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Education and life-long learning are a vital component of any community. Athens and Limestone County have broad educational opportunities that allow residents to reach their full potential from pre-school through a baccalaureate degree.
The area is served by two public school systems - Athens City Schools www.acs-k12.org and Limestone County Schools www.lcsk12.org . Each system has earned a solid reputation for academic excellence. Student test scores are above the state average and always compare well to national averages. Dedicated teachers and staff combined with involved parents and a supportive community, contribute to the success achieved by our students.
Additionally, three private schools provide educational alternatives with structured curriculum and an exceptional learning environment.
Athens Bible School www.athensbibleschool.org
Faith Christian Academy www.faithacademy.org
Lindsay Lane Christian Academy www.lindsaylanechristianacademy.org
Partnership in Education Programs with local businesses and active Parent-Teacher Organizations are integral components of our successful school climate. Additionally, our schools offer a full range of extracurricular activities including academic clubs, athletics, and music.
Calhoun Community College is located in South Limestone County and offers a variety of associate's degrees and technical education programs. Approximately 9,000 students attend Calhoun, which offers a strong general education program for students who wish to transfer to a university to complete their bachelor's degree. www.calhoun.edu
Athens State University is a two-year university offering the junior and senior years of instruction toward a baccalaureate degree. The University enrolls approximately 2,700 students annually. The University offers 33 different majors focused on education, business, and the arts and sciences. Approximately 75 percent of Athens State students work full or part-time. The University accommodates students through a flexible schedule that allows courses to be taught during the day, evening, weekends and through the Internet. www.athens.edu