“Being a student at AGS helped me learn more about myself, and I grew to be a really confident person, especially in my music. AGS offered me a unique educational environment that I couldn’t get anywhere else. Everything was tailored to me. I got so much individual attention from teachers who knew my goals, I felt like I was more than just a number. Not only did I learn better in every subject this way, but I also learned more about real-world issues through programs like EDLS.“
Rachel Platt is currently a junior at Vanderbilt, majoring in Elementary Education and Child Studies with minors in Special Education and Theatre. She works with students speaking Spanish, Arabic, and using American Sign Language and is actively learning each of these languages. Rachel is an active member of the Vanderbilt University Theatre.
A founding leader of Category 5, AGS’s a cappella group, Rachel was an avid thespian, musician, and singer involved in many of the school’s productions and talent showcases during her time as an AGS student. An accomplished pianist and singer/songwriter, she also plays guitar. Rachel’s voice and songwriting style are a blend of soulful pop and jazz. She has been captivating audiences as a solo artist since she was 8 and debuted her first original EP, Melancholy, at the age of 15. Her second EP, Fresh as a Daisy, was released in October 2013. In the summer of 2018, she choreographed Onstage Atlanta’s Young Performers’ adaptation of School House Rock Live (Jr.).