Program of Studies / Curriculum

Curriculum

The Curriculum consists of eight subject groups offered throughout the three years of the Middle School. They are:

1. Language A - at ACS Athens the school’s language of instruction is English.

2. Language B – a modern foreign language learned at school.

3. Social Studies – history and geography

4. Sciences – general science, earth science, biology, chemistry and physics  

5. Mathematics – core course including topics in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability & statistics

6. Arts – art/design, music, and drama

7. Physical Education – health and hygiene, individual and team sports, fitness  

8. Foundations of Technology, Research, Health and Guidance – the nature, processes and impact of technology as a research tool. Health and wellness topics are an integral part of the curriculum

Grades

As stated previously, the Middle School uses letter grades: A, B, C, D and F. Teachers may give a plus or minus with the letter grade (except in the case of a U). The or – will appear on the permanent record.Modification for ESL/OM students may apply on an individual basis and will be so indicated. Letter grades are awarded on the basis of the following averages:

97-100A
93-96A
90-92A-
87-89B
83-86B
80-82B-
77-79C
73-76C
70-72C-
67-69D
>63-66D
60-62D-
Below 60F