My child has been going to this school for 5 years and I have only had one grade mix up. This school is very good and organized. My chid has not been bullied or has had any problems with teachers. This school has a very organized way of teaching. Now that she is in 6th grade the school has been introducing them to new technology. 5 Stars to the Academy!
Accokeek Academy is a great npre-K through 8th grade school. My child has been attending the school for the past four years. When we moved to the area, we were hesitant about putting our child in PG County public schools, but Accokeek Academy has been great for our child. It has an excellent full-day talented and gifted program, and the school s music programs are particularly strong. There are lots of good, dedicated teachers. The current principal is great and committed, continuously striving to improve the school; she has been at the school for three years now, and there have been positive changes regarding school communications, organization, and academic rigor. Like with any school, there obviously are some issues, but the school leadership is committed to addressing concerns as they come up. The new elementary building was completed in January 2014, and the middle school is currently under renovation. The new/completely renovated campus is scheduled to be finished by the 2015-2016 school year.
Accokeek Academy has a welcoming environment with very welcoming staff and students. I recently visited the school and was very impressed with the level of respect and scholarship exhibited by the middle school students. The interaction was not rehearsed; the students were completely open to learning and anxious to share their knowledge of the world.
This school is a joke. The only people that care about the children's education are the Guidence Counselors and the exception of a few other teachers. The leadership starts off good at the beginning of the year but fall off by the Christmas break. This school not only needs a new building but a new staff that actually cares if the children succeed or not. Does the school system not teach vocabulary words anymore, while there giving out meaningless assignment there should be vocabulary words and quizzes for every grade level. Some big changes need to happen or there just setting the kids up for failure. 1 star only because I have too.
Accokeek was the best school I've ever went to. It had cool teachers, fun activities, and they know how to throw a party,plus they have added some cool classes this 2013-2014 year. I'm in the choir and the whole music part of school is AMAZING! So many talented people! Though it has it's ups and downs. (Like how some people think that one or two of the teachers and administrators are a bit creepy) It's a good school. And no, you don't have to worry about your kids having their hair cut by a rent-a-barber. (It was a one time thing.) And about the fights; If your child stays within the right path like I did and doesn't talk badly about people; they'll be just fine. We don't jump people out of the blue. I've only seen 1 fight this year and about 2 that started to boil before the teachers stopped it. Can't wait to get back there! P.S.:The 7&8 are going to be outside the school due to reno. They'll be put in trailer- like class rooms.
Accokeek Academy is a great school. My son has been at this school for 2 years now and he loves it. He can't stop talking about his recent trip to New York, it was a great experience for him. Whenever I had a problem (only had a few minor ones) the administration always worked it out. My son's teachers always challenge him and keep me informed as well. My son is in the 8th grade. I hope the administration at the high school is as effective as they are at Accokeek Academy. I recommend Accokeek Academy to any parent that lives in the area.