Athens District High School
|Athens District High School|
|21 Church St.
Athens, Ontario, K0E 1B0
|School type||Public High school|
|School board||Upper Canada District School Board|
|Grades||7 to 12|
|Enrollment||250 approx. (2008)|
|Colour(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Mascot||Willy the Warrior|
Athens District High School or A.D.H.S is a high school under the Upper Canada District School Board. The School is located in the small town of Athens, Ontario. The high school website features many achievements, including winning awards and media competitions, pioneering new systems of education and taking part in extracurricular courses and international student exchanges. The high school has less than 250 students as of 2009/2010.
The school uses a student parliament system and takes great pride in it and encourages students to get involved every year. The parliament consists of two parties: blue & gold. The school has a website that contains their constitution. Athens District High School was also recently recognized for its parliament system in an article in Maclean’s Magazine titled “Students Also Really Count at...” which stated, “Since 1947, the school has held monthly parliamentary sessions replete with parties and question periods. It's only an hour from Athens to Ottawa, but Athens high-schoolers don't have to go to the capital to understand our political system.”(K. Marley, 2004, para. 2) Last year’s Prime Minister, Kelti Owens quoted that, “Thank-you to Curtis and the gold party for keeping the blue party on our toes and making sure we did our jobs the best we could.” (K. Owens, 2008, p. 58). Athens District High School is well known for its Mathematics program.
For being a small school Athens D.H.S has provided its students with lots of opportunities to travel all over the world. In 2008, “ADHS visited Europe (France, Belgium, The Netherlands), New York, and British Columbia.” (A. Snowdon, 2008, p. 64). Athens D.H.S offers many different clubs for the students to get involved such as: - work crew, global virtual classroom, formal, world issues, envirothon, tech, chess, math, & yearbook. As well, the school has produced, Chris Perkins, the gold medal winner in the longbow category at the 2011 World Archery Championships in Torino, Italy.
- Snowdon. (2008). ATHENS DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL REMINISCOR. Canada: Canada Yearbooks.
- K. Marley. (August 23, 2004). Students Really Count at..., Macleans.ca Retrieved February 12, 2009.
- K. Owens. (2008). ATHENS DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL REMINISCOR. Canada: Canada Yearbooks.
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