The Athens City School System attempts to provide a positive rewarding educational experience for all students. In the event that a student has academic or behavioral difficulties which prohibit him/her from fully participating in the regular school setting, the SAFE Program
(Students Alternative For Excellence) has been designed to provide an alternative to the traditional classroom setting. Because this program operates outside the confines of the normal school day, it does have procedures and requirements beyond what is expected at a base school. This intake document is designed to assist both parents/guardians and students in understanding the minimum requirements of this programs. The SAFE Program is a privilege, not a right for students who attend Athens City Schools.