I have been attending this school for more than five years and have really enjoyed the challenging curriculum, but I find the extra curricular activities more enticing. I am on the school's math and robotics teams and I love how the teachers are so dedicated and are willing to spend after-school time and Saturdays to help.
SSA provides a multifude of opportunities for students to be successful in their future.
This is our first year at Sonoran Science Academy and we have been extremely pleased with the school so far. The curriculum is challenging, the teachers are dedicated, the staff is wonderful and the student body as a whole is respectful and bright. This is the first year that our son has actually enjoyed school, and it is considerably harder than the public school that we moved him from. Even with the harder curriculum our son is doing better than in the past and his grades have improved. We have had several of the teachers in our home to answer any questions we may have and ALL the teachers have been very available to us. The sense of community at this school is just unbelievable. They offer free tutoring and a lot of excellent clubs and sports to give the kids a well rounded education. Moving our son to Sonoran Science is by far one of the best decisions that we have made.
I love Sonoran Science Academy because they offer an excellent education to all of their students regardless of what each student is interested in. Two of my children are really into math and science but they are encouraged to excell at language arts, history, and and music. My oldest is a writer and excells in the drama/musical theatre program at SSA but she does very well in math and science because of the teachers and administration at SSA. When something needs to get done at SSA the parent association is there to help no matter what. There is no question that SSA is where my 3 children belong.
Sonoran Science Academy has an excellent academic program that encourages the entire family to be a part of it's success!
The education my daughter is getting is exceptional. The teachers really care about the kids not just a paycheck
In the elementary division, the staff, teachers, and monitors are very professional and ethical. They are always in the drop off area welcoming your child every day, non-stop. That is how dedicate the school to enforce love, family values, and oneness. I salute the school and I hope more more school in Arizona are like this school--Quality education, highly professional and ethical teachers, and responsive leaders/principals both Elem and MS/HS
Professionally run, the school creates as atmosphere of commraderie, co-operation, and the challenge to always do your best. There are many opportunities to succeed. Two of my three children attended SSA and both excelled and were supported, nutured, and challenged. They were on the math team, basketball team, drama productions, and robotics team. It is a safe and culturally diverse enviroment.
because everybody working for SSA is committed to teaching and education from heart
SSA is a great school all around, especially taking into consideration Arizona school funding is nearly the worst in the US.
My child was a student for a number of years, but will not be returning. I chose this school for the academics and my child was happy until last year. I am now incredibly disappointed in the lack of organization, preparation and, certainly, the mishandling of multiple, escalating and serious incidents of bullying perpetrated against my child. The administration's failure to act created a hostile learning environment for my child. The school failed to follow their own discipline matrix and failed to protect my child. The last incident involved the local authorities and at that point I discovered that this school has no anti-bullying program, albeit current law does not require they participate in this. I have previously made a number of recommendations to parents to enroll their child in this school, however now I would caution any parent considering this school in particular to re-think their priorities.
This is a good school but not a good fit for my daughter. She was in a gifted program before she joined this school and was placed in a higher grade Math and Language Arts. But the teachers could not handle her needs and she became bored and this effected her organization skills and became worse towards the end of the school year. I don't think teachers in her home grade as well as extended took any notice or care to improve that. On the contrary, the teacher started blaming my daughter for her degraded performance. They assume kids to be self motivated and have their goals well defined. The teachers were of no positive influence on my daughter. Needless to say she's not going back.
I think this school does an awesome job in educating the students. Kindergarteners are able to do things that 3rd graders at other schools can't do. The have a great choice of clubs led by teachers. They offer tutoring. Teachers work hard to help the students not only meet their goals but understand the value of meeting them. The teachers find innovative ways of educating the students. They are always striving to do better and better.
I personally believe that the school does a marvelous job at educating the students. As a trained instructor for the U.S. Navy I learned that students reach their capacity in learning at about 50-55 minuets and then need a little break. Also I believe that all students should be treated the same, this includes the staff and teachers. Respect should go both ways. I feel that the extra curricular activities are very good and beneficial to the students and their families.
The Sonoran Science Academy is academically very good, but the extracurricular activities like P.E, Arts, Music are not upto the standard and also the staff kids doesn't have the same rules like others kids. Like they can use microwave to heat their lunch and in the morning they do not have to wait outside till the bell rings. Hope they will correct these things in future.
I am really lucky to go to this school because all aspects of this school are really good. The teachers are good, the environment, education, everything is good about it! 9th grade SSA Student, class of 2012 or 2013, depending.
I am very gratefull to Sonoran Science Academy for their outstanding dedication to their students. The Math program in Middle school is the best in Arizona.
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