1. What makes Athens Renaissance
different from traditional schools?
We embrace three key elements that set
our school apart from traditional schools.
- Engaging and rigorous instruction: Personalized
learning plans (PLP) are at the heart of the Athens Renaissance
instructional approach. PLP's use technology and inquiry to
engage students with issues and questions that are relevant to
- Collaborative culture: Athens Renaissance's culture
empowers students and teachers. Our school has a
unique identity that promotes trust, respect and responsibility.
Students have exceptional ownership of their learning
experience and are given a level of responsibility similar to what
they might experience in a professional workplace.
- Technology fully applied: Smart use of technology supports
our innovative approaches to instruction and culture. All
classrooms have a 1:1 computing ratio. Networked computers
become tools for students to become self-directed learners who no
longer rely primarily on teachers or textbooks for
2. Does Athens Renaissance
School adhere to state and local
Yes, Athens Renaissance School provides
a standards based education that meets, and often exceeds, state
and local requirements. With personalized learning plans, teachers
design academically rigorous assignments tied to
3. Is Athens Renaissance School
considered a Charter School?
No, Athens Renaissance School is housed
within a traditional public school system. Athens Renaissance
School is a school of choice; that is, students and parents choose
this type of educational environment. In Athens, Athens Renaissance
is governed by the local Board of Education.
4. What does Athens Renaissance
mean by 21st century skills?
At Athens Renaissance School, students
are evaluated not only on how proficient they are on traditional
subject matter, but also on their progress in mastering skills such
as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration,
communication, technology fluency, creativity, information and
media literacy, and contextual learning.
5. Is Athens Renaissance School
harder than traditional instruction?
As a student in Athens Renaissance, you
will be graded not just on your content knowledge,
but on all of the school-wide learning
outcomes. These outcomes reflect real world skills that are
necessary to succeed in an authentic work situation.
Examples of these skills include collaboration,
work ethic, technology literacy, writing skills, speaking skills,
and problem-solving. Some students believe that
Athens Renaissance makes learning easier because they are learning
as they discover and apply new skills.
6. Do students need to meet
special requirements to be eligible?
Students who would otherwise be eligible
or accepted to a traditional public high school and are in good
standing with the district of their current residence are eligible
7. How can I learn more about
Athens Renaissance School?
The Athens Renaissance website is a good
source of information. Resources such as biographies,
testimonials, videos and news can be found here. The best way
to learn more is to contact Athens Renaissance representative Kerri
Truett at 256-614-3708 or email@example.com
and schedule a visit. To have ARS contact you, please
complete the Parent and Student Interest