Athens Academy has received the Strength of America Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition for the ninth consecutive year.
Led by Coach Bryan Pulliam, Athens Academy’s strength and conditioning program was measured in four major categories: supervision, education, program, and facilities. The award will be presented during the NSCA’s National Conference Awards Banquet on July 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
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.