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Athens District and Curriculum
Athens schools are part of the Clarke County School System. They follow the core curriculum issued by the Georgia Board of Education according to the Georgia Performance Standards. These core areas are English/ Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education throughout elementary school. In middle school Literacy and Modern Languages are added to prepare them for High School.
We currently cover the following Athens-area school district: Clarke County Public Schools.
Schools in Athens include:
Chase Street Elementary School is located on 757 N Chase Street Athens, GA 30601, Chase Street Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 706-543-1081. Staff at Chase Street Elementary School are dedicated to helping each student with their individual academic and social growth. Students are encouraged to foster a love of learning, and school staff worth closely with families and the parent teacher organization. Like other students in Georgia, students take classes in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies, as well as Physical Education, Arts, and Music. In addition to the school’s strong academic program, students also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of clubs and activities, such as Art Club, Chemistry Club, Coding Club, Engineering Club, and Music Club. The curriculum taught by teachers at the school includes the Georgia Standards of Excellence. These standards outline the knowledge and skills students should have at the end of each grade level in different subject areas. In English Language Arts, students read a variety of texts, and then analyze the main idea/theme, character and plot development. In writing, students create their own argumentative essays arguing their own opinion with supporting details. Students also learn about the writing process, including planning, revising and editing. They also learn how to paraphrase and summarize information from texts. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help you or your child with English Language Arts tutoring, please contact us.
Clarke Middle School is located on 1235 Baxter St Athens, GA 30606, Clarke Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 706-543-6547. The mission of Clarke Middle School is to provide students with challenging and innovative learning opportunities that inspire students to be thinkers and risk takers. To help develop skills outside of academics, students have the opportunity to participate in clubs like Art club, lego robotics, science olympiad, and ultimate frisbee club. Like other students in the state of Georgia, students at Clarke Middle School are taught a curriculum that includes the Georgia Standards of Excellence. These standards describe the knowledge and skills students should have at the end of each grade level. For example, students in mathematics focus on developing problem solving skills. They also work on using mathematics to model situations and apply to real world situations. In English Language Arts, students read a variety of texts from different genres, including narratives, media pieces, and informational texts. They work on their reading comprehension by analyzing the main idea, theme, character and plot development. In writing, students work on writing argumentative essays and supporting their opinions with evidence from the text and their own ideas. For more information on the mathematics and English Language Arts tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Clarke Central High School is located on 350 S Milledge Ave Athens, GA 30605, Clarke Central High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 706-357-5200. Clarke Central High School was originally established in 1971. Staff at the school are committed to preparing students for success and challenging them intellectually and personally. Since the school’s opening, it has undergone several renovations and additions. In 2006, a modern 3-story classroom and lab was added to the school. Other additions have included a new gymnasium, theater and food court. In 2010, U.S. News and World Report awarded the School with the silver medal and ranked it within the top 3% of high schools nationwide and in the top 11 in the state of Georgia. Newsweek named the school one of American’s Best and placed it within the 96th percentile worldwide. In addition to the normal academic track, students can also take Advanced Placement (AP) Courses. Taking AP Courses allows students to take college level courses while in high school. These courses can be challenging, but they give students the opportunity to gain study skills that will help them be successful in college and university. At the end of the school year, students take AP exams. Depending on their scores in these exams, students can be eligible for college credit. AP Courses are also recognized by the majority of University and College Applications Boards. To learn more about how the AP curriculum can be incorporated into your child’s tutoring, please contact us.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Athens District Curriculum
In Math, this district offers Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics as the basic courses with additional courses in AP Calculus and Statistics, History of Mathematics, and Mathematical Decision Making. There are a multitude of Social Studies courses offered the basic courses are; World History, U.S. History, and American Government. There is also the opportunity to take more interesting courses such as; AP History courses, Psychology, Ethnic Studies, World Affairs, and Current Issues. Science course options are enormous with classes in; Physical Science, Botany, Biology, Zoology Oceanography, Physics, Chemistry, and many more classes.
This school district offers one of the most widely successful Gifted and Talented Programs in the nation as well as an excellent Special Education program. Through their Special Education Program they offer students that have high academic qualifications the opportunity to mentor students who are in Special Education class giving students a unique experience.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Athens Educational News
- Breakthrough Program - Through a joint effort from the MetLife Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals the Breakthrough Program was created; this year Clarke Central High School was chosen as one of the ten schools that is striving to be the best. The school is one of only ten schools across the nation chosen for making continuous improvements in academic achievement across all ethnic and economic student populations by providing meticulous and tailored instruction to fit the students' needs.
- Major Accomplishments - The College Board has just announced that an astounding number of students in Clarke County have earned Scholar Awards. An amazing 97 students at Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals High School received Advanced Placement Scholar Awards for their extraordinary achievement on Advanced Placement Exams they chose to take. These students are expected to successfully navigate collegiate studies due to excellence in completing core curriculum standards and special elective course throughout their high school career. Students earn college credits, advanced placement, or both for their successful performance on the Advanced Placement exams.
- National Merit Scholarship - The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of semifinalists chosen for the 58th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Three high school seniors in Clarke County will now be given an opportunity to compete for some of the 8,300 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in the spring. Juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the this program. The group of semifinalists, represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors and is made up of the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
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About Athens, Georgia
Athens, officially Athens–Clarke County is located in the state of Georgia and is known for being the home of the University of Georgia. During the 1700s, the city was originally called Cedar Shoals. It was chosen to be the site of Georgia’s first state college in 1801, and renamed to Athens after the city in Greece. Today, the city is also known for its thriving music scene, which has produced bands such as the B-52’s and REM.
Visitors and residents of the city have a wide variety of options for things to do. Those who enjoy sports can see a Georgia Bulldogs football game at Sanford Stadium. People wishing to enjoy the outdoors can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, camping, and hiking the 782 acre Sandy Creek Park. Those interested in arts and culture can enjoy live music at the 40 Watt Club and the Georgia Theatre, and admire works of art at The Georgia Art Museum.
In 2017, the population of Athens was 125,691, making it the sixth most populated city in the state of Georgia. 17.3% of the population was under 18, 44.3% of the population was between 18-34, 19.8% was 35-54, 8.7% was 55-64 and 9.8% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $34,258 in 2017.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia covers 313 acres and also contains a conservatory which is operated by the University of Georgia. The mission of the garden is to teach and educate the community on horticulture and conservation. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia contains a total of eleven botanical and horticultural collections. Some of these collections include the Heritage Garden, which contains plants that are of historical and social interest to Georgia, including apples, pears, peaches, cotton, peanuts and tobacco. The Native Flora Garden is one of the largest gardens, containing more than 300 species, such as ferns, trilliums, and lady slipper orchids. Visitors will also enjoy the 5 miles of nature trails which go into the surrounding forested area. Visitors interested in plants can enjoy the garden’s educational programming, which includes activities for adults as well as students and children.
Georgia Museum of Art
The Georgia Museum of Art is located on the University of Georgia Campus. The museum serves as an academic museum, as well as the official art museum of the state of Georgia since 1982. The museum’s collection includes American paintings from the 19th and 20th century, American, European, and Asian works on paper, the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection of Italian Renaissance paintings and growing collections of southern decorative arts and Asian art. Admission is free for the public, and the museum’s collection also rotates to include travelling exhibitions from other museums around the country and globe. In addition to displaying art, the museum also offers educational programming including tours, a monthly family day, lectures, and a teen film studio.
Bear Hollow Zoo
Visitors to Bear Hollow Zoo can witness some of Georgia’s native wildlife, including black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, and owls. The animals in the zoo are there because they have encountered a challenge they could not overcome, such as a physical injury or behavioral issue. Visitors learn about wildlife conservation and the species that are native to Georgia. The zoo also features an exhibit hall that is open to the public that features projects for younger visitors, and live animals to see and touch. After seeing the animals, visitors can also take a hike along Birchmore Trail, a mile long nature trail located on the zoo grounds.
- The only double barreled cannon in the world was built in Athens and is currently on display at the grounds of City Hall. The prototype itself was never used in combat as it was a spectacular failure in testing.
- The official flower of the city is the Iris and the official tree is the Ginkgo Tree.
- Athens, Georgia is the birthplace of America’s first garden club.
- “The Tree that Owns Itself” is located in Athens. The tree has a willed eight feet of land on all sides around its base, and is also surrounded by a vintage cobblestone street.
- Housed inside the University of Georgia’s main library is the original Constitution of the Confederate States of America. This document is only on display once annually on Confederate Memorial Day.
Chalk Talk: Choosing the Right School for Special Needs Children
Just because a child has a special learning problem does not mean they should not receive an education as fulfilling as every other student. When looking at schools make sure that they evaluate each child and that their program offers varied forms of instruction and achievement goals are clearly laid out. Do not settle for mediocre programs. Many schools offer wonderful programs designed to allow the child to learn and explore multiple areas of academics. These programs will often offer peer mentoring, community based instruction, job training, and academic learning combined this offers these students many learning opportunities. Make sure that they have the resources available to teach your child whether it is a scribe or special textbooks and equipment the school should be able to meet all of your child's individual learning requirements.