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Forrest Hill Academy: A Better Alternative

  • The Forrest Hill Academy GO Team will be holding a Candidate Confirmation Meeting for vacant GO Team seats on May 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Forrest Hill Academy. The meeting agenda will include the following topics:

    - Vacant 2-year term Community Member seat appointment

    - Vacant 3-year term Community Member seat appointment

    - Vacant 3-year Swing Seat appointment


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  • Parent Portal- Infinte Campus

    Have you ever wondered how your student(s) was/were progressing in their classed. You can by using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. 

    Parents of students in grades K–12 have access to class schedules, attendance records and grades through the Parent Portal which is an easy-to-use, secure communications tool. Additionally, the Parent Portal enables parents to verify household information, including their email address, home address and telephone numbers.

    New Parent Users can request a Parent Portal Activation Key using the online Parent Portal Key Request or the parent can visit the school and present a valid photo ID. The Parent Portal Activation Key cannot be provided over the phone. 

    For more info on Parent Portal, please click the link below.

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  • FHA Students Attend Field Trip to National Center for Civil and Human Rights

    This year, stduents at FHA will receive numerous opportunities to engage in the Cultural Experience Project, where they will attend various field trips to increase their cultural experiences

    In September, a group of FHA's High School students attended the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Its purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.

    During this visit, students learned how they can be more active and engaged civil citizens. More information on the NCCHR can be found at the link below.

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  • FHA Launches New GED Program

    In an effort to provide students with "a better alternative," FHA has launched a brand new GED program. Students who withdraw from the traditional program are now registered in the GED program in collaboration with the APS Adult Education Program. Students receive instruction and are also offered the opportunity to participate in a school to work program. 


    For more information on the FHA GED program, please contact Mr. Alfred Garner, Graduation Coach, at (404) 802-6966. 

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  • New School Information 

    Welcome back to the 2015 - 2016 school year at your Forrest Hill Academy! Student schedules have changed.
    Class will promptly begin at 9:30 A.M., and dismissal will begin at 4:17 P.M. The APS school bus pick-up and drop-off location has also changed. Students will not be picked up in the bus lane; instead, the APS school bus will board students from Main Street at the East Point MARTA station. The Atlanta Public Schools' district leadership is aware of parent concerns, and they are diligently working to provide a better solution. School buses will depart from Main Street between 8:55 A.M. and 9:35 A.M. in 10 minute increments. Car riders may be dropped off on campus as early as 9:00 AM. We are looking forward to a great year, and if you have questions, feel free to contact your FHA staff at (404)802-6950.


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APS Unveils Game Management Plan for District Sporting Events

ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools (APS) unveils a game management plan for district sporting events at both Grady and Lakewood stadiums to ensure a better game day experience for students, families and the surrounding community.

The “United We Play” campaign focuses on enhanced standards of behavior in and around APS sporting venues. This includes crowd management, ticketing, traffic and parking, and emergency planning. For the remainder of the season, the district wants all APS football fans to “huddle up and have a ball,” and wear their favorite APS school team gear, all while enjoying games in a safe and secure atmosphere.

“I want all of our communities and school clusters to have the confidence that we are very serious about our security measures so everyone can enjoy themselves,” said APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen. “The time has come for us to exercise more leadership across the district, and we will be asking everyone in the city to step forward with us.”

In advance of games this weekend, the district has updated safety and security planning with the Atlanta Police Department to improve the fan experience at both stadiums. These include:

  • Creating a more visible police presence both inside and outside Grady and Lakewood stadiums, including assigning more marked vehicles outside the stadiums

  • Managing ticketing procedures to ensure quicker service and shorter lines

  • Assigning perimeter security officers around the stadiums to focus on pedestrians walking to and from the games through neighborhoods

  • Improving security mobility with use of additional vehicles for quicker responses

For the long-term, the district is allowing more staffing flexibility on game nights and providing training for stadium employees in the form of drills and exercises. APS will also reach out to partners who have expertise in safety and security planning to review existing plans and communications for all major sporting events. “We need a district-wide conversation about how we establish norms in and around our extra-curricular activities, including a fan-civility policy and expanding our Social-Emotional Learning programming beyond the classroom and into our play spaces,” said Carstarphen.

To see a list of upcoming APS football games, visit