Online Education Options

  • Athens Renaissance School Students


    Athens Renaissance is a K-12 blended/virtual student-centered school that is an innovative, non-traditional educational option offering students the opportunity to have a personalized learning experience to meet their academic and social needs.

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    Virtual means online.  Blended means a blend of virtual and face-to-face classes with certified teachers.  This provides flexibility and additional course options.  Classes meet at ARS Middle School located in the south end of the Clinton Street Campus in downtown Athens near the Robert Beaty Historic District.  

    Because Athens City Schools is dedicated to the development of the whole student, multiple options for social student engagement are available through Athens Renaissance.  Clubs such as art, chess, book, running, outdoor adventure, acting and 4H are optional for students as well as field trips.  Students may participate in athletics in their zoned district.

    The Athens-Limestone Public Library is the official library of Athens Renaissance School.

    The curriculum at Athens Renaissance is the same as any other brick and mortar public school in Alabama.  Teachers are state certified, and a fully staffed and certified support team is available to parents and students.  

    To learn more about Athens Renaissance School, please visit  To schedule a visit or for questions, please contact Athens Renaissance Principal Dr. Nelson Brown at 256-771-7147 or at

    Athens Middle School students who are interested in attending the Athens Renaissance School should apply directly to Athens Renaissance School.  Upon acceptance, the student should withdraw from Athens Middle School and enroll at Athens Renaissance School.  Acceptance back to home school is not guaranteed.