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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