Pre-K registration set for April 18, 25

Registration for Atlanta Public Schools’ pre-kindergarten lottery for the 2009-10 school year will be held at two sites Saturday, April 18, and two other sites the next Saturday, April 25.

Inman Middle School, 774 Virginia Ave. NE, and the New Schools at Carver, 55 McDonough Blvd. SE, will handle registration April 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Douglass High School, 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Blvd. NW, and Maynard Holbrooke Jackson High School, 801 Glenwood Ave. SE, will sign up families during the same hours April 25.

There is no advantage to registering on one day rather than the other. The lottery drawing will be held April 27.

Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2009, and live in Atlanta or have a parent who works for Atlanta Public Schools to be eligible for the lottery.

Only one Buckhead public school, E. Rivers Elementary, offers pre-K. It will have one 20-child pre-K class in the fall.

For more information, call the APS pre-K help line at (404) 802-3640.

General Assembly honors superintendent

Both houses of the Georgia General Assembly passed resolutions March 17 commending Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall after her selection as the National Superintendent of the Year.

Also, Secretary of State Karen Handel issued a proclamation calling Hall “an outstanding Georgia citizen” and a “goodwill ambassador.”

House Resolution 553 said Hall “has long been recognized by the citizens of this state for the vital role that she has played in the teaching profession and her deep personal commitment to the education of the students of Georgia.”

Hall accepted the recognition “on behalf of the many talented and committed people who work for and support Atlanta Public Schools.”

Army veteran takes over AIU’s Atlanta campuses

American InterContinental University (AIU) has appointed Peter Correa the president of its Atlanta campuses, which are in Buckhead and Sandy Springs.

A former Army lieutenant colonel who had a 27-year military career, Correa has spent the past 13 years in high education.

“Peter Correa’s enthusiasm for higher education and his deep understanding of the 21st century learner position him as an excellent leader for AIU’s Atlanta campuses,” said Alan Drimmer, the chief executive officer of American InterContinental University. “We are thrilled to have a president with Peter’s experience at a time when higher education has become such a critical factor in career success.”

AIU awards associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of disciplines.

Correa served as president of another Career Education Corp. institution, Colorado Technical University’s Kansas City campus. Also with that university, he served as a faculty member and dean of instruction at the Sioux Falls campus and as director of the Westminster campus in Denver.

Correa’s Army career included stints at Fort McPherson and Dobbins Air Reserve Base. He’s a West Point graduate who was born in Brazil and grew up in Florida.

Davis names Lower School head

Davis Academy has promoted Drew Frank to principal of its Lower School.

Frank has worked at the Sandy Springs school for nine years, including as teacher, Lower School assistant principal, and most recently director of academics and enrichment.

“Drew’s experience in both teaching and administrative roles right here at Davis has enabled him to develop a vast knowledge of our school operations and culture. Drew brings an excellent combination of professional expertise, warmth and a commitment to personal attention to each child,” Davis Head of School Sid Kirschner said.

Frank succeeds Rebecca Hunt, who resigned and took a consulting role with Davis.

Local schools score big at state Tech Fair

The 2009 Georgia Educational Technology Fair last month in Cumming proved a successful day for several Sandy Springs private schools and a charter school open to students in Buckhead and Brookhaven as well as Sandy Springs.

From Greenfield Hebrew Academy, Rem Hellmann was second in 3D modeling for third and fourth grades; Daniel Nixon finished second in hardware for fifth and sixth grades; and Ben Stolovitz was second in project programming for seventh and eighth grades.

From The Epstein School, Talia Katz won the 3D modeling category for fifth and sixth grades; Jake Bardack finished third in animated graphic design among third- and fourth-graders; Jack Schneider was second in digital video editing for fifth and sixth grades; Rebecca Cohen finished first in multimedia applications for fourth grade; Asher Berman and Samantha Weinberg were second in multimedia applications for sixth-graders; Jamie Albert and Rachel Schwartz were third in multimedia applications among seventh-graders; Peter Dunis and Alex Duner won multimedia applications for the eighth grade; and Asher Berman finished third in the technology literacy challenge for fifth- and sixth-graders.

From The Weber School, Jonathan Gaynes finished third in digital video editing among 11th- and 12th-graders, and Josh Mangel was second in Web 2.0 Internet applications for ninth- and 10th-graders.

From North Springs Charter High School, Ivan Akimov finished second in nonanimated graphic design for ninth and 10th grades; Eden Weingart won the nonanimated graphic design category for 11th and 12th grades; and David Kontyko won the individual programming challenge among 11th- and 12th-graders.