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3540 Pleasant Hill Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34746

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(407) 343-9750
(407) 264-8765
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March 10, 2015
Horrible school. I wish I could give no starts. They teach about discipline and respect, but they have hoodwinked the families, lied to our faces, and have decided to close the school March 31, 2015. Yes, the date is correct. This announcement came March 9, 2015 officially via parent notice. The school is closing right after spring break, before the Florida State Assessment Tests, and without consideration to the displacement of the students. 360 students will be displaced into their zone schools. Best of all, the Osceola School District has offered to take over the school: including employing the current staff, providing transportation, and keeping the kids in "their" school for the remainder of the two months of the school year. Acclaim will not allow the Osceola School District lease approval of the building. Acclaim does not stand by their creed "Being the best for students." Useless words on concrete walls.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2014
When I enroll my daughther in Acclaim Academy, I really thought I was making the best decision for her, since she have the goal to meet the army in her near future. However, at soon that we enrolled her, (Dad & I) started noticing, that its not all about the students, its more about the staff. They don't contact the parents when the child needs helps in any area. They have a new Principal, Dr Large, and we ask, how they hire somebody to fill out that position, as the head of a Military Academy School, if he don't even have been in the Army, Navy etc. There is the clue for many things. The head, The Principal of a Military Academy School, needs to have any type of education, or degree in the Military. Hope School Board may be able to take a look at that detail, and fix it. Many parents are investing money, time, and hope to have their children's enrolled in that school.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2014
I will rate the school based on its promise "Vision: Acclaim Academy seeks to educate, train, and inspire students to become exemplary and well-rounded citizens, prepared for college and career success. Mission: Acclaim Academy is a military school providing students a high quality education through rigorous academic standards and transformative leadership experiences." My daughter has attended two title one schools 1) Polk city elementary" and 2) Discovery Academy of Lake Alfred" education level was very high. In her last school There was no respect tours teachers (kids thru balls of paper at the PE coach, the students gave a back to teachers (a neck=smack in the neck with back hand) I have taught my daughter respect to others specially teachers. Not many schools have the mission and vision acclaim has and I hope is a great experience for my daughter as a student, and myself as the parent. I hope rules and regulations are in place and enforced by school staff and I will do my share as the parent at home.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014
I attended this School for the last semester of my 8th grade year this year. When I got to the school it was very disorganized , especially considering its a Military School. The academics are also sketchy, some students just barely passing, and teachers passing them just to get them out. There electives are horrible in my opinion, they didn't even have gym and students would need to use some of their lunch to go outside and play sports. On the other hand, the new principal is doing a good job in getting this school in order for the little time he has arrived, and with the little resources they had, but honestly, the eighth grade graduation was a joke. They are adamant that it will get better, and I do believe it will be so.

- submitted by a community member

June 14, 2014
Where to start and how will never end.This is my child's second year in acclaim,giving a second chance. I must say iam not at all happy with the school's staff,and some teachers.so many teachers have come and gone,and it is true these kids are left confused and lost,lots of times they had multiple substitutes.not fair at all..Also iam so bothered that a uniform is to be worn with dignity,and respect,thats how I was thought being a navy rotc in high school,what is wrong with this school's respect... kids wearing sneakers,Mohawks,piercings,with half of an us uniform,,I no its not the army but please show them lead them to respect something...And teachers I dont mind that you give my child a 0 for not turning in homework,dont just tell them is ok and allow them to make up extra credit or to settle for anything,give them a challange..we count on you to learn and grow,not to quit and is ok..we are debating on returning them to this school,I see no hope unless the principal owns up to this mess that they call school.leadership,control,respect,dignity,and they shall conquer..

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2014
This is the second year my child has attended Acclaim Academy, We have been a part of this school since its beginning. I agree the 8th grade ceremony was lacking, and really should have been notated as an awards ceremony. Last year our 8th graders had no ceremony, so they are working on improving as this is only its second year being open. And with all things it takes time. The school has had a principal since before the first day of school, I have had the pleasure meeting with both with my cares and concerns, of which both have been receptive. The new principal is much more involved so again improvements are in the works. With the exception of two I believe all teachers have been with the school since the beginning of the school year. I know this information because I attend the monthly Captains Councils and SAC committee meetings, I make sure I am involved and have input in the schools vision. I know not all parents can attend, but there are other ways to be involved. I believe that the F is a result of other schools in the district being unable to get these kids to pass the fcat and you cant expect the school to turn that around in 9 months. Student scores = school scores

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2014
The 8th grade graduation ceremony was a joke there was no structure leadership or control of the ceremony. I'm embarrassed to say my son was part of this school and am removing him ASAP. They had no principal for 3 months the teachers don't last for 2 months. It is a F rated schools good luck but we're outtathere Osceola branch

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2013
It is very sad when a disgruntled former employee and spouse makes it their mission to bring down the school. We teach our kids about Bullying yet some adults continue in the opposite direction. Acclaim is a Title I school that exists for ALL students no matter what their test scores may be. The students have made tremendous gains and WILL continue to improve.

- submitted by a teacher

June 11, 2013
This school has changed lives! As a parent I personally have witnessed staff speak to the students and help them with unrelated school issues and notify parents of findings. We should be fortunate to have such a force in the community and my family and I are so grateful..

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2013
Acclaim is a wonderful school with a dedicated staff. They are 100% there for the kids. They know every student by name and are always helpful and interested in their well being. I even have some of the staff member's personal cell phone numbers, they told me call them anytime if I have questions! I think Acclaim has given the students all the tools to be successful and the rest it up to them. I can't wait for them to be in the new building! Whoever wrote that first and second review(obviously the same person) knows nothing about new schools.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2013
After extensive research and having several other job offers I chose Acclaim for several reasons. We started off as a blank canvas and created something so unique and unheard of from any other school. I was impressed by the free uniforms and lap tops. The guidance and support from Directors is second to none. Parent communication was above normal and to this date parents are emailing staff thanking us for their child's change in behaviour and increase on FCAT scores. The structure mirrors the real military service and these kids have benefitted from that structure. I have recommended this school to numerous parents and oddly enough some families have inquired on moving to the county just so their child can be successful in life. This school is Excellent and caters to all ethnic groups. "Way to go Acclaim"...

- submitted by a teacher

June 10, 2013
I am a teacher at Acclaim Academy and the aspect that I appreciate the most is the technology and the curriculum that the Academy provides for the students. Pearsonsuccessnet.com is where some of the lessons and e-book are stored on; each student has access to their electronic textbooks with personalize laptops. Teachers also utilize edmodo to post assignments, when a student is absent they are able to get make-up work before they return to school. Teachers at Acclaim are highly qualified and willing to go the extra mile to enhance student learning. Standardized test scores, show students improvement over the school year. There is not denying the progress students have made over the course of the year. Currently, the population is growing as the school is expanding and moving to a bigger location. Due to the small student to teacher ratio, it is fairly easy to stay in contact with parents compared to other schools. I enjoy working as a teacher at Acclaim Academy and feel that Acclaim Academy is doing an excellent job at POSITIVELY contributing to student s educational journey.

- submitted by a teacher

June 10, 2013
We are very satisfied with the school s standards of teaching, organization, and the wonderful team in palace. In the beginning we're a bit apprehensive about how a new school would be able to perform and live up to the expectations of parents. But, now we have no qualms about this school and I strongly recommend newly relocated parents to consider this school. My daughter and son learned a lot in her seventh and his tenth grade and both of them got really interested in the military program. Finally, The Principal, and teachers and staff are real nice to work with. If you have not gone to the school you need to. If have like the involement and have been to a few of thier meeting. Just recently went to the title 1 meeting. Thanks Acclaim for all you do for my children you are the best. .Thanks. A Happy Parent

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2013
Simply the best. My children are happy and successful and in an educational environment that truly "gets it". Focusing on leadership and strengths, this school has it all. Thank you Acclaim!!!! You are a true leader in what a charter school and educational environment is all about. I wish we had you years ago for my other child. He is in the Army and this program would have helped.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2013
My child thrived at this school, As a first year school, they have done well. At another district when a new public school opened, it them 3 years to get their act together. Acclaim staff was very helpful and kept parents informed. My daughter was given free uniforms and a laptop computer to take home at night. She was assigned homework every night and grades were posted online so that I could see progress.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2013
This school is a joke and was only created so that it's directors could make money opening other schools. They have done this at the expense of approximately 250 students that have learned almost nothing this year. When they have a teacher out or in most cases when the teachers quit, they have secretaries babysit the students for days and even weeks at a time. If your child does not watch enough TV at home...this is the place for them. My son has watched well over 25 movies this year and I don't even know how many youtube videos. If you want your child to actually learn something before they graduate, go any where else.

- submitted by a parent
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Acclaim Academy
3540 Pleasant Hill Rd, Kissimmee, FL  34746
(407) 343-9750
Last modified Acclaim Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Acclaim Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top