A great atmosphere for learning. The teachers and children want to be there. The children want to do well, and are enjoying themselves at the same time. Quiet students are not looked as 'good' and 'having no trouble', paid attention to so not lost in the system. Respect for all factors highly. Very few problems with discipline. Leadership very involved and obvious.
My child learned quite a bit while at the school for a year. The buildings are run down though and that was the major negative. Also several of the best teachers have left
Come to this school! Troubles from the past still plague this school, but the effort recently made by students and parents to overcome the mess from the past administration show how important they feel this school is for their education. The education standards are high, a much needed change from other area schools. The environment is safe and promotes success, also a needed change. Come to this school!
Academics plus is certainly not for everyone because the academic expectations are above the norm. My daughter has been a student here for the past 4 years and even though the school has had some administrative problems, which are now solved, she has always had great teachers. The opportunity to get a concurrent two year degree is awesome and the fact of a partnership with a state university for a 2 year scholarship to complete her degree makes this school head and shoulders above any other opportunity out there!
What a horrible 'academic facility' this place proved to be. Giving this so-called school a chance was the worst thing I've ever done, as far as handling my daughter's school career.
My daughter has been a student at Academics Plus for the past three years. We are extremely happy with all aspects of the school. My daughter is challenged by the rigorous curriculum, and has been accepted into the A/P college courses offered to 9th grade students. The teachers and administration are wonderful, and the small school environment is great!
Our two children attend this school for 5 months. The school was so horribly run, very unprofessional, the administrator's adgenda was clearly political and not educational. We attempted to work with the school for change and none was made. The academic goals were lofy, but unmet. Our children were professionally tested when they we pulled them out and were exactly 5 months behind academically after being honor students in their old schools. The supervision was severely lacking. Our children were academically broken from the lack of caring if they learned the material or not. It has taken them months of a positive new school to get caught up and enjoy the learning experience again. We give it (-) 10 stars.
It was horrible. They are definately not near as great of a school as they make themselves out to be. Their academic agenda is most certainly not even up to the level of other middle school in the area. It is a very big disappointment, and I would not recommend that you send your child here if you care about their well being or academic acheivement at all.
The school day is long but they have some interesting electives at the end of the day on Monday through Thursday and all day on Friday (a shorter day Friday also). I decided I'd ra her have my child in a longer school day than riding a bus to another school, my other choice! Definitely safer and more personal attention than the public school choices in the area. Teaching methods do not seem particularly creative or unusual. It is a standard college prep. type environment, with uniforms, etc. But although there are high standards for discipline, in some ways the kids can get away with some minor things they can't do in the public schools just because there isn't any major problem with discipline, so there is no fear that a small altercation will break out into an actual fight. If you're seriously into bigtime sports don't go here, there is a small soccer team and basketball but no football, cheerleaders, etc.
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