I have been attending this school since I have been in the 9th grade. And this school is a very good, intelligent, family type of school. There are many great staff and students that are the many few intelligent people in the city/state, SO FOR ALL THE FALSE ACCUSATIONS PLEASE PEOPLE GET INTO THE HALLS AND SEE HOW WE TREAT ONE ANOTHER, WE ARE LIKE ONE BIG FAMILY IN THIS SCHOOL AND THAT IS HOW THE STAFF TRY'S TO KEEP IT.... SHOUT OUT TO OUR FANTASTIC CONSULAR AND TEACHER,,, ECT....... ABT GATORS
This school is one of the worst possible schools to send your child to if you want them to get a quality education. The students here are students that have been put out of other schools for their behavior, as such instead of enforcing a strict no tolerance policy, these students are found in the halls on a constant basis, or serving what the school calls an in school suspension. These students are violent, and are often seen bullying other students who are not fortunate enough to be transported to another school, but the administration gives them no real disciplinary guidance. The actual teaching staff seems to care about actually educating these sorry children, but how can you teach in a class full of trouble makers who can't read write, and do simple math. I feel sorry for those of us who actually do care that are trying to make a difference. It seems our talent, and time is being wasted.
Ive been here since 6th grade (12th grade now) This school is just a Detroit Public school disguised..... Its terrible, I'm missing certain credits and yet i'm "ahead of the game" ( they told me not to complain) WARNING SIGN. My worst fear is that I won't be quite ready for college next year. I must admit we ARE spoon-feed but I know it will hurt me in the long run. I think the most I can do is go to another school. But I really don't want to do that considering it's my 12th grade year. The students are ignorantly arrogant. Even the Basketball team is terrible now, we use to be very, very (state champions) good. ALSO we need 24 credits here to graduate (6 every high school year), MR Kirk is passing some students along with 18-20 credits.... Some of us only have 11 now...
I attended for my last year only. Has good teachers but the work is too easy. Partly because the kids there want to be spoon fed. There is no challenge when it comes to the work except for one or two classes. Yea the gpa's may look nice on the transcript but its not even close enough preparation for college and I am lucky to have attended a challenging school before or I would be lost in college.
well i basically been going to ABT since the 6th grade (now im in the (9th) its a pretty good school but we dont have that many activites such as football, wrestling, etc basically what most highschools have.and there lunch is not all that good either but my grades did improve big time
When i first attended the staff was.. less than up to snuff however they got rid of the bad teachers and replaced them , the councilors are great! 5/5 for them , the teachers are good and get better each year 4/5 the students have their downfalls and are quick to become violent but i ignore most of them 2/5 for them
Teachers don't care. Very few activities. Little structure. Students don't learn much. Excellent Boys Basketball Team.
I am a new parent to ABT, my son previously attended a surburban school. I am fairly new to a lot of the comments, but I am a parent of 7 children, and observing and being attentive are some of my positive traits. I am very happy with my son's involvement with the school's activities. I do notice that there are not as many activities as other schools, however, one thing I've learned in being a parent, is the responsibility of your children are yours. And they can be shared, but they are not to be overtaken by anyone. So, parents, grandparents, siblings, and anyone else closely related to the student, should have more involvement, volunteerism is the spirit of the family! Let's become more involved in our children's future, and become their example! It takes all of us....
This school has helped me greatly in many different ways. Until I attended ABT, I didn't care about school. It wasn't fun for me, and I never had the energy to complete all of my work without frustration. After attending ABT, I grew more attached to school, made more friends and had a better vision of what school should be like. Not only can ABT be fun and hip to today's teens, but also very educational. The counselor is also very helpful. I love ABT.
I agree with some of the comments, however, I happen to believe ABT is a wonderful school. My nephew had a ton of behavior problems he started out with a .87 GPA in the 6th grade and now he's a 2.6GPA student. He still has a way to go, but I appreciate all the help he received to get him back on track.
I agree with the previous parent, the name is very misleading! No business classes, no computers available for all students. I was very disappointed with this school. If you don't ask for a copy of the chapter from the teacher, they won't just give you one. The students are to use their own notes to study. I was in constant communication with the school but did not always receive the same communication from them. They don't have a lot to offer other than basketball & baseball. The cheerleading team was the pits a real mess, they practiced for a while and stopped before basketball season started. I would not recommend this high to anyone. They display false pretensions, reeling you in but they really don't have anything to offer.
Academy for Business and Technology - let me start off by saying the name of the school is so misleading! My children have attended ABT for 2 years and not a lick of business or technology took place. The school lacks adequate communications with the parents. The students don't have books to take home. Homework assignments are photo copied. Therefore if the student needs to re-read the current chapter the only way for them to do so is to be in school because they can not bring the books home. The dicipline system is terrible. Rather than getting to the bottom of the problem (the who did what and why), all parties involved were suspended. On one occasion that my child was suspended, my child informed me of the suspension, I never got notificaion of the suspension from the staff or principal. The building is too small and no activities
ABT has gotten a lot better over the past couple of years. To date, the faculty and staff have been great and are providing a good learning environment for the students. There are quite a few teachers that give the school stability and are interested in making sure that the students learn something. Mr. Shivramen, Ms. Houghton and Ms. Slattery have been instrumental in my son's enjoyment of attending school. I hope they, as well as other teacher, will continue to do a great job.
This is an excellent school and getting better. I'm glad my kids go here.
This is an awesome school. They care about the students and look after them to get their education.
i am ex student at the academy and i have achived good grades from the school. i was a student there for the years 2005-2007 . i was very disapointed at the orginization at the school. my frist day there in 8th grade in 2005 was very hectic also the principle is num through out the school year and is oblivious or careless about whats going on in the hall ways. my second year there this past year as a high schooler was even worse. teachers there are very un prfessional. i took it among myself to do extra class work so i could feel up to michigan learning standerds this is all a result of me switching schools this fall
The school is a very negative and dangerous environment for students. The teachers are very poor in teaching quality and the teachers seem as they can not control there very own classroom. I would not recommend this school for any parents child.
The school has many issues. I am wondering who is running the school. The kids seem be...Definitely not enough structure, discipline and there is a definite lack of authority. Kids like to feel safe in school.
I have had only success stories as it relates to my children. My children left Detroit Public School system at a failing status. After spending several years they all have gone on to receive honors and scholarships in the area of academics. I have nothing but positive things to say about ABT. No school district is perfect, but I can say as a parent of children that have attended ABT, that the school provides an excellent education to our children and improvement is an ongoing process. A+ for ABT
The parents are virtually non-existent. The staff is not formally evaluated. Professional development is not provided to the teachers in the amount that is believed by the public. Locker rooms are not available for students enrolled in physical education.
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