Mrs. Foley, Mrs. Barker, Mrs. Wise, Mrs. Lofy, Miss Ferris, Mrs. Keefauver, Mr. and Mrs. Pace, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Trautner, Mr. Vehlewald, Mrs. Yowell, Mrs. Cecil, and Mrs. Dillemuth in particular have made this school such a special place for my family and my children. They really care for the success of and the well being of their students. There are probably many more staff members that should be mentioned here as well, but these are the ones that have personally made a positive and lasting impact in my children's lives.
My children have excelled here! Such an amazing school. Caring staff. High quality academic programs. Even though classes are around 25 students each, the teachers and staff really take the time to know each of their students and tailor learning to each of their needs. Love the reading program, the positive reinforcement system, the emphasis on character building and the whole child, the high technology presence for the students, and the extracurricular programs. I can't say enough about the wonderful teachers and staff. The office staff, assistance principal, specials teachers, and paras in addition to the teachers are so fabulous for the care and attention they give the children and families at this school. I couldn't recommend this school enough.
My previous review began "Our experience with Academy Endeavour has been wonderful." My revised review: I wish I could say the same today. I will say I had one child that had the most incredible experience with truly awesome teachers that he will remember forever. My other child was often so stressed about going to school that he made himself sick. All you have to do is look at the drop between 2013 3rd grade scores and 2014 3rd grade scores - I had a child in both grades, and that drop in scores reflects their experiences there. I hope the school can get back to where it once was, but we won't be there to find out...
Academy Endeavor after school program has been harassing us for 1 year and half about a bill that is owed that we did not accrue. We received calls at our places of work even after noting that The Fair Credit Collections Act forbids calls at a persons employment. This afterschool program charges you even if your child accidentally goes there by accident. For instance just walking in the door even though the child accidentally goes there. Do Not Use their afterschool daycare it is a scam and now some debt collector is suing me and my family for what they claim is a $200 bill is now a $1,000 bill. D20 schools will not do anything so it is now up to me as a parent and a consumer to warn the public.Thanks for nothing D20 you will be hearing from our lawyer.
My son attended this school for 5th grade only, having been at a different school within the district previously. He grew exponentially in the year that he attended AEES. The teacher that he had was truly invested in his students and amazingly attuned to both their educational and personal strengths. My son was guided in the areas where he needed personal growth and received a sound academic education. The administration and principal of the school are professional, knowledgeable, and interested in helping when they can. Very positive experience. I marked only 4 stars for parent involvement. In truth, I do not know if that was accurate. I did not get to spend much time at the school. The feeling was that there was parent involvement, less so, however then my prior experience where the "parent volunteers" seemed to outnumber staff and ran the school. AEES had a nice balance.
Love this school! Staff and teachers are so caring and tons of parental involvement makes for a great school. I especially love the TAG program, which my daughter was involved with for three years. Having a full-time TAG teacher is unfortunately not too common anymore. Ms. Reynolds is awesome, and the students are challenged in a variety of ways. The school has had some growing pains, mainly resulting in quite a bit of traffic at drop-off/pick-up. If more families would walk/carpool it would help a ton.
AEES is a wonderful school, my three children have enjoyed all of their teachers and the employees really seem to enjoy being at school. We switched our children from a neighboring school and could not be more satisfied. Come tour the school they are always welcoming to families being around. Lots of ways to volunteer and participate in your child's education.
We love AEES! The staff are awesome and all knew my son and who I was every time I come in. It's a very friendly school and they encourage family involvement. They had several different events throughout the year for families to come and participate in. The specials teachers are awesome (Spanish, gym, art, library/computers and music) and so is the administration. I really felt like all the staff loved being there and cared about the kids. It was more than just a job for them. I even loved their pick up drop off policy. We bought a house in the AEES area just so our kids could go there and we were not disappointed. Unfortunately we are military and now have to move on, but we'll miss AEES!!