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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (3 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (4 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very ineffective (4 responses)
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Alpha Academy 1

Posted January 08, 2016
- a parent
This school is awful! My daughter is currently in Kindergarten. The first time that there was a half-day of this school year, it was not on the form that was given out that notified all of the parents of the days off. (The days off are different than the regular Cumberland County school system.) No additional notice was sent either. They let out at 1130a and I was not called until 330p. I was not the only parent either. Now I am having an issue with the teacher not accepting her homework even though it was completed and brought to school! My child is 5 years old and in Kindergarten! Plus, they give 30 minutes of homework each night. Not to mention that the teachers are illiterate. I have taken several pictures of the horrible grammar they write on her notes that are sent home daily. Finally, they do offer field trips however, they completely overcharge! They are taking a trip to the zoo and charging $35! The zoo charges $9 per individual for groups over 15. That is an outrageous up charge! Also, if your child has "bad behavior" they will keep your money and not allow the child to go!

Alpha Academy 1

Posted November 06, 2015
- a parent
We are pulling our kids out of this school. This school is so disorganized. Since there is no cafeteria the kids eat lunch at their desks, most days they will sit at their desk all day with no breaks unless the teacher decides they have behaved well enough to go outside so they can run around in the field across from the school. They give out so much homework that sometimes it takes 2 or more hrs to complete. The teachers are incompetent & don't seem to care about the kids. Many teachers have been hired & let go this year so much that you don't even know who is teaching your kids. 30 kids in 1 class is too many, especially when they are crammed together. If your child needs extra help they can't/won't provide it. The boys have to wear belts if they forget to put 1 on they will put duct tape around your child to bully them into remembering to wear one. All they care about is keeping the test scores up. They are not allowed to bring any school books home, so if you try to help your child with homework it's a pain especially with common core stuff. I have talked to many moms who are pulling their kids out of this school. If you want your child to go to a nurturing school, 1 that cares about the kids and that has more learning opportunities for your child DO NOT PUT THEM IN THIS SCHOOL because you will not find that at this school.


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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective

Posted November 06, 2015
- a parent
All the teachers care about is the test scores. If the kids need extra help they will not give it. With 30 kids to a classroom the kids are crammed together.

Alpha Academy 2

Posted November 05, 2015
- a community member
This is our second year at this school. They do not try to help the children who need it. It's all about money. They are also disorganized. The few field trips I have been on have not even been beneficial. There is no playground, no parking, no cafeteria, really no place for the children to have a break from their desks. They are in the process of building another building and adding another grade, so two grades are in the gym. If your child has an IEP or special needs, they discourage your from enrolling. They are incompetent when it comes to handing them. One of my kids has had 4 different teachers so far this year (no he hasn't moved to different classes). They can't keep teachers, or even qualified ones.

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Grateful to: Staff member

Posted November 05, 2015
- a community member
Mrs. Elizabeth and the speech teachers (who are contacted). They actually help my son. Even the exceptional child coordinator doesn't.


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Amount of homework: Too much

Posted November 05, 2015
- a community member
They are not allowed to bring any books home. How are we supposed to help them if they can't bring books home to study what they learned throughout the day

Alpha Academy 3

Posted August 25, 2015
- a parent
This is our first year at Alpha Academy. We are a few weeks into the 2015 school year. I have one child in K and one in 1st grade. As of right now there is not a proper area for the children to play outside. They don't seem to get enough play at all through out the day. Homework takes a minimum 1hr for each child a night. One of my children's teachers doesn't seem to care to connect to the class...very cold towards the children from what I have seen. The academic standards are high which is good but there doesn't seem to be a balance. Research shows that children connect to what they learned through play after a lesson, there isn't even PE offered at this time. I am afraid that the kids will start to get stressed and overwhelmed. I hope I can get back on here and say something more positive but as of right now I am strongly considering sending my children to another school.

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Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted August 25, 2015
- a parent
My children are learning so far, it all depends on the teacher. As of right now academically they are doing good, but I feel they might start getting stressed.


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Amount of homework: Too much

Posted August 25, 2015
- a parent
My children get up at 0620 and don't get home until 1615hrs. They get an hour of play then have to do homework, which takes one 1hr minimum. That is too much!

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Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted August 25, 2015
- a parent
One of my children's teachers is very sweet but doesn't allow the kids to act up. There is a good balance in how she teaches. My other child however, the teacher is cold towards the students...I can't imagine that compassion, caring and empathy is taught if the teacher is not acting them out.

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Alpha Academy
8030 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC  28305
(910) 223-7711
Last modified Alpha Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alpha Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 77 reviews. Top