• Report: #567394
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american advanced academy

  • Submitted: Wed, February 10, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, February 12, 2010

  • Reported By: patra — foster city California United States of America
american advanced academy
1661 fashion island blvd san mateo, California United States of America
  • Phone: 6509212688
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american advanced academy world learning academy false advertisement -center for advanced & gifted kids but no assessment test san mateo, California


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The company's owner Eleanor Chan is a con artist representing herself as a Harvard graduate and also have some education with Stanford University. She's also advertising her business as a center for gifted and advanced kids but yet they have never done an assessment test before enrollment. She accepts anyone as long as you could pay the 5K or more tuition fee to her another affiliate business name World Learning Academy that doesn't have proper license to operate. She's also not issuing the 1098 to the parents for the paid tuition at the end of the year since they're not claiming majority of their income with IRS. She owns (3) houses in Hillsborough CA under different people's name to hide their asset.

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AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

   These statements re: American Advanced Academy & their owners are False and Unsubstantiated. The author has malicious intent and inviting a defamation lawsuit. She is a desparate real estate agent, recently divorced, and mother of a problematic child who was suspended from her own school for violence, undisclosed to us at the time of admissions. Her PROBLEMATIC daughter attended the Academy back in 2006 and was also suspended for violating school rules multiple times.

   Since then, the author has been harassing the owners of the Academy with phone threats, frivolous lawsuits that she lost 3 times in a row, nasty emails, and other destructive actions. In addition, she has made false accusations to the IRS, Fire Department, Sheriff Office and other authorities but all resulted in a clean slate for the Academy.

   The authors complaint is full of lies, false statements and inaccuracies to once more, justify a refund on a NO Refund Policy. The truth lies as follows:

1. There is a NO REFUND policy. She had read, agreed and signed the contract. The NO REFUND policy is discussed fully to all applicants and clearly stated in at least 3 formal document : on the registration form, on the school policy manual and student handbook

2. The authors daugther was suspended from our Academy for 1 week because she posted a safety threat to other students at the Academy. She said she would beat them up just like the way she beat up her other student in her regular school. (She was suspended for the same cause. They didnt disclose the incident to us until she had to disclose it in court later and only when asked by the Presiding Judge Case No.: SCC # 105455)

3. We had offered her a settlement closed to the full amount. She didnt want to settle but want double the money that she paid and went to court instead.

4. She lost her court case and tried to appeal

5. She lost her appeal and used different reasons and tries to sue again Case No. : SCC #105779

6. She lost again.

7. She made telephone threats that, this is only the beginningI will get you!

8. In addition, she has harassed us continuously by calling and making false and libelous complaint to the Better Business Bureau. BBB investigated and found no wrong business practice. She fabricated stories and complained out of anger.

9. She complained to the Fire Department that we had 50 to 60 kids packed in a dark room with no heat and light. The San Mateo Fire Department came out a few times and found all room are well ventilate, bright with good heating & cooling system.

10. Now, she complained to you.. This is definitively, a PERSONAL VENDATTA, misusing public interest for her own selfish unwarranted and unsubstantiated time-wasting battles.

This is AAA Education Philosophy: As educators, we are committed to serving...

EDUCATION, THE CONERSTONE OF WORLD PEACE Education is the cornerstone of world peace and prosperity. Therefore, helping students achieve academic success is one of the most important issues facing us today. The American Advanced Academys foremost mission is to educate today, the leaders of tomorrow in a peace-loving way.

We believe in providing quality programs to better educate todays youth and prepare them for the top rate colleges, universities and other higher institutes of learning. We are also dedicated to help all students to achieve their highest potential so that they may live enriched and full lives. In turn they can offer valuable and effective services to their community and the world that we all live in, serving as a living testimony and role-model to all around.

The American Advanced Academy is an Academy for Advanced & Gifted Kids. We have a passion for Excellence in Education programs; our mission is to help students in our programs:

  to excel and achieve their highest potential;

to enjoy their unique talents and celebrate their achievements;

to awaken intellectual curiosity, a spirit of confidence & enthusiasm;

to promote a tolerance for ambiguity and the capacity to learn from ones error;

to develop true self esteem;

And most of all, to promote the habits of a life-long learner in a nurturing environment.

We are proud to boast that our entire program is developed and taught by a noteworthy academic team of professors from top-rated universities, and other dedicated professionals that have advanced degrees. They serve as coaches and role models for later life.

We believe it is a duty to use the knowledge that children acquire here to find ways, not only to connect to computers, but to connect people; not only to bridge gaps in education, but to bridge gaps between cultures; not only to use numbers and formulas to create, but to use words to lead, and in the process, to close that canyon between ignorance and understanding. We continue to urge all our students to aim beyond the audience of their peers; become part of the debate. Take time to teach. Take time to explain. Speak out. Be Honest. But most importantly, believe in something bigger than themselves. Dare to believe in what is possible and instill in others this same sense of possibility and hope. We encourage them to do more than dare to explore, or discover: and we challenge them to dare also to lead.

We serve the communities we work and live in. We work with local kids, from Kindergarten to 12 Grades, to keep kids off the street and focused them on positive achievements that benefit themselves as well as the world around them. To help all our children to develop social consciousness, be responsible and accountable at all times, to become first-rate citizens and fair leaders.

This has won us one of the most prestigious and coveted award in the industry :


AAA COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS - We are committed to giving back to the community.

1. CREATING MEANINGFUL JOBS Provide employment for a group of dedicate directors, instructors, managers and other professionals who want to Make a Difference in Education & Life.

2. MARINE TRAINING PROGRAM Since beginning 2007, we have provided teaching and workshop for some church member to get ready for the Marine Entrance Exam. Classes are schedule from 9am to 12 noon on Mon, Wed and Thur. We have not charged church member any fee to participate this training program

3. NO KIDS FALL BEHIND AAA has help the San Mateo County students improved their STAR scores and with their home work. We provide a learning environment for kids to do their homework and move ahead in their study. Homework Center is open from end of school day to 5:30 pm. The Homework Center is staffed with members of the Faculty to provide appropriate and motivational coaching, advise and general help.

4. TEENS COUNSELING The professional staff at AAA provides teens counseling to those who need them. They often serve as a big bother or sister to help teens resolve issues that bothers children at that age. AAA provides a nurturing environment for teens to be comfortable to discuss sensitive topics. AAA also provides a Home Away From Home for children during break up of families due to divorces, death and other causes. The Center provides stability and unconditional love to the needy.

5.. FIRST AID TRAINING Each summer, AAA invests personal time to provides First Aid Training through State Certified Trainers for the local community. AAA arranges and hosts these events to better educate the community of the importance of providing competence life-saving aids to those that needs them. After successful completion of these State-Officiated First Aid classes and training, participant will be first-aid trained and ready to service the community at large.

6. FIRE SAFETY & CHILDREN PROTECTIVE SERVICES For the safety of the kids, we provide regular safety education/drills in collaboration with the local Fire Department and the Police Department. In addition, the Academy has provided transportation for students who need rides home from their school, especially for those have missed their ride home. This way, kids are escorted home safely.

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