There is no communication at all, not even amongst themselves. You are told one thing by one Administrator and another Administrator tells you something else about the same issue but nothing ever trickles down to the actual people involved.
The Administrators and many students are very cliquish and if you are not with them they are very judgmental. Instead of just seeing people as different they act superior and judge you as being wrong. The buses are horrid. There is no or non working air conditioning and buses are overcrowded.
For the most part though the teachers they hire are of high quality but how long will they stay?
Today we took our two children on a tour of ALA. At first they were not very excited about going, but the minute we stepped through the doors we felt like family! Teachers were in their classrooms getting set up for the new school year, and they were all interested in our children and what their desires and goals were for the upcoming year. ALA exceeded our expectations! Before we walked out, the girls had done a 180 and were ready to shop for school uniforms. They are SO excited to be a part of the ALA family!
The academic program centered around learning and working at home is impeccable and second to none. I believe homework is a key element to life skills, and too much of it can be a deterrent to growth. This school got it just right.
The students have been held to a high standard of behavior regarding respect and caring for others. It's an experience unlike any other I have ever had. The students and staff are kind, compassionate and look for opportunities to improve the quality of life.
My children came home from the FIRST day and said, "The teachers are SO nice." On their LAST day, my children were in tears thinking they might not have the same teacher. INCREDIBLY powerful and motivating teaching staff. I have never been more pleased with schools - and we have been to a lot of them. I will never go anywhere else.