Great academics and teachers, but the principal has not got a clue what the kids are up to. She seems to have 'favorites' and looks the other way when they are inappropriate. Very inconsistent discipline and she has neglected to contact parents on issues that demanded parent involvement.
My son attended the Academy and for the first 2 years it was great. I didn't like the fact that the electives were limited (next to none) and that art is the same class each year, just repeated. If you take Spanish you can take 4 years but if you take the only other language offered, French, you can only take 2 years. At the end of sophomore year he had a GPA of 4.0. Junior he went down hill. Very important: if the teachers like your child, they will do well. If they do not, pull your kids and let them finish someplace else, they will not graduate.
As a grandparent, I would like to say that this high school is giving my grand child a good solid education. The main focus is on academics but they have a full sports program and several clubs. The campus is safe and well taken care of. I highly recommend this school for parents looking for a great high school.
No clubs and severly lacking in athletics. The school doesn't have any fields and looks like a dentists office.
I've been to both public and charter schools and greatly prefer the Academy. It may be true that we lack electives, but it's small atmosphere makes the Academy a much less hostile place, I feel safer there. Not only that but I feel that the vasts amounts of homework are preparing me for collage. We even have a college advisor who will work with students separately to figure which college is the best for that individual. The school definitely upholds its college prep. reputation.
I left this school after freshman year and i haven't regretted a moment. This school breeds a sense of fear and terror towards the much larger schools...a scheme invoked primarily to keep its own attendence above the water. While they preach that they can offer everything a big school can't, the truth is the exact opposite. Larger schools such as Sabino (where i attend) offer much more in the way of extra-curricular activities as well as college advice and help. Academy teachers frequently brag about how 'connected' they are with their students and how there is no possible way a public school teacher could be as connected. They are wrong. Everyone of my teachers at Sabino is as 'connected' with me as any teacher ever was at Academy.....not only that but two of my teachers at Sabino are far more 'connected' to me than any Academy teacher ever was.
I attend AOT and love it. The teachers are awesome (aside from the young ones), the small classes allow for them to help students individually. The work is harder, but the students are given a proper amount of time and it pays off much more than an average school. I wouldn't dream of a better school. Sports are fun and competitive; Music is great- getting new teacher, and other extra curriculars (art, computers, student council, etc.) are well developed. Very high level of parent involvement. I couldn't dream of a better school.
This is my son's second year at Academy and he loves the school as much as we do. We gave him the option of attending Sabino this year, if he didn't like Academy but he wanted to stay! My only concern is the school tends to hire young teachers. This has both a positive and negative aspect. The kids tend to connect with young teachers, making class time 'fun'. I would like to see the administration provide additional guidance and/or mentoring to teachers.
This school has the highest academic programs, but they expect the students to perform like robots. If a student doesn t agree with a teacher they are not asked to express their opinions but are repressed with the teachers.
Good school but need more good teachers. Music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities available. Level of parent involvement ok! Quality of academic programs is all right!
The Academy of Tucson is outstanding, the campus is brand new, it is easy to participate in class discussions, the curriculum is challenging, and there is not one teacher in the school that does not want to help you do your best. I highly recommend The Academy of Tucson to all students wishing to excell in life.
Academy of Tucson is such a great school. My daughter went there, and graduated with more than enough credits and with outstanding achievments, thanks Academy!
I am so thankful to have found this school. The Stewart's really care about the kids. The school size and the excellent teachers make this the best learning experience that my child has had in 9 years of schooling! Thank you so much
The computer teacher is excellent. The staff works with you and are very caring and understanding. They dont want kids to slip through the cracks. I appreciate this school and the staff.
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