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Curriculum and Assessment

bivensCurriculum standards provide teachers, parents and students with a clear understanding of what each student is expected to learn. Standards are created to be relevant to the knowledge and skills children need to be successful.

North City School, Westside School and Athens City Middle School follow the curriculum standards set forth by the Tennessee Department of Education. Additional information about the standards by subject area can be found by clicking the links below.

If you have questions regarding the curriculum offered by Athens City Schools, contact Melody Armstrong, Supervisor of Instruction, at 423-745-2863 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .






Tennessee Education Standards Review

Social Studies Standards

This website is currently open for the first of two windows of public feedback on the state social studies standards. This first window will close April 30, 2016. You will find the current social studies standards posted on this site. The SBE will work in conjunction with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to collect all of the comments submitted to this website. Educator development teams will review the website feedback this summer and make revisions to the standards. Another draft set of standards will be posted following these changes in fall 2016 and an appointed Standards Recommendation Committee will make the ultimate recommendation for new social studies standards to the SBE in early 2017.

For more information about the standards review process for all subjects, please visit: http://www.tn.gov/sbe/topic/standards-review

Math, ELA, and Science Standards

The State Board of Education launched a review website https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/ to collect public feedback on Tennessee’s K-12 Math, ELA, and Science standards. The website provides an opportunity for every Tennessean to participate in the first phase of a highly transparent and comprehensive standards review process. We encourage educators, parents, and other stakeholders to review the standards and provide feedback.

Data collected from this website will be given to a team of Tennessee educators to review; this data will inform the revisions of the standards. The revised standards and aligned assessments will be implemented in the 2018-19 school year. 


Health Standards

Committees recently began the updating existing health education standards for all grade levels. These standards were last updated in 2006. The department has the responsibility of overseeing the review of these standards and is requesting stakeholder input. Please use the appropriate link below to provide feedback no later than Tuesday, May 31


Feedback generated by these surveys will be provided to the appropriate review committee. Once all feedback has been considered, the standards will move to the State Board of Education for adoption.

Courses by Academic Area - Third - Eighth Grades

              Arts Education Career Guidance
              Computer Technology English/Language Arts
              English as a Second Language Foreign Language
              Health/PE/Wellness Mathematics
              Reading  Science 
             Service Learning 
Social Studies


Textbook Lists

 Elementary Math Adoption




For more information about State Testing,  visit the Tennessee Department of Education website.  

Athens City Schools Assessment Calendar for 2015-2016

Special Education Asessments, English Learners Assessments, universal screeners, and other formative assessments will be given throughout the school year.   Specific Grade level information can be obtained at each school. 

Westside School  ι  700 Westside Street  ι  Athens, Tennessee 37303  ι  423-745-4721
School Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

The mission of the Athens City Schools System, in partnership with the community, is to provide opportunities for all students to develop intellectually, socially, physically and morally in order to live as a contributing member of an ever-changing, multi-cultural society.

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