We have had the pleasure to join the AMS family this year. As a parent, I have researched many schools in regard to curriculum, safety, discipline and overall respect at school. I have been impressed with the growth and overall achievements. The Blue Ribbon is a prestigious award given to schools who exhibit consistant academic growth over a three year period. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of the teachers, administration, staff and students. I firmly believe parents need to be involved in order for students to be successful. AMS has shown our family to embrace changes not only in leadership but, academics and family as well.
The Academy of Math & Science teachers are a wonderful part of the school. I love that I can go and speak with the teachers at any time. They are very helpful to me and my child. The teachers work very hard to keep the parents informed on their childs progress and to let you know what areas your child needs help in. I am very pleased with Academy of Math and Science, and I recommend it to everyone that I have spoke to with children. Thank you for all that you have done for my child to to be successful.
parents. The school board of Az definitely needs to review the school system for the multiple inadequacy and failures of this organization.
The Academy of Math and Science is a wonderful learning environment for the students who are motivated to achieve excellence in academics. The faculty at the school is very involved with the students and their achievements. Its is beneficial for the students, teachers and parents to be involved and that is something we strive for!
The Academy of Math and Science offers an excellent environment for learning. I took my kids out of the public school system because I was unsure of their safety and because I feared they would fall through the cracks of a large school system. Here at AMS I know their teachers and the administrators and they know me and my kids. Many of the teachers go above and beyond for the individual student. They also enjoy the ever growing variety of after school activities, from Chess and Science Clubs to Art and Cheerleading.
If only I could work schedules out I would remove my child from this school. The elementary math cirriculum is good, even though they made a big deal last year about adding geometry and it not being taught whatsoever this year. The computer class is a joke. Spanish class consists of watching movies in English and learning Mexican culture. After four years of A's and B's in Spanish my child can actually count to 20. It seems nothing is getting doner in the classroom and everything is getting sent home as homework. Maybe they shouldn't have gotten so greedy by opening another school until they straightened this one out.
My daugther was a student there but after a few months we decided to take her out. The teacher/parent communication is very very poor and they are not really concern with the student success. Classroom do not have the resources needed for students. The buildning is open to anyone. No lunch program or facilities available. The curriculum was poor. Turnover is high. The kids watched Juressic Park because there was no Spanish teacher. They don't ask for parent permission. I don't even let them watch the movie at home. I truly do not recommend the school .
all except the math and science classes i found to have very poor curriculums. in the computers class most of the students play games all hour and fail the coarse and in english most of the curriculum is reading news articles which no one is held accoutable to turn in a review of it. the history classes have good curriculum but still not a whole lot is required unless it's for a quiz which is a rare thing in some of the coarses. also the staff over the years has degraded and seem to plead with certain students to behave.
Academically, AMS is top-notch. My child is a straight-A student after only one year here. However, communications between staff and parents is horrible. The office staff doesn't know what is going on in the classrooms. They are quick to poo-poo your concerns and don't help any resolutions.We are hoping to have a better experience at another high-rated Charter school next year.
Great school, great teachers, great program. They care and really make a difference. Thank you for all your hard work.
My student went here from 6th to 8th grade and it helped him tremendously in high school as well as provided for an easy transition. He is now a graduating senior and has done really well on the AIMS and SAT tests. The teachers and the curriculm of the school are top notch as well.
AMS is not a school for education of young minds. It is a business for some people.
Strenghts: Excellent academic program. My child has attended three different charter schools in Arizona, and this is the best one by far! The curriculum is challenging and structured, and the teachers really care about the students. Weaknesses: There needs to be more resources for extra-curricular activities, such as after school clubs, sports teams, etc...
While this is a small school, with an expected lack of full resources, the teachers and curriculum are unsurpassed! There simply is a push for education, without the types of student issues other schools have. The teachers and staff are the best I've seen.
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