Medgar Evers Academy

The Medgar Evers Academy, named for the late civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), was established in 2013 and named in 2014, with a mandate to meet the college readiness, social needs and technological demands of our community. The mission of The Medgar Evers Academy is to develop and maintain quality, high school level programs that are aligned to the Common Core Standards. The Academy is committed to students who desire a well-rounded education.

Britou-Moore Academy

The Philosophy of the Britou-Moore Academy for the Gifted and Talented is to expose all students to an enriched, rigorous, academic course of study which will prepare them to compete and excel in today’s global economic society.The Britou-Moore Academy for the Gifted and Talented is an academy within Dr. Glastone H. Atwell Middle School 61. The Britou-Moore Academy for the Gifted and Talented is an accelerated academic program. The academy is dedicated to two students who met their untimely death in the days following their middle school graduation in 1996. Both students Marc Clief Britou Jr. and Jason Francis Moore, excelled academically, as well as, socially. With the sanctions of the administration, some of the former teachers of Britou and Moore modified a former funded program in which most of these teachers were involved some more than fifteen years ago.