FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Schools is one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP (Advanced Placement) District Honor Roll.
The list of schools deemed by the state to be “Beating the Odds” may have some parents questioning why several high performing schools in North Fulton fell short of the mark.
As I look forward to the next year, the word that comes to mind is “balance.” My three millennial children speak often of the importance of work/life balance as it relates to job choice. They are not alone; it is a common theme among this generation.
The year 2019 has been a great year for Fulton County Schools, and particularly for the amazing students, teachers and community in North Fulton. It is an honor to represent District 5 where I remain focused on providing opportunities for all kids to succeed in their chosen pathways.
There is nothing like the groundbreaking of a new building to put one in mind of the future and expectations of what is to come. Recently, construction ceremonies held for both the new Crabapple Middle School and the Innovation Academy helped set the stage for Fulton County Schools in 2020. …
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County has a new group of entrepreneurs whose hearts are focused on the environment, not the bottom line.
ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell High School has recently earned a number of high scores and accolades. Areas of improvement include Georgia Milestones test scores, SAT scores, Advanced Placement exam scores, the graduation rate and the College and Career Readiness Performance Index score.
MILTON, Ga. — King’s Ridge Christian School faculty, students and community members gathered at the campus Nov. 5 to cut the ribbon on the new expansion to its upper school. The wing includes three floors that will house classrooms, offices, conference and collaborative rooms and lockers for…
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — After a quarter century of administering the ITBS/Iowa tests to 3rd, 5th and 8th graders, the Fulton County School Board appears poised to significantly scale back its use.
State School Superintendent Richards Woods, center, was among the many city, county and state dignitaries on hand Nov. 22 for the construction celebration of Innovation Academy in downtown Alpharetta. With construction nearing completion on the exterior of the building, the focus now turns t…
MILTON, Ga. — Nestled next to one of the largest urban areas in the Southeast, Cambridge High School’s Future Farmers of America program is using every opportunity to learn about farming.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — South Forsyth High School students commemorated the historic fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago with a re-enactment Nov. 8.
Fulton County students vying for acceptance into the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program and higher-level classes should not be impacted by the district’s decision to scrap an annual test of student achievement.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Schools earned the highest College and Career Ready Performance Index score for students among metro Atlanta county school districts and large school districts in Georgia.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — More than 100 people turned out Oct. 25 for the inaugural STEAM Innovation and Awards Dinner to benefit the Fulton Science Academy.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County middle school students pitched in recently to help their community at the third annual Eighth Grade Day of Service.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Aditya Bora, a 16-year-old junior at Johns Creek High School, was recently selected to attend the Chief Science Officers International Summit in Washington D.C. for his achievements in robotics and engineering
Forsyth County School District has posted proposed new attendance boundaries for the 2020-21 school year that would relieve overcrowding at existing schools and populate Poole’s Mill Elementary School, the.
The Fulton School System will convert two more planned school days to “digital learning days” next spring to allow nearly one third of the district’s school buildings be used as polling places for upcoming state elections.
Nearly three out of four Fulton School System students did well enough on their 2019 Advanced Placement exams to potentially earn college credits for their efforts.
Students in the Fulton County School System are graduating in record numbers from the district’s 19 high schools, but the goal of reaching a 92 percent graduation rate still remains a district priority.
Comprehensive audits will be conducted this month at all 100+ schools and buildings across the Fulton County School System to identify risks or hazards that could compromise student and staff safety.
If DeKalb County Schools moves forward with plans for a bond referendum next spring to cover a shortfall in construction, they will have some opposition.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — It’s all about writing the stories that they wanted to hear as children, according to bestselling authors J.C. Cervantes and Roshani Chokshi.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — As inspirational speakers go, John O’Leary has a unique message of faith, hope, perseverance and mission. And he gets your attention from word one.
Planners with the Fulton County School System were nearly spot on in their projections for student enrollment this year, missing the mark by only 12 more than the forecast of 93,527 students.
Students in the Fulton County School System were among the last students to head back to school this year, but the later summer start on Aug. 12 provided little relief from scorching temperatures.
CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County Schools Assistant Director of Special Education Paul West will explain the special needs referral process in the public school system. The event, scheduled for Sept. 17, is titled “Understanding the Special Education Referral Process,” and is sponsored by Dyslex…
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Pinecrest Academy cut the ribbon Aug. 7 on its new 18,000-square-foot Lower School Building.
Fulton County School students continue to perform as well or better than their statewide peers on the state’s annual assessment of student progress, but the number of students remaining below proficiency remains troubling.
The doors to 106 school buildings across the Fulton County School System open this week for the nearly 93,500 students expected to enroll for the 2019-20 school year. The district still stands as the fourth largest in the state, behind only Gwinnett, Cobb and DeKalb county school systems.
Personnel changes from retirements, promotions and other factors last spring mean 17 of the district’s 106 schools will start the year under new leadership. In North Fulton, five schools will have new principals in place, all veterans of the Fulton County School System.
MILTON, Ga. — Books can be informative and transformative, they can induce critical thought, transport us to other times and places or provide an escape from daily troubles and concerns. However, not everyone has access to books.
An innovative program to recruit and retain top teachers enters its second year with 71 teacher interns embedded in Fulton County schools for the 2019-20 school year.
ROSWELL, Ga. — The Queen of Angels Catholic School Odyssey of the Mind middle school team won the world championship this summer at the World Championship Finals in East Lansing, Mich.
Area students looking to pursue a science and career-focused curriculum in high school must now wait two years for Innovation Academy to open in downtown Alpharetta.
More than 50 recent graduates of area high schools were named National Merit Scholars for 2019, receiving scholarship funds to use for their college education. Fewer than 1 percent of graduating seniors across the nation received National Merit distinction.
MILTON, Ga. — Milton High School sophomore Aanika Eragam has been honored as a Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize finalist.