Atlantis Academy is a wonderful school - it is exactly the environment my son has needed in order to be able to grow. Brain cancer treatment left him with neurological deficits, from difficulty managing his emotions and controlling behavior, to a slower processing speed. The faculty at Atlantis has been fabulous. They know when to challenge and when to nurture. They teach accountability while understanding some behaviors are out of his control. They treat him with affection, while pushing him to treat others the way he wants to be treated. At first I hoped he would be able to get by in a more traditional environment. The truth is, he might have gotten by, but he would not have thrived anywhere else as he has done at Atlantis. When I look at him, I see a young man who has overcome a lot, and who is still making gains. He makes mistakes and has tough days, but even during those difficult times he is surrounded by people who believe in him. As he begins to approach the end of his high school years I see potential for his future, made possible by the faculty and staff at Atlantis, and the partnership they embarked on with us when we enrolled him there.
Atlantis Academy Miami has been and continues to be my daughter's second home. She began receiving a special education at Atlantis at the age of 5. Now she is 19 and all the staff and administration has seen her become the loving young lady she is. The teachers and administration are so pro active, caring, and passionate for what they do. The amount of help that I have seen that has been granted to parents with different needs is endless. The compassion of the school members is simply indescribable, one of a kind. My daughter is now part of their LIFE program, created for those students after graduation. It includes a very good curriculum combined with the teaching of the daily goals that they need to accomplish in order to be as independent as possible. Please feel free to contact me through the school for parental references. The children are safe, happy and taught at their identified level of learning. Highly recommend the school, Maria Eugenia Garces
My son has been going to Atlantis for 2yrs now & I have to say that's been the BEST thing I've done. They are able to give my son what he needs a small class setting & academic stimulation. I can only speak about the administration & elementary team (school is divided into 3 sections Spectrum, Elementary, & Upper team) they are wonderful the teachers are always willing to speak to you if you have concerns . The office staff including both the director & asst director are always there to help you in anything that you may need or with any concerns. Now in regards to the money since I've seen it brought up in several these post. Compared to other schools that is suppose to offer the same services they cost almost twice as much as Atlantis..Yes you are asked to pay for yearbook, pictures, & any other extra activity but what school does not. I also need to address the post about teachers being only money hungry for your information these teachers take from their own pocket to purchase items & awards to give these wonderful students every week for doing an outstanding job. I can only say Thank You to Atlantis for all they have done for my son and me.
I am not generally one to review products or services but in this case I feel a public responsibility to relay my experience with this school. In short, I would say avoid this school at all possible peril. I am ashamed that I went along with their lies and half-truths for so long in the belief that these were professionals who knew what they were doing. Academically, I will simply say that my grandson was touted as being way above grade level in several subjects, particularly math. Six weeks ago I learned that in mathematics he is two years behind grade level. The other subjects are worse. It would not be so bad had the school warned us that he was behind, but they still insist he is "advanced". They are extremely expensive and seem to have an additional price for everything the kid does. Seriously, in my opinion, this place is little more than a very expensive daycare facility. The worst part is that we are having an awful time trying to get him placed at another school given his low academics. I am glad only that we found out in time to fix the situation.
I am former student of Atlantis Academy in Kendall Florida. I graduated in 1994. This school is terrible. It has ruined my life as well as dozens of other graduates. The ones who succeed are the exception and not the rule. I regret ever being a student at this school.
My son attended Atlantis Academy as a teenager a few years ago and today is a very successful travel planner for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The school's ability to give my son dedicated teachers, a smaller environment, and an atmosphere of acceptance helped him feel secure about his own learning style, thus awarding him a positive approach to his future. Today, he excels in all of life's challenges, many times bringing up how Atlantis was his savor. We are fortunate and quite grateful for all of the hard work, dedication, and professionalism that goes into this At school! *Note: Upon reading other reviews here, I must add that sometimes parents get in the way of their own children's success simply because they have unrealistic goals and are not hands with their children. If you come to a common place such as this to voice your opinion, take the time to develop thoughts properly and spell words correctly. You might be taken more seriously...
I have two children who attended Atlantis Academy, and I'm happy with the Education they received. My oldest attended for five years, then graduated. My youngest attended for 13 years, from K-12. He graduated in May and now attends college. The education he received helped him become the man he is today. Atlantis Academy offers small classes with individualized attention. The nurturing environment, plus the committed teaching staff, have made an impact in my son's success. You will not find this close family environment at any other school. Atlantis Academy really helps make dreams come true.
KEEP AWAY FROM THIS TERRIBLE SCHOOL....the teachers dont teach the kids...the only thing they are really interested is in the MONEY...the director and the director assistant only interested in money...the teachers the whole day long taking pictures to the kids and sending them to the parents for making them beleive that they are teaching the kids,,,the only teachers that really do their job is the Physical Education pictures, the rest only working in the school year book for selling the books later to the parents,,, and that's it...they take the money of the McKay Schoolarship plus a big monthly out the pocket money...but I would be glad in pay whatever amount if they really pay attention to the kids....but nothing....STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL FOR DISSABILITY KIDS...BEFORE SIGNING UP MY KID IN THIS SCHOOL I DID NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE TERRIBLE COMMNENTS ON INTERNET ABOUT THIS SCHOOL...UNFORTUNATLY THESE COMMENTS WERE TELLING THE REALITY ABOUT THIS SCHOOL....AS I REALIZED LATER ON...PLEASE PARENTS OF ANY DISSABILITY KID....KEEP AWAY FROM ATLANTIS ACADEMY....MONEY IS ALL THEY WANT...NO TEACHING ANY KID...ITS A BIG DISSASTER !!!!!!!!!!!.....
i agree the school is over priced and the teachers are not professional. Please.....take your special child to a school that is really worth it.
I really cannot recommend this school. My child only studied here for four months. I found that the staff and teachers are not really that professional, and the school is sort of overpriced when compared to the results.
Atlantis meets my son's needs, the staff is very professional and their teachers are A+. As parents we felt our son was falling thru the cracks at public school, too many kids with special needs for one teacher was overwhelming, in only a few months he has made great progress and we are now looking at a brighter future for him and the rest of the family.
My daughter attended several schools before attending Atlantis Academy therefore, I feel that I can judge this school properly due to experience, and my experience has been a WONDERFUL ONE! Not only are the extracurricular activities what they should be, but the caring atmosphere in the school is something that unfortunately you do not see now a days. The teachers are dedicated and the right fit for a school. The principal, Mr. Carlos Aballi, is exceptional and one of a kind. Instead of just focusing on the financial side of the school as unfortunately most principals do now a days, he is completely dedicated to the well being of these children. I highly recommend this school with no reservations. Mylene Lopes
Atlantis Academy is an LD school for K-12 we strive to meet the needs of each child academically and emotionally. Each child is unique and special! We find the best in each child and it shows. The students are happy to learn!
When our daughter started at Atlantis Academy, the public system had her in a classrom sitting by a corner doing nothing. They assumed she was not going to progress. Transferring her to Atlantis Academy was the best decision we had made. In her first two months we saw the improvement that she had made. She is a very dedicated student, eager to learn, and loves school. The Teachers at Atlantis Academy are there for the students. Their dedication is inmense, and they teach those students with such love and care. They have really become someone special in our hearts, and the Administration too. At Atlantis they make you feel like it is your extended family. That is something very important when you have kids that have special needs. Atlantis goes the extra mile to help those kids and make them feel important in a world were discrimation is so big. They bring u[ the goodness and the individuality in all the kids. But again, it is very important to realize that this is possible because of the Dedication and the Love that each and every one of the Staff members have and shows for the students. They really treat them like if they were their own.
Atlantis Academy is a magnificent school for kids with learning disabilities. The two negative reviews as you can see, the parents who wrote them, can not even spell properly. On the other hand the positive review is well written. I am extremely happy with the level of motivation and how hard they work at different levels and with variable differences. May God continue to Bless this school and the educators as well. May all the children with special needs find a brighter future upon completion of their education at Atlantis.
My daughter was a senior this year. I personally don't think Atlantis has the best program to teach special needs child. Some of the high school teachers are not good with the kids. My daughter had a few bully problems and the principle never did anything about it. I think the staff are so unprofessionals. Some teachers just care about making parties and planning filed trips instead of teaching the students in class. It is all just a joke! The school is not a great place for any child to go. Please search around for other schools. Do not make the same mistake as many of us already did. There all about the cash! Be Ware when they try to sweet talk you into enrolling your child. Big Mistake.
I enrolled my son in 7th grade last year. What a Dissappointment! My son was practectly begging me to take him out of this school. to much bully problems. and the education is aweful! The teacher's are not nice to the students. I had problems with some teachers being rude to my son. the principal is another person that doesn't pay enough attention on what's going on with the school.
Good clinical school for kids with learning disabilities as well as emotional issues. Very nice teachers and small student-teacher ratio.
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