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Anderson, IN
Students enrolled: 931

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101 West 29th Street
Anderson, IN 46016

(765) 649-8472
(765) 000-0000
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February 11, 2015
APA is a great school. This is our second year attending with one in middle school and one in high school. The discipline and uniforms add to the structure mandated to attend the school. I drive 35 minutes one way to take my kids there and I wouldn't change it. Like every school, it has it's issues but we have been very happy with the growth and maturity we've seen in our kids in the time they have been there. Go Jets!

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2015
This is our children's first and will be only year at APA. Our kids have been singled out by staff and other students due to not being rich, they have been bullied and when they try to report it nothing was done but yet when they stick up for themselves they get in trouble. One teacher has what he calls a "dirtbag" list of students that he does not like. Our children and others have told us of this list, that it is long and that he is proud of it. I feel that a teacher doing such things to children is nothing other than bullying. I do like the uniforms and structured learning but do not like how children are treated by some of the staff. Will not be enrolling our children there next year.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014
My son has been a student at APA for three years, 3rd through 5th. Before coming to APA he attended Lapel Elementary where he was a straight A student. I received his report card today and he got a D in science. His teacher posted a comment on his report card that he has some incomplete assignments. However; we can track his progress and all assignments whether missing, late,etc. on their web site. And what do you know?!, he only had one assignment for this grading period, which he received a 100%. Nothing listed in missing, no communication from the teacher. So he went from an A last grading period to a D with one assignment , which was an A. There is no accountability, teachers and the administration do not report to a superintendent or any school board, so they feel free to make up their own rules and often cover up their mistakes. If you are looking for lazy, unprofessional teachers, a hostile learning environment than this could be the right school for you. Sadly, many of us are not returning our children next year.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2013
I am giving a high rating Because all the teachers are so caring and respectful, They also keep us informed on everything going on in the school. Thank you Mrs. Harshman for being soooo Good with our Child and Helping him through his hard times.

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August 16, 2013
APA is a family. My students are challenged, but know they are cared for. Teachers and staff go out of their way for students. Also the adults KNOW the kids, by name, personality, strengths and struggles. A rare gem is how I describe APA-hard to find and highly valued.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2012
This school is so stupid and the teachers dont even caare about the students or the enviroment

- submitted by a community member

August 15, 2012
My son Just started, Hoping for a good year. So far seem great. The principle is always around the school interacting with the children, The teachers are activly involved with the children and takes time out to get to know them as individuals.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2011
This is truly an excellent school. Very well structured and good discipline with the cadets.

- submitted by a community member

September 14, 2011
This is my childrens first year at APA and I have to agree that it is a very structured school for the most part. However, I feel that there should be better communication among the school staff. On 1 occasion my child had forgotten his lunch in the car and I returned it to the office with the needed info by 8a.m. The problem....he didn't get it till the end of the day and his friends chose to share their lunch with him during his reg lunch time. On 1 other occasion, the parent was called to pick up the child and when the parent arrived the peope in the office knew nothing about it until a teacher came walking down the hall with the cadet.

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September 13, 2011
Although the kids are well behaved - because they have to (military) there is no communication between you and the school or teachers even when you repeatedly attempt to email and call them. Very poor school if you want to be an involved parent. Teachers are too demanding on the kids with little to no direction and again no coorespondence with the parent where the student is at an how to help them improve.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2010
APA Is an excellent school! The staff and administration are outstanding! I have two students currently attending middle school and high school, and I am very pleased with their progress. A strong, college-prep curriculum, and an emphasis on honor and character make APA a great learning environment. There is genuine concern for the safety and success of the students. I highly recommend this school!

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April 19, 2010
I love anderson preparatory because all the staff really care about hte students and they help them out anytime they can. It is very hard to find a school that really cares what happens to their students. I love this school they are great!!!!

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March 20, 2010
I go to APA and is one of the best schools that I have ever been at first I didn't want to go but when I starte school omg the teacher are the best cadets are respectful, next year I'm going to be in high school and I can't wait to. This is my first year and I love it. What I truelly love is that the teacher are there for you no matter what problem you have. I love APA and I recomend the school it one of the best.

- submitted by a student

January 29, 2010
No messing around here! Zero tolerance for troubled students! No bullies, drugs, or misbehaved students allowed! Strictly for those who want to achieve high standards. Excellent college prep program. Only for those who are willing to show respect to all other students and staff. I've never seen another school curriculum designed so efficiently to assist students in succeeding, and reaching goals. The staff are more than willing to assist students with achieving excellence! Staff are truly there for the students, and take thier teachings skills to a level I've never witnessed. The moto at APA is 'Where Excellence Is Expected'. Best school I've ever known!!!

- submitted by a parent

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Anderson Preparatory Academy
101 West 29th Street, Anderson, IN  46016
(765) 649-8472
Last modified Anderson Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Anderson Preparatory Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top