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College Board releases details on 2020 AP exams

April 3, 2020

The College Board has released information on the details of individual exams. The exams will be simultaneously held world-wide, and each subject exam will be 45 minutes long, consisting of free response questions. Different from other years, there will be no multiple choice questions on these online exams. Additionally, each exam has two test dates for students to choose from....

Georgia public schools to close through the end of the school year

April 1, 2020

Gov. Brian Kemp announced today that Georgia K-12 public schools would be closed through the end of the academic year. Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen cited Kemp's order as she announced that Atlanta Public Schools will remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the school year.

Georgia public schools to close through April 24

March 26, 2020

Governor Brian Kemp on Thursday ordered all Georgia public schools, which includes Atlanta Public Schools, to remain closed through April 24. Previously, on March 16, he had ordered Georgia public schools to close through March 31. On Monday, Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen had announced APS would close through spring break (April 6-10) but anticipated the closure may...

UBER discount provided to APS families

March 24, 2020

UBER is offering APS families discounted rides to and from APS food distribution sites until April 10th, 2020. The discount is 25%, up to $10, with the code "APS2020" and can be used Monday through Friday during the meal service times specified here. Minors must be accompanied by an adult to ride, and there is a max of 2 rides per rider per day on an UberX and UberXL car.&nbs...

APS to remained closed through Spring Break

March 24, 2020

Yesterday, Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Maria Carstarphen announced that APS will remain closed through Spring Break (April 6th-10th). Carstarphen anticipates that school will remain closed possibly beyond April 13th. Due to this, community meetings and school events scheduled through those dates are canceled. There are no updates on the definitiveness of graduation....

The Southerner named 2020 Crown Award winner

March 20, 2020

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association named the Southerner and a 2020 “Crown Award" winner on Mar. 2o, following the Oct. 2019 nomination. Earlier this month, many members on staff were honored by Quill & Scroll and SIPA as well. 

The Southerner honored by Quill & Scroll

March 16, 2020

The Southerner was honored with multiple awards by the 2020 Quill and Scroll International Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest. The staff received a Blue and Gold Award for Writing Excellence. Seniors Charlotte Spears, Tyler Jones and Katherine Esterl took second place, a national honor, in the Political Writing category. Several staff members picked up honorable mentions including: Seniors Kaitlin Pa...

APS to provide meals to students during school closure

March 13, 2020

Starting Monday, March 16th, APS students will be able to receive free ready-to-eat food from 5 schools. Food distribution will be Monday-Friday from 10 AM- 12 PM (Noon). Douglass High School 225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr. NW Atlanta, GA 30318 Cleveland Ave Elementary School 2672 Old Hapeville Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30315 Bunche Middle School 1925 Niskey Lake Rd SW A...

Atlanta Public Schools to close beginning Monday

March 12, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools will close Monday, March 16 for up to two weeks in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. APS is one of fifteen school districts in Georgia that are closing or preparing to close. APS, Dekalb County Schools, Cobb County Schools, the University System of Georgia, and more will be closing on March 16. APS students and staff are to report to work and schoo...

The Southerner picks up awards at SIPA

March 11, 2020

The Southerner racked up more than 10 awards for this year's Scholastic Press SIPA's Best Writing Contest. In individual awards, junior Maura O'Sullivan won first place in the editorial column category, sophomore Duncan Tanner won first place in online sports stories, senior Tyler Jones won third place in sports feature stories, senior Bram Mansbach won first place in sports ...

Third COVID-19 case confirmed in Georgia

March 6, 2020

Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia reported they have a patient who tested positive for COVID-19. This comes as the third reported case in Georgia along with the two previously diagnosed patients in Fulton county on March 2, 2020. A member of the pair previously diagnosed had recently returned home from a trip to Milan, Italy.

Immunizations offered to 10th graders

March 3, 2020

10th graders ages 16 and up will have access to a free immunization ahead of their junior year on March 9. To obtain this immunization, the student should get a permission form from the Grady Clinic this week. 

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