I am a student and I go to Canyon Pointe and they are a good school. But it is very difficult to get used to the strictness of Principal Rhone. The other day as I was going to the bathroom I saw her full on screaming at two kindergarteners. I definitely love Canyon but it wouldn't be the first place I would suggest. Also there are many bullying problems there. Around the middle of the school year you will most likely see a person crying. The hot lunches are good there though. It is just like let the kid eat it or pack one yourself. The big kid bathrooms can also use some work. In the big girls bathroom only one out of four stalls lock. Some of the stalls have bad words written in them. For awhile the only stall that locked in the big girls bathroom didn't even have a toilet paper thing in it.
I love the community feeling we have here at Canyon Pointe Academy! The administration is very caring about each student as well as being supportive to the staff. Students are actively involved in their learning and take part in activities that foster school spirit. The school offers help to struggling students and a variety of after school clubs and sports to appeal to different interests! Canyon Pointe Academy is a wonderful choice for your child's education.
I am a teacher at Canyon Pointe Academy. I can honestly say that I have never seen a principal as committed to her students as Principal Rhone. She makes the effort to know each of the students that attend Canyon Pointe by name. When they are upset or hurt she is the first person to comfort them. She has a genuine concern for each and every student on campus. She is amazing
Canyon Pointe Academy has been my home for the past five years. It is a great community full of engaged students, positive teachers, and a united administration. Canyon offers so many opportunities for students to participate in. There is a wide variety of extracurricular programs to meet all students interest. If you are looking for a school who embraces family, culture, and education then this is the place for you.
I have worked at Canyon for a long time in several capacities. I have also worked for several district schools in the Washington and Alhambra districts. While Canyon has room to grow in some areas it is in no way a "bad" school. Canyon's Academics are rigorous, It has an accepting and positive environment, and it fosters love of learning in children through fun. I have never seen an environment so accepting and supportive of differences in children . That being said, kids will be kids, but Canyon in no way takes bullying lightly. We do not employ a "zero tolerance policy" because we believe every situation is different. We employ pop culture, fun, and humor to create an upbeat, vibrant environment. We give the teachers the freedom required to meet every student's needs which is rare in public schools in the current educational environment. Our lunch program is not a traditional lunch program but the way lunch is handled is no mystery and made apparent when you look in to enrollment. To be honest, the grass is often greener on the other side for people and Canyon may not fit some people's needs but this is true of any school. This is an amazing environment for any student.
Canyon Pointe is a wonderful school with positive teachers, a super principal, and a supportive environment!
My son has been at this school since kindergarten. Now in the 6th grade, I can honestly say it has been an amazing experience for both of us. Never has my son not wanted to go to school. There is always something fun going on and a fresh way of learning that keeps him excited and looking forward to the day. His teachers have always been readily available with any extra help he needed and given him the encouragement to do his best. CPA provides an atmosphere that makes him want to be there and learn. From dances, movie nights to AIMS prep, the principal goes above and beyond to put the students first. He checks the website (mycanyon.org) regularly to make sure he doesn't miss anything. Thank you to ALL the teachers and staff for being the best educators ever! We love being a CPA family.
Canyon Pointe is awesome. Our principal just gave all of us students T-shirts that say "Learning is my super power" for our AIMS week. We are going to rock AIMS this year. This has been the best school year ever. I love my teachers and principle. Lion's pride forever
This school has been so much more to my family then just a school. I have two daughters that attend Canyon Pointe. As a single dad it can be tough raising two girls. The teachers and staff have been so helpful to me. Taking time to give my girls the female attention that they lack at home. I am sure the school gets frustrated with me when I forget to send money for lunches or when I don't have time to sit and look at their homework, but they never show their frustration, they just give me a gentle reminder call and help me be the best dad I know how to be under difficult circumstances. I know my girls are loved and getting the best education they could possibly get. Thank you Canyon Pointe for always having my back.
We have been attending CPA for 3 years and we LOVE this school!! I can honestly say that every teacher we have had (3 kids, 3 years apart), without a doubt, cares for and wants nothing but the best for their students. They make the learning environment a fun environment and are accomodating to the needs or quirks of the children and their unique style of learning. Tho I don't feel the lunch menui is a major factor in the character of the school (if you don't like what is being served, pack your child's lunch!), I have to say there have been significant changes in the overall atmosphere as well as what is being served (I volunteer on occasion and spend time getting to know the staff and students when I can). We love CPA!!!!
We enrolled our daughter in kindergarten at CPA only because of the free all day program ...I'm not happy about the lack of parent involvment, they say they offer it but it's a joke. She seems happy has made some friends but talking to my neighbor who's daughter is at a public school she seems much more ahead in math and reading and she's welcomed to volunteer in the classroom. We have toured this school & love it!! music, PE and art classes!! My daughter is excited to go to her friends school & I am happy to be able to help out in the classroom & volunteer and school functions.
It was a difficult decision to pull our daughter from our local public school! We are so pleased at the welcome she received at Canyon Pointe Academy! She has excelled and is excited about going to school each day. The staff and administration really care about their students. What a refreshing change! Thank you CPA!
We left Canyon at the end of last year because we were moving and I wanted my son to attend the local public school (gifted program, highly rated) close to my place of work. After spending many discouraging months we decided to come back to Canyon. This is the best decision I could have made for my child. He is so much happier at Canyon Pointe than at the other school. Moreover, even though he was in the gifted program at the public school there was not much if any real schooling getting done. There had not been one spelling test, assignment of math homework, or reading instruction of any kind (August - end of January). Truly, from what I saw at the public school the teachers there are so engrossed in attending to the new "college and career readiness" standards that teaching has been lost in the process. Canyon seems to have achieved a balance in this area. My son is learning again and enjoying it! Some complain about lunches at Canyon but I know hot lunch at the public school was not much of a plus there either. My child was on reduced lunch there but I would rather make his lunch and drive the few extra miles to see the smile on his face at the end of the day at CPA!
continuing what I was saying below canyon is so amazing the teachers are dedicated to every student and take each child under their wing and they are very loving on special needs kids when I was at canyon I knew every single kids name and their teachers names I wish I could turn back time and keep at canyon I was unfortunately unable to attend the prep although I wish I could the kids love it here and the teachers are amazing I wish everyone could see it as we do but there are some people out there unwillingly to open up to this charter school and see how truly amazing it is if there is a situation a teacher or a member of staff will sort it out in the calmest way possible I have learned so much from this school and it has boosted my IQ who knows how many points the after school clubs are so fun and their is such a variety teachers do everything possible to help their students achieve greatness the parents are so involved and are capable to check their students work and see what they have been learning on special nights I have literally used two whole comment boxes just to express my love for canyon as a student and I have written them to the very maximum of letters ILOVECANYON!!!
Fantastic learning and educational enviornment. The curriculum is well thought out by each teacher and each teacher takes pride in what they do and how they teach. I have two children that attend, this will be the 5th year I've had my sons enrolled. My oldest is going on his 5th year, he's been at this school since 1st grade and now my youngest son will be entering the 2nd grade. Disciplined isn't over the top, and it's not too laid back either. They do not tolerate bullying, and it is taken very seriously. The lunch program has come a long way over the last couple of years, I have no compliants with the quality of food. My sons get plenty to eat and they like what is offered by the school. They love to participate in the after school clubs, such as "mind games", "cooking club" and :"craft-tastic". This is a great charter school, with above standard educational opportunities.
All three of my kids have gone to this school. My son, who will be in 6th grade this year, has special needs. He's been going since he was in 3rd grade and it was the BEST decision I EVER made for him. He has excelled so much in the last 2 years, by the end of this yr he will be at grade level & that is beyond exciting for us. The principal is beyond great dealing with any problems we have had. The teachers are helpful & supportive. My youngest loves going everyday, which wasn't normal for her before. I LOVE this school and can't wait for them to continue on to the Prep. I am overly satisfied with this school and the way they have been with my son.
Last night my son, who will be a 6th grader, asked when school started! I asked why? His reply was "I love school." My son is not a stellar student, but since kindergarten, he has LOVED CPA, and so do I. Mrs. Rhone is the most hardworking principal I have ever met. She does so many things to keep the kids motivated to learn and succeed. I am familiar with almost every teacher at that school and I have not yet found 1 teacher that was not willing to go above and beyond to help my student or answer any question I have. I feel the principal does an out of this world job of staying fresh and "new" with energy that has no end. If MY son is already reading his book for Storybook character dress up day, and thinking of ways he can leave his MARK, then for me, that speaks for itself. A huge thank you to all the Canyon teacher and especially Mrs. Rhone for a great school year. We don't know what we would do without you.
My child listens to popular music, texts and interacts on the internet. Canyon Pointe has taught her how to question elements of pop culture and be true to her values. All Pointe schools use seemingly "inappropriate" activities to bond with the kids. Check out the wet T-shirt contest at North Pointe. No, it's not a "real" wet T-shirt contest but it's funny. If you don't see the humor in one class spraying the other class with water guns and then wringing out the shirts for the winner- then this school is not for you. And that's ok. Pointe Schools use pop culture and humor to reach teens and pre-teens about writing, grammar, art, and debate. Other parents are more comfortable with a traditional setting. This is not your typical or traditional school district by design.
Bringing my kids to Canyon Pointe Academy was the best decision I've ever made. Its a bit of a drive for me, as there is an elementary school literally 1 block from my house. The local school in our neighborhood was just o.k. and I felt like the kids were just a number. They never did anything fun for the kids, to make them WANT to come to school. They never recognized them for their accomplishments and there were no afterschool clubs whatsoever for Science and Language and Art. At Canyon, every kid is recognized for their accomplishments, and I am super impressed that the Principal knows every kid by name! This school doesn't just talk the talk.... they walk the walk. They are sincere and caring and truly love the kids there, and I am so thankful that my children are getting a wonderful education while at the same time, having fun every day, which makes school in general....more FUN!!
My daughter has attended Canyon Pointe Academy for almost four years now. Over those four years, Canyon has added several programs to support student learning and build a family atmosphere so everyone feels accepted. Their RTI program is amazing; some of my daughter's peers have enjoyed learning in the smaller RTI groups and are doing better in class thanks to the support. My daughter has been challenged by allowing her to move ahead as she exhibits mastery level of skills. They have after school sports, clubs, tutoring, and 4-A days that build team spirit and highlight academics, athletics, arts, and activities. The principal has shown amazing leadership through character building programs and mentoring opportunities across grade levels. The teachers work collaboratively to nurture student learning in all areas. The new math curriculum is amazing, and next year we are looking forward to a new reading curriculum to meet the newest standards of learning. And, since some parents have mentioned lunch - they serve salads, soups and many varieties of healthy and kids friendly choices.
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