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Academics, answer the following questions "yes" or "no" with an explanation if appropriate:
Are there any classes or subjects where students are not appropriately challenged?
Not challenged in English Language Arts. - Feb 5, 2016
Math wasn't challenging enough for a child who is relatively strong in math. - Feb 3, 2016
The school has a two tiered first grade system. I think the first year of first grade is for the Mexican children to improve their English. So when they go to second grde, ASFG has them in the second tier of first grade. It sounds crazy and it is. It presents so many dilemmas for parents and children. Talk to other families with children in the school to see how it affects them. Your child will either feel s/he has been kept back or be put into classes with children a year older. - May 15, 2014
Spanish as a Foreign Language could be a bit more challenging. - May 8, 2014
Yes- because the focus is to get the native speakers to learn English, the language arts program is behind the U.S. equivelent for said grade and Math is a year ahead. They changed the math program while we were there so now parents must choose whether to place their children by age or by curriculum. In relation to U.S. standards, children will be behind by a grade level academically if they are placed with their same-age peers, or correctly placed academically but with children who are 9-18 months older. - Apr 26, 2014