My children attend Arts Academy and have been for the last two years. I am so happy with my girls teachers and the assistant principal is great. Whenever I have a concern it is addressed. My kids love it there and my husband and I are looking forward to A midsummer's night dream!
I moved my kids to Legacy Traditional in Sept of 2013 and I'm so glad I did. Legacy is not perfect but it improved to an A rated school and the leadership seems alot more professional. I decided to move my kids after Mr. Alexanderl was disrepectful to my wife when he raised his voice at her after a disagreement. We had been told by both of our children that Mr. Alexander would intimidate the children by yelling at them and belittling them. My kids felt like he was bullying them.
I recently removed my children from this school because of the principal. Under his leadership, the school's grade dropped from a B to a C. I have seen him in arguments in the office with parents and decided this is not the place for my children.
it is a good place and it has fun things to do mis.borthold is the best LOVE KALEENAH IN MIS.BORTHOLD'S CLASS I HOPE HER SEES THIS
I am a teacher at this school and while the school needs to reimplement a fine arts program(after all it is an "arts academy") as well as a band program, it is a great school to work at. I feel supported and encouraged by the vice principal as well as the CEO. The students are hard working and the parents are helpful and supportive. I think the school will continue to improve with positive guidance from administration. Teachers at this school are dedicated and motivated to move students into the 21st century. If anything, I would just encourage administration to recognize all teachers for the hard work they are doing and focus on the positive. Also, implement more rewards/incentives for our students who are truly remarkable whether it is in their grades or their character.
The school needs a band and art teacher but other than that i like the school.
The experience my children and I have had over this past school year has been great. The front office staff and administration have always addressed my concerns and my children absolutely love their teachers. Keep up the good work! I recommend this school.
This is the second year my daughter has attended AAEM. I read the negative comments about the principal and other office staff and I am sorry to hear other parents feel that way. Fortunately, I haven't had any negative feedback from any of the staff or teachers. This year all of my daughter's teachers have been helpful and respond to me promptly via email when issues arise regarding my daughter's education. The parking / picking up children situation could use some reevaluation. It is very challenging. If there was more than one way to enter and exit the school instead of on 91st Ave. , that might alleviate some of the traffic congestion. Other than that, my husband and I are pleased with our daughter's progress at AAEM.
I cannot believe how much the school has gone down hill these past 2 years. Communication is the worst it has ever been. My son and his classmates say their teachers complain about the principal during class. Earlier this year I was walking up to the office when I heard the principal arguing and yelling at another parent. Very sad and unprofessional. I will move my son to another school next year.
The principal is rude. He needs to learn how to treat people with respect. My daughter loves her teacher but me and other parents cannot stand the parking problem or the principal. I believe he is the wrong person for the job.
This school is something else my kids are behind and Vice principal, principal and 8th grade math teacher don't care. My kids have ask for make up work for missing a day and the teachers reply was its not my fault you missed school. Another kid in same class was egnored when ask for his paper work and end up going to principle just to get his home work three days later with excuses that our printer is broke. I'm sure there's more than one printer there. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL AT ALL.
Nothing but a nightmare at this school the principal and new vice principal are rude never in there office when need. The vice principal is more worried about her book she's going to right then her Student so sad. Your only good as your leaders maybe it's time for new leaders. From what my kids say is every month a teacher quits.
so i attended this school last year fourced to because my family was doing bad at our old school. so we were new and i got put into the D class but most of my class was new to.so why did they put the label D if they dont know our abilities. so i got a form that said i was going to be in the honors class. not much of an honors class. the class is rude and the teachers teach us the same as all other classes. i don't get how this school has 4 stars. the principal scares all the kid here.my cousin was told 3 times that he was going to be expelled and yet he's still here. they just give the kids in school suspension and are done with them. they olny expell the students that do little things. also my cousin was bullied. hah! they didnt expell the kid bcuz it was two kids that did it. i have alot to say about this prison. oops! i meant school. no i meant jail! get better AAEM!!!
I have a lot of friends here and the work is not always easy but my teachers always help me. I think most of the teachers in the 8th grade really want to help us and have fun with us. My favorite thing about the school is some of my teachers and the students. I wish they had more field trips and more sports equipment for 8th grade.
This school is not perfect but no school is. All I would say to all of you considering this school is to check it out and see if it is a good fit for your kid. My kids love it here and I am ok with the school's challenges right now because it grew so much in over just two years. It is the most popular school around here.
The dust has settled and all the kids are doing great. The routines are really helping my kids. This school has a lot of parents that are involved. I like how they invite me to be part of everything. Ignore the negatives below. When I saw them, I was disappointed to see that we always point out the bad instead of the good. The parents that complain need to learn no school is perfect. They need to offer solutions. Cannot believe them.
This happens when you are rude to office staff and then you do not like when you are asked to leave the premises. Many parents witnessed you taking out your aggressions on a staff that is willing to help your kids. Get over it! Glad you left! A parent at AAEM for 7 years so trust me when I say this guy needed help!
Just moved here. Kids (grades 1 and 4) went to an awesome charter school in Nevada last year. Picked Arts Academy over Dos Rios after reading reviews and hoping for a similar experience. WRONG. So far, this school has been nothing short of a nightmare. Getting information is a joke at best. They seem to love surprises. Staff seems like they re scrambling to prove last year s problems are fixed while this years problems are plentiful. Pick up process is terrible at best and they will have your kids standing in the heat for prolonged periods of time. Be prepared for the teachers threatening the kids rude and or distracted crossing guards Cafeteria meals are totally unhealthy. Teachers are they even teachers at all?? One of the reasons we moved to Arizona was so my kids could get a better education. Way to go Arts Academy for the first impression. You guys are a mess. As such your school is a mess. We should ve stayed in Sin City smh.
This school was Great about 3 years ago. It however has become the worst school in area! CEO, Principle And staff have the worst communications with its Parents. The dropping off and picking up is a nightmare in itself! Not to mention they treat our kids like Prsioners!!! Would not recommend this school to anyone!!
4 stars my a$$, most of the good reviews are from 4 or more years ago. It might have been a real arts academy then but not now. Somewhere along the lines they slipped.. sorry to say.
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