ACLC is a super-welcoming place and the vast majority of learners thrive here. The school's focus on project-based learning has been exactly what both of my kids needed to stay engaged and build self-reliance. Unbeatable leadership opportunities, too.
HIGH TEACHER TURN OVER. MAJOR problems with Lead facilitator. Electives are offered for two semesters at most and then replaced. My child needs to find sign language at another school because the teacher's contract won't be renewed and the teacher won't be replaced. Teachers are fired mid-semester with no reason given. Don't waste your child's time.
My son has been at ACLC for the past year and I have been incredibly pleased with his academic and social development. ACLC is a school with strong academic standards that also provides a welcoming and collaborative environment for all students. Although this may sound basic, I can tell you that this is a rare combination for a school. I appreciate the school's democratic philosophy and its established principles whereby everyone s voice matters. And I have found the facilitators to be an impressive and caring group of individuals who are teaching our kids to be the critical thinkers of tomorrow by providing students with meaningful and rewarding assignments, not just keep busy work.
ACLC has a rich history of graduating smart, capable young people. The project based curriculum means less didactic learning and more hands on experiences. Learners are encouraged to take the reins of their education and their community by participating in leadership and decision making. ACLC creates an environment in which diversity is encouraged. Learners from 6-12 work together as a community. Our first day at ACLC for 6th grade we struggled with the locks on the locker assigned to my son. Learners came over of their own volition to assist. I came that day feeling proud that my son was part of such a warm and caring environment.
My son is a freshman at ACLC, his first year attending this school. Our family has been very happy with ACLC. Our son loves the project-based learning, over-all small school size and the enthusiasm students and staff have for their school.