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Little Rock Adventist Academy5
Posted June 24, 2013
- a parent
LRAA is small, but this is what is so great about the school. The class settings are mixed grades, so a younger child in the class learns a lot from the older children and you can really see them excel in both social skills and academics. I have 2 children in different classes and both have done really well. I am so happy they are in a christian atmosphere and the feeling in the school is so different than that of a public school. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a safe christian environment and great academics. There is a lot of 1 or 1 since the class sizes are small, and if your child is able to move forward they are allowed to, so it's as close to home school as you can get, as someone else posted. Being so small, there aren't a lot of extracurricular activities, but guitar lessons and basketball were recently added as after school programs, which is a start. I am happy to put my children in their own extracurricular activities however, in exchange for the devoted/loving teachers and environment they are being taught in.
Little Rock Adventist Academy is the next best thing to home schooling. The children are educated in mixed grade classrooms. On average, there are twelve students per classroom covering three grades. This allows flexibility for those who desire to excel to the next level or for those who need to retrace their steps without having to be held back. All of the teachers know all of the students. It's like an extended family. My daughter entered the fourth grade after leaving the Jefferson (1-2 grade) and Fulbright (3rd grade) and went from a second grade reading level to a fourth grade reading level in six months after years of frustration in schools that didn't have the time or resources to help her. We love LRAA! They offer gymnastics and guitar lessons for extracurricular activities - both of which are non-competitive allowing for a 100% positive experience. P.E. dodgeball, flag-football, baseball, basketball