Believe. Expect. Achieve.

Atlanta’s students have dreams: for their futures, their families, and their careers. We’re here to support those students. See how we’re doing this.

College Access

Achieve Atlanta and our College Access partners deliver hands-on help to APS students as they chart their paths to college. We have a formal relationship with Atlanta Public Schools and provide strategic, operational, and financial support to offer a district-wide college advising program that serves all APS juniors and seniors.

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College Success

As we work to increase the number of Atlanta Public Schools students graduating from college, we are partnering with postsecondary institutions and college success experts to offer direct support and advising services to students.

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For Students

For Students

The case for college is clear. People who complete higher education are more satisfied with their careers, wealthier, and better prepared to achieve their dreams.

A Path to College

For Families

For Families

Parents and caregivers are one of the most important ingredients in a student’s success. We provide resources to help you propel your student toward their dreams.

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Our Community

Our Community

Because students can face a number of barriers completing postsecondary education, we are mobilizing a community of organizations to support students in a holistic way.

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“The support Achieve Atlanta has given me

throughout the years means so much to me.”

“The support Achieve Atlanta has given me throughout the years means so much to me.”

Alexes Harris, George Washington University, Class of 2020

Achieve Atlanta

Scholarship

The Achieve Atlanta Scholarship is a need-based award designed to support APS students pursuing various postsecondary paths after high school. When combined with other possible sources of financial aid, the Achieve Atlanta scholarship should greatly reduce the need for students and families to take out high-interest, private loans to pay for school. The Achieve Atlanta scholarship is an important part of Achieve Atlanta’s broader effort to dramatically increase the number of APS students who earn a postsecondary degree or credential.

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Achieve Atlanta Graduates
Deronshay
Deronshay
University of Georgia

“Achieve Atlanta was a part of my collegiate journey, and I am very appreciative of that. I plan to join the Georgia College Advising Corps and serve as a college adviser within APS.”

Kendreze
Kendreze
Georgia State University

“Achieve Atlanta has allowed me to change my life for the better. I hope to show my gratitude through my future educational endeavors.” 

Mary
Mary
University of Alabama

“I graduated with a degree in human performance & exercise science, with a minor in psychology. I plan on going back to school to get my master’s degree. l started my own business during my senior year.”

Augustine
Augustine
Boston University

“I can finally confirm that this first-generation, low-income, APS-educated Mexican-American has accomplished that dream that [my family] so selflessly dreamed.”

Key Dates

For Scholarship Eligibility

Oct 1st

FAFSA Application Opens

Jan 30th

Scholarship Application Opens

May 31st

Scholarship Application Closes

Mid-June

Final Scholarship Awards Announced