families at Luther J. Price Middle School (Price) … Continue Reading →
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 →