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!!!
My children currently attend Arts Academy. What drew me to this school is that it has a B letter grade and is performing academically better than most schools in the area. The school is very structured and is working diligently to prepare my children for their next academic school year. I have had a few conversations with administration and they were welcoming and positive to my concerns and suggestions. They have a great staff and teachers that really care about my childrens education. As a perent I feel great about my children being enrolled there. Keep up the good work and I look forward to the next Taffy meeting.
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.
My child is in K and I feel that the idea of this school is really great, the follow through, not so much. The things I dislike the most about this school are the crowded play area, the parking lot, and the class rooms seem really dark and depressing. I feel like since this is an "arts school" the class rooms should be bright, there should be murals, there should be flowers, plants, gardens, sandboxes. There is a patch of grass, and a tiny play area where the kids climb all over each other and get hurt constantly. Also, there is no library which seems sad to me for the children. My child's teacher is ok, she seems to not want to be there most of the time, but my child likes her. I feel like they could do more, but I am not ready to throw in the towel yet. I feel like if they can make changes such as making the environment better, and expand the play areas and planted some trees and an organic vegetable garden it would feel more comforting to the children and parents, and also provide organic ingredients for school lunches. Also, allowing children to garden and paint around the school would be educational and make the school look beautiful. It needs some changes to be better.
So far I'm not happy with this school but we can't find any other school in our area that is doing any better. If we could afford private school we would send our children. Having said all of that I think the teachers do the best they can with what is available to them and the Principal is out standing, hopefully better learning is ahead for Arts Academies students!
I transfered to Arts Academy when i was in 3rd grade and just graduated last year from 8th grade. The school is deffinitly better than the other ones around the area. The only problem i had was the school wasnt focusing on education they were more worried about you only having 1 braclet on your arm and what color belts you wear, and there were no buses that took kids home . The teachers are friendly and do a good job i do recomend sending your child there. The best part of going there is there are never fights, all the kids are friendly, and the arts programs they have there are very good.
We found Arts Academy when we first started looking at schools for our first child. Sending your first off to school can be nerve-wracking, but after we visited AAEM I felt a lot better! The staff was friendly, the school had so many activities going on, it was clean, and, of course, completely appealing to the kids. Now my oldest is going into 3rd grade and my second is headed to 1st. We have had nothing but great experiences here. Anytime a situation did present itself, it got handled to everyone's satisfaction. The teachers at AAEM are awesome and really care about these kids. The curriculum is great, not perfect - the staff and teachers are always working and building onto it and that's what makes it even more special - they try new things and use what is effective with the current group. I have had the honor of working in the PTO in the past and help run other parent-based groups. This school loves when parents are involved. They strive for it. I am so glad we found it here and plan on keeping my kids at this school straight thru. It's a great fit for our family.
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