My child attends Adventure Learning Academy in the three year old class and I am also a substitute teacher at the center. The two teachers that &quot;left unexpectedly last week &quot; quit on their own accord with no notice and if they were soo great and loved the children soo much then they would have given a two week notice and would have told the children goodbye in their classrooms. Instead they gave no notice and gave no explanation to the children. I do not want my son being taught by a teacher who did not care enough to say goodbye and left without considering the children. I am filling in as a teacher for one of the classrooms that was abadoned and one of the students thought it was her fault that her teacher left. So to Ljkoen7978, if you want your child taught by that type of teacher then ALA is not the place for you. I say good ridence and the &quot;ugly drama&quot; is now gone. Adventure Learning Academy is a clean safe place for my child and I would not take him anywhere else. The director and the other teachers at the center care about the children and actually teach them instead of like most centers who have playtime all day and do not teach the children anything. I would have to say the teachers at the center now are worth something and the teachers that left weren't anything.
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Upstage is a wonderful environment to put not just children, but teens and young adults in as well! I am a student there and I adore it. They are totally flexible (based on need of course.) and offer scholarship opportunities. I auditioned for Charlie Brown there last year and the owners welcomed me with open arms. I wasn't just the annoying high school student tagging along with the cool college kids, I was part of the group with them. I took interest in the production class, but when I couldn't afford it, they offered me a work study program where I would only pay partial tuition. I helped (and still do help) with the 2nd-6th grade production class where I am learning how to choreograph and direct a show. In response to the only 2 negative reviews on here, I can only imagine that they are parents who don't understand what goes into a show, let alone an outdoor one. Outside, you have to yell to be heard across stage. Outdoor acoustics are horrible. The kids who are there want to be there. My brother was in the Wizard of Oz and loved it. He adored being onstage and making tons of friends. Upstage is a place to learn and make strong relationships. Children grow and improve every semester. Don't believe me? Come see the shows. :)
I have to disagree with the previous statements made by Ljkoen7978. My child attends Adventure Learning Academy and I would not take them anywhere else. There have been some changes lately in the center but the staff and most importantly the director have been on top of them all. She has done nothing but contact all of the parents personally (including myself) to let us know what is going on and how it is going to affect our children. Adventure Learning Academy is always clean, well kept and the staff is nothing but nice. There are some staff members who have recently left and from personal experience, I'm not sure that is such a bad thing. Weeding out the bad to bring in the good is a great thing!! The staff does have a lot of young girls who are nothing but friendly, well mannered and very great teachers! Go see for yourself! Adventure Learning Academy has a great director who has been in the business for many years and would do anything for you or your children!! GREAT SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!