Dear Friends of Atheneum School

We need your help to spread the word to potential students and families.  Our goal is to have a minimum of 30 students start this fall of 2013 - with a plan to increase enrollment to 60 students within the next 3 years.  Our hope is that you will support Atheneum School in our efforts to encourage students and families to join this wonderful program. Atheneum School has continued to provide a unique and intense educational experience for a variety of students in Anchorage for the past 18 years. Atheneum students learn to think through personal and world problems independently, to discuss issues with rational exchange, and to accept diversity without losing their footing. We are pleased to announce that Atheneum School, an independent school for grades 6-12, will be moving to one of the most beautiful college campuses, Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska. We invite you to visit our website to see photos of Atheneum School’s new location www.atheneum.org. We are grateful for this amazing new space. APU has given us a very reasonable rate so that we can continue to operate with a lower overhead. Please find the donation form on the next page to support the growth and continuation of Atheneum. Also, there is an option to donate electronically (donate button at the bottom of the website cover page) if you prefer this method of contributing. Thank you sincerely for reinforcing Atheneum School in this new opportunity to flourish. Our very best to you,
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Summer Classes are Here! Sign Up Today!

  Summer Drawing Class 
For: Middle School and High School students all levels-from timid to confident.
Media: Pencil, pen and ink, colored pencils, crayon and multi-media on paper, wood, recycled objects.
What have you always wanted to learn to draw? Join the fun, get new ideas, develop skills, and bring out the artistic genius in you. Materials provided but bring materials that inspire you.
This class will meet mornings from 9:00-11:30am, Monday through Friday, July 22-26. 
Tuition Fee is $300.00
Teachers: Lydia Ossorgin and Kevin Holthaus at Atheneum School at APU.
Call 344-2533 to register.
 Writers on Writing 
Improve your Writing by studying and discussing the greats!
  1. We will read and discuss classic and contemporary authors such as Plato, Lu Chi, George Orwell, and Natalie Goldberg.
  2. We will work on improving various styles of writing for Middle and High School and beyond.
Anchorage writer and poet, Gary Holthaus will visit the class as a guest speaker.
The course will consist of one week of afternoons July 15-19, Monday-Friday from 1-3:30pm.
Tuition fee is $300. Teachers: Kevin Holthaus and Lydia Ossorgin, Atheneum Schoo at APU
Call 344-2533 to register.
 Atheneum School-- Summer Off-Road Driving Programs 
Atheneum School, Anchorage’s only independent middle/high school will offer exciting, Alaskan style programs for learning how to drive. Students will get the best introduction to driving by developing skills, awareness, and knowledge of vehicles in the safety of mild off-road trails. Students will learn how to drive both automatic and stick shift to develop skills off-road before they try for their on-road licenses. Classroom instruction (including basic automotive mechanics, maintenance, modifications for off-road) will take the first two days, followed by driving practice all day Saturday out on very mild off-road trails. We will provide 4 of the safest, best built trucks (mild to wild) for off-roading with four extremely experienced instructors. Kevin Holthaus, Founder/Teacher, Atheneum School will lead. The first program will be limited to 12 students, ages 13-18. Certificates of Achievement will be awarded. July 25-26Thursday and Friday Evening Classes from 7pm-9pm, at the Atheneum School on the Alaska Pacific University campus, Carr Gottstein Bldg.
  • Learn the basics of automotive mechanics, safety, maintenance,repairs,and modifications for off-road
  • See demonstration trucks with hands on parts review
  • Learn common breakdowns and driving mistakes both on and off-road
  • Learn vehicle recovery from stucks, personal rescue, and survival skills
July 27, Saturday from 9am - 7:00pm. Leave the school at 9am for Knik River flats:
  • Driving practice and observations in four different trucks
  • Practice stick shift and automatic
  • Demonstration of winching and recovery methods
  • Discussions with instructors who have decades of experience
  • Campfire cookout lunch/dinner Saturday provided, bring your own snacks!
  • Return to Atheneum School Saturday by 7:00pm
Tuition Fee is $200. Teachers: Kevin Holthaus
Call 344-2533 or 350-1708 to register (First come First serve)
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2013 – 2014 Atheneum School Calendar

Atheneum Calendar 13-14

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Our Summer Reading Suggestions

Atheneum School Summer Reading Suggestions 2013

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Atheneum Open House: Wednesday July 18 at 7:00pm.

Atheneum Open HouseWednesday July 18 at 7:00pm. We are working hard to recruit new students for the coming year. Please think about your friends and families you know and spread the word. Please let them know about the upcoming open house, our website and our Off-Roading Course.
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Atheneum School is a non-profit 501c3 Corporation. All donations are tax-deductible. Atheneum School admits qualified students & staff members of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color and national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs administered by the school.