February 09, 2006
A wonderful school. The administrators and teachers are very professional, and caring. With 400 students, they know every one and all their parents. Teachers who have never had your child in their classroom know his name and yours. Excellent communications to the parents: regular Town Hall meetings. Many parenting seminars, to prepare us for those teen years. 5 years ago, they were in financial trouble. They reorganized the Board, established good relationships with Banks, renegotiated the 30 year lease with SJ Unified, and got control of it. They have controlled tuition increases, while getting control of expenses. Great parental involvement, through the Parent Service Association: many social events, tied to pain free fund raising. Students attend the best High Schools in the area. They go on to top rated colleges. ACS tracks, and shares, this info with parents. The kids learn self-reliance, respect for others (even authority figures!), and how to take responsibility. P.E., four times a week, is excellent. Far fewer overweight kids, here. Hopefully, they will carry the habits through to High School. Field trips are first rate: intellectually challenging, and fun. We can t speak highly enough of ACS. We were lucky to find it, when we needed a school for our child.
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