My son is a ninth grader. When we started him in this school it was awesome. We had great teachers like Ms. Brady, Mr. Robert Wagner and other outstanding teachers. However, over the past two years, the focus has been COMPLETELY shifted from the education part to other administrative nonsense. My son is unstimulated and the teaching from what I hear and see, is just banal. If we wanted him to have a banal and common education, we would have left him in the core public school system. I guess the complaints from lazy parents and their indolent brood have caused the school to fearfully reduce the amount of work the students are provided as homework. The work my child is provided is minimal and abysmal. I think the standard of this once great school is falling and will continue to fall, until their inability to compete nationally exposes their ineptitude.
My son has been attending CPA for three years, and he was an average student in the public schools he had attended before coming to CPA. He was not a student who had ever pushed himself. After his first year at CPA, I can't describe how happy I was to hear him say 'It's hard, but I realize now that I was capable of a lot more than I had thought before.' He spends between two and three hours a night on homework, which I think seems like too much to some families, but he had never really pushed himself before, and he has really improved as a student. On a given day, he might complain or not complain about the workload, but I know that he is always proud of what he is accomplishing there, and that feels great.
As an ex-Chandler Prep student I can say with first hand experience that this school asks far too much of its students. This school requires that you have an excellent work ethic, and when I say excellent I mean like you don't have a problem spending 6 hours on homework. As I common problem that I have noticed and am a part of, many naturally smart people have never needed much of a work ethic since it just always, with exceptions of course, came to them. If you're average and have a good work ethic you might do fine, but if you don't you'll most likely miserably fail. Also, for parents reading this, if you don't like your child around alcohol and things of that nature Chandler Prep is within 100 yards of DJ's Smoke Shop. Like the comment posted September 21, please explore every option before sending your child here.
Chandler Prep, although a challenge to most students, is a wonderful school. Its teachers are great. Most have a sense of humor which settles well with the students. At first, my thoughts when I first entered the school were 'My did my mother send me to this school?!', but then within the first quarter, I made friends and was doing fine in the school. I love Chandler Prep Academy! Go Titans!
This school expects way too much of its students. its teachers are impersonal and inexperienced. i reccomend expolring every option before ever considering this school. all students that attend this school will agree, it is not a place for learning- but for complaining about the school itself. please do not send your children to this school.
I'm a student at Chandler Prep and quite frankly, this is the best education I will ever get before college. Everybody acts like family and its really nice. The bad thing is that there are no electives. Other than that, its a good school to attend. Not great, but good
Simply the finest school in Phoenix Metro. I made the move from a private school and couldn't be more pleased.
This exceptional school has both an outstanding curriculum and faculty. The bar is set very high, but a lot of support is offered to help students reach it.
My child will be going into 9th grade and I am highly impressed with this school. The teachers are wonderful and very approachable. The head master is very knowledgeable and involved with the students. The parent participation is great and there is truly a community spirit within the school. It is a very academic school with quite a bit of homework, even though the kids have extra curricular activities they are very focused and seem to get everything done on time. All around great school.
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