Everyone has all of these great reviews for this school, but I on the other hand have had tons of problems with AAEC. The teachers are great, the students are great, the administration office is TERRIBLE. They are completely unorganized. As a freshman they put my daughter in a higher grade level class and told her that she was suppose to be in it, Now she is in her senior year and they just realized she never should have been in it. The school is suppose to be a college prep school but does not prep the kids for taking the SAT or ACT. I am very unhappy with this school at this point. I regret ever making my daughter go there.
This school is Amazing where can you earn a highschool diploma and an AA degree at the same time without paying tuition? No where. My Daughter is highly excited to start her freshman year with a great school that has a wonderful staff.
AAEC has been amazing for my son. He has struggled greatly for years with being motivated or interested in his classes. We had private testing done and he was found to be highly gifted, which none of the previous public school tests identified. His teachers at AAEC have contacted us with any concerns or helpful suggestions, and have gone out of their way to encourage him. He is very excited to have the opportunity to take college classes and finally feel challenged, rather than just having extra homework piled on him like at his previous schools. There is free tutoring offered after school which is done by the teachers, and many special activities are offered as well. The other incredible thing about AAEC is how kind and accepting the other students are. My son was bullied constantly in middle school, yet he came to this school knowing no one, and has not had one single incident of bullying. In fact I have witnessed many times the other kids going out of their way to say hi to my son and include him. The small environment has been great, and the fact that the teachers and staff know all the kids makes a huge difference. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
I highly recommend this school. It is a small school and the teachers are more than willing to help students if they need extra help. The principal knows the names of most, if not all of the students. Can your principal say that? He is also involved in most, if not all of the activities at the school. He assists many of the students to choose a personalized class schedule that meets their needs and the AZ educational requirements . AAEC - PV students are able to take college courses at the PV Community College tuition free (as long as your student passes). This is a GREAT benefit. The administrative assistants know all of the students and are VERY helpful when you call the school. The only downfall I can think of is, that they do not offer sports. They do have many other activities/clubs that the students can join. My daughter loves this school.
As a mom, I am so grateful, that 3 of my children had the opportunity to attend AAEC-PV. The academics, staff, and teachers are the finest. The safety of my children, concern by the staff and challenging academics are so superior to the public school that my children would have attended. AAEC-PV has been an extension of my family for the past 6 years. My children are successful in all areas of their lives due to the partnership of the teachers and staff mentoring them to not only be successful students but even more importantly responsible young citizens. I hold the teachers and staff in the highest regard.
AAEC is one of the finest schools I have been associated with. Their faculty is of the highest caliber and genuinely care about the success of their students. The teachers will come in early and stay late if it means helping a student accomplish their goals. The staff and administration work hard to assist the students with all aspects of academic needs/concerns. My daughter attended AAEC for four years and recently graduated with, not only her high school diploma but also her Associate of Arts degree from Paradise Valley Community College. She begins her University career having to complete only 2 years for her Bachelors Degree and also a full tuition AIMS scholarship. My son, who will be a Sophomore has already begun attending community college and is working towards his degree. My children have had and will continue to have great academic success due to the staff/faculty and administrators of AAEC because of their commitment to students and helping them achieve their goals. I recommend this school to everyone I know.
I can not say enough good things about this school. The teachers and staff are not only qualified, they are also caring. Who could ask for more. We moved to Arizona to give my children the opportunity for an excellent education. Not a statement many would say about AZ, but AAEC has exceeded my expectations. Not only are both my sons being challenged academically, they are both very happy and love the teachers and staff as well. Thank you AAEC for caring and striving to be the best!
I go to this school and I like it a lot only down side there is on sports but running which is not the most fun of the sports ..
The special ed dept has taught my daughter the skills needed to intergrate high school with college. The teachers are very involved.Thank you AAEC for all you do.
My son has excelled in this school and we are very fortunate to have found it. Mr. Gray and all of his staff are wonderful, caring people who have encouraged excellence while bolstering self-esteem. I can't thank AAEC enough. Schools like this are few and far between.
I couldnt agree more ! I love this school it was the best choice for my daughter Mrs. Anema is awsome with her and the other teachers well there amazing!!! and Mr gray and his ladies Ms Blake and Ms Brady are so on top of things I couldnt ask for a better high school AAEC has welcomed her with open arms Thanks is not enough
This school is amazing!! I especially have been impressed with the attention to students success. The teachers genuinely care if the students are successful. Mr. Gray is helpful and always available, even when your son, like mine, has problems. Thanks AAEC!!
As parents, we want what is best for our children's education. Large public High Schools were unable to provide the learning environment our children were looking for, so we turned to AAEC Paradise Valley campus for a solution. Now with two teens graduated from the program it was without doubt, the best choice available. Small class sizes, supportive administration and engaged teachers provided the perfect learning experience. The campus is safe and the transferable college credits are a great extra benefit for those going to college. If you are looking for a public High School alternative, AAEC Paradise Valley is an excellent choice. Thank you AAEC, 5 Stars for your efforts.
Oustanding My Daughter attended AAEC all four Years. The Principal, Mr. Gray is a strong leader and was very involved on a day to day basis with the students. In addition, He and the Staff were very helpful in preparing my Daughter for College. The Teachers were motivated and really cared about the students development. AAEC is a smaller School which was a real bonus. This is a special school for students looking for this type of unique educational experience. Thank you AAEC.
I have found the teachers and staff to be so helpful in guiding my son. He has struggled with his ambition and motivation and they refuse to give up on him and continue to work with our family in an effort to bring my son to his full potential.
So far I have 19 college credits and I am currently working towards my Associates Degree. I enjoy that all the staff are friendly and willing to help out the students and assist in any and everyway possible. The faculty are just as amazing with their ability to provide a unique learning environment. Each teacher has their own personality and often this is reflected in their outstanding teaching styles and their classrooms. Thank you AAEC for providing me with all that I need to start on my path of success!!!
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.
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