Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is pleased to announce that Dr. Nikkita Warfield has accepted the position of Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Warfield recently completed her 22nd year as an educator, having served in both the Dekalb County School System and Newton County School System. The announcement follows a competitive search process, which included excellent candidates … 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.
What do Kamala Harris, Colin Kaepernik, John Lewis, George Washington Carver and Barack and Michelle Obama have in common? They are titans of Black excellence in their respective fields. But perhaps most relevant to students in the south Atlanta community: they are the latest additions to a series of inspiring murals at Carver STEAM Academy organized by COR.
Graduation is a time when all the hard work pays off. Every 2021 graduate has overcome challenges, but perhaps no one has overcome more than Carver STEAM Academy’s Shadonna Newsom. Learn more about Shadonna’s success.
Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is offering challenging, fun summer programs to approximately 250 elementary school, middle school and special education students to help close the learning gap for students who have fallen behind due to the pandemic and school closures. The six-week, free, in-person sessions will take place June 7 to July 2 at Price Middle School.
The Purpose Built Schools leadership team has a proven record of helping improve schools in historically high-poverty neighborhoods. Not far away in Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood, some of the members of our leadership team helped open Drew Charter School in 2000, providing the cradle-to-college education pipeline for the holistic community revitalization of the East Lake … Continue Reading →
By Greg Giornelli President, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta It’s no secret that we believe in doing things a little differently around here. At Purpose Built Schools, we have the benefit of running Partner Schools. Five years ago, in a first-of-its-kind agreement, Atlanta Public Schools contracted with us to operate Thomasville Heights Elementary School, and subsequently … Continue Reading →
Purpose Built Schools Atlanta has developed a comprehensive plan to safely reopen school buildings and host students onsite for in-person learning. We have spent the first three quarters of the school year preparing our buildings and facilities, purchasing protective equipment, and developing building procedures. We are confident in the precautions our schools are taking to … Continue Reading →
Our schools will re-open for in-person instruction on March 15! We are eager to see students again in the classroom! Students have the choice to remain virtual or return to school for the last quarter of the school year. If you have not already done so, please contact your school directly to confirm your preference. … Continue Reading →
Athena Ayers, an instructional coach at Carver STEAM Academy, was told unexpectedly by her landlord that she and her daughter, Micah, 5, had just 12 days to find a new place to live. With such little warning, Ayers was in a bind. She recalled that Purpose Built Schools Atlanta’s partner, Focused Community Strategies (FCS), may … Continue Reading →