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 Afsa High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Afsa High School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Minnesota average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Afsa High School Reviews
Brother goes here and he is very happy has not enjoyed schooling before it.
Very community oriented, plans projects to help the environment and helps students find their voices. I enjoyed going to AFSA high school as a student and there is a lot of interesting clubs and extra curricular options.
Great school great learning environment great kids too!
My daughter is in her second year at AFSA and we couldn't be happier. She really enjoys the school, the staff and the academic challenges. She has a very large group of friends who are of like minds and the group is growing. The group is very welcoming and have added more kids as the school year progresses. All very nice kids!!!
Because the class sizes and the school is so small she has friends in every one of her classes. We are hesitant to publicize how good the school is and would like to keep it a secret, but we felt that the school deserved a very positive review!!
The classes are very challenging and our daughters' reading and writing skills have vastly improved. We credit this to the rigor and personal attention that she receives. The emphasis on science at AFSA has sparked an interest in our daughter that we never though she would have!!!
I hope that other parents give AFSA a try though I hear that next year is filing up fast and there may not be any more openings. Not surprised.
This school seemed like a great fit for my daughter but after spending two years there she was continually bullied by other students and even after multiple meetings with the faculty no action was taken. The school has been falling down a slippery slope and with a lack of involvement from faculty the situation is only worsening. There is a lack of planning and classes tend to be filled with "filler" material, even those geared for AP. I removed my daughter from the school finding many better options in the area.
i think that the school is amazing i been there for about a year or 2
and have not seen a fight or any real serious arguments and i feel very safe at that school and highly ecomend it:) if ur childs getting bullied afsas the right schoolthank you:by:aliyah and im 13
I agree with the review by Mr. Kapets, and both our daughter and we as her parents have felt this school is a great fit for her. This is the 3rd year my daughter has attended this school. Additional reviews on AFSA can be found at: http://www.trulia.com/schools/MN-Saint_Paul/The_Academy_For_Sciences_And_Agriculture_High_School/
My son has been going here since his freshman year, and as a parent we are very pleased with the school. Is it perfect, no. Show me a school that is? The curriculum is very good, with a great emphasis on science and agriculture, and the students are made to be held accountable in their studies, and their actions. Pay no mind to the negative reviews some parents and students may have. The kids aren't coddled here as in the majority of schools I have seen, i.e...
feel good groups, slap on the wrist, time outs. But they are also given, and made available to them, all the academic help they need, if they ask for it and seek it out. I believe several of these reviews are uncalled for. In the end the student/our children, are responsible for, and should be held accountable for all their actions, towards their fellow students and the teaching staff. The teachers do a great job, give them a break.
great school tons of unique opportunities
Very Slow, no progress.
The math program is severely lacking.
Very challenged in my opinion. Could use some work.. new teachers perhaps and a decent curriculum.
AFSA is possibly the worst mistake I made. DO NOT SEND YOU CHILD HERE!! With a corrupt office staff, unqualified teachers and a lack of academic acceleration this has to be one of the worst schools I have been involved in. My son went there for about a year and a half and I transferred him as soon as I realized how falsely advertised this school is. Excuse my French but the way this school is set up is downright ghetto and unplanned.
It is a very good school. Most of the teachers are great.