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Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

Curriculum and Assessment

Athens City Schools is committed to partnering with families to provide students with a positive and enriching educational experience. You will find links to provide you with information about curriculum, instruction, and assessment. If you have questions, contact Melody Armstrong, Supervisor of Instruction, at 423-745-2863 or [email protected].



Families play an important role in providing support and building the confidence of their children. Below are tips for developing your children's confidence and improving their school experience.


Be generous with praise. Observe your child and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.


Encourage "personal best." Help your child by encouraging them to do their best at school and home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect," and learning is not the same as making high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.


Make learning a priority. 

Your attitude toward school attendance, education, and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.


Show interest in school work.

  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts.
  • Offer suggestions for success.


Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:

  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
  • Review notes before a test.


Schedule a study time.

  • Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods, and report card dates.