1. What makes Athens Renaissance
different from traditional schools?
Athens Renaissance embraces three key
elements that set our schools apart from traditional
- Engaging and rigorous instruction:
Personalized learning plans (PLP) is 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 their lives.
- Collaborative culture: Athens
Renaissance's culture empowers students and teachers.
Each school has a unique identity that promotes
trust, respect and responsibility. At Athens
Renaissance School, students have exceptional ownership of their
learning experience and are given a level of responsibility similar
to what they might experience in a professional
- 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 knowledge.
2. How do I access Renaissance's
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address 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
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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
8. How can I learn more about
Athens Renaissance School?
The Athens Renaissance website is a good
source of information about the organization. Visit
www.athensrenaissance.org/ for bios, videos, school profiles, tour
information, press releases and news, as well as a description of
Athens Renaissance services and how they work with