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Respectful, Kind, Confident: Student Celebrated for Social Intelligence in St. Cloud

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Social intelligence, one of the 12 Performance Character…

Helping Others Succeed: Student Recognized for Being a Leader

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Jade, a first-grade student at Athlos Academy of St. Cloud, understands…

Athlos Schools Celebrate Successful Student-Led Conferences

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Two Athlos schools recently saw astounding successes during their first ever student-led conferences (SLCs). In October, both Athlos Academy of Utah and Athlos Academy of St. Cloud held their first school-wide SLCs in kindergarten through the sixth grade. At Athlos schools, SLCs take the place of traditional parent-teacher conferences.

Amy Dolan Discovers New Species of Insect 

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A shining star in the realm of everything curiosity, our very own middle school specialist, Amy Dolan, has been recognized for discovering a new species of insect — Pristiphora fructicola Smith and Dolan. The new discovery, a species of sawfly, was discovered by Dolan in the summer of 2015 while she was working on her master’s degree in entomology research project at Montana State University.

Flexible Classroom Seating Encourages Student Engagement

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Abby McKimm’s fourth-grade-students were fidgety. During classroom instruction time, McKimm often noticed her students shifting in their seats, becoming antsy, and losing their focus and concentration. “I noticed students standing at their desks and frequently asking if they were allowed to work on the floor,” McKimm said.

Athlos Students Recognized for Excellence in Academics, Athletics, Performance Character

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Noah Barnard and Giovanna Pena aren’t your average students. Both in their third year at Athlos Leadership Academy in Brownsville, TX, Noah and Giovanna stood out due to their excellence in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and leadership.

Ramona Endres, Educator at Athlos Leadership Academy, Awarded 2016 Distinguished Educator in Prepared Mind

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In June, three educators from Athlos schools throughout the United States were chosen as recipients of the Athlos Distinguished Educator Award. Each of the three were chosen based on their excellence in exemplifying one of the Athlos Pillars of Performance: Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character.
Building our own "Prepared Minds"

Building Our Own “Prepared Mind”

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The Athlos Academies staff does our best to model our mission daily. One component of this is expanding our understanding of a variety of related topics through a community book club.
Common Core – Common Lore

Common Core – Common Lore

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The unveiling of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010 has brought a level of hyperbola that has lead to common lore now intricately infused within the education debate.
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Innovative Assessment

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Take a moment to reflect back to your K-12 school years…. Maybe you are cringing as you see the big red C- sitting at the top of your exam… or maybe you can hear your teacher’s voice: “NO TALKING. This is a test”… or maybe you’re starting to sweat as you remember the long, multiple choice quizzes over EVERY CHAPTER OF THE BOOK.