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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Amount of homework: Disagree


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for 3 years my son was here ,he brought very little and sub standard homework. Curriculum was very non challenging.Kids are better off in public school than here as school has no academic standards. Teachers are constantly leaving and principal is very business minded.

Handles bullying effectively: Neutral


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We didn't come across any issue like this so not sure how school would have handled it


Supports LD students: Disagree


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School heavily relies on parent volunteering.For 3 years,we were there ,teachers were constantly changing .This unstable environment doesn't support strong academics.



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My children have been at Bright Beginnings School for the past four years and we have had an amazing experience. The Pre-Kindergarten program is excellent, and my children were taught at a Kindergarten level but catered to as preschoolers. They were incredibly ready to advance to Kindergarten. The school's new ownership are committed to ensuring the school's ongoing success, and the new principal is attentive, caring and a welcome presence in our school. The teachers are all excellent. Additionally, there is a strong community of parents, teachers and administration working together to make sure students succeed. I highly recommend BBS!

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The new owners and principal are a fantastic addition to the BBS community.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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They are loving, compassionate, creative and challenging. Fantastic teachers!

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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My students have had a reasonable amount of homework and practice at home, which reviews what they are learning already in class, not adds on new information. It's great repetition for them to better absorb the information.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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There wasn't one special needs student last year, that is illegal and refused to test students with any disabilities


Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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There is no longer any leadership at this school just priveledged individuals making decisions who do not have educational insight



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As I read through the reviews of a few people, I am saddened. Please do not let the vocal opinion of the "few" taint your judgement on an amazing school. BBS had the 4th highest AzMerit scores in the state for 2015-2016. Most importantly, they achieved this by valuing the whole child. Lessons are interactive and engaging; the art, music, spanish, and wellness teachers are beyond amazing. The teachers truly care and are committed. The statement that there is high teacher turn over is false. A majority of the current teaching staff has been at the school for over 10 years. With a new principal and owner...I see only amazing things for BBS! Once again, do not let a few isolated reviews deter you...take a tour yourself...notice the smiles on kids faces, the fun classrooms, the walls filled with artwork, the music coming from the music room, and the sense of community that permeates the school.

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Last modified Bright Beginnings School #1 is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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