When a school expands and opens a new campus, there are roadblocks and glitches along the way. However, ACA's staff and parents work extremely hard to uphold the standards and traditions that have made it such an incredible school. Whichever campus your child is on, they are receiving a high quality education from a dedicated team.
This is our 4th year attending this school. As of the 2011-2012 school year, there are now two campuses, the Arkansas (original) & Bowen (new) campus with K-8th grade. This is a private school/college preparatory education with no tuition. The success is attributed to the previous director of education at the Arkansas campus, dedicated teachers, plentiful parental involvement and wonderful students. In addition to the high classical style education, it offers numerous extracurricular activities & fee-based after school care. The Bowen campus was previously under the leadership of a new director of education who was lowering the standards of the school, but has recently been replaced with a new director. The frowned upon 50% minimum grade policy has been REMOVED. Also a new superintendent has been hired to oversee both campuses to make sure that the high academic standards are maintained. The waiting list for this school is notorious for being high. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants a high quality, challenging & rigorous education for their child & save the thousands of dollars of expense of a private school tuition. Your tax dollars are paying for it anyway!
I have a 2nd grader at Bowen Campus and we are very happy there. I don't understand someone from Arkansas stating Parents not welcome at Bowen. That is a completely False statement! I love my child's teachers and all the other staff. They are all great w/my child and my child is extremely happy here. The curriculum is still very challenging for us and it is a heck of alot more than what we would be learning in public school. Love ACA Bowen!
I agree the Arkansas Campus is Great my daughter is in 1st grade and her teacher is fantastic. The teaching of reading, math, and memorizing of poems teach my child to succeed and I am very happy with the curriculum also. The parent involvement is amazing, it has and always will be welcomed here with no restrictions.
Arkansas campus is following tradition of the Original Foundation I am so happy my child attends this campus. Both campuses do need to come together as one school and follow the same curriculum or the Bowen campus will not succeed. I am giving the stars based on the Arkansas campus alone.
My son just started the Bowen Campus of ACA, 2nd grade. Yes, there is some confusion and growing pains, as I anticipated with any new campus. But the teachers are dedicated, they unapologetically teach to the expected academic level, whille helping students who were not so fortunate as to be ACA educated in 1st grade. I am delighted. No complaints.
My 2 Kids go to Bowen Campus just I want to say is a wonderful school parents and teachers work toguether for the students is constantly communication, thats why is rate 9.
The thing to remember is the terrifc education that your children receive at ACA. The new campus is lovely and the Bowen staff are learning how to better "work" with the buildings everyday!!! They are committed to an accelerated curriculum, high educational standards and focusing on the academic achievement of the students. Every new endeavor has growing pains - accept it and instead focus on ALL that is good!!
My son is very happy attending Arlington Classics Academy. We are very happy with the direction the teachers take and the education he is receiving. We are also excited that they have added 7th and 8th on as well.
Something is drastically wrong with the math program in third and fourth grade. Can't something be done?
This school is wonderful. The classical education my children recieve along with a strong teacher, parent relationship is tops.
My son has just finished seven wonderful years at ACA. He started his first day of kindergarten there, and graduated from 6th grade last Tuesday night. We are so sad ACA does not have a 7th grade yet, but we are so thankful to Mr. Simon, and all of the staff at ACA for making my son's elementary school years memorable, both academically, and socially. We highly recommend Arlington Classics Academy to everyone!
This is a great and academically challenging school. My sons have learned so much and grown so much with the caring staff. I would strongly recommend this school to parents who want to prepare their children for future academic success as well as college
I graduated in 2009. The school is great, & I had a great experience. The school has gotten a lot harder than when I started. The school requires a lot of parent participation, & since of the higher education level, there is a lot more homework than public schools. There are parker uniforms, & and other rules about shoes, socks, belts, leggings, free dress day, etc. I gave this school a 4 instead of a five, because of certain teachers I personally was not a fan of, & some other students would agree. Over all it is a great school.
ACA has yet to disappoint us. I am so pleased with how my kindergartener's year has gone.
ACA is top notch! You cannot go wrong with the exemplary model they have achieved.
ACA is an AWESOME school. We have a higher class of children with less discipline problems. We teach a grade ahead in some subjects. Our parents love to volunteer. We receive a ton of communication from our teachers and other staff members.
Arlington Classics Academy is an accelerated school in which students are immersed in history, science, math, art, spanish and specials. My children love this school and can't wait to go back after summer break. The parents are very involved as well and Mr. Simon is incredible. He cares for each of the children. They all feel special in his eyes. Thank you for the opportunity to brag about our school!
The teachers are caring, the administration responsible, the principle involved, the curriculum challenging and well-rounded.
This school cares about its stufents the teachers want to see them be the best they can be!
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