It's a great school academically. But if you're poor be prepared for your child to not be able to participate in some school functions such as, concerts and plays. In just one week they asked for $45. $15 for a spring production, $20 for a father/daughter dance and a $10 for a field trip all due in the same week and that's just if you have one child. I could only imagine the pressure a single parent of multiple children feel with the expense of this school.
My daughter has been attending since kindergarten. Great school academically. They have a lot of behavior issues but that stems from home. It is the job of the parents to discipline their children, not the teachers. Once everyone gets that into their heads, the schools and children would have better outcomes.
The Academy is a good school academically, but safety issues was my biggest concern and problem. Some of the teachers are inexperience, have no college degrees, and not capable of controlling the classroom's behavior.. In specials the kids are out of control and wild. The principal and deans show no concern with the safety of students when issues of safety and concern are brought to their attention. I would not recommend anyone to put their child in this school. I rate this school a one for major safety issues, and lack of care for the students.
Academically effective, but experience with classroom control and behavior issues very ineffective.. Most of the teacher have no control or experience in controlling the classrooms behavior. The classrooms are over crowded.
The school shows favoritism to certain students. Some students are punish for defending themselves, and some get away with kicking, hitting, and punching other students. The school's principal and dean seem to only address issues they want to address. While other issue they sweep under the rug.
The Academy Charter School has qualified teachers and school leadership that genially care about the children they have been given the responsibility to teach. The school goes above and beyond to prep their students for the Commen Core exams. The Academy scholars are at the top academically in comparison to other elemanary schools on Long Island. My son has attended The Academy since kindergarten and I am very happy with the education and social skills he has received. Thank you Academy.
My daughters have been attending the academy charter school since kindergarten. The teachers are knowledgeable, goal oriented and encourages parent's involvement. The curriculum is challenging, the leadership is strong and the school provides enrichment programs. I am really happy with the progress my daughters have made, academically as well as their socialization skills.