The Title I Family/Parent Involvement Survey was distributed to students on Friday, Feb. 20. Please return completed surveys to school as soon as possible. If you did not receive a survey you may pick one up at school. Please see Mr. Rodney.
The deadline for the Dare 2 Be Great scholarship for seniors residing in Delray Beach is March 2. Visit dare2begreat.org for application materials and more information.
The United Way of Palm Beach County offers free tax filing assistance to families whose 2014 household income was $60,000 or less.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides three options to electronically file your tax return. All options are confidential, safe and free.
Visit TaxesFiledFree.org to learn more about the VITA program, the services offered, and where the in-person filing sites are located in Palm Beach County.
Congratulations to the Eagles Robotics Xperience on their second straight Florida FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) championship! The team will compete at the FTC South Region Super Regional Championship March 11-13 in San Antonio.
Federal law requires Title I schools to notify parents of the availability of the School Public Accountability Report (SPAR). The SPAR includes student demographics, graduation and dropout rates, student performance measures, and teacher qualifications. You can view the most recent report for Atlantic High School here, and browse other reports here. A paper copy of the SPAR can be provided upon request. Contact Mr. Rodney at 561.243.1500.
Florida International University offers free assistance to middle and high school students with attention and organization problems. FIU’s STAND program (Supporting Teens’ Academic Needs Daily) is a parent-teen therapy program for adolescents with ADHD, ADD, and similar difficulties. Students receive training in organization, time management, and academic planning skills. Parents learn new strategies to enhance structure, monitoring, and accountability at home to promote academic success.
The program is free for qualifying students in grades 6 through 12. Families must have internet access to use the video-conferencing program. A webcam is provided for free to families who do not have one.
FIU's STAND programs has a five-year track record working with more than 1,000 students in Miami-Dade County public schools and is now extending the services statewide.
For more information or to apply, visit the STAND website or call (305) 348-8313 to speak with project coordinator Jaife Gonzalez.
IBMYP sophomores will be presenting their personal projects in the school cafeteria on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
Dr. Susan Zacharias is the teacher of the month for February 2015. Her teaching career spans 35 years, 15 of those years at Atlantic. Dr. Zacharias teaches geometry in the IB Programme and volunteers her time outside classroom hours to assist students with math. She has been a two-time finalist for Mathematics Teacher of the Year and a nominee for the William T. Dwyer Award for Excellence in Education.
Alexander Lee has been selected as student of the month. Consistently maintaining honor roll status, he is an four-year member of the JROTC program and serves as Air Rifle Team Commander. Alexander has completed more than 270 hours of community service and plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
The 2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) went online Jan. 1. The College Board has step-by-step instructions here, and ATL is hosting financial aid workshops for parents and students in the coming weeks. Dates, times and details will be posted here and on the ATL guidance department page on Edline.