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Next semester AVA applications open

November 19, 2019

Atlanta Virtual Academy applications for the next semester are open. Students must consult with their counselor to find the best fit for them before they enroll. To find the application, click here. 

Apply to College Week kicks off

November 18, 2019

Apply to College Week is this week. The college advisors will be hosting events centering around applying to 3 or more colleges and FAFSA completion.  Schedule of events:  Monday - Spirit Day/Kick-off  *   Wear college apparel  *   Senior Zone in the interactive lab (E008)- come work on applications & FAFSA Tuesday - Tech/Taco Tuesday &nb...

Sadie Grice Funny Scholarship Foundation workshop registration open

November 6, 2019

The Sadie Grice Funny Scholarship Foundation is having a youth leadership development workshop on Saturday November 16 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. It will be held at 2020 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, Georgia 30337. All juniors and seniors who have exemplified leadership are welcome. To register, click here. 

Holiday food drive provides for less fortunate

November 5, 2019

Help those in need this holiday season, while getting service hours. Bring canned foods, dried pasta, beans, olive oil, and other non-perishables to Ms. Vann Atta's room (C225) through December 6th. Students will receive 1 service hour per 5 items brought. For a full list of qualifying foods, contact Ms. Vann Atta.

Columbia Scholastic Press Association names Southerner ‘Crown’ award finalist

November 1, 2019

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association named the Southerner and thesoutherneronline.com a "Crown" award finalist on Oct. 31. It was rated a "Gold Medalist" earlier this week. When CSPA holds its annual spring convention in March 2020, the Southerner will learn if it will receive a Gold or Silver Crown.

Orchestra director wins APS teacher of the year

October 29, 2019

Orchestra Director Krissi Davis won the Atlanta Public Schools Excellence in Teaching Award. Davis was one of three finalists and was presented with the award on Oct. 29. This is Davis's third year at Grady and 14th year teaching. 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association rates Southerner ‘Gold Medalist’ in annual critique

October 29, 2019

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association rated the Southerner and thesoutherneronline.com a hybrid "Gold Medalist" publication in its annual critique on Oct. 28. The critique rated the Southerner's work from the 2018-2019 school year. The Southerner scored 955 of a total 1,000 points in the rating, with scores in the 95 percentile or higher in the three areas rated, Essentials,...

Bike to School Day celebration set for Tuesday morning

October 28, 2019

The Bike to School Day celebration will be on Tuesday, October 29 from 7:45 to 8:20 AM. Bike or walk to school and receive prizes in the main courtyard when you arrive. The event is hosted by Transportation YOU, Pedestrian Club, and Georgia Commute Schools. 

Grady’s CCRPI increases nearly six points

October 25, 2019

Grady’s College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) increased nearly six points to 87.5 from 81.7, according to data released today by the Georgia Department of Education. While the state’s 2019 CCRPI score decreased by 0.7 points to 75.9 from 2018, scores in Atlanta Public Schools increased by 0.7 points to 74.1, narrowing the gap between the state and the...

Superintendent search community meetings scheduled for next two weeks

October 21, 2019

Four community meetings to discuss the search for a new superintendent will be held by the Atlanta Board of Education in the coming weeks. These meetings will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the following locations: Tuesday, October 22 - Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy Thursday, October 24 - Bolton Academy Monday, October 28 - Kindezi at Gideons Wednesday, October...

College and career expo

October 21, 2019

The School Counseling Department will host  a College & Career Expo Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium and cafeteria. Representatives from 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, technical schools, gap year programs, and employers will be present. There will also be a college financial aid representative to educate parents about the Free Application...

Homecoming pep rally

October 15, 2019

This Friday, October 18th marks the first pep rally of the year, the annual Homecoming pep rally. As a part of spirit week freshman are instructed to wear white, sophomores: grey, juniors: black and seniors: red. This Friday will be a "C-Day," and classes will be shortened to accommodate for the pep rally. 

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