Athens Academy (Athens, GA). Athens Academy is an educational community where the students, the school, and the parents are partners. The school’s Parent Service Organization (PSO) works with administration to enhance the school’s quality of programs and academic life. Each of the four academy divisions have representatives on the PSO Executive Board. Over 100 parents hold key positions of leadership as grade representatives and/or PSO chairs and co-chairs. The Grade Representative program is another integral parent/school partnership. The program consists of two family representatives for each grade level. The representatives serve as families’ information channels and discussion groups on substantive matters relating to the school and its students. They assist in organizing parent communications, sponsoring parent orientation and social functions, and facilitating school-related social activities. They also promote the school in the community and support the school’s efforts for growth and development.