I like the Principal, teachers and staff here. Great! The academics are well rounded and advanced. Parents and children are all well behaved and adhere to strict codes of conduct. However, the owners of this school are difficult. They make new rules that seem to benefit no one, and then back off when confronted by parents. It is sad, because I feel they are going to 'shake-up' this great school and make it into another average school. The current principal is great, but I fear that she will leave and the owners will have more presence at the school, driving away the great teachers. Also, the owners are very slow to deal with general maintenance issues in this older campus.
This is a wonderful family school. The small class sizes and quality of teachers and programs is outstanding. Art, Music, Spanish, and PE are part of the weekly schedule. A newly updated play ground is essential to this fabulous program. Children thrive, and are challenged each day. Our family enjoys this school.
Overall, a fabulous place for our children to obtain a great education. The teachers are wonderful! There always seems to be such a good turnout of parent volunteers. The 'reading buddy' system is an excellent way that the children interact with others of a different grade level. May we ask for just a little better organization on list of school supplies for the upcoming year? Thank you for providing such a pleasant school.
I think the academics are excellent. There is a nice variety of extracurriculars including art, drama, sports, chess and others. Parental involvement is high. Overall, I am extremely pleased with the school. Most importantly, however, is the fact that my child enjoys the school, is adequately challenged by the curriculum and absolutely loves her 4th grade teacher.
This is a well structured and smoothly operating charter school with a lot of teacher and parental involvement. There is a strong sense of community at the school and the results are commendable.
The children seem to really enjoy their teachers, and they actually love after school programs there!
The faculty here at AOTES make me feel safe sending my children because I know that teaching is more than just a job to them, they care about my kids. Parking can be a hassle but it's well worth it. The principal is approchable and cares about each and every student and this is evident in the progression the school has made.
This is a high quality academic school. Expectations are high and so is the care of the children. Mrs. Pierson is an excellent 1st grade teacher who holds kids responsible by allowing them to be responsible for their choices.
Lack of communication from staff to parents. Not enough staff supervision during play and lunch times. When asking questions to the principal or staff they are very guarded and you never seem to get a straight answer. Once again back to the safety issue. Picking up and dropping off children is no picnic. Overall I would think twice before considering this school. We have been very disappointed.
Academy of tucson has moved to a new location, They are now located on Wrightstown road, right next to Camp Adventure.
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