Sad to say that unfortunately after 10 years of being a parent at this school, I am now on great school in search of a different school for my younger children. I have been with the school almost from the beginning and since the past 3 years or so, things have began to tumble. The teachers seem to have lost their enthusiasm and interest for teaching. The new principal and new appointed roles of leadership, seem to be lacking the once sound structure I was use to for many years. I am sorry to move on, but I feel I need to find a school that is progressing and stimulating my kids minds. And right now I just feel like this is not happening anymore. I pray they can be able to pick it back up and get on track. So disappointing to see the low test scores on here.
I have to agree with the previous parents review. When my kids started YLA was an awesome school but now it is mediocre at its best. The teacher/student involvement has went down greatly. The new principal does not seem to be in the forefront at all. Sadly thing have went downhill since under Ronn Johnson leadership which says a lot with all of the charges he is facing.
Horrible! They're have been a lot of changes over the last few years and this school is now extremely disappointing. The new principle doesn't seem to really care about the kids. He never spoke to myself or my husband when we walked in the school..very haughty. I would not suggest that anyone send their child to this school.
My daughter started there as a K4 student and her experience there as a student encouraged me to become a part of the staff. I am overwhelmed with the response and amount of love my child has received as part of being a student here. Education and discipline is what they teach these children and train them to do it for themselves so school life will be a little less difficult for them. The principle and staff train them for success in and environment! I'm extremely excited to be a part of the staff and my child to be a part of success! Thank you to you all!
I love the way the teachers are involved in the kids learning abilities and also how involved they are. This was my childrens first year and they love it and so I love that they love being there. I have seen a better attitude of learning from them both.
Excellence, Brilliance Superiority, Quality Brightness radiance is what this school represent for out children, I am proud to to say that my children attend YLA.
My children have attended YLA since it was built. My 20 year old graduated from there in 2005 and is now completing his 2nd year in college. My 16 year old graduated from YLA in 2009 and is finishing his sophomore year in high school. The confidence and discipline he learned gave him the courage to audition for American Idol and make it on National TV to Hollywood week and the top 100 singers in the nation! My youngest son, 13 is now in the 7th grade at YLA. He has attended since K-4. This is the best school ever! All three have remained on the honor roll, and have a since of responsibility, not only to themselves, but to their community as well. I applaud Young Leaders Academy and the great job they have done thus far! I am proud and honored to belong to such a wonderful family! Mr. Johnson is the best ever! I would recommend this school to anyone! I am almost sorry that I only have one more year left!
I am a proud parent and grandparent of three YLA students (one child and two grandchildren). This school has high expectations for our children to insure that they are challenge with every learning opportunity possible. My daughter has made a vast improvement in her grades since attending YLA. I am a witness to this school s advanced curriculum as compared to most parochial and public schools. I often tell parents about enrolling their child to this school. If you want your child to have the greatest learning experience, send them to the Young Leaders Academy!
I currently have two children attending YLA, and I am very well pleased with the progress of both my children. My son, who's currently in the 5th grade, has been attending YLA since K-5. Every year has been a bit of a struggle with trying to keep him focused and in task, but this year, I truly can say that I didn't have to do most of the hard-work by myself, because of his wonderful 5th grade teacher who kept him in line and more focused than he usually is. My daughter's teacher and teacher assistant are wonderful as well. They're really teaching my children, and I can tell! What an outstanding group of faculty! They really put their all into teaching and it shows! Keep up the good work!!!!
I am very please with Young Leaders Academy. This is my daughter's first year at the school and she loves it. I am very pleased with the attitude that the staff has for higher education.
As a 10 years student, I am very grateful for all that the Young Leaders Academy instilled upon me. I know that this school has spontaneous teachers that truly cares for the students no matter their back round or race. Young Leaders Academy has great academic programs such as the Gifted and Talented program, which I'm currently enrolled in. The GT program has gotten me ready for high school and even college. As for the principal, he has been like a father to me and I thank him for that, he is a very true, loving, and caring person.
I am very proud to work for the Young Leaders Academy. The name says it all.
This is an excellent school. The curriculum is rigorous and the children are disciplined to do their very best. The children are expected to be on their best behavior. The staff is supportive and the families who send their children to YLA are commited to giving their child a first-class education.
YLA provides students with excellent opportunities that are not offered in any other learning environment. It allows students to be a part of many learning activities outside the classroom. The students are given the support they need to be truly successful and to find themselves. They are given all the tools they need to be prepared for high school and for an education beyond the high school level. With the help of dedicated parents and staff, students grow as a whole person, not just academically. The staff is extremely dedicated to helping the students reach their full potential.
Great school for my children. The Academy belives the children, and that teaches the children to believe in themselves. This school teaches students, families, and community members to strive toward their future, AND excel sucessfully. I am a parent, AND a staff person.... I really love this place.
Young Leaders Academy is an excellent school where your child will strive to have leadership skills in order to become a functioning citizen in today's society.
YLA is a great learning center. College bound, character strong! A great staff with dedication to the youth.
I am a 1st Grade teacher here at the Young Leaders Academy. I feel that this is a first-class learning enviornment that equips all students for success. The school is based on positive values with a college-bound focus. -Mr. Love
Wise Leadership among admin. staff, and teachers that are genuinely concerned about the well being of their students. My child is enrolled at YLA and I am a proud parent of a brilliant k5 student. The support at home combined with the great teachers have really enriched the life of my daugther.
Young Leader's Academy is a purposeful learning environment for the academic and character delvelopment of each of its students. The students are taught and modeled the value of learning and the necessity of education; including higher education. College is introduced in kindergarten and discussed as non-optional, as the students spend their time at YLA becoming life long learners.
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