Colleges and Universities in Athens and Limestone County

Athens State University (ASU)

Located in downtown Athens, ASU offers the final two years of college to the States many community college students. Today, over 3,500 students have selected ASU because of this neighborly environment where over 30 different degree programs are taught by an understanding and quality faculty. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources.

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Calhoun Community College (CCC)

Located in Limestone County, just a 10 minute drive south of Athens. CCC is Alabama's largest two year college. Calhoun offers a wide variety of majors and currently has over 12,000 students. The college offers 49 associate degree programs and 52 career/certificate programs.

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Public Schools in Athens and Limestone County

Athens City Schools

The Athens City Public School System is home to over 3,200 students and approximately 420 employees. The system is home to one high school, one middle school, one intermediate school, and four elementary schools. ACS is one of the leading school districts in the state of Alabama. Many of the district’s schools boast of having national recognition for student achievement, participation in co-curricular activities, and competitive sports programs. ACS participates in the PowerUp technology initiative, whereby every student grades K-12 has either a MacBook or an IPad. Athens City Schools offer a full range of extracurricular activities including academic clubs, athletics, and music.

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Limestone County Schools (LCS)

The Limestone County Public School System is the home to over 9,100 students and approximately 1,100 employees and is one of the top 20 largest schools systems in the state of Alabama. The system which includes: six high schools, six middle schools, nine elementary schools, a Career Tech Center, the Ombudsman Center, and the Limestone County Alternative School offer top quality educational opportunities and experiences for every student in the district. Their Stanford Achievement Test, American College Testing, and graduation exam scores consistently rank above state and national averages. And, the Partnership in Education Programs and active Parent-Teacher Organizations are integral components of a successful school climate. LCS offers a full range of extracurricular activities including academic clubs, athletics, and music.

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Private Schools in Athens and Limestone County

Athens Bible School (ABS)

ABS was founded in 1943 and is a K-12 private school located in Athens, Alabama. Their mission is to provide a quality education from a Biblical worldview in a Christian environment. The school has about 330 students and offers sports and extracurricular activities.

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Lindsey Lane Christian Academy (LLCA)

LLCA is a private K3-12 school operated by Lindsay Lane Baptist Church located in Athens, Alabama. Their mission is to assist families in being good stewards of their children, using resources provided by God, to develop them into disciples of Jesus Christ who worship, grow, and serve Him their entire lives. The school offers sports and extracurricular activities and has a dyslexia intervention center.

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Colleges and Universities within commuting distance of Athens

Alabama A&M University │ Huntsville, Alabama
Martin Methodist College │ Pulaski, Tennessee
University of Alabama in Huntsville │ Huntsville, Alabama
University of North Alabama │ Florence, Alabama

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