The Academy has many good qualities, for one it teaches students and gives them the opportunity to become a better well prepared young adult. It helps them become more organized, to follow what will be their future. Teaches great aspects, towards getting along with any religion, race, etc. There are no 'cliques' majority of student body knows each other. There is also a unique type of bond with student to teacher way, the teachers have become a friend to the students. Yet they know when it is time to be a friend, and be a teacher and teach. These students have come a long way, longer ways then a handful of them would of gone, if it weren't for this school, they would probably be at their home school just slacking off. I believe this school has had a great impact in all of these young adults. Good Luck!!
This school is not as great as most people says it is. Everyone from students to teachers are too reliant on the computers. There is little or no emphasis on extracurricular activities. The students at this school are selfish and show little drive towards their education. If you are a student or parent considering to go towards this school, take my word for it if you value your or your child's education.
This is an awesome school. Visit Academy Website at http://academy.ws
I think this school is a great opportunity for our our children. The only complaint I have is there are not enough extracuricular activites.
As a Junior Student of The Academy of Irving ISD I think of this High School is one experience of life, the one day I will tell my sons and grandsons that I went to a creative and technological enviroment of a great school named The Acedemy of Irving ISD. As right now my English had improvement, English as second language, let me tell you something about my first day of school when I begann as freshmen. I used to think this High School is not for me. This looked like a office school. All of us with laptops and no bells in the interchange of class of periods. Then I thought I should give more time to this 2 years old high school, back then was 2002.T hen today as a 11th grade student, I think this [is] goint [to] be a great year.(If you want me to explain more please write a review about this.)
The school is under new leadership this year. My child is a freshman and so far I would have to agree with the negative feedback. Having responsible students is one thing, but ignoring the responsibilities that administrators and instructors have is another. It's only been 3 weeks, but I don't see a lot happening. There has been practically no homework and the so-called Blackboard system isn't being utilized yet so there is no feedback from instructors. As for the student who thought the Academy was wonderful - students usually feel this way when allowed to have their way. In support of the new principal I can say that he seems to have the attire under control. Let's give him some time and maybe his leadership will foster positive changes. My child does have one instructor that I can say is very caring and the school nurse is also.
I think the Academy was a bad investment in our districts money. The money spent on this place could have been used for better quality in our three main high schools. The school district should really revise the education continuing at this school!
Its true, this school is a great school. I don't know who is going against it, but, I'll make it clear that the reason the academy is like that is to teach kids some responsibility. There aren't any babysitters here.
The leadership at this school is atrocious. There are no policy or procedures set in place and there is no parental involvement or encouragement by the administration of this facility to involve the parents in a structured environment to keep up with the student's learning processes. Teachers are lax in getting grading done and contacting parents whose children are at risk of or are failing core subjects. Very few of the teachers at this facility make an effort to go the extra mile to make sure that students learn up to there full potential. The counselors at this facility all need to be replaced or sent to training classes on how to interact with the parents in a more effective and positive manner. A lot of restructuring needs to be done at this school, and fast if the tax payers of Irving expect on getting any return on their investment!
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