This is my daughter's 2nd year at this school and we are LOVING it! The experience here has been a pleasure from the ground up. My daughter is reading, writing and doing math well above her grade level but even then she is constantly striving to do better! A personality like hers couldn't have been paired up with a better learning system that Athlos has. The teacher's she's had have both been amazing in recognizing her accomplishments --but also the areas that require more attention/guidance. Also, the community environment is great ! Yes the school enrollment has increased which obviously created a bit of a traffic issue within school grounds, but the school has been quick to respond to that. The only problems now are the parents who are either too stubborn or unwilling to follow the pickup/dropoff guidelines that the school provides. Those drivers cause all sorts of issues that they later pass blame onto the school. Bottom line, the education is amazing and the teachers are caring. I highly recommend this school!
Last year the school was run by a caring principal and staff. This year a new princial has changed the way the school operates. There has been a mass exit of good teachers from the school in the first 3 weeks. My take on these changes are a combination of inexperienced administration and bad attitude. Very unprofessional compared to last years staff. The school is all about the staff power and not about the kids. Very disappointed this year.
Now this is what I call a school! Excellent teachers, staff, administration, challenging academics, positive learning environment, physical education program encourages a healthy lifestyle, outstanding parental involvement...I could go on and on! My kids LOVE school - Thank You Athlos! A++ in my book!
My daughter attended 7-8thgrade here. She had some issues at Bogle Jr high that sent me threw the roof. The school academically is fabulous. The teachers are great. The one troubling thing to me is the school seems to be more interested in increasing enrollment to make more money than to pay attention to being able to handle so many kids. They tripled their enrollment in 2012 so traffic became a nightmare. They were supposed to put in a parking lot but decided a new building was more important. Gilbert/Queen Creek is a super busy intersection, there is no where for the parent to pick up kids, kids crossing the street and wondering around the Circle K parking lot. I witnessed so many near accidents in front of the school. The academics is great, but safety cannot be overlooked to make more money.
Athlos Traditional Academy is the best school!!! A lot of homework maybe a little to much but I believe it will benefit my daughter in her schooling!!! I Love this school!!!!!!!
We moved to Chandler a year ago and I was looking for a school that would give my kids an educational challenge. We came from a school that taught math a year ahead and was recognized for their high test scores. I really wanted my children to be challenged in school. I toured many of the schools in the CUSD. And although it would have made my life so much easier with being able to put my kids on a school bus or drive just 1/2 block to the school I felt as though my kids would not be given the same quality education that we were accustomed to. I toured Athlos and although I was apprehensive about the "traditional" teaching styles I couldn't be happier with the quality of education my children are receiving. I have to drive now 4 miles to school vs the 1/2 block that we would of had to drive, but I tell you what...it is definitely worth it if you are looking for quality education for you children.
As a parent of a Kindergarten student at Athlos, I couldn't be more thrilled with the quality of education my daughter is receiving. The things she works on every day just blow me away and her confidence in herself and her abilities is sky high. She is so proud that she is doing "1st grade math" and can already read very well. Her handwriting is amazing and I'm so excited that she can point out "2 letter phonograms" everywhere she looks. Her teachers are fantastic and responsive. Parents are updated very frequently regarding student progress and the overall climate is fantastic. The sense of "family" is evident and the parent involvement is amazing. I really could go on and on. I love Athlos, my daughter loves Athlos and we could not be more thrilled with our choice.
This year I moved my two children to Athlos from a local private school and I couldn't be happier! Their teachers are both amazing - so dedicated and loving. The principal is a fantastic leader. The gifted teacher is so creative. Plus, the children are tested several times per year and are placed exactly where they need to be academically. (free tutoring is available for children who need it and the school won't hesitate to test a child for the gifted program or allow them to go up a grade for math etc. if necessary) My children aren't just getting a good education - they are truly happy to go to school everyday!
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