Athens Academy (school)

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This article is about the secondary school in the United States. For the ancient academy in Athens, Greece, see Academy. For the modern national academy of Greece, see Academy of Athens (modern).
Athens Academy
Address
Athens Academy is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Athens Academy
Athens Academy
1281 Spartan Lane

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Coordinates33°54′01″N 83°24′09″W / 33.900328°N 83.402371°W / 33.900328; -83.402371Coordinates: 33°54′01″N 83°24′09″W / 33.900328°N 83.402371°W / 33.900328; -83.402371
Information
TypePrivate co-educational
MottoExcellentia Cum Honore (Excellence With Honor)
Established1967
FounderJohn Wilkins, John E. Griffin, Harold E. Beasley, Dr. Harvey Cabaniss, Tommy Tillman, Mary T. Erwin
PrincipalPreschool: Melton Weekly
Lower School: Mark Cunningham
Middle School: Jeff Stachura
Upper School: Susan Zalac
HeadmasterJohn Thorsen
GradesK3-12
Number of students>950+[1]
Campus154-acre (62.3 ha)[1]
Color(s)Green, white and silver
MascotSpartan
NewspaperSpartan Review
YearbookAcademia
AffiliationIndependent
Website

Athens Academy is a private, co-educational, college preparatory school and former segregation academy in Oconee County, Georgia, United States. The school offers grades K3 through 12.[2] The school enrolment is approximately 955 students in K3 through grade twelve.[3]

History[edit]

Athens Academy was founded in 1967 in Athens, Georgia.[4] At the time it was an all-white school.[5] [6]

Today[edit]

The curriculum provides general college preparatory and honors programs. The College Board Advanced Placement Program is offered as an outgrowth of the Academy's honors program. Art, music, physical education, and drama classes are offered in addition to traditional academic disciplines.[citation needed]

As of July 2014, the headmaster of the school is John Thorsen.[7]

Athletics[edit]

Athens Academy competes in region 8-A of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). They field teams in cross country, football, competitive swimming and diving, golf, track and field, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, cheerleading, wrestling, and baseball. The team name is the Spartans. In grades 7-12, 78% of students participate in athletics.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Education/Schools". Oconee County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  2. ^ "At a Glance". Athens Academy. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-08-05. Athens Academy About Us, retrieved 8-05-2008
  4. ^ Carter, Kate. "Athens Academy Celebrates 35 Years". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  5. ^ Monica, Knight (2007). SEEKING EDUCATION FOR LIBERATION: THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK SCHOOLS IN ATHENS, GEORGIA FROM EMANCIPATION THROUGH DESEGREGATION (PDF) (Thesis). University Of Georgia.
  6. ^ Barker, Horace (1971). The South and her Children:School Desegregation 1970-1971 (PDF). Department of Health, Education and Welfare. p. 58.
  7. ^ France, Erin. "Athens Academy headmaster announces retirement". Online Athens. Athens-Banner Herald. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Welcome to Spartan Athletics!". Athens Academy. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Athens Academy Press Releases". Athens Academy. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  10. ^ Soccer History Athens Academy Girls Soccer webpage, retrieved 3-13-2008