Urban Escape Games 2019

The Office of Gifted and Talented Education sponsored the Urban Escapes field trip again this year! It was a great opportunity for gifted students to use their critical thinking skills while collaborating with each other to escape the room. While some escaped and some did not, ALL had fun while working through clues on how…

Leonora Precious Miles Namesake Project Video

In celebration of “Gifted Education Month,” gifted students Ke’Mya C. and Kaitlyn D. and their sponsors created the attached video called the Leonora Precious Miles Namesake Project. Please take a look at the history behind their school and the vision she had for her community.

Xanadu Student Qualifies for Nationals

Everyone in Atlanta knows how much fun Xanadu is, but when you see the impact our summer enrichment program has on our students it becomes astonishing! Joey Skinner has attended Xanadu for the past two years. This past summer Joey enrolled in the Visual Art Studio course taught by Casetta Hall, an Art teacher from…

To Space Camp and Beyond

On October 8th over 300 gifted and talented students from across the district blasted off to the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The students began their two day excursion with an orientation to the campus all while taking in breathtaking views of actual space rockets and vessels! The students were broken into 12 teams…

Gifted Interns Share Capstone Presentations

  On April 10, 2018, APS juniors and seniors enrolled in the Gifted Internship course came together to share their capstone presentations with their peers, teachers, and community partners at the Chik-Fil-A cooperate office.  Fifty-two gifted-identified students from five APS high schools – Carver Early College, Douglass, Grady, Mays, and South Atlanta – participated in…

4th Annual STEAM Carnival a Success

Step right up and join in the STEAM fun! APS gifted and talent development elementary school students in grades 2-5 did just that as they participated in the fourth annual STEAM Carnival on March 21, 2018 at the former Coan Middle School building.  The theme for this year’s event was “Zootropolis” and it exposed over…

Putting the STEAM into Blue Collar

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 marked the first trip in a series of programming sponsored by the APS Office of Gifted and Talented Education geared toward “Putting the STEAM into Blue Collar.” This career navigational trip sponsored thirty-one students and five teachers from Crim High School, Douglass High School, and Mays High School to visit the…

Students Compete in 2018 Georgia Academic Decathlon

Over 100 students from 9 APS high schools gathered on January 10, 2018 to compete in the annual district Georiga Academic Decathlon (GAD) at John Lewis Invictus Academy.  This academic competition, sponsored by the Professional Association of Georiga Educators (PAGE), allows students to compete as school teams and individuals in a variety of disciplines surrounding…

2017 APS Middle School Academic Bowl

Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Gifted and Talented Education hosted our annual Middle School Academic Bowl on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  There were 14 middle schools competing this year in our district playoff round with the top six schools eligible to represent APS at the PAGE Academic Bowl Regional Competition. Academic Bowl is a quiz-based,…

APS GATE Students Travel to GA Barrier Islands

On October 19, 2017, nearly 200 gifted and talented development students from 16 APS elementary and middle schools boarded buses and headed off for a two-day field trip to explore the Georgia Barrier Islands.  On the first day, students toured Jekyll Island, attended an educational program at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and visited the Jekyll…

GHP District Interviews

Over 300 high school students from 15 APS high schools participated in the APS district level interviews/auditions for the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Students were nominated in one of nearly 20 categories ranging from core content areas to fine arts. The Georgia GHP is a residential summer program for gifted…