If I am to be honest, I was initially skeptical of the school. Even through my years spent drifting through its halls, I did not realize the true value of the Academy. It is whilst Iooking back at the years of my youth that I realize the benefits the education I had received during my time at the school had yielded.Underfunded and set in an office building, the school had set a low expectation for itself in my first days. The classes were challenging, but they prepared me for High School, which was significantly easier. Half the teachers at ASD are there because they want to be there, and are excellent teachers, the other half are not teachers at all, but the whole community is driven by the pursual of knowledge, something that sets your mind set for years to come. The level of education is automatically raised because the standards are higher, and the standards are higher because the children that attend are more driven. Regarding the high school, many have said that it is unsatisfactory, and you should be aware of the fact that they do not offer APs.