THIS SCHOOL HAS BEEN CLOSED!! I TRIED TO ENROLL MY DAUGHTER AND WAS TOLD IT IS NO LONGER OPEN!!
csa is the best school I've ever been to the staff is awsome and the students are all very disiplined
Excellent School! Very Good Teachers And Director! The New Director Mr. Ruffalo Is Awesome! The Staff Are Caring And Always Available.
My daughter started this school in kindergarden with Mrs.Thomas who is FANTASTIC! 1st grade was a disaster and second grade Mrs.Ganesan is incredible, but after 4 different principals and no dicipline whatsoever we had to go with a school more structured. But i do really miss the close-nit feeling you have with most of the staff and teachers. I really feel bad for them, this could be a fantastic school if it would enforce their rules...
This school will do fine with the leadership of Dr. Hudsen,just give him time. Good teachers,and students,can only lead to a good school...think about it!!...friend
My daughter has been going to Chandler Scholastic Academy since kindergarten, she's in 6th grade now. The 6 garde teacher is very involved with the teaching and the classes are very 'hands on'. The D.A.R.E program was a life lesson for my daughter. You should look into this school and think about enrolling.
this school has poorly disipline actions, parents choose your schools wisely.
My daughters are 6th graders at CSA and have attended since Kindergarten. There have been many ups and downs, losses and gains. Thankfully, with the appointment of Dr. Paul Hudson as Principal, CSA is finally turning around and getting back on track. Please give this school a chance. The teachers are first rate and the staff is wonderful. Academics are back on track and it's fun to be at school again. I highly recommend giving the school a look. You won't be disappointed. I'm so glad we held out and held on.
My kids and I are really looking forward to the next school year. A lot of positive changes have been made thanks to all the effort from the students, school staff, and parents. Everyone seemed to cometogether as a team.
Wow, What a difference a year makes. Last year the school was underperforming but postive changes have been made. A new director and staff and the school is now performing plus. Our son is currently entering the 3rd grade and we are very excited about the upcoming school year. The school provides a safe and nurturing environment in addition to a challenging curriculum. The Smart Lab is a must to see. In addition, the small ckasses are a great alternative to the public schools.
I used to be employed as a teacher at Solon. I was there only one year due to the organzation skills and all the changes that took place within the year. We went through 2 director or principals as I call them. Then I was planning to start another year they had another director. I felt sorry for that guy all his teachers were leaving and he had no idea why. As for Mrs. Thorpe she was a pleasing teacher, but did not have a teaching degree. I have a problem with schools hiring people that do not have a degree in education and the backing that goes with it. I agree! Check else where before sending your children there. I know 1st hand!
Dr. Hudson, the new principal, makes this school warm and inviting. Every morning and afternoon he is out front greeting children and parents, giving the kids high 5's. The kids seem to love him. I think the parents that have been disappointed with previous principals will be happy with Dr. Hudson. The front office staff is personable and warm, all the kids and parents love them. The staff is getting better and starting to come together as a team instead of fighting against each other. You will never find another school with the families so close knit. Class sizes are small. Teacher aides are available to help out. They take fun field trips and parents can be as involved as they choose to be. Solon is on its way back to being a great school.We need to stop being negative and start doing good for our kids.
I had to move my child from this school after two years. I was at first delighted with it. The teachers my child had were dedicated and positive. Unfortunately they cut some programs at the beginning of the year including PE. The principal (who was later dismissed) did not want to continue to move my child forward in her classes, as she was advanced in some subjects. I was given the option to have her skip a grade but I did not agree with that. At the last minute she agreed to my terms, but it was too late and I had made my decision. She is happy at the new school and I feel it's a better school, but I miss the close-knit community of Solon with teachers who truly knew my child.
Solon has been a big disappointment, just when things were beginning to move in a positive direction the director who made it happen leaves. Mrs. Thorpe's vision for the school, was great, she accomplished tremendous things in a short time. A few people didn't like her leadership, but she brought in the computer lab and a new curriculum, she was wonderful with the students and as parents we have great respect for her leadership. Now that she is gone we have concerns about the change not only in leadership but in philosophy and do not feel comfortable keeping our children there any longer.
The problems with Solon started with the current administration. As a parent the director drags you in circles with no clear answers to any of your questions. The curriculum is substandard when compared with that of neighboring schools. Test scores are down. The small class sizes are now no more as they are getting rid of staff meaning class sizes are similar if not larger than those in a public school setting. Discipline is another issue with students getting chance after chance endangering the safety and learning of others.
Solon Junior Academy has been revitalized under Mrs. Thorpe's leadership. The curriculum has been updated, student behavior has improved greatly, the uniform policy is enforced, parental involvement has increased and everyone is welcomed, there is now a culture of excellence and accountability, the staff is certified and very professional. I highly recommend this school if you want peace of mind in the knowledge that you are providing your child with the best education and are willing invest your time and energy to be a part of it!
Horrible, horrible, horrible. This school has went from being one of the best to one of the worst in the valley. My son was at Solon during Mr. Sieling s reign and the academics were rigorous and after school activities plentiful. No more, we were told no extended care this year and dance a joke. My child did not get the math curriculum till October. And let s not get started on how impossible it is to talk to the principal, leave messages and emails good luck. You will have to corner Mrs. Thorpe in the school to get an answer. Do yourself and child a favor find a different school.
I have been very happy with this charter school. The teachers are phenominal. My daughter loves her kindergarten teacher so much that she hates summer and winter break! She learned to read 2 months after enrollment and had no preschool education. The educations is very advanced. The student to teacher rate is low and the principle is compassionate and very involved.
Solon Academy's principal just up and left last year with no prior notice, which was very unprofessional. Fortunately the new principal Mrs. Thorpe is wonderful. I have met with her a few times and she is always available and receptive to my ideas for my child's education. My child is very happy there. The emotional environment is wonderful and the academics are good, too. I like the new Saxon Math program, the PE program, the art teacher, and the science club. My daughter is also in scouts which meets after school. When she was out sick for 3 days, the teacher had the class write get well cards for her to send home with her homework. When she broke her arm, Miss Deb, the admin, called to find out how she was doing. I can't say enough good things about this special school.
We were a part of SJA for 2 years - RUN! Fast! Not a good learning environment for ANY child. I can't belive this school is still open. With so many options out there, I urge you to keep looking! Parent involvement? NOT! Parents are not involved and those that WERE are now at other schools.
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