First and formost, I must say The Academy of Richmond Count is a great school.. But for all the wrong reasons. This school is best at some sports.. Sports over education? That is something that no school should do. We need to focus more on what the students learn over what they do for extra activities. Most the teachers who are also coaches seem to be making favirutes (I'll give u two guess whom) I believe over all this is a great school, but needs to focus more on the teachers and the way they teach other then everything else.. Oh yeah.. And back off the dress code alittle bit.
This school does not focus on what should be focused on. they care about dress code more than there education. i understand it's for safty but heck they have metal detectors and use them once every three months. Some of the teachers are only there to sit at there desk and make money rather than teach and help the kids pass. The teachers just go over the stuff breifly once and expect the kids to learn it. Then some of them are unorganized and misplace the work and the students have to fail and get behind because of the teachers mistakes.
I love Richmond Academy. My child was in the IB program. We relocated to another city, and now she is at another school and she is well equipped for her classes. She will be taking college courses her senior year. She also participated in athletics at the school. The study hall provided made it easier to stay focused on her school work, and still be able to participate. I'm very glad she attended this school.
It is understandable why this school was one the list of schools that did not make the grade. It is over populated thereby causing the staff to deal with many more students than is desireable. If the school once again comes out on the list of schools in need of improvement I will remove my child from there.
I do not credit my success in school to my teachers however. In many cases I believe they are too broad in their teachings. Many do not challenge the student and some are not even concerned with the students' needs. Regardless, the IB program will turn this school around and Larry Bagwell, the IB Dean, is their most coveted asset.
This is my sons first year at ARC and it was a little overwhelming at first as it is a large school. My son loves it! I am so happy and the staff are all great! The ROTC program I feel is the best in Richmond county and has been a great help for my son. Thank you ARC!
The Academy has given my daughter a great education. The teacher/student ratio is one of the best in Georgia. arc has won the all sports trophy for the last 4 years and this year was certified for its International Baccalaureate program.
This is a great school. My son graduated in 2002> and is very pround that he gaduated from ARC.
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