Thursday, June 4, 2015
To Parent(s) and Guardian(s):
It brings great pleasure to welcome new & returning students to South Atlanta High School! Our school is currently in a phase of transition as we work to successfully merge the schools of Computer Animation and Design, Health and Medical Sciences, & Law and Social Justice into one operating entity. As a result, all of our school stakeholders have been working diligently to establish the school structures, policies, and procedures that will govern students beginning the first day of school, August 5, 2015.
In order to ensure a smooth transition for all students we wanted to share with you the following guidelines regarding student attire:
· School Uniform: Black or purple polo shirt, black or khaki slacks, shorts, or skirts and closed toed shoes or sandals with a strap.
· Non-permissible (throughout the school day): Jeans, t-shirts, jogging suits, flop flops, No see through or skin tight clothing, hoodies, bonnets, hats, pajamas, head scarves, skull caps, sunglasses, slides/slippers and jackets/sweaters that are not purple or black.
· Bookbags: Clear or mesh.
Note: Non-permissible items are included but not limited to the listed items. The South Atlanta High School administration reserves the right to modify this list when appropriate.
It is our goal to provide students with a safe and structured environment with minimal distractions so that students can fully engage in a rich and rigorous learning experience. If you have any questions regarding the school uniform policy, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
We encourage you to make sure your student is in attendance on the first day of school. The 9th graders will report to the third floor. The 10th graders will report to the first floor and the 11th & 12th graders will report to the second floor. The teachers will be ready to teach and we are confident that your student will be ready to learn.
Thank you in advance for your support in making the 2015-16 academic year a success!
Dr. Patricia Ford
On Friday, March 21st the Hot 107.9 Bullying is Not Hot Tour visited the campus of South Atlanta Educational Complex. A joint collaboration with the larger Atlanta community and the radio station, the tour visits local schools to spread the anti-bullying message and provide students with strategies to avoid negative peer pressure, gang violence and negative group behavior in an open forum.
“Bullying is a problem at South Atlanta. Certain students feel pressured to like everybody else,” says Junior, Timara Carter.
Local celebrities such as hip-hop artist, Tropakana and community activists such as Monique Rivarde, mother of bullying victim Bobby Tillman, spoke to students about the terrible consequences of group violence. Bobby Tillman was murdered in Douglassville in 2010 when a group of teenagers beat him to death at a party. Students also heard speeches from a motivational speaker and a local criminal defense attorney before being offered the opportunity to ask questions.
South Atlanta Educational Complex includes the schools of Law and Social Justice, Computer Animation and Design and Health and Medical Sciences. The schools serves approximately 900 students in grades 9-12.