Dear Atkinson Families,
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! We are excited to welcome back our 8th-grade Gifted Academy scholars and welcome our newest incoming 7th-grade gifted scholars along with those who have been accepted into the Academy. With the restructuring of Atkinson Middle School to the Gifted Academy only, there are many changes coming and exciting opportunities ahead. The one thing that is constant is the excitement of our staff to connect, grow, and build relationships with our scholars and their families.
At Atkinson, we embrace the motto, “All In, Leading with Heart and Mind.” Our goal is to ensure a culture of excellence remains strong. Excellent cultures are resilient, loving, vulnerable, equitable, and courageous. When we say “ALL IN,” we mean ALL. Every student, every teacher, and every staff member can learn and grow. We will lead with our hearts and our minds so ALL students feel valued, respected, worthy, and loved-always! At Atkinson, we know the keys to our scholars’ future success lie in the range of experiences they are part of both in school and at home. With that in mind, we aim to provide opportunities for all our students to explore their strengths, talents, and potential. We invite you to come alongside and partner with us on this incredible journey.
We are proud to be an A-rated school on top of being an esteemed gifted academy, go Blue Knights!
Marc T. Atkinson Gifted Academy