63 Parent Reviews for Alameda Community Learning Center
I left ACLC three years ago along with over 1/2 of my class (the top half of the class). I have been talking to good friends of mine and I am afraid the school has only been getting worse (which I thought was impossible). This school has mastered the use of propaganda. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!! They talk
... Read more about "student-empowerment" in running the school. Frankly I had less say then any student of any other public or private school. Furthermore they emphasis the importance of "project learning." What "project learning" is really busy work with no value to it what so ever. The curriculum is useless and focuses ONLY on California state testing. SAT, ACT, and general education they just don't care about. All they care about is their outward appearance. I lost years of my life going to this "school" I plead with you not to make the same mistake. Read less
Posted by a other on 12/02/13
My son is in his second year at ACLC and, for the first time since he was in second grade, he was looking forward to going back to school at the end of the summer!! The model used at ACLC may not be for everyone but it sure works for my son. The fact that learners (students) have a say in their school,
... Read more they have options and they must take responsibility for a lot of their learning seems to be a great match for him. He was tired of condescending teachers, too much rote learning in elementary school and not being able to learn at his own pace (faster in Math and Science, average in English/Social Studies). The Facilitators are fabulous, experienced and seem to enjoy teaching. The leadership is also exemplary, always going the extra mile! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/27/13
My son is a 9th grader and this is our first year at ACLC. We couldn't be happier. There is less structure and more need for personal responsibility, which is a good fit for my son. Parents are included in all school communication, including grades and homework. My son is enjoying his classes, teachers
... Read more and choices that ACLC affords him. Teachers are very enthusiastic and available. Really pleased overall. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/20/13
My daughter is having a great experience for 3 years now! Their project based curriculum works well for students interested in science and engineering! Creativity at its best!
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Posted by a parent on 09/19/13
ACLC is an amazing collection of creative, collaborative and exceptional thinkers (adults and youth alike). It's a place where my 7th grader girl feels accepted as an individual and "normal" in her love of math and science. She and we (her parents) feel that we have a voice at the school and really
... Read more appreciate the talents of both faculty and families here. What a welcoming community! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/19/13
ACLC is a diverse, inclusive student body that emphasizes project-based learning. Physics, algebra, and geometry, for example, comes into play in the egg-catapault and mini- rollercoaster projects. Grades 6-12 share a cozy campus next door to Wood Middle School and just a block from Alameda's Crown Beach.
... Read more It's a good school for self-starters, although the school also emphasizes academic support and planning skills. Post high school planning begins in 9th grade. The emphasis is on learners as leaders, but families also volunteer. In 2012-13, almost 80% of the families donated $ to the school's main fundraiser. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/19/13
My wife and I enrolled our son and daughter at ACLC when we moved to Alameda two years ago. Since then, we've experienced first-hand how ACLC s self-directed learning approach helps kids develop independence. Our initial parental jitters and hovering soon gave way to trust in our kids own ability
... Read more to do what needs doing (or suffer their own consequences). This kind of self-reliance regarding classes, homework and community service makes ACLC a great college-prep experience. (They also get to take real community college classes instead of AP classes). Along with solid academics, ACLC kids get empowered in other vital ways. Our daughter became a more confident performer in the Rockshop music program. Our son co-created an ACLC baseball team that made it to the NCS championships. This summer, he successfully helped crusade for ACLC students to have the right to join teams at the adjacent (larger) public high school. Amazing things like this just happen at ACLC. With the infusion of energy from a new principal, counselor and science teacher this year, I m even more excited about the school s future and can t wait to see how our kids and their friends thrive and evolve. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/04/12
ACLC has been an incredibly positive developmental journey for both of my children. In two years, my high-schooler has gone from being a non-participative (even rebellious) teen to being an involved and responsible leader with straight A's. My middle-schooler has learned to take full responsibility
... Read more for homework, time management and achieve high academic performance, and have fun while doing it. Each child has benefited from this school in different ways because the personalized program allows them to create their own outcomes and requires them to take responsibility for their own learning. Though they follow the CA state curriculum, they go creatively beyond "teaching to the test." This is a supportive, yet academically demanding, college-prep community that fosters personal responsibility, independence, creativity and self-motivation with incredible opportunities for leadership and advanced academic accomplishment (taking college classes at nearby community colleges). With new school leadership and staff in critical areas this year (2012-13), it promises to be even better. An education in life as well as academics, ACLC is a special place that creates special people. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/31/12
My child has thrived at this school. It is definitely an alternative to traditional public school and not for everyone, but has been a good fit for us. The teachers are inspired and really take the time to get to know individual students. A lot of "out of the box" learning takes place which is really
... Read more neat. I have also found it very easy to monitor my child's assignments and progress through the school's online grade system. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/29/12
I am very active supporting this very caring school community. I have to say my child's grades reflect the effort that he put into his classes. He has done poorly where he has missed assignments and done very well were he has been on top of his work.
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Test Year: 2012
Alameda Community Learning Center
Alameda City Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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Alameda schools — Alameda Community Learning Center is located at 210 Central Ave Rm 603, Alameda CA 94501. 210 Central Ave Rm 603 is in the 94501 ZIP code in Alameda, CA The school district for Alameda Community Learning Center is the Alameda City Unified School District. Alameda Community Learning Center is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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