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K-11
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Pontiac, MI
Students enrolled: 405

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888 Enterprise Drive
Pontiac, MI 48341

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(248) 452-9312
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December 02, 2014
This school is made up of staff and administrators who truly care about their students, not only academically but socially and developmentally as well. There are always activities going on to challenge and engage students. These people are devoted to student success at all levels!

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2014
Chaos reigns. Many well meaning adults, and some who are just 'punching the clock', all going their own way to the detriment of the students. ATAP is better than the local school district, but when you are measured against one of the worst districts in the state, it is not difficult to look good i comparison.

- submitted by a teacher
November 11, 2014
The school is big and fun...the best school I been to so far...the teacher's is nice...

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2014
My children have been attending ATAP for three years and it's the best decision we have ever made for their education. All of the staff care deeply for every student and wants nothing more than for the children to succeed. Our oldest daughter has learning and developmental disabilities; the amazing team at atap has worked tirelessly to help her learn her way and overcome these challenges. We drive 30 minutes every morning taking them to school and wouldn't dream of having it any other way

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
This school os the worst school in Pontiac. I would recommend not to bring your child there. The teachers are disrespectful. They demand and ask for respect. Students bully so much and if the teacher likes them alot, the student gets away with everything. This school is the worst in Pontiac. My kid sometimes comes home wishing they never were alive.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
Absolutely happy with this school! I have 2 children that attend here (my son is in 9th and my daughter is in 1st) and this has been the best school they've attended by far! The teachers and Principal are active in all the kids education and treat all children fairly. There is plenty of after school actives and my kids actually like going to school! (That's a 1st for my son). I look forward to seeing what each year brings. :)

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
We have had alot of changes since I started teaching at ATAP 8 years ago. Leadership is phenomenal, the dedication from the teachers is amazing and the students are always challenged. with differentiated instruction. This is the key to success! ATAP is on its way to the top! Our MEAP scores continue to increaase each year and enrollment shot way up this year. Now we are a preschool-10 grade school!

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2012
My son has attended this school from K-7th grade. The school has gone through too many principals since he started. There are only a few good teachers and staff members that I really believe genuinely care about the students. But for the most part, the teachers don't really care about them. I am taking my son out of this school. He will not return for his 8th grade year b/c I am so frustrated with the staff and teachers. They do not reach out to the parents as much as they should. If your child has an issue in school, whether academic, social, etc., you will not hear about it until the end of the school year. They do not treat all of the children there the same. They have little to no activities for the children. Overall, just a terrible school. I should have pulled my son out of the school earlier, but I kept thinking things would get better. 7 years later, I can honestly say things haven gotten worse and worse each year. Honestly, I feel guilty that I have possibily deprived my son of the best education and learning experience that he may have had had I enrolled him in a different school. Please don't make the same mistake I did by sending your child(ren) to ATAP.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
I have two daughters that attend A.T.A.P one is in preschool and one is in first grade. Ms.Griffin and Ms. Looby are their teachers. Both of there teachers have a great relationship with me as well as with my children. Ms. Looby has gone above and beyond to keep my daughter challenged, and Ms. Griffin has taught my other daughter more than i realized she could learnat her age. I love A.T.A.P and I feel the teachers and staff are just as concerned about my kids education as i am.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2008
My daughter is enrolled in the preschool program at Arts and Technology. Her teacher Ms. Griffin is an absolute blessing and an answer to my prayers. My daughter knows her letters, sounds, colors, and shapes. I do recommend this class to anyone I see on the street asking about a place to send their child. My daughter has started sight words and will be over ready for Kindergarten. Discipline in the classroom is handled by Ms. Griffin and Ms. Debra who just started and is a wonderful co-teacher. My daughter gets 'homework,' and always completes it. My daughter is only four and already she cannot wait to do whatever is asked of her. I am trully blessed to have Ms. Griffin and Ms. Debra in my child's life. Thank you Ms. Griffin and Ms. Debra for your hard work and many blessings to you both.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
My daughter is in preschool. She's been thought so much in a short time. She has a great teacher Ms.G. My daughter can't wait for school to start especially over the weekend. This school is a home away from home for her. She started here at age 3 & I just couldn't believe all the knowledge her teacher has taught her. I didn't know kids that age could learn so much. I'd definetly recommend this school to parents of preschool children.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2007
My children have attended for 3 years and I feel they are getting a quality education. My son was struggling and although he attended the after school tutoring he was held back. The only negative I have concerning this school is I feel I wasn't informed of my sons lack of progress until the end of the year... and yes I did attend conferences. There needs to be more communication about academics as opposed to discipline. I will get 2 or 3 calls about him acting out but none about his academic performance. I'm glad they have a basketball team now but I wish there were other sports and a music class.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2006
We are definitly taking our kids out! They attended 2 years and to me, it was no better than regular pontiac schools. Very few after school activities, except the dance class that met 1 day per week. And then at the end of the year is when the teacher decided oh, maybe your student needs extra help. They just move them along to the next grade. The school is over crowded, the parking lot arrangements and child pick up this year was an absolute mess and very dangerous, and unorganized. The priniciple seemed okay. But I'm trying to figure out why my 5th grader had 3 different teachers this year. The teacher and the special education teach are not on the same page at all. And they just move them along. Its unfair to the students and to the parents. I need a school who cares not to move students along.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
This is the third year my child has attended this school, he will not be returning next year. The teacher spends more time disciplining than teaching. No sports, no art, no GYM! Maybe there will be changes now that there is a new principal but I'm not waiting to see.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2005
My kids are in their third year at this school. I liked the school initially, however when problems have come up with my son it seems they are not listening to us, the parents. We are trying to get the schools help with diagnosing him ADHD. But they have little or no experience with this. Its a great school as far as what the kids learn, and I love the uniforms. However, they really need more teachers that are experienced in dealing with kids such as my son. This year I am actually considering placing my kids elsewhere because of my disappointment in the way my son's situation is being handled. I would love to see them get some after school activities as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
I was not happy with this school at all. My daughter attended Pontiac PSA, now known as Arts and Technology, for 6th and 7th grade. I really feel like my daughter did not get quality schooling. During her 6th grade year, she never had a steady teacher until the second semester. They never had a class trip. It seems that the administration could have did something for these kids, seeing they do not have ANY extracurricular activities. Her 7th grade year was not much better. I will admit that I loved her teacher but the school did not do a good job of keeping the disruptive kids from disturbing the kids that wanted to learn. I left that school feeling like I had really let my daughter down by choosing that school. This school is not what school is all about. It is a shame.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2004
We have been in the school since the day it opened and though I still have some uncertainties about the leadership and quality of the school. I still believe it to be one of the best school choices for those living in the Pontiac school district. Reminder this is not part of the public school system. It is a charter and often this is confused. Things I would like to see more in the future. Less concern about the numbers and the financials and more about the children that are there to learn. We had several behaviour incidents this year and none have been addressed to my satisfaction. My belief being they are more concerned about numbers then the childrens well being. I believe that if they could get this part under control that they would be able to compete with Walton Charter without a question.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I wish this school offered after school activities (sports). The staff there is very nice. I love the idea of uniforms. They need to enforce it though. Overall if it wasn't for this school I was going to drive my daughter to Waterford schools, because I didn't believe much in the Pontiac school district. But now I do.

- submitted by a parent
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Arts And Technology Academy Of Pontiac
888 Enterprise Drive, Pontiac, MI  48341
(248) 452-9309
Last modified Arts And Technology Academy Of Pontiac is a Charter school that serves grades K-11
Arts And Technology Academy Of Pontiac Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top