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 →
A group of stakeholders, organized by Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, is working swiftly to do something extraordinary: Temporarily relocate 260+ low-income families in a coordinated manner so that their children can continue to attend their current neighborhood schools while a dilapidated housing development is rebuilt.
Last fall, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta to provide a “learning pod” for approximately 70 students who were identified as having the potential to benefit from additional learning resources in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The club is serving as a distance-learning hub where students of all grade levels can come during the school day to do online classes.
Price Middle School students created new student handbooks for their first project-based learning (PBL) unit of the year. By examining local politics, the pandemic and social justice, students worked together to develop a set of shared school principles, policies and processes to help create a positive school culture–in person and online.