First Class Pre-K Registration Begins January 15 ACS First Class Pre-K registration is January 15-March 23 for the 2021-2022 school year. Children must be 4 on or before September 1, 2021 and live within Athens City limits to be eligible. The deadline to register is March 23. Assistance is available in Spanish at Central Office. Call 256-233-6600. Click here for more information on First Class Pre-K.
Community Meal Service for 2020-2021 - FREE Meals for the Whole School Year We are pleased to offer FREE Community Meal Service for anyone 18 years old and younger for the entire school year. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! Click here for full details.
Beth Patton Named Superintendent of Schools Beth Patton was named Superintendent of Schools at the December 8, 2020 Board of Education meeting. An Athens native and graduate of Athens High School, Beth Patton has been part of the Athens City Schools team as an educator since 1991. She was a first, fourth and Title I teacher for many years before furthering her service as an administrator at the Board of Education central office. Click here to learn more.
New Athens High School Executive Principal We are pleased to announce that Mr. Willie Moore has been named the Executive Principal of AHS effective December 9, 2020. Mr. Moore brings more than 26 years of experience in education. Mr. Moore’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from The University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Alabama State University. Congratulations! Click here to learn more about Mr. Moore.
Update on COVID-19 to ACS Families Our school community is trying very hard to keep school open and to support our extracurricular activities because we know how important these components are for mental and physical wellness. We do consistently see a spike in positive cases following parties and holidays, so we encourage everyone to wear masks and practice social distancing as much as possible during the holiday season. Click here for an important message.
ACS welcomes new Mental Health Services Coordinator Athens City Schools (ACS) is pleased to announce an important new addition to the school system. Mikayla Reese is the first-ever Mental Health Services Coordinator (MHSC) for ACS. Reese is a licensed master social worker. In this new role, Reese will serve students and their families across the district by coordinating available services and resources to support mental health and wellness. Click here to learn more.