My grandson is starting his second year at AMS. He was in kindergarten last year (although he did a lot of first-grade work in reading and math), and again I expect that he will work above grade level. I was extremely pleased with the progress he made during this year. He was not reading at all when he entered AMS, but after a year, he is now reading books such as Treasure Island that are well above the first-grade level. He is also doing very well in math, and is making great progress in understanding concepts as well as doing the necessary drill work in the basics. As a scientist/educator myself (I am Prof. Emeritus at the Univ. of Arizona), I am convinced that my grandson s progress is due to the excellence of the curriculum and the quality of the teachers at AMS. The teachers are quite flexible and allow each student to progress as rapidly as their abilities will permit. AMS has music and art classes and multiple after school learning activities for students. The students are ethnically diverse, and the parents are supportive of school activities. I look forward to my grandson having another year of exciting growth in his learning and development at this excellent school.
My daughter is in her 3rd year at AMS. Her current national testing scores are well above the national average in Math, Science, Reading and Language. Another charter school that she went to the year prior to AMS did not provide the scholastic structure or support that she needed and I was mortified at her national tests scores. I'm grateful for a school that is willing to challenge her and at the same time meet her where she is.
My oldest son went to K, some years ago. Education was top notch but the Administrators stunk. Went to a different charter to have my then 2 kids happy.... not. 1/2 way thru last fall I took both kids back to AMS, and thank god I did! the kids are so happy and challenged finally. they have a firm grasp on bullying and safety. The office needs more help and I may just see if I can't help them out this year, as all (3 now) of my kids will go there. So happy there. hopefully they will stay great. Wish I was happier living in Tucson LOL
My daughter was not being challenged at her previous middle school. She attended AMS for 8th grade this year. The difference in her outlook on school is astounding. She is motivated and earned straight A s. She also won many local and state awards for writing, math and art. When considering her options for high school, she chose to stay at AMS because of the person attention she receives from the excellent teachers. She is also excited about the dual-credit classes she can take to earn college credit. On this last day of school, we both look forward to her high school career at AMS.
My son is happy as he can be with his caring teacher, administrators who know all children names and characters, and his classmates who are all his good friends. I am very happy with AMS too, but not only because my son is safe, pumpered and joyful at school, but because the academic level is above all expectations. At the end of KG ALL students in his class read books and write 5-sentences compositions. They finished the 1st grade math program in KG, so you can send them buy groceries, and they will bring you the exact change. Next year, in 1st grade they will do the 2nd grade program, and so one. Every week children have a poetry to learn. They have music twice per week, Art, and other electives. Every day a club is offered after school, as well as free tutoring and homework help. At the beginning I was afraid of the homework, but at the end of the year I am only happy with it: the homework process is now as natural as brushing the teeths, because it started at this early age.
It's just you, parent. It would be nice if you could actually explain yourself instead of leaving cryptic negative reivews.
Is it just me....or does all the 5 star reviews seem like they are faked? This school is not a good school. Administration seems crooked.
I have two kids attending AMS. For the most part the education for K thru 8th have been exceptionally good. However my older child is a freshman in the high school and while the teachers there, for the most part, have been wonderful, the selection of courses being offered to the high school is not as good. All four high school grades are lumped together in one classroom with one teacher for every subject. We have decided to enroll our high schooler and our middle schooler with another charter school district that our oldest child has attended for the last four years without any problems. AMS would do well on focusing their school as a K thru 8th and either dropping the high school or move the high school to another campus by itself.
I am constantly wowed by this school and how much they put the time in to help one on one with the children and how much they care. Their academic and extracurricular programs are top notch and they are willing to give my child and any child the extra time or challenge whenever necessary or wanted.
the school is really great for my chidren, my only concern is that there seems to not be enough help in the main office, the secretary seems to wear many hats, but other than that my children are learning alot of new concepts, and in the meantime making many new friends.
My son wants to be a Scientist and I thought that the Academy of Math and Science would be a great place for him. I was hesitant at first because of the neighborhood it sits in but after touring the school and speaking with the Administration, I noticed the emphises on safety, class management, discipline, structure, and a higher level of education. In addition, when my kids speak with their friends that attend different schools, they notice a difference between a public education versus an education from Academy of Math and Science. Needless to say, I'm pleased with the quality of education my children are receiving.
My son has been attending AMS since kindergarten, he is now a second grader in a third grade class. I am impressed with the school. My son continues to learn and grow every quarter. His teacher takes the time with him that I believe he would not receive if he were at a public elementary school. I would reccomend this school to parents who want their children to learn and grow above and beyond what is currently being taught in public schools. My son also enjoys all the learning he does and enjoys going to school.
We have been very pleased and impressed with all the Kindergarten programs this year. The academic curriculum is solidly based, and the children have shown consistent progress throughout the school year. The program is accelerated, with high expectations, along with consideration of differences in students abilities. The teachers are extraordinarily strong, with great patience and ability to gently but firmly discipline. There are many enrichment classes available, including art, music, computers, and language, starting in Kindergarten. This is a program that deserves serious investigation and consideration if you are looking for a non-stressful but strong academic environment that provides hight expectations along with clear accountability.
I have a third grader here at AMS. It is a really great school. My daughter is growing and learningin her education. Im so very proud of her and the effort the teachers put into their students. I also like the communication between teachers and parents on a regular basis. She is also learning spanish and taking planio lessons. This school has a lot to offer and they give their time to help the children to succeed. Thank AMS for a wonderful opportunity for my daughter to challenge, improve herself and to feel confident in all she does.
This school provides children with an outstanding education. The groups are an average of about 17 students per class, which in terms of teaching/learning gives the teachers great focusing and personal attention to each student. The schools enforces uniform code which brings discipline to students as well. While the sports program is not very large, mainly due to the amount of students, it has been very improved on the last year, and it is now a great after school activity for all the children who want to participate on sports. However the academic curriculum is much better than the ones we experienced on public schools prior to enrolling our children at Academy of Math and Science. Teachers at Academy of Math and Science are very well prepare and always are looking for new and inovative ways to bring fun into teaching, creating a very healthy enviroment for the students at school.
The school to me is ok for Elementary and Middle school students. The school is very good but the high school has many problems. There is no high school lounge and their is barely enough classrooms.
Every morning my KG son wakes up with a question:"Will we go to school today?", and if it's "Yes", he jumps out of bed with "Hourray!". All my children liked school, but nobody was as happy at school as my son is at AMS. I am happy, too, with his academic progress. His KG class is doing 1st grade math. Every week they have a well-choosen poem to learn by heart. In one month of instructions he learned how to write the whole page of letters and numbers looking very neat. And almost everybody in his class begins to read! After regular classes he goes to Art club, Karate and Gymnastic. The KG teachers are highly professional. They love their students so much! AMS is a school of my dreams! And, must to say, I was spoiled by private education.
As a parent of an AMS student, I can clearly see the amount of progress my daughter makes everyday. She has learned so much already just in her few weeks here at the school, and she is SO happy to come to school everyday. She loves the school and her teacher so much, she is upset on weekends when she cannot come to school! The amount of attention and dedication the teachers put into their job is unlike any other school I have ever seen. But its not just the teachers, the entire staff from the front office to the principal and director are so involved with the students. It truly is a school where everyone cares about the success of their students, and I cannot think of a better school for my child!
The Academy of Math and Science is a school that is dedicated to their students. The curriculum is designed to meet all student needs. The after school tutoring program is a benefit to all that are involved. Parent involvement is always encouraged and welcomed. Thank you for making sure that our students have the education they deserve!
I am very happy with the academic program in both Kindergarten and 7th grade. Both of my kids are bright and I am very happy with both the amount of work they were expected to do and their rate of progression. They were consistently engaged and challenged. The amount of attention and caring time teachers give lets them know when students are struggling, which is SO important for their success! I appreciate all the time and effort the teachers give to the students (especially mine!).
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