Young Scholar's Academy is amazing. Great teachers, office staff, aides, and students. I would not place my children in any other school in the area.
This school is totally awesome! They really care about the students and their families! I wouldn't have my kids anywhere else!
this school is a joke, the secretary at YSA is very rude, I'm really not happy with the staff or the principal. They seemed to be worried about the 'high income' kids. It seems to be all about how much money is coming. terrible experience w the principal, secretary and staff. they lost my daugther for more then 30 minutes, no comunication.
YSA is no doubt the best choice for any parent looking to obtain a grade A education for their child in the lower Colorado river valley. My child is in kindergarten w/ Mrs. Arnold (she rocks!) and comes home everyday eager to put her new found knowledge to work in real world applications! I do not remember learning to spell words at the level she is able to until at least the end of 1st grade maybe 2nd grade. My daughter is definitely gaining a great education because of the passion that the YSA staff bring to school everyday! Now there are a few fall backs to this school but the education my daughter has obtained makes these issues very minuscule: There is a waiting list, no school transportation and a 9 a.m. start time is difficult for parents with normal business hour jobs. A couple perks that make this school helpful to parents: after school program until 6 p.m. at an extremely affordable rate (I think $20 a week), year round school schedule, YSA provides a day care program during school break periods and this school is extremely close knit, everybody know everybody and parents and children can be dealt with on a personal level.
The school is great for education. The teachers seem to really care about the kids. One problem I do have, however, it's that they don't seem to care about offering proper nutrition. They are always being rewarded with pizza, pop, and junk snacks on top of the weekly pizza parties. They even have a teacher that sells candy, soda, snacks. Ithink they give out way to many homework passes. On top of the normal amount homework passes, my child just got another 115 from a pinata at a haloween party! How are they suppose to learn anything?
This school has a problem with bullying. They state they have a "no bullying policy", yet each child that has been bullied, nothing has been done to those children doing the bullying. Several parents have removed their children this year because of this reason. They feel like a couple previous posters that the kids get away with bad behavior because of donations to the school that their parent's made, one in particular donated $10,000 dollars and their child is a bully who made another student cry almost daily and the most this bully had to do for a punishment was say "sorry". Bullying aside, my child does receive a good education here. I have to remind my child to ignore the drama, favoritism for those with more money and children of teachers/aides (being in the same class the teacher/aide teaches) and just focus on school work, which isn't always easy but in the end bullying happens everywhere and I think at this time schools just don't know how to handle it properly. I did expect better from this school. Unlike the other parents we won't leave the school, but it is sad that the nothing is done to help protect these kids better. There is athletics, music, drama, sports.
There are some really good teachers at Young Scholars, and with the help of their aides, there is no excuse for any child to not do well. My daughter comes home almost every day telling me about the drama, which is not the schools fault, but maybe if they had more work to do, there wouldn't be time for this......
I love the teachers and staff at YSA they seam to care about the children. Excellent programs and activities. They welcome parents involvement. My son is looking forward to first grade.
This school is all about kid's first! With a 1:12 ratio and additional aides to accommodate students, we could not ask for a more effective way to utilize our public education dollars. As a parent, I would like to say that this school excels in all areas that are of significance.
I'm very happy with Young Scholar's Academy! The staff is very helpful and always puts the childrens' best interests first. This is the greatest school I could every have my children attend!
Im really not happy with the staff or the principal. They seemed to be more worried about the 'high income' kids. It seems to be all about status there.
My daughter has been going to Young Scholars since Kindergarten, I would not change schools if they paid me to. They actually care about the children and not about making a quota.
YSA is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff really do care about your childs education. The student/teacher ratios are great and parents are always welcome to get involved.
This school is great! My children have attended there for several years. YSA is indeed a back-to-basics school. The staff cares about each child regardless of income, race, or status. As all local schools have now gone to, YSA requires that the students wear a uniform. They are quite reasonable in cost at about $20 for an outfit. In response to an earlier review, they indeed do have a PE curriculum, art, and a library. In addition, they also have a well maintained computer technology lab which is used by students on a daily basis. The only drawback to YSA is the lack of a cafeteria. Students must either bring their lunch to school, have the parents bring luck to the school, or order it through the school daily from a set menu from a from a local deli. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided for students to use
In response to some of the other reviews, YSA is a back-to-basics school. The focus is on academics and achievement for each student. I have been very pleased with my children's progress there. The teachers are warm, patient, caring and creative. On the other hand, they have standards and expect the children and families to place the same value on education. Needless to say, some people will not rise to these standards. I think it is more important for my daughters to get a great foundation in their education and YSA provides that.
Young Scholar's Academy provides an excellent education! The staff cares about my child and I am always welcome to participate in any way I can!
Both of my children attended YSA. I wasnt really happy with the staff or the principal. They seemed to be more worried about the 'high income' kids than the regular ones. It was all about status there.
Both of my children have been attending YSA since kindergarden. They have both been giving the special attention that they need to succeed.Starting with only a couple classrooms, YSA today has now expanded to a very prestigis school. The prinapal is warm and caring woman who knows all the students by name along with most of the parents names.Which is partly because the large amount of parental involvement. I am extremely satified w/ the schooling both of my children have recieved from YSA.
This school is a joke. They have no phys ed cirriculum, no library, no art program, no music program.
I think Young Scholar's Academy is a wonderful school. My daughter loves the pre-school program and can't wait to begin Kindergarten. In our area, this charter school, provides a wonderful alternative to the other public schools. There are many terrific parents and students that attend. The teachers and faculty are great too! Overall, it is a super environment for my daughter.
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