Athens Academy is pleased to show the Indieflix documentary LIKE for the entire Athens community, free of charge, on Tuesday, September 24, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Bertelsmann Presentation Hall. Parents who cannot make it to the September 24 event are invited to join us for a second showing on Wednesday, September 25, at 8:15 a.m. in the Harrison Performance Hall.
From the film's website: "Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know? By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together."
Everyone is invited to join us and no RSVP is required. Questions should be directed to Carrie Olson by email or at 706.433.2455.
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.