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Welcome to the South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice where we are empowering the next generation of leaders for positive change. The School of Law and Social Justice is one of four small schools at the South Atlanta High Educational Complex. In serving approximately 260 students in grades 9 through 12, we provide a complete college preparatory curriculum and personalized experience to our students.

The themes of Law and Social Justice provide a unique vehicle for developing important critical thinking skills and social awareness necessary for students to be successful in the 21st Century. As part of the curriculum, students take unique courses such as Forensic Science, Current Issues, Street Law, Sociology and Criminology. These courses are taught in our recently renovated building which includes a 115-person courtroom, law library, science and computer labs. In addition to work done inside the classroom we seek to provide student with authentic career and college experiences through partnerships with local corporations, bar associations, colleges, universities and law firms such as Oglethorpe University, Georgia State University, Turner Broadcasting, Macy's and the Georgia Bar Association.

By leveraging these resources and work of a dynamic faculty we work to ensure that all of our students are prepared for college, the workplace and success after high school. 

Check out the SAEC Marching Hornets in Janelle Monae's new video for "Electric Lady"


LSJ named


NationalTitle I "Distinguished School"Tuesday, January 10, 2013: The National Title I Association is pleased to announce that South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice from Atlanta, Georgia has been named a National Title I Distinguished School by the Georgia state department of education. South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice is one of 67 schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2012.   More information about all National Title I Distinguished Schools is available on the National Title I Association website:  


  • Band Camp

    Posted by Shanna Miles at 5/28/2014

    The SAEC “Marching Hornets” Summer Band Camp will begin on July 21, 2014  thru July 31,2014 @ 4:00pm Mon-Fri. This will include anyone that has an interest to participate or even learn how to play a wind or percussion musical instrument for this upcoming school  year in the marching band.

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  • Youth Empowerment Day

    Posted by Shanna Miles at 4/14/2014


    On April 4th, 2014 the South Atlanta School of Law (LSJ) hosted its 4th Annual Student Empowerment Day. The full-day student conference is organized each year to reinforce the ideals of social justice, community activism and self-improvement in each student. There are no regularly scheduled classes during the day, instead students are ushered into targeted break-out sessions and workshops. Dressed in their “Sunday Best” students were treated to sessions such as:

    ·         Financial Literacy

    ·         Conflict Resolution

    ·         The Value of Personal Vision Planning

    ·         Teen Dating, Violence and Healthy Relationships

    While these are only a few of the eighteen different sessions offered, some of the truly powerful information that was shared came through question and answer sessions outside of the formal presentations. A community effort, the event featured speakers from the Emory Law Students Group, the American Civil Liberties Union, Leslie Grant and Eshe Collins from the APS Board of Education and Planned Parenthood. Student Ambassadors were able to stretch their leadership muscles during the day by greeting and ushering the honored guests to their workshops and later, a catered lunch.

    “This day is really a one day conference we have for our students to empower them to become better students and citizens in their community,” says conference organizer and Science Instructor Andrea Pendergrass.

    The day began with an opening ceremony featuring Chara Fisher Jackson, the Deputy Director of the ACLU Foundation of Georgia. She stressed the importance of life planning, knowing your rights and working with your passion to positively impact your community. Students bounced questions off the young activist and expressed a desire to learn more about how laws are written and how they can change them. Later, in the Teen Dating session, one of the many gender specific workshops, Jasmine Holloway from the Grady Rape Crisis Center talked with students as they spoke frankly about the dating trends they have seen play out on television and in their real lives in a close-knit small group.

    Scheduled on the last day before Spring Break, the event left students with a number of messages to relax and reflect on before a much needed vacation.

    The vision of the South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice is that it will be a safe and supportive community of self-motivated learners that promotes social justice values and critical thinking through real-world experiences. LSJ is a public school within the Atlanta Public School district and serves students in grades 9-12.

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  • 2014 OPEN HOUSE 

    APS will host districtwide open houses at all schools on Friday, August 1st.
    High School:  1pm - 3pm
    Middle School:  3pm - 5pm
    Elementary School:  5pm - 7pm 
    We look forward to seeing you at open house! 
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    July 23-25 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & July 28 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Registration will take place at your zoned school.  
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  • Dear Atlanta Public Schools Class of 2014,


    You have completed the approved program of study, passed the necessary exams and satisfied all of the requirements for graduation. You have reached a wonderful milestone in your education journey and are certainly worthy of celebration.  

    As you continue your life’s journey, go forth to grow and to add value to everything you do. Again, congratulations, class of 2014, and very best wishes.  And remember, make good choices.


    Erroll B. Davis Jr.


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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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  • 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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