Academy of sorcery is a complete hoax. I personnaly know the founder. He's a greedy pig only doing it for money.
!!!!Hmm, isn't that the case with any business, making money? People have some "selfless" image, for some unknown reason, of people that practice magic, as if there is something religious or holy about it; like it is meant to be some selfless spiritual undertaking. Truth is if you are doing it as a business, than it's a business. If you teach, you should be paid, offer a service, you should be paid. The subject matters little in my opinion.
As to the validity of the place I've no idea, I simply wanted to comment on this all to prevalent view of magic as being some selfless endeavor, that should never have money involved, something I believe to be utter nonsense. Take care.