As parent whose children use to go to this school. I found that there were too many administration changes, every year their was a new director. One semster they offer spanish only to cancel in midstream. I was very disappointed with how the lack of control of studnts. The adminstration would blame it on the teachers. My son needed special education services and they did nothing to help me with son's problems. They over charge for lunches that are deporable. They don't offer free lunch programs because the kitchen is not up to code. Everytime I went to the office the staff was gossiping about a child, parent, or a teacher. There no music, art, programs available. They would get good teachers but because of such horrible administration they would leave. The parents show lack of concern. I feel sorry for your children if you send them there!
My son has been in attendance at this school now going on 3 years and honestly I am not so pleased. I have been trying to hold off on pulling him out, hoping to see some changes. There are not enough extra curricular activities and no music program which is unbelievable. The main thing, however that has been most upsetting is the fact that this school does not even have honors Assemblies for the children who excel. My son has received straight A's for 2 yrs consecutively and I cant even attend program where he can be recognized. So, to make a long story short if no improvemnts are made, I will be pulling him after the 2005/2006 school year.
I am a former student of Academy Of Southfield, in the year 2000. I attended the school for two years. I'm speaking truthfuly, when I say that school needs some major improvements. In 3rd grade when I attended that school, I had an excellent teacher. Her name was Mrs.Black, she challenged her students in academicly,physically,and mentally. But when 4th ame along, it was the pits. I was literaturely teaching myself how to read, write, etc. The work I did recieve was 2nd grade work or did-dos. And I don't even want to get started with the adminstration or school discpline issues. Awful! But I say all of this to say, this school needs a change, and needs to focus more on our children.
The Academy of Southfield is an incompetant school at best. They don't deal with the problems, but place blame on the teachers. A misbehaved child suffers no consequence because the principal blames 'classroom management'. I could not believe how she degraded my child's teacher right in front of me and other students. Just unbelievable! The teacher's are paid far less than teachers in a public school, yet deal with so much more than one person should have to. The academic program is less than acceptable. My child has had art and computers twice in the past 7 weeks - not okay! I can't believe this 'company' is still in 'business'! My child is seen as a dollar value just as any business sees a customer. Only difference is no customer satisfaction!
The Administration is absolutely horrible!!! There is no support and no consequences for the misbehaved child who is ALWAYS in trouble! They get away with everything! Most of the teachers are wonderful and are working with what they have. But what they need most is support, which is non-existent! I have pulled my child out of the school and sent him back to Detroit. I have never seen such a poorly run school. God bless those teachers who stick it out and deal with such madness!
academy of southfield is a nice it just has to much rules and every casual you have to pay and you should be able to bring a purse or more.our school used to be fun dances until 6pm and casual day every friday what happened to that.
From a teachers standpoint... the administration is not supportive, is very unprofessional and does not follow through on discipline.
Here is the inside scoop on Academy of Southfield. The administration cares more on the dollar value of what kids are worth than what they actually learn. Count day is always a circus, not to mention their overcrowded latchkey program.
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