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  • Athens Academies

    The Athens City School Board approved a plan to designate themed academies at the system’s four elementary schools. In the Fall of 2018, Athens Elementary will be designated as Computer Science Academy. Brookhill will focus on Fine Arts and Julian Newman will target Health and Medical. Beginning in fall 2017, SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary will be a complete STEM academy for all students. A fourth theme, Environmental Studies, will remain open for future development should another K-3 school be built in Athens.

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  • Welcome Ms. Davis

    Athens Elementary School is excited to welcome our new principal Ms. Cindy Smith Davis. Ms. Davis began her career in Florence, serving as a teacher at Riverhill School and Harlan Elementary. She later became the principal of Riverhill, serving in that position for 12 years. Since 2009 she has served as the principal at Phil Campbell High School, assistant principal at Sparkman High and Principal at Moores Mill Intermediate. For the past two years she has served as the principal for the Collegiate American School in Dubai, UAE. The Athens Elementary family offers a warm welcome!

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  • Open House & Parent Night at AIS May 10 

    Open House at AIS

    Rising 4th & 5th grade families - this message is for you! Please join AIS Principal Mitzi Dennis and her team for AIS Open House & Parent Night on May 10 at 6:00 p.m. at AIS. This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn all about what the AIS experience will look and feel like for next year's 4th and 5th grade students. Don't miss this night of information and preparation for next year's transition to AIS!  Learn more now. Questions? Contact or 256.230.2880.

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  • Student Re-Enrollment is Now Open! April 16-May 4 Returning student re-enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is April 16-May 4. All current Athens City Schools students in grades K-11 must re-enroll for classes next year. Re-Enrollment must be completed for your child to return to school in the fall of 2018.  Re-enroll now. 

    For more information, please visit ACS Student Enrollment.


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  • Community & Parent Information Meeting Recap

    Did you miss the Community & Parent Information Meeting? No worries! Click here to view the presentation, read highlights from each school and find a link to the community feedback survey.

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  • State Report Cards

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  • Weather Makeup Days

    All ACS students will attend school on the following board approved weather makeup days:

    • February 19
    • March 30
    • April 20


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  • Latchkey Information is now available on our website. Please click here for information, procedures, costs and forms. 

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  • Click Here for the 2017-2018 School Supply Lists

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  • Welcome to our new website! Although the site is still under construction, you will see it expand rapidly over the next few weeks to include helpful information for parents and students.

    In addition to new websites at all of our schools, we now have a mobile app that can keep you connected at all times. Using this app, you can check calendars, lunch menus, and receive "push" notifications about school events and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store or Google Play. Search "Athens City School System."

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