Athens Christian School

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Athens Christian School
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Athens Christian School is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Athens Christian School
Athens Christian School
1270 Highway 29 North
Athens, (Clarke County), Georgia 30601
United States
Coordinates34°00′26″N 83°19′35″W / 34.00722°N 83.32639°W / 34.00722; -83.32639Coordinates: 34°00′26″N 83°19′35″W / 34.00722°N 83.32639°W / 34.00722; -83.32639
Information
TypePrivate, coeducational
Motto"Quality Education in a Christian Atmosphere."[3]
Religious affiliation(s)Christian
Established1970[1]
Founded1970
Opened1970
FounderDrs. Buhl and Lois Cummings
DeanChris Williamss
PrincipalBruce Hockema
Head of schoolSteve Cummings
GradesKindergarten 3 – 12
GenderBoth
Average class size45–60
Classrooms40 +
Campus type2
Color(s)Purple and gold         
SportsBaseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, flag corps, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling
MascotGolden Eagle
Team nameGolden Eagles
AccreditationGeorgia Accrediting Commission [2]
Website

Athens Christian School (ACS) is a private, non-denominational Christian school located in Athens, Georgia, United States.

History[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Academics[edit]

ACS is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Athens Christian School". Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  2. ^ GAC. "Georgia Accrediting Commission – 2012 Private School Programs" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-25.
  3. ^ a b ACS web site http://www.athenschristian.com/
  4. ^ Monica, Knight (2007). SEEKING EDUCATION FOR LIBERATION: THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK SCHOOLS IN ATHENS, GEORGIA FROM EMANCIPATION THROUGH DESEGREGATION (PDF) (Thesis). University Of Georgia.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "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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