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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
K - 12
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)

Our model has expanded in order to meet different learners. We started out primarily using the flex model which was beneficial for the students we were serving at that time. As our blended program started to grow, we saw a need to expand what we were offering. This is why we don’t limit ourselves to just one model.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?

Blended learning is a different approach to learning for many of our students, parents, and teachers. Working and submitting assignments online, keeping up with the pace of courses, and parental involvement in a blended model were all challenges we had to work through. We now spend a lot of time with orientation and ongoing support for our families and teachers.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?

Identify your core beliefs and your vision for how blended learning can benefit students in your community. Tailor your model to meet your specific needs and goals.

Select up to two focus areas you feel that you demonstrate leadership in, and tell us why here:

Our model is a school that is blended in an open concept space. There are no walls that separate classes. There are three groups of students: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Other than those groupings, it is rare that students are grouped by grade-level. Instead, students are often grouped according to their interest in a topic or learning pathway. Our schedule maximizes time that students are on-site. Different groups of students attend on-site sessions at different times of the day/week. The schedule allows for personalization and flexibility for a student to attend on-site sessions for more or less time if needed.



Data Systems

Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages

School Overview

Athens Renaissance School is a K-12 online and blended student-centered school offering personalized educational options for students in Athens and across the Tennessee Valley. An innovative program of Athens City Schools, Athens Renaissance uses a progressive education model to provide your child with the best education possible. Our unique educational approach allows us to tailor an education that is specific to each learner.

Athens Renaissance School uses a variety of customizable curricula developed by some of the best minds in education. These rigorous, content-rich academic programs meet or exceed state standards across all subject areas. Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills through state standardized tests.

As a student at Athens Renaissance, you are partnering with a team of knowledgeable and experienced educators dedicated to supporting students and parents on their pathway to success. Highly qualified teachers work to monitoring student progress and content mastery while providing professional insight, instruction and support. Our administrative staff is committed to the success of every student.

School Contact

Athens Renaissance School
405 South Street East
Athens, Alabama
United States


Total Students

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Blended Program Launched 2016