Dear ACS Athens Elementary Families,
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning families to the 2020-21 academic year. I am honored to be your principal and look forward to building trusting relationships with each of you as the talented elementary faculty, staff, and I carefully work towards designing the best fit learning path for your child/ren.
Our goal at ACS Athens is to challenge our students so they can realize their individual potential: academically, intellectually, socially and ethically in order to thrive as responsible global citizens. Family involvement is highly encouraged and our hope is to build lasting educational partnerships in a safe and positive environment. The Parent-Student Handbook is available online and a wonderful resource for every family. It will certainly help answer any questions you may have about important school policies or procedures. Make sure to preview it before the start of school so you are informed about essential details, operations, dealings or events that take place throughout the year.
As we return to another exciting school year, I am proud to say that as our Elementary School student body is growing we are continuing to improve our campus grounds and diversify our academic content areas while enhancing our activity-based lessons. In all aspects, ACS Athens is carefully constructing connections to individual student talents, needs and abilities to match the prerequisites for a creative global thinker.
The elementary school educational practices are continuously researched, restructured and modernized to follow the AERO aligned curriculum which is in sync with the U.S. Board of Education standards. These learning objectives pave the way for students to build connections, identify similarities and differences, and analyze information between various lessons and subjects in order to help them develop individualized opinions and express their own ideas. In an effort to keep our students engaged with our fast-paced and creative learning environment, I highly encourage all families to support our children by showing interest in their daily events. Simply asking a few questions at dinner and allowing your children to answer, at their own pace, will strengthen your parent-child bond but will also help children evolve into independent and confident voices that can make associations between subjects based on educated observations.
Our entire staff and superb team of educators are looking forward to building strong bonds with every one of our students. Wishing everyone a forward moving and successful start to the school year!
Elementary School Principal