On Friday, November 8, Athens Academy was proud to be recognized as the #2 private high school for STEM education in the state of Georgia by Newsweek magazine’s “Top STEM High Schools 2020” edition. Athens Academy ranked #10 in the state for all schools (public and private) and #415 in the entire country, and Athens Academy is the only school in Oconee and Clarke Counties to rank in the top 1,400 of the list of 5,000 schools. Click here for more information and the full listing.
Congratulations to junior Alex Oh (viola) and sophomore Daniel Huang (violin), both of whom have advanced to the next level of auditions for the Georgia Music Educators Association 2020 All-State Orchestra. The state level auditions will be held at the Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts in Jonesboro, Georgia, on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Good luck, Spartans!
Athens Academy Recognized Nationally for Excellence
The U.S. Department of Education announced on Monday, October 1, that Athens Academy has been named a 2018 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School. Athens Academy is one of only 49 non-public schools across the country to receive this honor.
“Our faculty and students work hard each and every day to make magic happen on our campus, and it is great to be validated by the National Blue Ribbon School program,” says Head of School John Thorsen. “We are proud of our school and our accomplishments, yet still recognize that we must always strive to be even better. It’s great to be a Spartan!”
National Blue Ribbon Schools are on education’s cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices from professional learning communities and project-based learning to social and emotional learning and positive behavior systems. Schools must complete a comprehensive and detailed application about school practices, student test scores, academic programming, and more.