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Jackson High School Renovation needs Big Picture Thinking NOW!

Maynard H. Jackson High School is currently undergoing a major renovation. As currently drawn, the renovated space would only be large enough for last year's programming.

This year an Orchestra Program was added to the school with no space allocated in the renovated facility. A Theatre/Drama Program has also been requested to round out the arts program and to add career-ready skills that could feed the booming film production industry in Atlanta.

Recently a request was made to expand the facility by adding a gymnasium to the exterior of the building. A proposal has been drawn up by the project architect and estimated by the construction firm and is awaiting approval by administrators at APS. 

The addition of this gymnasium would free up vital space inside the current structure in order to accomodate the Orchestra and other programming additions. 

As parents and community members, we believe that this school has great potential.To apply big picture thinking at this stage—that allows for current and future programming expansion—is critical. We ask that all considerations be in favor of this addition, so that the Maynard H. Jackson High School facility can best support the learning potential for all of the students in the Jackson Cluster. 

PLEASE SUPPORT TODAY. This is a time sensitive issue.

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  • Atlanta Public Schools and the Atlanta Board of Education

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