I have two children at The Academy. My oldest child has been there since 1st grade and my second child since kindergarten. I would not send them any where else. Love the K-12, Core Knowledge, the discipline structure and, of course, the parental involvement. I do wish they offered more hands-on learning, field trips, etc.
The school seems more focused on displining the children for dress code violations than focusing on academic achievement.
I have two children that attend the Academy and I am extremely happy with the school. The curriculum is similar to private schools. It is very rigorous and challenging. The school does have a few small issues with being able to provide extra methods of teaching to the GT children. The elementary is incredible and has great teachers. The administration understands the parent s wants and needs. The school has remained on its path to academic excellence. I will have a child moving to secondary in the next two years and look forward to pushing the administration and teaching staff to uphold the standards that the elementary has set in place. I have heard that the secondary and high school have gone down mainly since the move to the new building and I believe that to be more the surrounding community and the new parents to the school.
This school is a joke. The teachers spend more time worrying about how the kids are behaving to teach anything. The teachers don't care about the students nor does the administration. Everything there is about sports and dress code not about helping children to succeed.
I pulled my child and will never look back. The administration and parent run board can do whatever they want because they have no one to hold them accountable for their actions. The board has abused their power with teachers, kids and parents since they opened and will continue since the school district turn their heads. State and religion are supposed to be separate, but not in this school.
well this might be a little to long but this school the administrative people only worry about the building and how it should be ranned but they only care about them and the building they dont listen to peoples issues here at the school some teachers do care but others dont even ccare what we think always them them and them not us and what we need... they think that being in a good buildin they shouldnt care bout what we think but at the old buildin everybody was kind and carin unlike here..... It's not really worht bringin your child here during jr high and highschool but elemntry its ok but here theres not enopugh classes or opporunity's they expect so much but little classes..... its not a good school like i said they could so its a good and put all pretty but it ain't!!
this might be long but its worth to read! ok well this school the academy its not so great as peaople put it ya it is teachers worry but the administrative people worry more about the building and how they should better it but they dont want to understand us students how we feel. parents think that we lyieng bout what we say and dont believe us.... this school isnt the same as it was three years ago we might have been a t a lod building but everybody there was more careing.
If you want to put your child in this school for k-6 I would say it is a good choice. I would pull my kid after that. The middle school and high school are a joke! They can't keep good teachers and the turnover is extremely high! There are very few choices for classes. No challenge for kids that excel, no options for kids that struggle and the administration is less then desirable. They should have at least two to three adademic councilers....they have one for 7-12 grade! for The middle and high school kids are suffering because of this.
Having a child in a public school as well as at the Academy, I find the atmosphere at the Academy is much better.The athletic programs are growing, coaches are great and most of all the athletes are having fun.The one thing that disturbs me is the high turnover in the secondary teaching staff. I believe the academic progress of the high school is lacking because of this.
We just moved our children to the charter school this fall. What a wonderful surprise. Academic standards are high, behavior is very appropriate, teachers are above average, and the environment is professional. We feel lucky to be a part of this school. Scores are high. All of our children, 1st, 5th, and 8th graders love this school!
My daughter has been attending this school for quite sometime, I find that the academics are very above average however on another note the dress code issues are a bit much.
Sorry to say The Academy has declined drastically in the last few years. The grade school seems to be stable, but the middle and high school are academically lacking and seem to be more focused on their new building and the 'character' of the kids. Be very careful if you are considering this charter school!
This school is awesome I have been Going here since kindergarten and have excelled so much. I skipped a grade and I am currently doing pretty good keeping up with my peers now. The teachers are not always the greatest but they do what they can! The lunch is good and the administration is real cool. Also the building is really nice! A little small but Really nice. I would highly reccommend this school to anybody who is looking for a nice school with a good enviornment. We need new people!
I am very impressed with this school. The academic program is very challenging and the children also learn a great deal about respect. More importantly the teachers allow each student to progress at their own pace. In addition the school has an excellent arts program. The art and music classes are great and my elementary age daughter has an opportunity to be in a play with students of all ages. Truly unique. We will probably be moving soon and leaving The Academy is my biggest regret. My daughter has thrived at this school which instills respect and encourages excellence. I would encourage anyone who is stuggling with where to send their child to choose The Academy.
Both my children attend Academy, and I would recommend the school to anyone. My kids have gone to private, public and charter, and I would put the curriculum level to that of a private school. The work is challenging and we have had great luck with the teachers. It's nice knowing that my kids don't have to deal with the distraction of kids or their parents who don't care about their education. It's great seeing how involved and committed the parents at the school are. Being a smaller school has it's disadvantages for the extracurricular activities and sports, but they try and do the best they can and are always striving to improve them.
my son has gone to this school for 5 years. To begin with it was great. But through it's growth the cirriculum has suffered. I will be pulling my son out becuase he is simply not being taught. I am very sad at how this school has drastically declined over the last few years. I would recomment staying away from this school. The way they deal with bully problems is a joke. There is no follow through. The children suffer becuase of it.
In general we like this school. Our daughter has been there six years and will graduate in 2005. Some administration and teachers are weak. Open mindedness is a problem. The new principal, Mr. Sheehan, is great. He is really making strides to improve the school and communication with parents. The curriculum is not as rigorous as we had hoped but it's not terrible either. In general we would reccommend the school because it is smaller and has a safer emotional feel than some schools.
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