Athens Christian School
|Athens Christian School|
|1270 Highway 29 North|
Athens, (Clarke County), Georgia 30601
|Motto||"Quality Education in a Christian Atmosphere."|
|Founder||Drs. Buhl and Lois Cummings|
|Head of school||Steve Cummings|
|Grades||Kindergarten 3 – 12|
|Average class size||45–60|
|Color(s)||Purple and gold|
|Sports||Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, flag corps, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling|
|Team name||Golden Eagles|
|Accreditation||Georgia Accrediting Commission |
When the school was founded in 1970, the initial enrollment was consisted of white children whose parents wanted to avoid enrolling them in racially integrated public schools. According to the historian Ashton Ellett, white elites enrolled their children in Athens Christian School as part of the transition to class based system of racial exclusion that was nominally colorblind and revolved around the rhetoric of individual rights, personal freedom, and meritocratic enrollment.
ACS is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
- "About Athens Christian School". Retrieved 2014-10-26.
- GAC. "Georgia Accrediting Commission – 2012 Private School Programs" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-25.
- ACS web site http://www.athenschristian.com/
- Monica, Knight (2007). SEEKING EDUCATION FOR LIBERATION: THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK SCHOOLS IN ATHENS, GEORGIA FROM EMANCIPATION THROUGH DESEGREGATION (PDF) (Thesis). University Of Georgia.
- Ellett, Ashton G. (2013). "Not Another Little Rock: Massive Resistance, Desegregation, and the Athens White Business Establishment, 1960–61". The Georgia Historical Quarterly. 97 (2): 215. JSTOR 24636699.
- "Hangin' with: Athens Christian's Alan Busenitz". Online Athens. May 4, 2007. Archived from the original on 2012-01-04. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
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