We absolutely love Edu-Prize for several reasons. The flexible schedule choices are ideal for our family and we love the condensed day for our kids. This is a school that is not simply checking a box to meet state guidelines. The way that all of the curriculum is integrated together and the practical application for the students sets Edu-Prize apart. This is our first year at Edu-Prize for my 3rd grade, who has always hated school. He is loving it and feels challenged (finally). I love that the teachers allow students to be children. There is no rigid "back-to-basics" mentality, but instead, a positive, encouraging environment where the bar is high and students are expected to reach it. I am excited for the coming year where Edu-Prize will implement many positive changes for our students like expanded iPad classes and after school sports programs for the Junior High. This is a great school that values education and character building as a whole. Thank you Edu-Prize!!!
I have had children at Edu-Prize for 7 years. I think that academically it is a really great school. They are an excelling school with impressive test scores. I like the fact that so much of their learning is actually hands-on; they are able to learn science and computers in ways that most elementary kids can only dream about. There are, however, some things that I don't like about Edu-Prize. In general, the teachers are good, but I haven't found the principal to be particularly helpful or caring, though I admit I've only had to speak with her twice. They used to have a band program, but that's not available anymore. They also used to have some Spanish instruction on the computers, but I'm not sure if they do that anymore, either. They don't keep their website current, and it seems they are constantly asking for donations of things. I know all schools have negatives, so overall, the academic education that my children receive at Edu-Prize is worth putting up with the other issues.
We've been at Edu-Prize for a few years and like it alot. The teachers are outstanding and the principal and her team are excellent. There is no doubt that teachers and staff are very enthusiastic and committed to the school - this makes a big difference. Teachers are innovative and creative. Communication could be better - the website is not up to date and Edu-Prize does not seem to solicit any feedback from parents or students. Specials are limited. There are no art classes or language. You definitely need to supplement with lessons / classes to cover specials.
This year I chose to forgo the charter school route and transfer my kids from Edu-prize to a regular GPS school. Wow, is all I can say. I had a hunch that the previous two years I was not getting the communication that I should have been from Edu-prize and I was right. GPS schools actually have real-time ongoing grades online for parents to view everyday! They also email you every time your child takes a accelerated reading test and so you can track your child's progress and better help them at home as needed. I am shocked at how much better the communication is in the public school system rather then at Edu-Prize. I enrolled them here starting in kindergarten because I thought it was the "best"; but I was so wrong. I am so much more aware of their progress now in the GPS system. Not to mention that the PTSO actually EXPLAINS the programs that they have ongoing for fundraising etc. I always felt that the Edu-prize PTSO (is that even what they call it there??) was so lacking in describing their programs to new parents -- as well as teacher and general school communication. Think twice before you assume that just because it's a charter school that it's the best.
I can't say enough about this school. We moved from Washington state where my son had been going to school and joined Edu-prize in 2nd grade. He was the top in his class in WA and actually had to catch up on a number of things that he was behind on due to the level of education offered here. They are really good at working with the level that he is and they have a way of being creative and fun while learning. We have had nothing but a positive experience here and would reccomend it highly.
With the ballooning class size due to budget cuts in public schools, Edu-Prize has been able to keep class size small in comparison. Public schools really need to come up with a new teaching plan. When will they realize their antiquated methods are broken? Edu-Prize is one of only a handful of charter schools using the cambridge curriculum. Until public schools can bring teaching methods into the 21st century, I sticking with Edu-Prize and we couldn't be happier.
I like almost everything about this school.. I just dont understand why they dont teach any foreign langugaes there. Spanish or any other langauges would help.. No wonder why people jock about us: a person that speak only English is called American. Sad. We could make a difference. also: why they dont teach kids to play any instruments?
Amazing school! I went there all the way from kindergarden through 6th grade but after seven years of the same school, I wanted to try a new school, *ayne *unior *igh. BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE!!!! Immediatly after my first day of Pay*e, I realized how blessed I was to have been able to attend Edu-Prize. The teachers there are so caring and compassionate, all of the learning is completly hands-on, and I was being tought at a more advanced level of learning than most other students in the state. If you are lucky enough to get in to this school, jump at the chance immediately!
Edu-Prize is place where my kids are safe physically and emotionally. The small class sizes allow them to receive individual instruction and be taught at the level they are at. They are challenged but supported so that they are successful. I am thankful everyday for Edu-Prize.
Teacher really care, and parents are more than encouraged to be there.
The teachers and staff are acceptional. They meet your child's needs.
It teaches to every child's level with outstanding teachers who are very dedicated to our students.
My son has started first grade this year after a great year in Mrs Kenyon's class . All summer long he asked me everyday when school was starting. He loves everyone at Edu-prize. Seems more like he's staying with relatives than being at school. Great school, great people. Congrats on the A PLUS rating again this year. Go EAGLES!!
I have two children at Edu-Prize. Overall, it is a wonderful school, that my kids absolutely love! They are getting the best well rounded education in a loving environment! The biggest negative here is the poor level of BASIC communication offered from the administration to the parents, specifically, when it comes to logistical information. Also, it seems that the PTN tries to communicate about fundraisers/activities - but somehow misses the boat. Both the school and the PTN need to remember that when students/parents are new to the school and/or are entering Kindergarten for the first time, they need to actually explain the acronyms/programs they reference in the newsletters because for new parents it goes right over our heads :) The carpool situation has also been a nightmare so far this year. That along with the communication issues has been enough to recently trigger my interest in other schools...
My children are about to enter 8th grade, finishing what has been a phenomenal elementary school experience. I could not have asked for more caring and creative teachers! The school is also blessed to have a visionary principal who truly cares about her students and thier families. Not only have my children received a top notch education, they have learned respect, caring, responsibility, and made lifelong friends. This is a rare gem in today's dismal public education system.
My daughter just finished Kindergarten and loves the school. Excellent teachers and the parent support is outstanding. I certainly enjoyed working in the classroom this past year.
My granddaughter does so well there and loves her teachers. I've helped out once and enjoyed it myself. Great school.
My son loves Eduprize and his teacher.So I recomened this school to any parent that cares.
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