I have a high schooler who graduated from Amana last year and she is doing so well...straight As and honors classes. What's even more important to me is how well Amana prepared her for leadership. Many of the other kids in high school seem so concerned about fitting in and following the crowd. I see that Amana kids have stronger character and know how to solve probelms for themselves and I am so grateful she had two years at Amana. She misses the project work and all the field trips...I wish we had an Amana highschool!
I am a middle school student attending Amana Academy. This is my second year, and I do not like it too much. I feel that the teachers have favorites and treat people differently. I do not like the teaching method, although I am in the National Junior Honor Society and excelling. I have friends that go to regular public schools and are learning things that I have not learned yet. I have a friend that just went to high school this year and she had a hard time because some of the things they said you should have learned already but she didn't and was a very good student beforehand. I think Amana Academy would be fine for an elementary school, but save yourself the trouble and send your child to a REGULAR middle school!
I am very pleased with Amana...I love the teaching method used (field studies and field trips)....There is truly a family atomosphere projected and for the most part conveyed....my only gripe is the lack of athletic programs....but i understand the money that is ava. goes toward the academic side....and I'll take that anyday.....there is always rec and parks!!!
This is our second year at Amana and I have three children who love this school. We were at a traditional public school but I was becoming increasingly disappointed with the emphasis being placed on standardized testing beginning in Kindergarten. I see the ELOB method of teaching truly teaching my children learning for life and not simply teaching them to memorize a few facts for a test. I admit the homework and content that they are learning is more difficult but they are learning so much and have learned to appreciate reading and learning more. The parent involvement is also wonderful. Field studies allow the students to learn outside of the classroom and they remember what they learn. A parent mentioned prejudice issues with the school and we have not experienced any issues like that. Amana is a very nurturing learning enviornment for children.
This school is a god send! I have had my kids in other more traditional schools and I became frustrated with the focus on standardized testing. I don't know what the other parent was saying about the teachers, beacuse my experience has been quite the opposite. The teachers are amazing! Finally, a tuition-free school in North Fulton where my kids are taught to think for themselves and get to learn outside the four walls of the classroom. It's the greatest hidden treasure out there...like a private international school. I just hope it stays small!
I have seen this school make significant strides these past three years and they've done a great job managing what has been an incredible amount of growth - adding new teachers, moving to a new facility, handling explosive enrollment, etc. They offer things you can't get in the typical public school such as single gender classes, small class sizes, a more individualized approach to learning and a strong emphasis on taking learning outside the classroom (my kids average 10+ field trips per year). My kids have done extremely well in this environment and I an thankful we have a school like this in North Fulton.
This school has been a huge disappointment. While the school has done positive things, the negative truly out way the good... positives include it's high focus on environmental matters, and has even received awards for the same; however, there are a lack of extracurricular activities/clubs for the children and the caliber of most of his teachers have been shockingly poor. The school continues to grow and it has therefore given none of the advantages of a huge school, with all of the disadvantages.
Excellent school - great academics, lots of hands on activity, a safe and enjoyable learning environment for the kids.
For a school that is not even 3 years old the school exceeded my expectations in many ways. The Parent involvement, the Teachers, the focus on enviromental issues and the inclusive culture has truly made my son passionate about his education and the world around him. He has progressed much more than i anticipated! Hats off to to a school with true dedication.
As a middle school student , I felt very upset because they did not offer oppurtunities such as clubs to everyone , they only offered it to the same students . i felt very discouraged and i was prejudiced because i wasnt what the majority of our class was. I thought it would be a great school , but it isnt .
I am a mother of a kindergarten child. I was not sure if this school would work for me as I grew up in a Private school enviroment. But I was curious to try it. The school has exceeded my expectations in every way. The teaching, the programs and the inclusive culture has made my son a very well rounded, appreciative and high achieving student that loves going to school every day. Hats off to such a new school that takes education and ethics so seriously!!
This school is one of the best I have seen anywhere in the Atlanta area. Many teacher come from the top private schools and have a true passion for the kids and creative minds.
The concept of ELOB education is effectively applied and practiced at Amana. Parents, Adminsitration as well as Teachers are very well aligned with and promoters of this school and its distinguished charter amongst other Fulton County charter schools. I, as a parent, am very glad that my daugher is attending this school.
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