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7060 Camp Bowie
Fort Worth, TX 76116

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November 18, 2011
I am an alumni from ALA, I am now a Senior in High School and i feel like it helped me so much in high school and now going off to college. I learned to work hard, hands-on work, & how to solve problems in different ways. The school was very good about handling trouble, and to the reviews that say you only have to be in the "in-crowd", you don't. Most of the people who were bullied i noticed tried to fit in, and when they didn't get their way, threw a fit and people tried to get away from them, because they felt uncomfortable. it's nice to fit in, but not nice to fit in where you are almost forcing yourself on others, that only makes people scared & mad at them. Besides that, there are people of all types & groups, you don't have to just be in the in-crowd to fit in because you will find people of all different kinds! If you have a child that wants a better future, I would suggest to send them here, it really was a great school & everyone really did bond for the most part, even the "nerds" & the "populars", I actually talk to some even now!

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2011
This Skewl Iz Awesomee!!!(: But Likee Da Down Sidee Iz.NO I Am A Student! -Rafa Gonzalez-

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no rating October 14, 2010
I love ALA's approach to learning. Its not traditional and gives the students varies outlets for expressing their work. What ALA teaches at middle school level is what most schools teach at the high school level.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2010
This was a great school and was probably one of the best middle schools in fort worth and I am not sure where these people are getting that kids use drugs, and that it is a terrible school. They are obviously talking about the wrong school

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2010
Possibly the worst place i've ever been to, this school is nothing but a living nightmare. I am a student, and so many horrible things have happened to me during my two years at ALA. There are problems with bulliying and many demotivational things going on in that school. The V.P has kids favored over others, and many things are handled unfairly. If you want YOUR child to not have to go through pain,suffering, or being pulled into a crowd that will drag them into drug ussage and bulling, DO NOT send them here.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 01, 2010
Nooo! this school is the worst school i ever went to kids getting in fights everyday the kids were awefull to me and my friends some teachers were good but some picked on the kids along with the kids! it was out raguse! what ever you do dont put your kids in this school it will pull there confedence level waaaaaay down! and if they are in hte 'in crowd' they will just have friends that will tlk about them behind there backs and if not you will see there activity with you and your family fall and no friend would come over grades will most likey fall!

- submitted by a student
no rating December 07, 2009
This school is un - organized and not helpful. There are alot of fights and people being tormented . if i knew my child was going to be in an enviroment like this, i would never let them go

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
The students opinions/comments are the key. They help make the choices in how activities are run, what activities/learning to have and also help in decisions about changes they feel should be made with the school. You do not see that in a normal 6th-8th grade environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
I'm happy with my choice to send both my sons to ALA. I think project oriented learning is more like real life than just doing worksheets and tests. The teachers are paying attention to how the students are doing because, in two different classes, a teacher recognized that one of my sons was working so far above the rest of his class that they moved him up to a more challenging class.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The school provides great education to all of its students, the teachers are caring and attentive. It is a school in which the kids want to learn and have fun while doing it! Applied Learning Academy is a school that is good for a child who can work well in groups and is self-motivated, they work on projects throughout the school year which can be hard. But from this your child will become strong in their study habits and will be ready for High School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Applied Learning Academy is a Special Interest School for 6th-8th graders in the Fort Worth ISD. Students must apply to be accepted for one of about 80-100 spots in each grade. My daughter is in 8th grade there and this school is the top middle school in Fort Worth when it comes to preparing students for high school and college. They are involved in many projects during the year that require them to go out into the community to complete these projects. This focus on a real life application requires students to focus on learning and applying the skills and knowledge they need to solve a problem or implement a project. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
ALA is a great school. Both of my kids go there. I feel that teachers really care about their students. And the parents are very involved.

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August 22, 2009
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June 21, 2009
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May 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 10, 2009
Best of the best. Prior to teaching here, I had 4 children go to ALA. You must be a self-starter and self-motivated because most classes are project-oriented in a less structured environment.

- submitted by a teacher
December 19, 2008
I am a student at ALA and I think this is a great school. The teachers really care about the stuent's education and push them to get their work done. They also push the students to go above and beyond and make their work as best as it can be. I have looked at many reviews about this school and though some of them aren't that great this is still a great school. ALA does have it's flaws- ike everyone is saying it isn't as best as it was in the past and that is true but I still have to disagree and say this is a good school to send your child to. Many students are disappointed that we don't have sports and that is true but we are more focused on academics, so that will help in the long run. We also prepare students for high school.

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2008
i am an applied learning academy graduate, class of '06. I grew up in this school, the teachers were great. Mr. January, Mrs. Russell, Mr. B, Mrs. Becky. though i know they do not work there anymore, they made a big impact in my life. Not only them but all the teachers. now, im a junior at trimble tech ready to graduate early, i passed my SAT. Got into college, recieved sholarships, in National Honors society, majoring in Health Science Tech. and now working at the hospital as an assistant phlebotomist. Applied Learning Academy will forever be a great school.

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2008
ALA is a great school and the teachers always try to find ways to connect with the students. We have great test scores and the teaches always push us to do our hardest. F.Y.I. to past students we are trying to get a soccer team started.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2008
The faculty at ALA have gone out of their way to provide one-on-one attention to my child, and that attention has yielded confidence and success. The wonderful, practical educational techniques used at ALA ensure that my child doesn't merely pick up short-term skills; but develops a thirst for learning that will last a lifetime. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
this scool needs improvment for serious because my child has poor reading skills and all cause of the teachers that dont pay attention

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
We are very active in parent teacher organizations and volunteering at our children's schools. One should understand that parents partner with the teachers in a child's education; the learning doesn't stop when the final bell rings. With that said, ALA was the ONLY choice when it came to sending our child to a public school. If he had not been accepted, he would have been homeschooled. ALA has a waiting list of hopefuls--many were not fortunate enough to be accepted this school year. How many other schools can boast that? This school has earned the reputation as the best middle school in the FWISD. ALA is very academically oriented. You send your child to school for the educational opportunities, not to play sports. This institution is unparalleled in terms of academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 03, 2008
I am currently attending this school and I am about to go to the 8th grade. I have to say, in 6th grade, I had alot of fun. That was the best education that I have received at ALA in my two years here. I also think that some of the teachers are slacking. I will admitt that the students aren't so good either,but if you pay attention and ask questions when you don't understand something instead of sitting there, you would actually learn something. This school could be as good as it used to be if the students and teachers worked as one. I am glad I came to this school.

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2008
Applied Learning Academy has gone from Recognized to Acceptable from one class-- a class that can say they are responsible for the highest failing rate and the worst behavior ever in ALA. The best teacher is leaving, along with her coveted IPC class, which takes away another Pro from ALA. I suggest that you do not attend this school and simply go to your home middle school, because even though ALA seems more appealing than your traditional area middle schools, it is not, and maybe even worse.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 15, 2008
While ALA was in the past an exceptional school. Its quality has dropped at an astounding rate in just two years. I currently go here and have friends here and we all agree that we now regret coming here. The education we are recieving is lacking and even though we recieve hundreds its because it is not the least bit challenging. I do not think i will be prepared to go to highschool unless i study over summer break.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 30, 2008
HI my name is Raigan and i attend ALA. I am in 5 grade and it is wonderful i have gotten to do way much more in thsi school i have. I would give this school a 10 out of 10.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 03, 2008
I am currently going to ALA. The level of academic achievement of the students has dropped dramatically and is continuing to drop. The outbreak of violence is also rampant. I am highly disappointed with this school

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February 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2008
I attended Applied Learning Academy my 6th-8th Grade year. And I LOVED it. Its a samll school Where almost Everybody knows who you are. The Teachers really do care about the students education. I will admit that the vice principal and some teachers were a little TOO strict on some subjects. but they ment well. The only problem that I Actually had with the school is the lack of physical activity. as in NO SPORTS. I attend Northside high school now (Go Steers) and I sometimes feel left out because all my friends are in some type of sport and they always have practice. so I suggest that 'ALA' should include sports along with education. of course yea we have P.E. but it would be coll to compete against other schools. but overall. the school was great. I made alot of friends that I still talk to to this day.

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November 19, 2007
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November 18, 2007
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October 31, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 29, 2007
I was hesitant to send my daughter back to ALA this year. The environment is declining as is the instructional process. The teacher's no longer seem to care about the students. If I don't see a marked improvement soon, my daughter will attend somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
ALA is a good school academically ; however it lacks in physical activity and just plain fun. All this school is good for is probably its band and high school courses. Only sixth graders really like ALA. Honestly, theres a lot of drama for no reason and that distracts the students from their work. And every year its gets worse and worse. Also, ALA does not prepare their students for high school as well as other schools. They ship us off to high school as academic scholars, but we lack in sports and just about anything physical. And trust me, they dont plan on starting any physical activities any time soon. So parents, of you do send your kids to ALA please sign them up for a sport at the YMCA or something! And for everyone thats being forced to go there, i feel your pain!

- submitted by a former student
May 13, 2007
Not only a parent , I am also a music teacher at ALA. There is no other school in the metroplex that offers classical guitar , harp, and jazz band classes. Our 8th grade graduates make up 70% of the Pachal H.S. band ...every harpist earns a 4 year college scholarship.ALA is not a competitive school by virtue of its monetessori approach...hence no sports.

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May 05, 2007
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March 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2006
The school is okay, but has very low class students. The academics are alright, but no one, at least in the 6th grade cares about their work. They have no sports, but have partenerships with other places such as Casa Manana, and they have a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band. In my opinion, the level of parent involvement is 0. They barely have a PTA.

- submitted by a student
April 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2006
Applied Learning Academy was an amazing school, I learned so much in the three years I was there. Not only did it teach the academics required, it taught us valuble life skills, that I still use to this day, and will continue to use for the rest of my life. Applied learning is definatly a better way of teaching things, we learn hands-on, and doing things out in the real world. There is one part that we call 'Vital Link' and we go out for a week and work at various stores (such as Target, or borders) so we can get real world experience. We also learn leading skills, group skills, and how to work with all kinds of people. At ALA they teach the important lesson of accepting people, regardless of skin color, and other factors. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a former student
January 26, 2006
ALA was such an amazing school. I absolutely loved going there- I had so many memories, and everyone is so tight- it's like family! It's hard to leave, but memories will always be there.

- submitted by a former student
January 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2004
This school is outstanding, the administrative, teachers, parents and students all give 110% to make this school a success, we have the highest test scores in the district every year. Go ALA.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2004
Wonderful School! Caring hands on teachers! Nurturing rigorous atmosphere! What every school should be!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2004
I went to ALA for all three years, and I absoloutely loved it. We are an outstanding school (some of the highest TAKS scores for middle schools in the district) and I feel that I recieved an excellent education. The teachers were excellent, and it was a great community where everyone knew almost everyone else. ALA was like my second family, and I am going to miss it so much, since I'm going into Paschal this year. I would definately send my kids here, if I still live in Fort Worth once I'm older.

- submitted by a former student
no rating August 13, 2003
I am going into 8th grade at the Applied Learning Academy this year, and I love this school! We have partnerships with businesses in Fort Worth and we go to help there a few times each month. We had to learn how to write a resume and letter of application. The teachers here are really nice, and will help if you ask. All in all, this school is great!

- submitted by a community member
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Applied Learning Academy
7060 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, TX  76116
(817) 815-5500
Last modified Applied Learning Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Applied Learning Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top