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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