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Welcome to Athens Renaissance School

Your child's education.  Your way.

Athens Renaissance School is a K-12 online and blended student-centered school offering personalized educational options for students in Athens and across the Tennessee Valley.  An innovative program of Athens City Schools, Athens Renaissance uses a progressive education model to provide your child with the best education possible. Our unique educational approach allows us to tailor an education that is specific to each learner.

Athens Renaissance School uses a variety of customizable curricula developed by some of the best minds in education. These rigorous, content-rich academic programs meet or exceed state standards across all subject areas. Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills through state standardized tests. 

As a student at Athens Renaissance, you are partnering with a team of knowledgeable and experienced educators dedicated to supporting students and parents on their pathway to success. Highly qualified teachers work to monitor student progress and content mastery while providing professional insight, instruction and support. Our administrative staff is committed to the success of every student.

We know that choosing the best learning experience for your child is an important decision. We encourage you to learn more about our program and how it can benefit your child. Our dedicated staff is here to assist you as you go through this exciting endeavor.  On behalf of everyone at Athens Renaissance School, welcome to the beginning of an educational journey that is uniquely yours.




Mrs. Catherine Preston, Principal


Mrs. Preston is excited to serve as Principal of Athens Renaissance School! She previously served and educated as an elementary classroom teacher and instructional technology facilitator in Limestone County Schools before joining Athens Renaissance School in 2020. She earned her bachelors degree in elementary education from The University of Alabama and her master of arts as well as her education specialist degree in instructional leadership from the University of West Alabama. Mrs. Preston is a native of Limestone County. She is married to Ben Preston of East Limestone and they have two daughters, Savannah and Everly. Mrs. Preston also has two yorkiepoo puppies, Rosie and Remi, that love spending time outdoors. Mrs. Preston and her family are active members of Fairview Baptist Church of East Limestone. They enjoy spending time outside, attending volleyball and softball games, and playing a family game of Rummikub.  

Phone: 256.771.7147


Kendra Draper

Mrs. Kendra Draper, Dean of Students

Kendra Draper serves as the Instructional Partner for ARS. She began her career in education in 2009. She holds a Bachelor's Degree inEarly Childhood Education and Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Draper is married with two children. She enjoys reading, shopping and organizing. Mrs. Draper believes that education should continue to evolve to prepare students for the rapidly changing world they live in. She feels that Athens Renaissance provides not only an impeccable academic environment, but also a space in which creativity is cultivated. 
Phone: 256.771.7147