As I begin this school year as the Proud Principal of South Atlanta High School, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met. By addressing school culture, setting high standards for teacher performance, increased academic expectations for all students and engaging the community, it is our goal at South Atlanta High School that all graduates are college or career ready.
This year, the South Atlanta Educational Complex will transition from three small-independent schools to one traditional high school. This is an exciting time for our faculty and staff. However, your active participation in your student’s education is imperative! Helping your student maintain GREAT punctuality and attendance is instrumental in developing positive work habits and ensuring success in school.
South Atlanta High School is a great place to be. I believe that strong community- school relationships are essential to high academic achievement. Find any successful school and you will also find parents and community members that are involved and supportive of the school. This community recognizes the value of educational and extra-curricular activities. Therefore, our school expects our students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. I hope you are proud of our students as they reflect these expectations through their character and commitment.
We embrace the challenges of the future while we continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past. Our remarkable staff, involved parents and committed students come together to make South Atlanta High School a wonderful and unique place.
Open House for all APS high schools is Monday, August 3, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. However, we invite you to come early to partake of lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. You will have an opportunity to meet the faculty & staff, tour the building, purchase uniforms and learn about the great things happening at South Atlanta. All students are more successful when we work together as a team to achieve educational goals.
I am looking forward to working with you and your student as we strive for an academically successful school year.
Patricia Ford, Ed. D.