I have children at Arts Academy and I can say they have some great teachers. The vice Principal is very nice and always helpful. The comment about the vice principal being rude is incorrect. I cannot say the same about the principal. This I a really good school and they care about academics. The principal needs to re- assess himself so he won't make the school look bad.
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.
Very AWESOME teachers and the school is beautiful! Some more sun shades up outside the middle school and some newer computers would make it perfect!
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!
I love Arts Academy. My kids are thriving there and their teachers and principals are doing a wonderful job. My kids come home all the time with great stories to tell and about what they learned. Sure they have had some challenges in the past but what school doesn't. It is a okay with me and my family. Plus we are looking forward to their performances this year!!!
This school has turned into a nightmare for my children. The principal and vice principle are the rudest people that could have been selected. We just withdrew our children after we learned that they released my son 30 minutes early due to his teacher leaving school early. It was 106 degrees outside and he became light headed and severely dehydrated. When asked why we were not called to pick my 3rd grader, the principal said that he could not call every parent when there was a problem. Furthermore he said that there would always be problems and that we should expect to adjust.
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.
Arts Academy is a gross overstatement of this school. Bare as a blank canvas. Its basically a concrete slab with a few buildings on top, nothing artsy about it. The teachers are not what I think qualifies as suitable to teach. Picking up or dropping off your children is ridiculous. I wish I would have known these things before enrolling my children. I'll be getting my kids out as soon as possible. And if you hear good things just as I did, don't fall for it. See for yourself.
We were at this school for three years and every year they had a new principal. This is common. Two of my child's three teachers have also left and they were wonderful teachers. I am unsure if the third teacher is still there, but I wouldn't be surprised. The principal last year even applied to a different Charter School within months of starting at AAEM. There are major problems here. The campus is huge and actually beautiful. The art/drama teachers are wonderful, but only the older kids get to do electives such as dance, and to sum it all up, this school is just out to make money, not for the well-being of your kids. We spent a whole year trying to get my child gifted tested, with no result. The new principal is just as unresponsive and the parking at this facility is a nightmare! There are no buses and they "do not plan on ever getting them". The only reason I gave a second star are for some of the teachers who I know try hard, its just sad that they too are leaving. Would not recommend; we have enrolled our child at a different school which is very hard for us but we have to do what is best for our child.
I transferred my daughter to AAEM for the 2012-2013 school year. My daughter started second grade at this school. Her teacher Ms. Jackson (Schilling) made a significant impact on her. She knew what my daughter's weaknesses were and helped her achieve beyond what she did at her previous school. She helped my daughter gain confidence where she didn't have before. I think the dance and drama classes were terrific because it helped my daughter come out of her shell. Unfortunately, Ms. Jackson (Schilling) told me she won't be there for the new school year and I think it is AAEM's lost. The school needs more teachers like her.
I'm a student at this school, and I've been here since it opened in 2005, so I have quite a bit to say, naturally. I was in first grade in 2005, and now I'm already about to go to high school. This school has changed very much in all that time, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. The school is much more spacious now, especially since the addition of the new building for the older students. I'm a little disappointed with the school at the moment, though. ALL of the staff seems to care much more about what color your jacket is, no eating during class, etc. To the point where it's less about learning and more about being in uniform. In fact, in every one of the classes I have at this school, they make us get our things out of our backpacks, and put our backpacks against the back wall of the classroom. They did this because 2 students were eating snacks. That's gone way too far, as it's a big inconvenience to have to get something from your backpack. With that said, this school seems more concerned with petty material things than learning. The teachers aren't that great, either (I've gone through 3 math teachers!) I can't complain, though, as it is my last semester here.
Please do not send your students to this school if you would like to see them graduate from high school. Academics are lacking - and preforming arts instructors are not certified. Definitely ask to see standardized test scores and the high school graduation rate of their students if you are considering this school.
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