The following testimonials were written as "community input" for the Dracut School Committee, to help get Atlas Academy approved. It was unanimously approved on 5/11/20.
"I wanted to tell you how much I am looking forward to Atlas Academy becoming an elementary school option for us. My son has gone to Dracut Children’s House for over a year and I can’t express how impressed I am with the education he is receiving. My son is 3 and can already read basic sentences. He can count, add and subtract. He knows the difference between amphibians and mammals. These are just a few examples of the things he has learned just this year in Ms. Elizabeth’s pre-k class. I believe this school is an asset to our community. I’m eager to see my son thrive there in the coming years."
I would love to see Atlas Academy approved because I trust the staff and administrators to provide a superior quality, safe, well-rounded educational opportunity for my sons. And believe me, I border on paranoid when it comes to who I allow to care for my children. Michael Gustafson and his staff have demonstrated an unfailing commitment to consistently surpassing all educational standards and have been instrumental in helping my wife and I cultivate my 4-year-old son's love of learning, his articulate verbal skills, and his emotional intelligence. There is no other place I would wish to entrust my children. This is the easiest decision you'll make in the next decade.
"I would love to see Atlas Academy approved because the curriculum and teaching styles, they are a perfect match for my child. I have 2 older children that did great in the Dracut Public School system and we did attend the open house for kindergarten registration. I was happy with what we saw but feel my child needs a smaller group of kids with a different focus of learning. She has come so far since attending this school and I as a parent want to be able to have the option of how my child learns. Please approve this wonderful school, the children love it there."
"My son goes to Dracut Children's House. I believe that Atlas Academy should be approved because they've been amazing with helping my son develop. We couldn't ask for a better preschool and set of teachers. The curriculum is unique and the faculty are wonderful!"
"We are extremely appreciative of everything they do in the classrooms, the attention to each child, and the focus on individual development. I would love to see Atlas Academy approved because I am confident that it will provide a valuable addition to community. The passion, the inspirational approach to education and the different approach is from my perspective something that can only benefit the students."
"My son and daughter attend the Dracut Children's House in Dracut, and I would love to see the Atlas Academy approved because my children have achieved great results with that school's education method, I believe that Dracut children's House has quality structure and education for the whole community."
"I would love to see Atlas Academy approved because I have seen the wonderful job Mike and his team of educators have done for my daughter. Mike Gustafson is a hard-working, motivated, passionate educator who deserves this opportunity."
I want to voice my support for Atlas Academy because I believe that the educational style and format of this school will better meet the needs of my child.
"I would love to see Atlas Academy approved because they are responsible and provide an excellent education for my children."