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The countdown to a new school year

Athlos Academy in St. Cloud called it “Try it on Tuesday.”

It was a day when students and their families could look at school uniforms to get a good idea of sizes and other options before placing online orders. Like students enrolled at most other area schools, they are preparing for classes to begin next week.

Reinforcing Performance Character Growth at Home: Humility

At Athlos schools, we teach children the importance of 12 traits that we call Performance Character traits. Our Performance Character pillar recognizes the deep connection between these character traits and success. The development of Performance Character is integrated into every learning opportunity, allowing students to experience this connection first hand.  Traits like leadership, integrity, humility, and optimism […]

Athlos Book Club: Book Recommendations for Educators from the Athlos Team

As part of our culture at Athlos Academies, employees participate in a book club. As a team, we read books that have a connection to education in general or the Athlos education model. These book clubs motivate us to discuss new pedagogy, clarify student needs, or spark reflection on personal or team challenges. Book discussions also […]

Reinforcing Performance Character Growth at Home: Creativity

Creativity At Athlos schools, we teach children the importance of 12 traits that we call Performance Character traits. Our Performance Character pillar recognizes the deep connection between these character traits and success. The development of Performance Character is integrated into every learning opportunity, allowing students to experience this connection first hand.  Traits like leadership, integrity, courage, and […]

The Impact of Active, Student-Centered Classrooms on Student Success

At Athlos Academies, we find it essential that classrooms are active and student-centered. Physical activity enhances the ability to learn, and students who are engaged are more excited to learn and more willing to take ownership of their learning. Creating active, student-centered classrooms is two-fold, meaning a focus on both incorporating movement into the classroom […]

Healthy Breakfast Benefits Students

It’s not new news that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast is your fuel for the day, enhances your energy, and provides your mind and body with the nutrients needed after a night of sleep. For children, there’s an added need for breakfast. More and more, research points to […]

Four Ways to Celebrate Athlos Style

Rewards are an excellent opportunity to recognize and celebrate student accomplishments, but rewarding students does not have to involve candy and other foods that can undermine children’s diets and reinforce unhealthy eating habits. Instead, try these Athlos-friendly rewards to provide positive reinforcement for student behavior and academic performance. #1: Student’s Choice To celebrate, give your […]

Athlos Academies Recognizes 2017 Distinguished Athlos Educators

The Distinguished Athlos Educator award is given annually to three individuals who exemplify quality performance in the Athlos program. This year’s recipients were recognized at a reception on Tuesday, June 27 at Athlos Academies headquarters. Award winners demonstrate excellence in their classroom, on the turf, or within their community. Each of this year’s three recipients models […]

Athlos Academy hires new director

Athlos Academy announced Friday that Dan McKeon will be the charter school’s new executive director.

“It has been so exciting and rewarding to watch as this school grows, from the years of hard work put in by the school board, to now concluding its first year serving students,” McKeon stated in a news release issued Friday. “I feel honored to take on the role of the executive director at Athlos Academy of St. Cloud, and look forward to being a part of the school’s continued growth and success.”