I have a daughter at Sonoran Science Academy. She loves the school. She is having 5th grade level curriculum at 3rd grade. Teachers and administrators are great at this school. The building was old but they are moving to a brand new facility this coming year. I want my daughter to graduate from Sonoran High School.
Both of my children have attended Sonoran Science Academy, in grade school, middle school, and high school. I have been very pleased with their academic progress, with the concern of the teachers, and with the help of the administration. I always feel that the school personnel care about my children and their progress, and take the time to offer any extra tutoring or help they need. My children have been challenged academically and have had the guidance they need to rise to the challenge.
My daughter has been a student for 2 years and will not be returning next year. The teachers are great for the most part but I don't feel that the administration is very good. They need to work on there overall administration and there dealings with parents. There online system is not updated regularly so it is very hard to keep track of your childs progress. One of the reasons we choose this school is because we were told that the online was updated weekly which has not happened.
Both of my children attended SSA for middle school. My son chose to attend our area high school and my daughter will attend SSA's high school next year. I am very happy with the education my children have received over the past 5 years. When my son moved on to high school he was the only freshman in pre Calc and as a sophomore is in the AP Calculus class all due to the education he received while in middle school. The academic environment is student focused. If a student needs help in a subject or excels in an area they are placed in the appropriate study hall. Teachers are available for tutoring after school or on weekends; they are also very active in the schools extra curricular activities from Robotics team, to soccer, or the latest drama presentation. There is a high level of parent participation too.
I have 6 grade at SSA. Well, first I would like to say about this school quality just a word which is 'Excellent'. I have been there and I like nice tech science labs. Additionally, the school has Robo group which has great awards in statewide and local. Beside all, administration and teachers are very dedicated and professionals which is I never met before any charter school(I have been 7 so far). Great job SSA ! Thanks a lot!
The 1st grade classroom was small, dirty & disorganized.Curriculm is touted as 'hard' but I found that reading/writing basics were not up to par.The facilities are old & dirty. No parent involvement or sense of of school community at the lower levels heard h.s. is better though.
Hundreds of local students were honored Thursday and Friday night for their work in this week's Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Ten of the youngsters won what could be deemed the fair's highest honor a trip to Indianapolis to observe or participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Two students Christian Suyat and Nicolas Baird of Sonoran Science Academy, will act as observers and guides for local students at the fair. I think this is a very prestigious honor for SSA students and teachers.This year SSA showed the same higher performance not only in Science and also in math and language arts.SSA won MathCounts in Tucson region and Became 3rd in the state.SSA won Spelling Bee in PIMA county and qualified for state Spelling Bee too.I named a few success stories.There is a lot more and these accomplisments show the quality.
The Kindergarten program is wonderful. My daughter started reading chapter books and is writing full sentences!
Ssa is a wonderful envirenment for my children.They never give up on any student and it is a student centered ,teacher led learning environment.I drive 30 miles every morning to go to this school. They set very high goals for the students. I thank a lot to the administration ,teachers and the founders of the school.
I am very happy with the school.I have two children at this school. I did not see such a quality school with limited resources compared to established public schools.Seniors get very good scholarships. Their math teams are doing great. They got the 1st place award and the most improved school award this year.The administration and the teachers are very professional and dedicated.I am sure my children are getting well rounded education at ssa
The teachers are great but the facilities and administration need improvement.
I'm sorry to say that I've been disappointed several times with this school. A positive is it's extremely family oriented with lots of parent involvement. That's huge and fantastic. However I've had problems trying to commit to community hours due to a newborn and have no relief in site. 2ndly; it's a beautiful campus and seems very safe. There are other things about the school that are nice... The negative things I've experienced is that the staff puts up with misbehaving kids which in return makes it not a positive, inspiring environment for those kids willing to learn or children who thrive on structure. Far too many times I've seen teachers lose their patience and take it out on children with their words and expressions. Sadly I feel there are politics going on and with that it seems some children are favored more than others and given special treatment.
Sonoran has a great math and science program. This school is for students who are high achivers and more advance. The school only offers classes that are well above grade level. There are also many after school programs to go to and a good sport program. The school is located behind a walgreens making it not so appealing.
The quality of academics is great.Teachers are very much professionals and they care for my child and give him extra help him during the study table,after school and on weekends.They had mandatory tutoring for my son on saturdays so that he will excell in the areas that he likes.I like the administraton's effort to provide all round education to my son.There are atlethic clubs,academic teams and social booster clubs available for students for free of charge.I like to participate PA activities.They had a great Book Fair a few days ago. It was great to see many parents helping to make the fair a success.
I had a tour of SSA campus today.I am impressed very much about the curriculum and qualified staff.They provide kind of gifted education to all the students.I like the meaningfull communication that all the teachers are having with the parents.Teachers are posting Homework assingments online and I can check my son's academic progress online. I suggest you should visit SSA before you finally decide for you children's schooling.
My son feels proud about his school. SSA provides well rounded education to my son. there is a focus on academics as well as extra curriculars for all round development of students.The administration is great and they listen to your concerns.It is hard to find such a dedicated team of teachers and administrators.
I like the small size of the school. Teachers care for my two kids and communicate well with me.I changed a few schools before SSA and now we found the school that we were looking for. I want to help SSA grow bigger.
My kid went to SSA. Unfortunately, we had to take him out because new house we bought is too far from school location. Great school, great teachers, there were also some foreigner teachers aid at my sons class. I think he liked her even beter then his teacher. I hope to find school with similar quality in our new location.
SSA offers quality education, especially math and science. Small classes (faculty student ratio) is noteworthy. It is the second only excelling school in Tucson, AZ. this itself is telling a lot about education in ssa. This school makes particular emphasize to prepare student to national competions (science and technology). it is one of the fewest school that has robotics team in tucson.
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