Board of Trustees

ACS Athens is a not-for-profit, Board of Trustees governed organization: The Board of Trustees is a permanent, policy leadership body involved with strategic planning, advocacy and oversight of the school.

Additionally, an Advisory Council serves as a body of experts to the school’s governance and leadership, providing a connection between ACS Athens and current trends that can impact school policy, programs and teaching and learning practices.

The Board's Principles of Good Practice include:

  • The Board is the guardian of the school's mission and holds the school in trust for future generations.
  • The Board’s primary goal is to ensure that ACS Athens meets the needs of its students and families through its dedication to academic excellence, while at the same time remaining a student-centered institution.
  • The Board reviews and maintains appropriate bylaws that conform to legal requirements.
  • The Board assures that the school and the Board operate in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • The Board accepts accountability for both the financial stability and the financial future of the school; it approves the annual budget, tuition, salary and benefits, the master campus development plan and other major policy decisions.
  • The Board selects, supports, nurtures, evaluates, defines the scope of duties and sets appropriate compensation for the school President.
  • The Board focuses on long-range strategic planning and sets annual goals related to the plan. It conducts annual written evaluations for the school, the school President and the Board itself.
  • The Board keeps accurate records of its meetings.
  • Board composition reflects the strategic expertise, resources and perspectives needed to achieve the school’s mission.
  • As leader of the school community, the Board maintains good relations with school constituents, as well as the broader community and enhances the public standing of ACS Athens.
  • The Board raises funds through various initiatives, in order to ensure that ACS Athens has adequate resources with which to fulfill its mission.