WiFi on the Go is a new program offered to parents of students and all employees in Athens City Schools. Partnering with T-Mobile, LeanStream is able to make portable hotspot devices available to employees and parents of students at a special cost and offers unlimited data and internet with no data throttling or deprioritization. Learn more now!
Service is a big part of student life in Athens and very important in helping students develop a sense of connection to the school and community. Students at all grade levels give back to the community in a variety of ways. To read more about our students in service, click here.
Congratulations to AHS history and psychology teacher Ms. Paige Hicks! Ms. Hicks was selected as the district secondary Teacher of the Year at the 3rd Annual Teacher of the Year Gratitude Banquet hosted by the Athens City Schools Foundation. Read more about Paige here.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Softball- home V 4:30
4:30 PM - 4:30 PM JROTC Awards
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM AP Spanish Language Test
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM AP English Literature & Composition (12th) Test
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM AP US History Test
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM AP Computer Science Principles Test
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM AP Psychology Test
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM AP Studio Art Portfolios Due by 8:00 p.m
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM AP Biology Test
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM AP Calculus Test
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM AP English Language & Composition Test
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Senior Awards Day Program
8:30 AM - 8:30 AM School-Wide Awards?
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM Baccalaureate Service
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Graduation Practice (Mandatory)
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM AHS Graduation
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM Juniors Meet with LifeTouch about Senior Portraits
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM ACT
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AHS ACT Testing Wednesday, April 24, Information
Juniors will take the ACT on Wednesday, April 24. Parent information letters were sent home to all parents by students on April 17. E-Learning forms were also sent home to 9th, 10th, and 12th Grades. Below are copies to download and print, should you have the need. Instructions are included in the letters and forms.
To check out after the test, juniors must return the signed pink letter no later than Tuesday, April 23.
To take an E-Learning day, 9th, 10th, and 12th grade must return a signed E-Learning Day form by Monday, April 22.
A chart of testing rooms is also below.
PTO Meeting: Tuesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the AHS Cafeteria.
Report Cards went home Wednesday, April 10.
Transcript Requests Athens High School is now partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcripts securely. Former students will be required to pay $5 for each requested transcript. Click the link below to order your records.
Welcome Coach April Marsh to AHS!
Athens City Schools is excited to welcome championship volleyball coach April Marsh to Athens High School! Coach Marsh will be the the new head volleyball coach at AHS beginning summer 2019. She comes to us from Bob Jones High School and is the Director of United Volleyball Club of Madison.
She brings an impressive impressive legacy of success. Her accomplishments on the court include an overall record of 591-164, one state championship, three runner-up finishes at state, nine straight playoff appearances and eight area championships.
More importantly, Coach Marsh understands that building champions inherently involves building character. This philosophy is a perfect fit for our community and our goals for our student athletes. She is considered to be a program builder, and we are beyond excited to see what the future holds for our students, this program and Coach Marsh. Join us in welcoming Coach Marsh and her family to Athens!
Read more about Coach Marsh in the ACS Newsroom at https://bit.ly/2HY9sl7
Message from the New Principal
Dear Students and Parents:
I will confess that I struggle to find the words to adequately express my excitement and enthusiasm in being allowed the opportunity to serve you and our students as Interim High School Executive Principal. There will be many opportunities over the next couple of months for each of us to get to know each other. I truly believe that Athens High School has an amazing staff and I am humbly grateful for their commitment, courage, and care that they display in so many different ways.
Please know that we will do our very best to make the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year a productive one for parents, students, staff, and others associated with our school.
To accomplish our mission it is vital that all components of the educational process work in a unified manner. As the interim principal, I will work hard to ensure that all Athens High School stakeholders continue working together to provide a quality institution for learning. The Athens City Schools Student-Parent Handbook is this administration’s first step toward unifying parents, students, and staff. This handbook contains information that is important to the operation of our school. It should be read thoroughly by parents and students, and then kept for future reference. Throughout the remainder of this school year, parents and students should be mindful that AHS staff and I are available whenever there is a need for us. Please do not hesitate to contact us!
As always, it’s great to be a Golden Eagle!
Rick Carter, Ed.D.
Niche.com ranked Athens High School in the top 10% of high schools in Alabama in 2019.
Check out the AHS Registration Video for 2019-2020!
Freshman Registration Video for 2019-2020
"How to Register " Video
Join Remind for Freshman Center updates
Rising ninth grade students and their parents are encouraged to sign up for Remind for the Freshman Center for the 2019-2020 school year. Receive texts, push notifications and updates on your smartphone starting today! Click here to sign up for Freshman Center Remind now!
Get the ACS App to receive messages and alerts! 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, closings and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store or Google Play. Search "Athens City School System." Use our connection tips to make sure your phone and app settings are correct so you never miss a message!
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Athens High School was featured in U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT in the 2018 America's Best High Schools category.
Niche.com ranked Athens High School in the top thirty high schools in Alabama doing the best job preparing students for college! AHS ranked #14!