Advanced Technologies Academy
- Public, Magnet
- LAS VEGAS, NV
Advanced Technologies Academy Reviews
Rating 3.95 out of 5 462 reviews
A school providing a multitude of opportunities to learn and grow with people of similar ambitions and goals. With great teachers, resources, and support, A-tech has been a different and unique experience that I would recommend to those interested in academics or any of the provided program areas.
Amazing school and environment, the teachers are elite especially Mr. Tortormasi. The clubs and teachers have you ready for college that wouldn't get in other schools
Great school! The teachers and administrative staffs are extremely helpful. The school strives to help its students reach their fullest potential. A- Tech offers great educational opportunities for their students.
All the teachers at A-Tech want to see you succeed and they are there to help you. The program area teachers do their best to make sure you enjoy the experience and what to do that program in college.
I was an architecture student at A-Tech's class of 2019. The building itself sits in an unsavory part of town, and it's also very worn down in terms of maintenance. It sits on top of the sewer line so naturally you'd smell it and they're be mold and clumps of hair here and there. The food is the standard low quality pizza and district food that all schools in Vegas get. Despite all of that, the reason I gave it 5 stars was because of the teachers and my classes. There's a very family oriented vibe between the students and teachers. Upon graduation, I was given an abundance of business cards, advice, recommendations, and even invites to return to my teachers if I ever needed help in the future. I very much enjoyed and thrived haven taken the CSN Jumpstart program classes offered at A-Tech because it wasn't as rushed or pressured as AP classes but instead just felt like any other Honors level class just with dual college and high school credits.
It's really good. Very interesting people and teachers! Way better than most schools in the Las-Vegas Area. Advanced Technologies Academy is the #1 magnet school after all. Most people there are nice and academically oriented. There are a few bad apples but that's life. Make sure to join clubs Freshman year. Try to get a leadership position so that you can put something on your resume. But overall A-tech has been a wonderful experience.
A-TECH was good in its diverse courses and allowed students to try different classes while completing their graduation requirements. The STEM classes offered often did labs and hands-on activities that were fun to do, and there are plenty of clubs to join to make up for the lack of sports at the school. Like any school though, some of the teachers may be grouchy and blunt and some of the support staff like to gossip and yell at students. Interactions with staff at school is not often positive, but some of the teachers and admins do try to establish a friendly relationship with students and relieve some of that tension.
Applying to this high school was one of the best decisions I have made! Throughout my four years, I have had some of the best times being with friends at Homecomings, Proms, Clubs, and other social events! The fields of studies are numerous and range from Business and Legal Studies down to Architecture. The teachers are also extremely qualified in their education roles, and many have even won national awards for their excellence. I will miss the people I met at this school, they really gave me a community to lean on!
My experience at A-TECH was just about I expected. I met especially a lot of great people and friends and a good batch of teachers that taught understandable lessons. Other than this however, I find the school to be mediocre at best and doesn't provide anything extraordinarily special, and advertises themselves as a top 100 high school as if it has any bearing on the knowledge and experiences you'll get at this school. The school advertises AP courses greatly, most of which won't apply to any particular college credit in Nevada universities. The issue is that most students are attending Nevada universities, and thus would better spend their time doing dual enrollment at CSN or a high school college equivalent to achieve their degree faster rather than utilize hundreds of dollars for unnecessarily difficult courses for a chance at passing. Despite my good performance in the school, I'd rather not burden anyone else with the ide a that they should do AP courses like the school suggest.
Advanced Technologies is ranked number one for the best public school in Nevada, and there is a clear reason why. Everyone that I have surrounded myself with this school tends to be academically gifted and is hard worker who will have a great impact on your child if you are planning to submit an application.
Life at Advanced Technologies Academy has been mostly splendid. The teachers show strong commitment to teaching their students in an effective and creative manner. Most schools can not offer the same opportunities that Atech does. Atech offers a wide spread of AP classes in most subjects such at AP Stats, AP Biology, and AP European History. The Student Council spreads school spirit in a creative and fun way for their peers. The only thing I would change about my school is adding sports. We do have athletic clubs like Soccer club and Ultimate Frisbee club but I would like to see a well established sports program that offers scholarships. Overall, Advanced Technologies Academy is the best school for any student that looks for an academic challenge.
I used to attend Advanced Technologies Academy a few years ago and my experience was horrible. For a school that is supposedly "top-notch" and "#1 in Nevada", my experience was like no other. There are few teachers who know how to properly work in a teaching environment and how to treat students. I have seen many times where teachers will bully/mistreat students, and when other staff members were contacted about it, nothing was done. Furthermore, bullying is a BIG issue in this school with students. When brought to the attention of the staff, the "dean" said that the incidents were not considered bullying by definition so nothing would be done about that. By definition, they see bullying only as something that occurs over a long period of time, such as two to three years. If you are considering going here or sending your student, don't. There are many other schools that have a better environment for students actually willing to learn and get into great universities/get ready for life.
There's a major focus on academics. In addition, there is a lack of school spirit because there is a lack of sports. You sacrifice a "normal" high school experience for one that hasn't necessarily been proven to put you ahead in life.
A academic oriented school, it is great for anyone serious about doing well in school but be warned the competitiveness is MUCH harder than regular schools
I'll graduate from A-TECH in 2021. It's an excellent school. AP is basically a way of life here, but there are some great teachers to support the high AP enrollment. It's a lot of work, but it's also great for college prep. The majors are pretty interesting. Architecture and Computer Science seem to be the most engaging. I've found the Engineering classes sort of lackluster in the third and fourth year, but COVID is an obvious factor in that. In short, if you want a challenge and a great education, come here. If you want to have a "fun" time and free weekends, go somewhere else.
Academic-wise, it was amazing. I was able to earn college credit while in high school. My only criticism was that some of the teaching ways of teachers aren't for everyone.
The environment is incredible, everyone is very nice and outgoing and the teachers really push you to do the best you can. The main problem I have with A-TECH is how repetitive the Computer Science pathway is.