Academy of Math and Science
Tucson, AZ 85705
About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Academy of Math and Science's test results to learn more about school performance.
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Academy of Math and Science Reviews
My wife and I had our daughter in AMS and we were happy there. We decided to transfer the girl to a different school when my wife changed jobs because it would mean a better commute. We soon found out that that new school, a public school, was using the same 4th grade math book that our daughter had used the previous year (in fourth grade.) When we asked the teacher at the new school why 5th graders were using a 4th grade math book, she could not formulate a coherent answer. My daughter missed AMS and wanted to go back. After only a few weeks of this public school my wife and I could see nothing but problems so we then decided to send out daughter back to AMS so that she would get a better education than what was offered in the public school. While AMS was already full for that grade, the Principal was very accommodating in finding a spot for our daughter. It was challenging but the AMS faculty and staff were always quite helpful. Now that the school year is finished, we are all happy that we had the opportunity to be at AMS.
I am very happy with AMS, and not only because my son is safe, pampered and joyful at school, but because the academic level is above all expectations. At the end of KG ALL students in his class read books and write 5-sentences compositions. They finished the 1st grade math program in KG, so you can send them buy groceries, and they will bring you the exact change. Next year, in 1st grade they will do the 2nd grade program, and so one. Every week children have a poetry to learn. They have music twice per week, Art, and other electives. Every day a club is offered after school, as well as free tutoring and homework help. At the beginning I was afraid of the homework, but at the end of the year I am only happy with it: the homework process is now as natural as brushing the teethes, because it started at this early age. Every morning my sleepy KG son asked me "Do we go to school today?", and when I said "Yes", he jumped from his bed with "Hooray!" He is happy as he can be with his caring teacher, administrators who know all children names and characters, and his classmates who are all his good friends.
My daughter was not being challenged at her previous middle school. She attended AMS for 8th grade this year. The difference in her outlook on school is astounding. She is motivated and earned straight A’s. She also won many local and state awards for writing, math and art. When considering her options for high school, she chose to stay at AMS because of the person attention she receives from the excellent teachers. She is also excited about the dual-credit classes she can take to earn college credit. On this last day of school, we both look forward to her high school career at AMS.
This is a first rate school. As a member of the community, I constantly hear positive parental reviews about the curricula and program, teachers, administration, and the school's commitment towards improving the community.