If you’ve been looking for a way to support the Foundation’s efforts at North Atlanta High School, now’s your chance. Tickets are on sale for the 5th annual Black, Silver and Red Hot Jazz Gala on Saturday, April 24th at the Temple in Midtown Atlanta. The event brings together parents, alumni and community leaders for fellowship and fundraising. Proceeds from Red Hot Jazz will benefit each of the school’s small learning communities: Business & Learning, The Center for the Arts, and International Studies.
We’ll be entertained by the award-winning North Atlanta Jazz Band (if you haven’t heard them you will be impressed) and enjoy dinner and an auction for fantastic deals as we host our honored guest, Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall.
At $55 per person or just $100 per couple, this event really is the best deal in town. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
The North Fulton High School Class of 1989 celebrated its 20th reunion last summer and recently donated $500 in proceeds from their reunion festivities to the North Atlanta High School Foundation. Brickson Diamond wrote this in his reunion planning committee’s letter to the Foundation:
“We hope that this gift will help the successor school to our alma mater take one more step toward being the best high school in the Southeast.”
Many thanks to the North Fulton Class of ’89 for their generosity! If your class is planning a reunion, be sure to let us know. The Foundation can help schedule a tour of the renovated high school so you and your classmates can get an idea of how much progress the school is making and rekindle some old memories, too.
It’s confirmed. Atlanta Public Schools has announced its intent to purchase land in Buckhead and build a new, state-of-the-art high school for North Atlanta High School students. APS has located a piece of property large enough to accommodate plans for the new school, which include a wide array of classroom and athletic spaces and the necessary parking. APS is not disclosing the property’s location until negotiations are complete.
According to a backgrounder posted by APS, “it generally takes approximately 18 months to build a high school.” The system is shooting to have the property acquired by the end of this year, so North Atlanta students could be in the new school as soon as the 2012-2013 school year.
Overcrowding at Sutton Middle School is the driving force behind APS’s move. Families in Sutton’s attendance zone increasingly have chosen to send their children to their neighborhood school, and APS expects this trend to continue far beyond Sutton’s current capacity. With that in mind, the existing North Atlanta campus will become a new middle school for the district to help offset this overcrowding.