Throughout our entire elementary school days, ALS was on top! They had excellent staff, great curriculum, awesome classroom management, everything you'd want, but the older my children got, the more the school lacked. I truly don't believe in 4K-3rd grade, my children could've had better teachers. We left because of the switch of curriculum, the partial teachers, & the behavior department. ALS has switched from the Abeka math program to BJU for M&H school. I've always loved how Abeka explained things and how quickly my children could pick up math. I've compared the BJU to AR public school's curriculum and it seems my children and many others are behind. If I am going to pay this much money on education, why would I want my child to be falling behind? It seems as if they put more effort into sports than into education. Don't get me wrong, I loved many of the teachers and my children bonded often with them, but some teachers didn't perform as they could've. I also think they lacked a Christian discipline. Times my son was bullied, nothing was done. I loved the Bible program and how the teachers taught it. Love the elementary, but they should work on their M&H school.
Love this school! Small class sizes, Christian values, friendly & caring faculty/staff, challenging curriculum! My 1st grader is learning cursive! Great value-- best keep secret in Central Arkansas!
Excellent school providing an excellent, Christ-centered education. My children graduated top of their class and went on to excel in college (one graduated with a 4.0 in honors program, the other is currently tops in his major!). I firmly believe that students get whatever they put into school, and Abundant Life provides all the foundation they need to be successful!
We removed our son to protect him from the constant bullying and threats. We reported the problems to the staff numerous times and NO action was taken. The total lack of concern from the staff lead me to believe this school is NO place for Christian kids.
My son was recently withdrawn from this school because of a bullying problem that the staff and administration failed to address. The mental trauma he endured will take a LONG time to wear off. Stay away from this place. Apathetic staff and administration!
I attended Abundant Life from 4k through 12th grade. When I entered college, I was light years ahead of my classmates. Several others that graduated in the same class as me said that they were ill prepared when they entered colleges. The thing is, they were not good students in high school...so I don't attribute their hardship in college to ALS at all. I also have a son in ALS and another that will start there in the fall. I was and still am impressed with the level of education ALS provides.
I had the displeasure of graduating from ALS and am now enrolled in college. I attended ALS my whole life and am really paying the consequences now. The elementary school was great when I was in attendance at ALS. However, the high school is a completely different story. I thought it was so fun at the time because there wasn't really a challenge in the school work. I realize now that that was an extreme disadvantage. I'm way behind in maths and sciences due to Abundant Life's curriculum. They do not challenge their students. In fact, many teachers slack in class just as much as the students do. If you want your child to do well in life, do not send them here. If you want your child to struggle through college (as if college isn't already a struggle), by all means, send them to ALS.
A genuinely caring school staff offering an excelled cirriculum,grouned in christianity. This is our second year and i am active in the school...........I see so many dedicated teachers and staff.This school feels like home from your first visit. We love abundant life!
My son will begin his 3rd year at ALS next week. I have been very pleased with his education and care. I am blessed to have him in such a great atmosphere. Parental are encouraged to be as involved as they wish.
I graduated from ALS. I enjoyed the school overall. My daughter attended their half day 4k with Mrs Airheart. It was wonderful. She is an outstanding teacher. My daughter loved her and She made it very enjoyable for both of us! I was also a teachers aide for a few of the elementary teachers there when I was a senior, they were all very nice!
My daughter has attended ALS for 5 years and I am very happy with cirriculum and the campus. I love the teachers we have had and love the fact that she doesn't have to leave this campus until college!
I am a graduate of ALS and now have a son enrolled in school there. I LOVE IT! I can say that where Im at spiritually is because of what I experienced at ALS. I love the teachers. They actually care about the eternal future of the kids there. My son loves it! Never had any problems. Great communication with the teachers. I believe God has truly blessed this school!
I have two children in ALS. It is great to see the values that are taught at home and church are reinforced at school. I cannot believe how much they learn academically and spiritually each year. Our kids always score well above national averages on standardized tests.
My children have been attending ALS since kindergarten, both are now in 2nd and 3rd grade. This school has been such a blessing for my kids and I. The staff is incredible and the teachers are patient and very dedicated. I would not have my kids any other place. I highly recommend this school to anyone considering. Its by far, been the best investment Ive ever made.
My son likes all his teachers but finds it difficult to meet new friends. The teachers seem to overlook much of the rudeness from many of the students and focus more on dictatorship. I am just as concerned for my son as I would be if he were in public school. Overall, I feel this school is no better or worse than a public school except for being a smaller student body which is why we keeping our son enrolled.
Was pleased with elementary overall. SO disappointed with secondary education (6-8). Some good teachers but way too many with attitudes towards students and parents. I found the curriculum to not be very challenging at that level. Christian atmosphere is overshadowed by cliques, both students and teachers.
They are not fair with students. Appearance is nice, but they pull rules out of their pockets instead of a steady law book!
Parents like myself can be as involved as they wish. The elementary reading curriculum provided my children with an excellent foundation. Computers, music, and sports are offered from 4K on. The school has been a blessing to us.
We have 3 children in ALS with our oldest starting in 1996 (now in 11th grade).Our kids love going to school and the atmosphere is like a big family. It is very safe and provides an excellant environment for kids to grow up and learn in. There is a drawback though. The level of our kids education seems to be lacking, esp when compared to national standards. My son went to public school in the 9th grade and struggled there with his grades, even though he studied twice as hard than at ALS. When he retuned to ALS the next year, he again started making A's & B's with 1/2 as much time of studying. Bottom line is that it provides a great and safe environment with no worry of drugs, violence, & sex, but comes up short on education.
Our child attended Abundant Life in Kg and first grade. Kg was great with a wonderful teacher but first grade was another story. The teacher was nervous and yelled a lot. I think they have a mixture of teachers who are fantastic and teachers who couldn't make it in the public school system. Parents are also not given the opportunity to be active in their child's education. Parents often don't know what is going on in the classroom. When our child entered public school, he was ahead in reading and behind in science and math. He is in college now and finds his education in public schools to be far more complete than his frieds who remained at Abundant Life.
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