My child is having a very good experience in this school. Engaged teachers, attentive administrators -- I mean, no school is completely perfect in every way, but this is a really good high school. Cons: Gym classes are overcrowded, only one French teacher (so not enough seats for those who want them). But the rest of the classes are solid, and the AP classes have been very good for my child. Clubs and sports have been suffcient (I imagine some of the huge HS have more, but it seems like kids can all find something they like). I do recommend AAS!
Poor excuse for a school. The staff is unorganized, there are unqualified teachers and only a handful of teachers are helpful. I spent two years here, and my sophomore year was just hell. My English class basically did nothing the entire year. The gym class is way too overcrowded. It is not a good environment if you actually want to learn and have a traditional high school experience. The ap classes are also very limited. You don't really have a variety of classes to choose from. I barely learned anything from my sophomore year classes. Some teachers are in for the job for the paycheck. I felt as if I wasted my time in this school. I could have done something better than sit around in gym class for an hour and twenty minutes. If you want to hang around LIC and don't really care about learning, then this is the perfect school for you.
I was a student at the Academy of American studies until sophomore year.The school spirit is strong and also the school has so many events through the year. There are indeed some students which are trouble makers but all schools has its flaws. But mostly all of the students there are great. You can have more freedom to go around during study hall and grab a meal at the near grocery. The basketball team is great also the coach is a really nice person u will enjoy it
teachers are tough graders and bullying goes around a lot especially if your black . School is interested in sports having a lot of sports teams.There are a few trouble makers in the school and gossip gets around fast since theres not as many students.
It's a small school where everyone knows each other . Most of the teacher are really great such as Ms Jaffe, she's not a teacher only. The way she teaches you is just inspiring, she teaches about the meaning of life, the world, people. Mrs Greenspam she makes boring biology as interesting as a fiction book. Ms Toro, she is not only a teacher but she is your friend.It's really a great school.
If I could give a 0 star rating, I would. This school has very unprofessional staff, almost no choices in elective classes, poor facilities, and is extremely overcrowded. They brag a good reputation for American history while neglecting science and math classes with very poor staff in those areas, no science labs, even some humanities teachers are not good. If you have an issue with a teacher mistreating you here- good luck. Because there is nobody to complain to either. Staff acts like this school is all that when it is not, going here robs a student of a high school experience and does NOT prepare them for college. Facilities are a nightmare and a fire hazard, classes are held in extremely cramped classrooms and during passing, hallways are a nightmare. This school brags maybe three teachers who actually know what they are doing and are qualified while the rest are rude, unprofessional, and inexperienced. There is a lot of favoritism that occurs in this school from multiple staff members amongst other unfair things. DO NOT go here, you will regret it! This school gets away with countless violations somehow, and it is at the expense of students. I am glad to have graduated.
Its an amazing school... amazing leadership, we all stick together! Teachers are our bestfriends. They dont give up on us. I love Academy of American Studies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!