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Open Enrollment ends May 15

Open Enrollment ends May 15

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- More than 20 Fulton County public schools will accept transfer students for the 2013-14 school year.

These so-called Open Enrollment schools accept students from outside the assigned area, space permitting.

Applications for the Open Enrollment schools will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Parents will be notified of their children's status in June.

Download an Open Enrollment Application

The county's Open Enrollment Schools include:

* Birmingham Falls, Milton
* Conley Hills, East Point
* Findley Oaks, Johns Creek
* Hapeville
* S.L. Lewis, Atlanta
* Medlock Bridge, Johns Creek
* Love T. Nolan, Atlanta
* Renaissance, Fairburn
* Shakerag, Johns Creek
* Sweet Apple, Roswell

"Fore" Kids Golf Classic to benefit Fulton students, teachers

"Fore" Kids Golf Classic to benefit Fulton students, teachers

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The 18th annual Fulton Education Foundation "Fore" Kids Golf Classic is being held on May 14 in Alpharetta at the Golf Club of Georgia. 

A spokeswoman for Fulton County Schools reported that the tournament will benefit students and staff of Fulton County schools, while Fulton County school leaders, school board members, business professionals and others from the community will attend. 

There will be one caddy for every four players. All golfers should check in at 9:30 that morning, and be ready to begin at 11:00. At 4:00 p.m., awards will be given out along with a silent auction. 

To register, individuals may play for $400, and teams of four will pay $1,750. Sponsors are still needed. 

Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use

Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County schools have received an honor from Georgia Power for their efficient use of energy.

The school system was given money from Georgia Power to install efficient energy equipment in two new high schools in the area. This year, Fulton County schools also took two major awards: the U.S. Green Building Council's Georgia Chapter was recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency for a School System, and the Leadership in Water Efficiency. 

 A spokeswoman for the Fulton County School System said part of receiving the honor is to maintain a high Energy Star rating. Fulton County averages a score of 87, and 57 of their 58 schools are Energy Star certified. 

9 Fulton high schools among nation's best

9 Fulton high schools among nation's best

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Nine Fulton County high schools have made this year's Washington Post list of the top high schools in the U.S.

Every year, the High School Challenge list spotlights 1,900 of the country's more than 22,000 high schools. The rankings are based on total student participation in rigorous coursework and exams.

"It's exceptional that so many of our schools are being recognized for their academic rigor, but there's still more that we can do to challenge students," Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa said in a statement. "It should be our goal that every high school in Fulton County be recognized on the High School Challenge list."

Fulton County's top high schools include:

5 Fulton students win National Achievement Scholarship

5 Fulton students win National Achievement Scholarship

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Five seniors at four Fulton County high schools have been named recipients of the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship.

The program gives $2,500 college scholarships to some of the country's best and brightest African-American high school students every year.

To qualify for the scholarships, students must earn very high scores on the Preliminary SAT, which they take as juniors.

Roughly 700 students receive the scholarship money every year.

Fulton County's National Achievement Scholarship winners include:

Alpharetta HS
Amanda L. Richards

Northview HS
Justin O. Bryant

Roswell HS
Morgan Green
Taylor M. Green

Tri-Cities HS
Helena Baldwin

School board announces April community meetings

School board announces April community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Board of Education has announced the dates and locations of its April community meetings.

Every month, the board holds the meetings as a way for parents and community members to discuss local issues and concerns.

The April meeting dates include:

District 1
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Teaching Museum North (730 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell)

District 2
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Alpharetta HS (3595 Webb Bridge Road)

District 3
Thursday, Apr. 11 at 6 p.m.
Tri-Cities HS (2575 Harris Street, East Point)

District 4
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 6 p.m.
Cliftondale ES (3340 West Stubbs Road, College Park)

District 5
Thursday, Apr. 18 at 9:30 a.m.
River Trail MS (10795 Rogers Circle, Johns Creek)