Academy for Information Technology
- Public, Magnet
- SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ
Academy for Information Technology Reviews
Rating 4.08 out of 5 115 reviews
Teachers have a vested interest in the student's academics. The school has a positive atmosphere. AIT encourages students to strive for excellence. The curriculum efficiently prepares students for success in college.
The Academy for Information Technology is a school that helps guide you to the correct career path. Being able to get experience from both the business aspect and the computer science aspect allows students to get a feel for their future. It is a very vigorous school with very competitive students all focused on doing their best. The staff for the most part is also very helpful in enhancing the learning experience. The teacher vary in different teaching styles which helps students who like to learn in a variety of ways. Only down side to this school is that there are no sports therefore students must be able to attend their home district sports team. Also there are little to none after school activities except for robotics. Despite these slight inconveniences they have a schedule that allows students to be able to learn and receive help from teachers through the A and B day schedules and co curricular period. Overall it's a great school for IT and Business majors.
I love it! They assign a lot of work, but it’s definitely worth it for the college prep. The teachers are pretty good and each graduating class is pretty close.
AIT prepares you for college unlike most high schools. The curriculum is challenging. The campus is safe and clean.
I attended the Academy for Information Technology during my high school career. The school is not lacking in terms of its academics; it offers and encourages students to take AP exams as early as their sophomore year. It offers courses in the business and technology field, and offers students opportunities to earn certifications beginning in their freshman year. That being said, the environment of the school leaves much to be desired. There was no school spirit. The teaching staff was not the best. Everything had to do with academics, that was the school's only focus. The only saving grace was my friends. Do attend if you are interested in these fields, but do not expect a fun high school experience.
As a County magnet school, AIT attracts students who are eager to learn about computer science and business. The campus structure and expectations make this high school more like a college setting. As a parent I am proud that my children enjoy learning, and happy that they have found a public high school that will make them rise to meet challenges. The academic program is not easy. There is a lot of work involved in meeting the challenge of this program, but it is worth the effort!
Great school if you are interested in Computer Technologies. Lots of opportunies and great student community
The Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains, New Jersey is an excellent school. At this school you will be challenged to do your best.
I like the ability to take business classes as well as IT classes. I would like there to be a wider variety of world language classes, rather than having just Spanish available.
AIT is home to dedicated teachers and motivated students. Students help and support each other. The student population is diverse.
AIT has definitely done a great job at preparing me for a college experience. The curriculum is very rigorous and is backed up with some of the best teachers I'll ever have. The only thing I didn't like was the lack of spirit, mainly due to the fact that we have no sports teams, no homecoming, no pep rallies, etc.
Throughout my years at AIT, there are many things that I found unique to this high school experience. I loved having the opportunity to meet people from different towns and cultures who had similar academic interests as me. There were also many career specific classes that were offered here that I wouldn't have been able to take at my town high school. The schedule is also really convenient. Since there is an A/B day schedule, you have the opportunity to visit a teacher twice before the next lecture. This is helpful because the classes are very rigorous. The school itself is also student friendly: it’s clean, easy to get around, and it provides lots of places where students could do work or study. One thing that I did not like at first was that AIT did not have varsity sports, but as time progressed I started to find it pretty cool that your friends from school could be your rivals on the field (you have the opportunity to compete for your town’s team).
I am very glad that I went to AIT because it prepared me for college in ways that I didn't think were possible. The curriculum is top-notch and the culture/environment is amazing and it can sometimes feel like a college campus. There are some drawbacks, like no sports teams, but you get accustomed to it after the first year or so. The faculty is a mix-bag because while there are some teachers and faculty members I still enjoy talking to; there is a fair amount that I would be glad if I never see again. But you can easily ask upperclassman and they will tell you who to avoid.
I love the opportunities provided by the school. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and above all else has the students's interests at heart.
AIT is an amazing school. The teachers at AIT all seem to care about the success of the students. While some of the teachers are not the best, the majority of the teachers at AIT are great teachers. The environment of AIT is generally supportive, with teachers always willing to work with struggling students, and said students easily able to get help with topics they struggle in. There are many clubs on the UCVTS campus, with most allowing for all schools, including AIT, to join. One of the most popular clubs for AIT is FBLA. In general, I feel prepared for the future of college.
It is a great school with great kind and memorable people. It definitely challenges you and prepares you for college courses.