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!
This Skewl Iz Awesomee!!!(: But Likee Da Down Sidee Iz.NO I Am A Student! -Rafa Gonzalez-
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
this scool needs improvment for serious because my child has poor reading skills and all cause of the teachers that dont pay attention
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.
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.
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