• A Unique Athens Renaissance Experience 

    Athens Renaissance students are helped students across the district "Celebrate Alabama" in with another great project! We are blown away again by the ingenuity, creativity and learning happening at ARS.

    ARS students rolled out the project-based learning program “Celebrate Alabama” Bicentennial experience May 6 through May 9, 2019 in downtown Athens. The patrons were their elementary counterparts in neighboring elementaries across Athens City Schools.

    “Celebrate Alabama” was a multi-dimensional project that correlated with the Alabama Bicentennial and celebrated Alabama history. The program was researched, developed and constructed by students across grade levels. “Celebrate Alabama” included a pop-up natural history museum that highlighted Alabama’s unique flora and fauna by geographic region.

    ARS students in grades six through twelve created physical representations of famous landmarks across the state including Mt. Cheaha, the Cahaba River and its lilies, Dismal Canyon and its bioluminescent creatures and more. Older students led younger students on a historic walking tour of downtown Athens. Touring students also completed an Alabama art project and viewed other students’ artistic work.

    ARS kindergarten through fifth grade students constructed an Alabama themed miniature golf course for other elementary students to tour.

    Thanks to the students and teachers for all of your hard work to make this vision a reality for our school community! We are truly #athensproud.