The school bends backward to make sure each student is successful in high school classes and college classes. I came from a advanced school and AAEC immediately made sure each class challenged me to my potential. The teachers are extremely caring and supportive. This school definitely helps every student that comes in to the school.
My school is a great place to learn. Their are many interesting classes in the high school alone. AAEC offers free college classes from Mesa Community College and many students graduate with an associates degree.
My school has offered me the chance to earn an Associates degree, and it allows us to be interactive with other students and join groups/clubs that make students feel welcome. We do a lot of activities and the teachers and students work together and communicate openly. Sometimes problems come up but the staff and students help to fix the problem and good relationships are created between the students and teachers.
I love being able to be a part of small school where the classes are small and the teachers know you by your name and not by a number. I can attend college classes while in school and it is paid for as long as I have a good GPA. I am only a Junior but plan on returning next year and be able to graduate from high school and also graduate from college at the same time, that is so awesome to do at my age.
I am a senior and will graduate in 2014 and will need 6 credits to be able to graduate from Mesa Community College this summer. I have already been accepted to ASU and UofA. Coming here from a very large high school to a small one have made all the difference in the world for me. Knowing the teachers and the people in my classes was a plus. With AAEC paying for my college credits I will have paid less than 1000 for my degree from MCC.
I love this school. The school just got a new principal and he is fantastic. The students are happy and so are the parents. My child has been so motivated taking the college classes and will be earning an associates degree soon. The staff at the school are amazing. The staff are easy to talk to and they are masters in their fields, I can't say enough good things about this school and staff. They really get to know the student as an individual. The students are friendly and not your "typical" teenager. The students are accepting of new students and my child easily made friends the first day of school. Office staff is friendly and helpful. Everyday my child comes home and tells me about the day. It has been a wonderful experience for my child.
I have been with AAEC for many years now and all I can say is that AAEC - Red Mountain has amazing parents who work with teachers to help all students succeed. AAEC also has amazing teachers who volunteer to sponsor so many amazing clubs and activities and tutor students so they can succeed in all they do. It's a great school that not only prepares students for college but pays college tuition and puts students in college while they are still high school students!
The entire AAEC operation, including Red Mountain, is a bogus operation. First, teachers come and go because they are not valued. There is little administrative support for good teachers. All it is about is the AIMS scores. Second, the whole operation is run by a maniac--a self-centered, rude, unappreciative superintendent who will eliminate you in a moment. Third, the whole place is infected with helicopter parents, esp. Red Mountain, who can't let their children fail and are adept at blaming the teachers. Do not ever work in such an environment and for God's sake don't send your children there, to any of there schools.
I love this school! Each student is treated as an individual and their academic plan is developed to meet their skills and goals.
I enjoyed my freshman year here, the teachers are amazing though one of them transferred to another campus. These teachers don't just throw a text book at you and say here read this and then expect you to understand the concept. They actually interact with you. The campus is also really small so you pretty much know everyone by the end of the year. Even though it is a equine school, it's still great for those who want a head start in college. I however, were not to fond of the poor service of the lunch truck.
Horrible... ZERO stars!! Teacher turnover is like a three ring circus.. No one cares, communication is a joke... IF your child does go here be sure to check transcripts as they can not even put kids in the classes needed to graduate... For reason they just seem to miss those minor details like biology, chemistry and english classes.... Record keeping, what record keeping.. They are clueless!! Run as fast as you can!!!!
I love this school for my kids, what a great opportunity for them to get an Associates Degree. I find the teachers very helpful and willing to do whatever they can to help the kids achieve. I agree that they are "Top Notch", qualified and dedicated in what they do. I would suggest this school, and do, to anyone with high school age kids.
This school is great! The administration has been great to me and my family! Also, the teachers have been incredibly supportive and helpful. They work after school and evenings and are very responsive. Just the staff alone would make this a great place and then you throw in free college, why would you go elsewhere?
This is a GREAT school! Not only does my daughter have the opportunity to take free college classes, the teachers at the high school are fantastic. They go above and beyond to help each student succeed. Because the school is small, there is a real sense of community which is we have not been able to find at other schools. I highly recommend this school!
AAEC is a wonderful school. I'm so lucky that I found it. In May, I will be graduating with both my high school diploma and my Associate's in Arts. I love that AAEC is small and the teachers care about the students. I've also had the chance to take some really cool classes at the community college.
I have never been to a school were the teachers truely take the time and effort to help me succeed and achieve my goals. I also love being able to go to high school and college and only having to pay for my college books. I f I could recomend going to any school, I would highly recomend AAEC as the best choice!
The school's administration is NOT concerned with the students. Their attitude reeks of it. They are rude and often unavailable.The woman who works front office is helpful and friendly though. The teachers DO care very much. They are very helpful, hardworking, personable, and dedicated. They all have different approaches and personalities, which helps prepare our kids for the workplace and college. The concept of the school is great and my family appreciates the help with college.
This school administration is more concerned with themselves than students education. The school adminstrators will stand you up for meetings. The math teacher belittles the students in class. An english teacher texts during class and tells student about her life story. The history teachr thinks... showing movies is teaching. The schools idea of community service is to have the students clean up the school grounds.
This school is has been the worst decision we have ever made. The new principal and vice principal are the reason why this school is so bad. The principal refuses to do her job. The principal refuses to help students achieve their goals. She refuses to speak with parents. She throws temper tantrums and is very rude to students and parents. This school is a great idea it just needs to get rid of the principal and the vice principal. I am contacting the school board about the principal. I am highly disappointed with our experience at this school.
I believe the staff and teachers at this school are top notch in that they are highly qualified, competent, dedicated and REALLY care about providing a quality education to my child. They are always available to listen and talk about any concerns I have as a parent and that communication is very important to me. However, one huge concern I have with this school is the amount of teacher turnover within the campus. I was shocked to find out how many teachers have come and gone since the campus opened a few years ago. I'm not sure if it is as significant at any of the other AAEC campuses but from what I have experienced a new teacher will be hired who, in my opinion, does a wonderful job and the kids really like but they rarely stay more than a year? Why is this?? This leads me to believe that there may be some underlying internal issues with the way the schools are managed and that the teachers are not happy with working for the company, but that is just my opinion. Either way, I feel it's detrimental to the students to have teachers come and go on a regular basis. That would be my only major dislike about the campus.
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