Athens High School Course Catalog (Grades 9-12)
Our mission is to be a progressive, high-quality school system that connects students and their families to a caring, traditional community.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
- We believe all students can learn.
- We believe it is important for students to attend school every day and in a safe, secure, and supportive environment.
- We believe technology is a progressive learning tool for students to reach their greatest potential and provides equity for student outcomes.
- We believe every student deserves a rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experience including extracurricular and fine arts experiences.
- We believe students are valued individuals, and our system will respect and empower them to reach their greatest learning potential.
- We believe every student is inherently unique and diversity enhances learning.
- We believe it is important for every student to develop a sense of personal and community responsibility and for the system to promote community service opportunities. We believe honesty and open communication are vital for healthy relationships.
- We believe passionate teachers have the greatest impact on learning.
- We believe that school staff should be connected with students and families outside the classroom because learning is a shared responsibility for which school, home, student, and community are accountable.
- We believe leadership at every level matters.
- We believe our system is tradition-rich and future-focused in preparing our students for a global society.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
It is the policy of Athens City Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, handicap, religion, creed, national origin, race, or age in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Federal Regulations. Inquiries or complaints regarding compliance with Federal Regulations may be directed to Title IX, Title VI, and 504 Coordinator, 455 US Hwy. 31 N, Athens, AL 35611 256.233.6600.
THE BLOCK SCHEDULE
The Block Schedule is based on four semester long courses that meet each day until the end of the term. Students will take four courses in the fall and four different courses in the spring. Generally, students are scheduled for courses so that at least two academic required core courses are taken each semester. Students will register for a math, science, English and history course each year. Students commit to completion of an 18 week and/or 9 week courses respectively. If a student registers for an 18 week and/or 9 week online/virtual course, the student commits to completion of the course virtually. If a student commits to an 18 week and/or 9 week traditional, face-to-face course, the student commits to completion of the course. Electives or additional core courses may complete the remaining blocks in the schedule each semester.
A grade-level specific AHS Registration Form is provided. Use this your appropriate grade level form to select your individual class schedule. How you complete this form DOES NOT GUARANTEE that you will have those classes at any specific time, only that you will have the class or an alternate selection.
Any student interested in taking a course virtually should indicate so on their registration card.