My kids love this school. They have been in the school for 4 years now and I wouldn't want them to go anywhere else. I live the teachers and the administrators. My kids love the atmosphere. They are strict and hold high standards for my kids. But the care about their feelings and success. Any body that doesn't like it here either can't hack it academically or gets into trouble a lot.
My daughter has been coming here for 3 years now and she'd die if we tried to take her somewhere else. He teachers are so caring, professional, and respectful. The principals and the deans are firm but fair. They hold the students accountable for their actions. I love the academic pace and how the whole staff supports and pushes my daughter to do her best.
I wanted to post about how great the staff is here. Especially Mrs. Tata. She is quite possibly the nicest person I have ever met. When ever I have issues with lunch orders of the school bus, she is right there to help me. She is so selfless. I hope she never leaves while my kids still go there.
Paragon is a great school. It's great for kids because its not that crowded. My child has learned a lot but, thinks there is quiet a lot of homework for some classes but its a great school. Perfect!
Paragon Science Academy is a small charter school with a focus on STEM education. The teachers are fantastic. They go above and beyond to help your child excel. They are always willing to work with you to help your child live up to her highest potential. The Gifted Program is outstanding. The Gifted Instructor inspires her students and challenges them with interesting, thought provoking projects. The school administration is responsive to parents requests. The office staff is friendly and always helpful. In addition to the great academics, the school also offers a wonderful assortment of cllubs. Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, A-Stem, Orchestra and Kung Fu (taught by a Shaolin Monk), are just some of the available clubs. My children and I love this school and highly recommend it to all of our friends!
This is a small school, great for kids who don't do well in crowded and largely populated places. I feel that Paragon lets all kids out of their shell, because everyone is interconnected with each other. Teachers are caring people, and work very hard to improve. This is a very diverse school too. What I don't like about Paragon are the last minute notices and sometimes showing lack of care to certain issues. But of the 5 years I've been going to this school, I've excelled greatly and cannot imagine how I would've survived anywhere else (I'm a bit afraid expressing myself). :)
The school is great in academics with experienced teachers & friendly staff. The kids do great here !
This school is deceiving to the eye, they seem so nice and smart, and have a nice disciplinary system. On the inside its all a joke. The school is not serious, they are picking on students, and classes. They never know to learn to give a second chance, and they always are very like they have their eyes on a students; students every second, and they don't know how to resolve a problem.
This school is really worth a try! It is definitely a school that I recommend to people who want their children to learn as well as to have some fun. The environment is safe and I honestly believe that as the school gets older, it will improve and have more experience in education. Paragon Science Academy is a great school.
My child is having a great time at this school! She learned a lot of new things and is doing new things such as math competitions and science competitions. Her grades are high and we appreciate the teachers for giving her special help when she needs it! The teachers are always open to teach, even on weekends.
Paragon is perfect school for students who are looking for a challenge in a safe and nurturing environment. Paragon has grown significantly over the past 4 years and now it is ready to give its first graduates in May 2014. AP and Dual-Enrollment programs are offered to HS students and school has a big focus on college-prep. STEM education becomes real here at Paragon as students have a number of club opportunities where they can actually apply their skills in a competitive setting. If you are looking for a gret STEM and college-prep school, please check out Paragon Science Academy!
My children are very happy at this school they have excelled in all areas. They are very different students with very different personalities and goals. This school has addressed each of their needs, worked with their personal strengths and helped them grow. I like the interaction with the staff and administration. My children look forward to school and I never hear, " Do I have to go to school today?" They are always up and ready!
I have two children that attend PSA MS/HS and they just THRIVE here! The opportunities are endless. The staff is dedicated and caring. Saturday is part of their "work week". There is nothing they won't do to help a child succeed. They address any concerns promptly and we can only find positives. We plan on staying for the duration! Go PSA!
This school year is the fourth year since my children are going to paragon. When it comes to academics, I have had no issue or doubt about it. I think my kids are receiving private school academics for free. Students come everyday ready to learn and teachers are always wearing their tap shoes and ready to teach. What more can I ask for? As for as the management goes, yes...there were times when I decided to pull my children from school but then I always weighed my options. Paragon has best teachers, should I worry too much about management. I have made my peace with it. I love the the fact that management makes teachers work for their students and provide the best curriculum and effective instruction. Their progress monitoring is always on the roll and always available to listen to parents' concerns. For me, this school is an all time five star!!!!
We moved from a different state, and so far we have great success through Paragon. The school has an extremely good math and science curriculam. Very competitive and creative. Most of the teachers are well qualified.
The teachers are well-educated and have years of experience. They work with all the students individual needs. The diversity is good and the students are well-behaved. The prinicipals and adminastrators are always helping with parent concerns....
I have taught in the public schools prior to coming to PSA and nothing compares to my experience here! The parents are involved and the teachers are qualified and passionate. PSA is an open book, so if a parent wants to see a teacher s credentials, they are available in the office. The administration is easily accessible if any problems arise. All you have to do is calmly email or call the administration to discuss the situation. I would advise that any students looking for an athletics emphasis look elsewhere, since PSA has limited resources at this time in that department (there is a gym class and sports clubs, but no official sports teams). If your student is not tolerant of others beliefs or is not mature enough to handle the high expectations the PSA staff and administration places on its students, this is not your school. This is no perfect school, and true, PSA has been experience growing pains. However, you will find this to be true with any other school or business. If you are looking for small classes with a curriculum that will push your kid to the next level, check out Paragon Science Academy.
Paragon Science Acamemy is just a name now academics are very poor,teachers are not qualfied and have not any expirence for teaching ,because the high population they work with student they already know and ignore the rest of the class the big issue that we think that diversity is good but we show diffrent kinds of bulling,bad words by many languages also teachers and tow principals are ignoring parents concerns some of parents but not all and this is a big????? also No nurse,social worker school is missing alot of basics things.
This is the third year my son has been a student of Paragon Jr/Sr High. He is gifted and ADHD. I feel removing my son from the Kyrene School District and placing him at Paragon was one of the most important decisions I made for his continued success. Classes are very small and staff make every effort to work with you and your child. The atmosphere is very positve with acceptance for diversity. Many charter schools seem to have a high population of students who have difficulty 'making it' in public school. This is not true for the student population at Paragon. Most students value the education they are receiving and show this through their hard work and positive attitudes. I do agree that at times there can be some language barriers but feel that it can also be seen as life experince in which students can learn and grow from. I also do understand that the JR/SR high just opened last year and there will be a learning curve for all staff and administration. I plan to continue to have my son enrolled in Paragon through HS unless they fail to offer Dual Enrollment for college credit. I feel this would be an appropriate asset for families that value higher education.
What makes PSA great is the climate that is conducive to learning. It is safe ,clean, caring and well-organized.There is an ongoing assesment system that supports good instruction.
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