I heard great things about this school so I enrolled my child hoping for the best. If you are not LDS I would NOT recommend this school! It is obvious they are a Mormon school and show blatant favoritism toward their Mormon students. We are a Christian family and my child was told we are not Christian. Ridiculous! School is to educate and church is to worship. They called their celebration of the new Temple a "cultural celebration". I am pulling her out and sending her to a local public high school.
I love this school! It has allowed my daughter to come out of her shell and become the leader that I knew she could be. I appreciate the academics as well as the extra curricular opportunities. I know that the school has a true open door policy that help me be a partner in education!
I thought that sending my children to a school that was primarily attended by LDS children would be a great idea. I was wrong. Unfortunately, the school is run very much like an LDS ward. The directors and the office staff, even though they are paid, act like ward volunteers. They get the job done as though doing it in their spare time, and never go the extra step to make any improvements. Too much emphasis is put on making things look pretty on the outside, while ignoring curriculum, student achievement, and staff development. Also, in true LDS fashion, any time you bring your concerns to those in charge, they try to make you feel guilty for complaining. There are some really good teachers at this school, but I am afraid they won't stay because they will not be rewarded or supported by the administration. Sadly, I am taking my kids out of the high school at the end of this year, and sending them to a local high school next year. I just can't afford to risk my kid's education at ALA. As long as ALA is run by LDS staff, it will never compete with the other high school in the areas.
American Leadership Academy High School is Awesome! I had 1 son graduate May 2013 and another son graduating in May 2014. Both of my boys LOVED this school! They thrived in it and made some great friends! The teachers are wonderful! They are there to help in the mornings before school and after school. Emails are answered within 24 hours...very helpful. The Principal Leadership has been there for me every time we need them. Love the office staff too. They are very helpful. The electives and core classes have been great for my sons. Could not ask for a better school!!! Thanks ALA for a wonderful experience! :)
Love, love love this school. Love the curriculum they offer my children and the basis around Covey's 7 Habits. The teacher are willing to help you child if they are having a hard time with assignments. Office staff is very helpful and remember who you are when you walk in.
The "leadership" concept is lip service. Teaching methods are inconsistent and ineffective. Issues with staff retention. No recommended.
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