Vector Prep and Arts Academy has been a god send for us. My grandchildren have truly excelled there. The teachers truly care about the children and their success. As a 'parent', I have always been welcomed at the school, whether its a talk to the teacher or to volunteer or to just hang out there and observe. What has always impressed me, is that every teacher, every administrator, take the time to get to know each child by name. My plan is that my grandchildren will graduate from Vector/Compass.
As a former employee there, I can honestly say the exterior certainly doesn't much the interior. It is a family run company, where all administrators and those in higher positions are in some way shape or form related. In the few months I was there I saw many teachers quit with good reasons. Those who remained, were ultimately fired or harassed into quitting. Students showed no respect for teachers and when a teacher did file a complaint, the student was rewarded instead. During training we were told kids are dollar signs. You hear that? Your kids, primarily the Native American kids, are seen as dollar signs. Not as students. It sickens me to know that many parents are still sending their kids to this school. There are many other charter schools that will actually care for your children and teach them. As far as the positive reviews good, it is very obvious that it is written by those who run the school, since they have children and/or grandchildren there.
The focus in this school is on individual learning. They treat every student as an individual and make every effort to ensure a successful education. The administration is very approachable and they are always interested in hearing parent's opinions and often take action based on parental feedback.
Let me start by saying if they didn't make me choose a star there would be NONE!!!!!!!They are failing, they are rude, have no knowledge on how to treat children parents or run a school. They are definitely all about the money. My children's friends are dropping Luke flies from school, they are going backwards academically. This school is a mess and a joke. Literally the extra programs are their selling point and that's about what you get. Other than the extra programs the staff and administration are a joke!
My daughter attends this school currently and we have had problems since the begining. She spent the first 2 months "reviewing" as her teacher put it and i have yet to see any real learning going on in this second semester. During parent teacher conference her teacher was emotionless about my concerns. I will be taking her out this coming school year. The only thing positive about vector prep is the nice looking campus, and that my child is happy with all the friends. They claim to not let your child off the bus (kinder/1st) unless the parent is there and never have i once seen them check to make sure there is someone there for the children, they dump these little children off on a busy street and rush off to the next stop because they are on a schedule. They leave the kids outside when its freezing in the morning because they dont have the staff to open the gym and let them play inside. Very very disappointed with this school.
Vector offers the students an academic program that is structured around their individual needs. This year my child is in the computer lab on success maker which has helped in my child's reading development. I can access success maker at home so my child's academics can continue when he is with me and can continue to work on his reading. My child's reading level is continuing to advance every day and to see the smile on my son's face to know that he is getting the concept of reading is priceless. The staff and teachers work everyday to improve on the fundamentals for our children. Vector is more of a home away from home for my son, when you walk into the school you are greeted with a warm and friendly environment. Hat's off to the Administration for actually putting the children before the almighty dollar. My son is treated with the upmost respect so in return he is learning that respect is a two way street not just demanded by the faculty because they are his senior. What can I say about the Charter Holder, she is a grandmother to all of the children who attend her schools. Thank you for showing my son Love as well as teaching him what he needs in life to be successful
This school is one of the few schools in Chandler that want kids to be successful through leadership, stage performances and academics with Success Maker and other inventive academic programs. Teachers keep trying and you are worth it to me...as a grandparent I only wish I could send all my grandkids to this school. Remember we all make decisions for our kids, but this is one good decision that we all in our family are happy about!
My granddaughter goes to Vector and loves it. She started when she was in Kindergarten and is now in first grade. I believe that the administration is behind the children and their curriculum. My grandchild feels safe at the school and everyone of the staff love the kids starting with the chair holder down to the maintenance personal. The school is teaching my granddaughter to get ready for college although she is only in first grade. The dance performance that she performed last Friday was fantastic. I truly believe that she is treated as an individual and not a number. My children went to public schools where they were treated as a number and not a child. I would recommended this school and their sister schools to all of my family and friends. They offer success maker which is a plus, she can access it at home as well as school...
My son attends Vector prep and Arts academy. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I found a school where the administration and the teachers are so passionate about their jobs. As a single mother it is nice to know that my son is looked after as if he was one of their own. I like the curriculum that they are teaching and absolutely love the performing arts aspect of the school. He loves Mr. Martinez and has come out of his shell where he performs in front of people and is not shy. His reading is not up to par, and his 5th grade teacher is there helping him to achieve the goal that is needed for him to be successful. The program success maker is a real asset to his schooling. He is able to come home and access from my lap top. I always feel welcome at every event that is put on by the school, and have to say it is heart warming to see the charter holder of the school there to watch the children perform. I wish I could give them 10 stars and two thumbs up. Great Job Vector Prep and Arts staff.. Keep up the fantastic work you are doing.
I CAN TRULY SAY THAT OUR SCHOOL PUTS THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STUDENT FIRST. I AM A TEACHER HERE AT VECTOR. I HAVE ENJOYED MY TIME HERE. THE STUDENTS ARE GREAT AND SO ARE MY COLLEAGUES. I HAVE HAD A LOT OF EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER AND AS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER. I BEGAN MY CAREER AT A SCHOOL WHERE THE STUDENTS WERE VERY RESPECTFUL, BUT THE PRINCIPAL WAS NOT. I MOVED ON TO A SCHOOL WHERE THE PRINCIPAL WAS EASY TO WORK FOR, BUT THE STUDENTS WERE CHALLENGING AND AT TIMES, RUDE. HOWEVER, I COULD TELL THAT MY PRESENCE WAS NEEDED AND APPRECIATED. I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT I AM NOW WORKING FOR A SCHOOL WHERE THE STUDENTS ARE RESPECTFUL AND THE PRINCIPAL IS A JOY TO WORK FOR. I AM FINALLY FEELING A SENSE OF BALANCE AND SECURITY. I HAVE SO MUCH FAITH IN OUR SCHOOL, ITS CURRICULUM, AND ITS LEADERSHIP THAT I HAVE ENROLLED MY CHILDREN HERE. I LOVE THAT I GET TO SEE THEM THROUGHOUT THEIR DAY AND COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR TEACHERS, TOO. I NOT ONLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ENROLL YOUR CHILD, I RECOMMEND APPLYING FOR A POSITION AS AN AIDE OR A VOLUNTEER. THEN, AND ONLY THEN WILL YOU BE ABLE TO MAKE A FAIR JUDGEMENT.
Open QuoteThis is the worst school My child went to. For one many of the teachers constantly scream at the students and there is a lot of emotional abuse as well. We spoke to the principal 5 times of these teachers and nothing was done at all!! Instead they feel the teachers are free to teach and punish the class as they see fit The Pe Coach made all the students stand outside in 114 degree for 30 minutes with their back packs on all because a few children were misbehaving. Most of the staff is not attentive to students needs and the students are more like $$$ signs!! Sure the school sounds great because of all the arts they offer but it comes down to there are so many unethical things going on in this school. This school NEEDS to be shut down!!
Unfortunately, I do not feel this school's administration has the students' nor the faculties' best interest at heart.
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