Welcome to Athenian Academy of Technology and the Arts
A Pasco County Charter School
Athenian Academy of Technology and the Arts is a “B” rated, tuition-free public charter school, which opened its doors in August of 2006. Athenian Academy serves grades K – 8, with an emphasis on cooperative learning. Our school is a place for children to build a love for learning.
Students at Athenian Academy of Technology and the Arts receive a rigorous education, in a positive and safe learning environment. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that we work together to help our kiddos reach their goals. Students are accepted by application. Our program focuses on…
• Performing Arts
• Hands-On Science
• Character Education
• Cooperative Learning
• Reteach & Enrich Program
• Rigorous Educational Program
Our curriculum is enriched and aligned to the Florida State Standards. We utilize the Journeys series in literacy (reading, writing and language arts), Go! Math for mathematics instruction and Science Fusion series in all classes, K-8th grade. In addition, technology integration plays a huge role in classroom instruction as we prepare our students with the skills they need for the future. Our character education program assists students in becoming caring, responsible individuals, creating a culture of support for improving student success.
Athenian Academy utilizes Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures, which encourage every student to be actively engaged in the learning process. Through the use of Kagan structures, students are taught how to learn cooperatively with their peers, while simultaneously required to have individual accountability for their own learning. As a direct result of infusing Kagan Cooperative Learning into our students’ daily learning experiences, their social skills and character virtues improve, thus decreasing discipline issues school-wide. With behavior distractions kept to a minimum, our teachers are able to focus more time on instruction and learning, which positively impacts our students yearly academic achievement. All teachers at Athenian Academy are required to receive extensive and on-going Kagan Cooperative Learning training throughout their years of teaching at our school.
To find more information about Kagan’s Cooperative Learning you can visit www.kaganonline.com.
Our mission is to provide the highest degree of instructional excellence while recognizing the unique needs of each student. Our school will provide the opportunity for parents and school staff to engage students in the process of becoming responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners through a rigorous instructional program.
Our vision is to engage students in a learning environment that fosters and enhances higher-order thinking skills across all curriculum areas, consistent with the Florida Standards and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards while offering students enrichment programs and providing a family-oriented environment where students and parents benefit from a personal relationship with teachers and staff.