May 27, 2021
GREETINGS FROM SPARTAN LANE
Happy summer! Everyone in the Spartan community has earned a well-deserved holiday. A special thank you to our amazing faculty and staff, who have done fantastic work with our students over the course of the past school year. Our community is strong, and it has been awesome to celebrate our students’ accomplishments over the past week. I am not aware of many schools that averaged over $100,000 in scholarship monies for each member of the senior class, as the Class of 2021 was well over $8 million total in financial awards, not including the Zell Miller or HOPE Scholarships. 

Our campus will be active this summer, with over 300 students signed up for summer programs starting on June 7, summer practices for a number of our teams, and several construction projects, all of which will benefit our students and community come the start of our new school year in August. These campus improvements are thanks to donors who prioritize the health and well-being of our school’s future. As you know, there will be various orientations and other important meetings, but the first official day of school will be Tuesday, August 17, 2021. We will have quite a few new families on our campus, and we thank you for reaching out and welcoming them to our community.  Read more.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2021!
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 for their beautiful commencement this past Sunday evening! This class of 83 newly-minted alumni will be attending 42 different colleges and universities across 20 states including Columbia, Duke, UGA, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, and NYU. One-third of the class will attend the University of Georgia or Georgia Tech, and ten of them will participate in collegiate athletics. Together they earned over $8 million in merit scholarships (not including HOPE or Zell Miller)--that's an average of $100,000 per student! They are actors, artists, athletes, and academics, and we are proud of their hard work and leadership during a difficult year. Way to go, Spartans!
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
SUMMER LEARNING WEBSITE (rising K3-12)
REQUIRED & CHOICE SUMMER LEARNING INFORMATION
The Summer Learning website is now live! Please note that some content will continue to be updated over the next few weeks. Check back frequently for summer reading and other assignments. Questions? Contact your child's division office directly.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES TO REMEMBER
The 2021-22 school year will be here before we know it, so you may want to go ahead and mark your calendar for some of these important back-to-school events. Questions? Contact your child's division office directly. Have great summer and we'll see you in August!

SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION (CLASS OF 2022)
Athens Academy uses Bentley Photography exclusively for all senior drape/tuxedo yearbook photos. As a courtesy to our families, we are offering rising seniors the option to schedule a brief on-campus photo session this summer in the Chambers Center boardroom. Times are available on Monday, August 2, and Thursday, August 12. Click here to register for an on-campus photo appointment. The on-campus sitting fee is $35 and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Families may also opt to schedule a photo session at the Bentley Photography Studio in Winder (770-867-2853, bentleyseniors@gmail.com). If you have any questions, please contact Bentley Photography directly.
Take Advantage of ACT and SAT Prep Courses
at Athens Academy This Summer!
Here's your chance to prepare for the ACT or the SAT--or both of them--along with your friends in a relaxed environment when you aren't preoccupied with homework, tutorials, practices, and rehearsals!
For the verbal sections, build on what you already know about the rules of writing, and learn specific strategies and techniques that will enable you to conquer those daunting questions.
For the math sections, learn valuable new concepts and test-taking strategies to raise your scores!  Cost includes an official SAT or ACT practice book/guide. Questions? Email Pat Cuneo.
June 7-11: ACT Math (10:00-12:00) $200 & ACT Verbal (1:00-3:00) $200 
June 21-25: SAT Math (10:00-12:00) $200 & SAT Verbal (1:00-3:00) $200
Click here to register!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Pre-first Moving Up Assembly - Friday, May 28 at 8:30 a.m. in the Harrison Performance Hall (limited attendance; see SpartanNet for details)
Middle School Honors Day Program - Friday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bertelsmann Presentation Hall (limited attendance; see SpartanNet for details)
Classes Dismiss for Summer - Friday, May 28 at 11:30 a.m.
Uniform Resale - Wednesday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Chambers Center Lower Level
Class of 2022 Senior Portraits - Monday, August 2 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. in the Chambers Center Boardroom
Uniform Resale - Wednesday, August 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Chambers Center Lower Level
Class of 2022 Senior Portraits - Thursday, August 12 from 9:00 a.m.-4:20 p.m. in the Chambers Center Boardroom
Athens Academy seeks excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each student.