Throughout the year they provide anple homework but on vacations they expect the kids to do all the hw they do as if they were in school daily. So i have to ruin my vacation arguing with my kid to do their hw. Its ok to be given a little hw but not 2 weeks worth.
No. The only thing they give the kids as an incentive to do their work is water day at the end of the year, which costs money, end of the year class trip to peter piper and a movie or the zoo, or for upper classman a trip out if state and even the country, in which half the parents cant even afford to send there kids to belize. They have even given the kids certificates to Bookmans that can only be redeemed at the Tucson location.
School charges for their own logo tshirts that must be worn as uniform shirts. $15 each. I could by my kid 5 days worth of outfits for the $75 i spend on shirts for the week. Every month they hav a dance day during the school day and charge kids for admission, snacks, and other stuff. The kids who do not pay get to stay in class. No breakfast or lunch program yet they make you fill out paperwork for it. They ask for all school supplies at the beginning of the year and then combine them into a community bucket for all the students of that grade to share. Items like 8 dozen pencils, markers, crayons, 6 pkgs loose leaf paper per quarter. If one kid doesnt have it then they will just give them someone else's supplies. I spend enough on my kids and dont have more money to spend on someone elses. Then half way tbrough the year they ask for more supplies. Teachers dont take into account parents opinions. They are more worried about average and failing students than excelling ones. Only one music program--the steel drums. No other instruments. No sports activities or clubs for the younger kids below grade 6.
There is no integrity shown at this school nor fairness in my opinion with what our child experienced. Children were allowed to lie about incidents they were involved in and the principal just chalked it up to kids being kids. Not what you want to hear. One of the staff members lied about a conversation and twisted some wording to back a teacher up during an incident. Not the kind of people you want as role models for your children, or that we want for ours.