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Welcome to the D. M. Therrell School of Business and Entrepreneurship where we proudly offer an abundance of unique learning opportunities to make a difference and positively influence the lives of students.  Atlanta Public Schools constantly strives to “become one of the nation’s top performing urban school district in which all students will become lifelong learners equipped with the appropriate skills and competencies to become contributing members of society.”  Our school works diligently to prepare its students to meet and exceed that goal.  We are proud to among the schools who successfully acheived AYP (adequate yearly progress) in the district and plan to continue in the future.


The theme for the 2008-2009 school year is “Programmed for a A Pathway of Purpose and Power.” Students will broaden their horizons meet the demands of the global world.  Each student has the opportunity to engage in unique learning opportunities such as college visit tours, business leadership courses, work-based learning experiences, and mentoring from community business leaders.  All graduates of our school leave with viable post secondary options and student portfolios.  

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District Announcements

  • Atlanta Families' 2014 Nominations
    The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) is a program that understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the AFAEE recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders in Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools. 

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  • APS Superintendent Finalist Dr. Meria Carstarphen

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  • March 21, 2014
    Atlanta Public Schools is aware of recently reported abduction attempts near multiple school properties.  

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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754

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  • APS Statement Regarding Personnel Changes

    Atlanta Public Schools is appreciative of the leadership demonstrated by all of our principals, particularly those who have served the district for many years.  Like all school districts, APS conducts an annual assessment of where we are as a system, as well as a review of any revisions to state law. Necessary changes are made to ensure the district remains in compliance and that all of our students are prepared for the next level and long-term success. This process includes an intense and methodical performance review of all of our schools and their leadership teams. For the full statement, please click here. 

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  • Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

    The Georgia Parent Survey has 20 questions and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete it. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.


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  • Learn More About Gifted Parent University 


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  • Congratulations to Rita Simmons for being named the 2013-2014 APS Teacher of the Year! 

    Rita Simmons is a gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School. 

    Finalists for this year's award included Nathaniel Snyder, Middle School Teacher of the Year from KIPP Ways Academy and Danielle Gilley Costarides, High School Teacher of the Year from North Atlanta High School. 

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  • Therrell Community Townhall Meeting

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  • 3.1. 13 Parent Update: Fight at Therrell High School

    At approximately 9 a.m., there was a fight at Therrell High School. Seven students were taken to the Therrell Law principal's office. While in the office, one of the seven students (16 year old male) cursed-out Therrell Law Principal Libra Royster and tried to attack her. The student picked up a conference table and threw it at Ms. Royster. Ms. Royster and a female 10th grade student were struck by the table. The male student was subdued and arrested.The female student who was struck by the table thrown at Principal Royster was transported to Grady Hospital for minor injuries. The situation was immediately contained. Only the students involved in the altercation were impacted by the incident. Normal school operations were not interrupted by the incident.

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  • Move On When Ready

    Dual enrollment opportunity for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school.

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  • Celebrating two more promises made and kept to improve school facilities

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