Advertisement
Advertisement

No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Wellspring Academy

Private | 7-12

Student diversity

Looks like we have no information about the race or ethnicity of the student body.

 
 

Living in Reedley

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $129,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted January 8, 2014

I believe this school has changed a lot since I attended. I attended in it's early days when it was still called "AOS". I have visited since I left and the changes were definitely for the better. While I loved the RAs and clinical staff, they seem a lot more competent now. As for the actual education, I can't say what it is like now but when I went there it was a joke. Super easy and very little homework because you only had one hour of study hall in the evening the rest of the time was working out, etc. I hope it has gotten better and that the program is easier to manage outside of the school setting because 99% of my fellow classmates (myself included) gained our weight back and then some. It definitely was an amazing experience and I have friends for life from this place. I would definitely go back if I could afford it (and I wasn't too old) just to give it a second chance of sticking with me. I did lose about 70 lbs though!


Posted May 7, 2009

This school is wonderful! The kids lose weight. They walk or run twice daily 10,000+ steps. They participate in weight training, fencing, biking, swimming, yoga, and sports activities as desired. They get a great education in nutrition and culinary arts. They go to movies, baseball games, shopping and the gym. The even have outings to restaurants. They learn how to live and eat in a healthy manner. It is 20 grams of fat or fewer per day and 1,200 restricted calories. Fruits, vegetables, nonfat frozen yogurt, fat free jello are all unrestricted calories. Meaning you can eat as much of these foods as you want past the 1,200 calories. Parents attend workshops and are taught how to maintain a very low fat kitchen at home. They provide loads of recipes. It is easy to follow. The theraputic services and follow up services are great! Well worth the money!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

i went for twelve months. lost 125 lbs. and at home its difficult; but this school is the most amazing thing that has ever happend to me in my whole life. and it is WORTH keeping up with it at home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

I went to Academy of the Sierras for about 7 and a half months. I loved it there. I lost 115 pounds, and I'm feeling great! I'm also doing great in school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2008

I went to AOS for 8 months and lost around 60 lbs. At AOS its only 10 grams of fat a day and 1200 calories. The teachers are fun and they have around 12 dogs all of them friendly, 2 horses, african sheep, and emu. I thought aos was too strict. You have to move up in the level system just to be able to go outside. Boys and girls are allowed to be near each other but every time anyone wanted to hold hands or maybe just hug you were quickly seperated. A lot of times i found that i was still hungry after dinner so me and my roomate snuck apples into our room. This school does not work well with people who have eating disorders. When you leave aos you are expected to have only 15 grams of fat a day and 1200 calories. Not realistic!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

42675 Road 44
Reedley, CA 93654
Phone: (559) 638-4570

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Immanuel Schools
Reedley, CA






ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT