I've been a parent here for 9 years. Students are taught personal responsibility from the beginning. They can read by Christmas of their Kindergarten year, and know they will be held accountable for themselves and their work. High expectations bring high results. Teachers here are among the most dedicated that I have seen. I worked at another school previously, and I know the difference. Disruptive behaviour, and slacking off are not accepted, every student is encouraged to be the best they can be, both academically and in their behaviours. There are no fights like at other schools, and all the kids work their hardest. I am very proud to be associated with this school.
I am very impressed with the teacher at ATS, they are very dedicated and want each student to succeed. My son was labeled a troublemaker and was unwilling to learn anything, but his teacher Mrs. Leek invested in him and worked together with us. Now I can say my son has succesfully finished his year in kindergarten. He knows how to read and write and his teacher told us he is ready for first grade. Without the dedication of his teacher and the strict discipline they have at ATS this would have never happened. Thanks to ATS and Mrs. Leek
Principal, first year @ ATS, has kept well hidden to parents. Prior principal was always visiable. i.e. parking lot before/after school. My child is in the 5th grade and @ ATS since kinter year. Excellent school, excellent teachers preparation for later years in school is terrific. Children learn to think, are disciplined and learn to study well with time management techniques.
My wife and I have been extremely happy with the education that our daughter has received at Alhambra Traditional School. We live in a strong school district and still choose to make a 40 minute round trip to take our daughter to Alhambra. The test scores don't lie! For our daughter to go back into her regular school, she would need to move up a grade to keep from getting bored.
i went to ats for nine years and i loved it. i am now in high school and ats prepared me so that high school is a breeze and i am in all honors classes. ats also helped me to manage my time so that i can become a state qualifier for wrestling and manage school a job and everyday life.
Discipline in this school can be somewhat harsh and borders on breaking a child's spirit. I have several children at this school and I must say it is very well structured and is very organized. This school works at a fast pace and has a heavy workload. I do not recommend this school to anyone who's child does not work at a fast pace. No accommodations are made for intelligent children that need additional time on a regular basis to complete work. A 504 plan is unheard of in this school. The new principal is a huge disappointment and seems to care more about the scores the school receives than the children.
I agree with one other parent that has comments on this site. The discipline is needed. However, I feel it does go a bit farther and harder than it might need to. Especially for the kindergarten ages. The school aks a bit much of how this age group should sit still and quiet longer than I would like to. Otherwise, my child is excelling academically. I like the teaching curriculum.
Our family has attended ATS for 13 years and have benefited from the high academic and behavioral standards insisted upon here. Parental involvement and volunteerism is an integral part of the equation but the rewards are enormous. The school provides a rigorous academic environment while at the same time expects the family to provide the traditional home support and values. This is not a school that you just drop your kid off and forget for 7 hours! Be prepared to work hard if you want your child to reach their potential!
ATS's success is due in large part to the cooperation between teachers and parents in setting the standards for the school and following thru with those standards. It is very important that parents be involved in PIN and SCC for this school to continue its success
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