April 14, 2006
I have a third grader and first grader at Alaiedon, and I am very pleased with the school. The curriculum emphasizes the basics, but includes nice music and art programs. And, there are plenty of extracurricular activities (such as Chess Club, Math Pentathlon, and 5th grade basketball). The school excels in reading, math, and science, as evidenced by the high pass rates on the MEAP exams. Writing is an area that needs improvement, but that is true of almost all schools in the state. My children have had excellent teachers; all teachers seem to be approachable and dedicated. Mr. Edly, the principal, runs a tight ship, and has created a safe environment for learning. Alaiedon, which is a rural school, has a lower profile than some of the nearby schools in Okemos, East Lansing, and Haslett. But there is plenty of competition in an encouraging environment.
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