I have high praise for the quality of the education at AAEC Paradise Valley. My son has attended this school for the last 2 years and has already earned 16 credits toward his Associates Degree at Paradise Valley Community College. The teachers are supportive and knowlegeable, and the principal, Mr. Gray, is always watchful of the students. It is very obvious that Mr. Gray has the best interests of the students at heart. The children are allowed a certain amount of freedom because they attend college classes. However, they also must check-in for classes in the morning and check-out in the afternoon. They are required to attend at least 4 hours of classes on the high school campus, and college classes are then selected to fit around the high school schedule. I would recommend this school to any parent. It has been an exceptional experience for my son.
We had such high hopes for this school and were terribly disappointed. School staff promised that even though there was a lot of freedom, the kids would be supervised and communication to parents would be constant. They let us down on both parts. Freshmen left campus constantly, attendance was not verified, parents were not notified when kids were missing. Teachers were changed several times during the year for different classes and grades were not kept up to date on the website. Not only were we disappointed, our child is now behind in AZ requirements due to the different standards for this school. I am sure this program can work for some students, but not for all.
This school has made a dramatic change in my daughter's life. She is taking college classes that are going towards her degree, which is exceptional. She will graduate from high school with an Associates degree in buisiness. Deciding to attend this school has been one of the best decisions I have made in her education.
My son has attended this school for 2 years and we are all happy with our decision to have him attend. The teachers and staff are caring, intelligent people that truly care about him, his grades and his mental well being. There is extra curricular activities but remember what AAEC stands for, its not a sports (b-ball, football, etc.) oriented school.
i highly disliked this school. it was unorganized and not well rounded. i regret my decision to go there.
We have continuously been disappointed with this school! They do not have very many extra-curricular activities, and many of the teachers do not have enough knowledge on the subjects they are teaching. Also, if you are not into the agricultural scene, then this school traps you. i would not recommend this school!
Both of AAEC's principals were and are wonderful, and encouraging to students and parents alike. All of teachers want students to succeed. There are so many teachers on the staff who go out of their way to help the students. It is encouraged by the principals. Both of my daughters attended AAEC, and both graduated with honors from Paradise Valley Community College. I wish the opportunity to acquire college credits had been available to me when I was a teenager. I am very grateful to AAEC's founder, principals, and all who made it possible for my children to excel, and be challenged in such an encouraging environment. I hope this school will continue to be available to all students entering or in high school. I highly recommend it to all parents who want their children to succeed, and get off to a great educational start!
AAEC offers the student with direction the means to achieve their goals quicker and easier. Quicker, because if applied correctly, students can graduate with their AS degree, and easier because everywhere you turn at AAEC there is someone to help with whatever the need may be. I'm one of those parents who feels the school is not an alternative school for the student who can't make it in a public high school, but it's a wonderful foundation for the student making the effort. The teachers really care and are very well qualified. The BioScience program can't be compared to any other high school! AAEC and it's staff are the best!
This school is Awesome! The staff are kid and parent friendly. The academics are geared for the success of the students. The access to the college is wonderful, the kids are able to participate in anything they could want. Thanks to Mr. Gray and his staff.
We love AAEC and I too have recommended the school to friends. Principal Gray is an honest man and devoted principal, watching out for all of our cildren. The teachers demonstrate their dedication to our childrens success on a daily basis. Unfortunately there is little availability for arts, sports and other extracurricular activities. However, there is horsemanship, FFA and student governement for our children to get involved in. Parents are encouraged, but not pressured, to be involved in every ascpect. I'm so happy I found AAEC for my children. Milu Simpson
The staff really takes the time and effort to assist my student in being successful. The ability to graduate high school with over sixty transferable college credits helped my daughter choose which college she wanted to receive her undergraduate degree from.
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