Son loves it there. They r proactive in positive relationships from the start whether bullying, repairing friendships, grades , creating confidence to maintain strong inner/outer being, and promoting leadership &recognition. They teach reason, confidence, morals, and how to work things out on their own for life encounters . Mom won't always be there to protect them. I love the strength, courage, &onfidence they've given my son and the comfort I have that when I pick him up he's going to say he had a good day and not cry. Staff "team" create confident happy learning environment for the kids. Yay booster club! Nice to attend school events after work. I don't miss son programs any more because they r held with the working parents in mind The kids like positive structure. They like having a fun principal that is serious when it comes time to be serious and that is fun loving and caring too. This is important for children's success and desire to learn, maintain ethics &develop good natured character. Principals/ teachers get the kids attention, respect/ friendship -are able to get the kids to listen and care about their future.
If you're reading comments about bullying - know that it was all in one classroom with one bunch of kids last year. We have had two kids at Ridgeline going on 3 years now. We have NEVER seen any bullying first hand. My kids are both happy to go to school. Ridgeline is a new school and we have seen improvements in policies and staff every year. I'm confident that 2014-15 will be a strong year for Ridgeline and our kids.
The "leadership" of this school is an absolute joke. The director would rather be the "cool guy" than do his job in an effective and professional manner. Bullying is widespread and is never addressed when brought to the attention of the school director. I never thought I would say this but the local public school provides a safer environment. Think twice before choosing Ridgeline.
This school lacks a school wide discipline plan and leadership. The special ed department could be more effective.
Ridgeline is a GREAT school in the Anthem/ Tramonto/ Desert Hills area. The Teachers are very dedicated. The Staff is personable, friendly and helpful to kids and Parents alike. The Principal is a GREAT FIND! He cares about his students and it REALLY shows. The Vice Principal and his staff are Awesome. The Booster Club is a GREAT Group and Really Cares about the school. My kids have been challenged in their studies and have benefited from that. A wonderful school I see it only Improving!
In the year and a half that my children have attended Ridgeline Academy, I have seen remarkable growth coupled with tremendous joy and excitement about attending school. Academically, they have both developed so much. The Core Knowledge curriculum means that, while in different grades, my children are learning about some of the same things at the same time (at a level appropriate for each). Listening to them chat about things like the Underground Railroad, Lincoln's assassination and ancient Egypt in the backseat of the car is pretty fun! PLUS, they're learning a foreign language from kindergarten and up. That alone puts them so far ahead of other kids. Beyond that, they are loved, cared for and respected by the entire staff at Ridgeline. Not only do their immediate teachers know and love them, other staff and teachers throughout the school demonstrate that same attention. This is a small school with small class sizes, an intimate teaching environment and a strong commitment to excellence in both academics and character. I'm a very happy parent and can't wait to see what's to come!
Lack of discipline. Teachers leaving midyear and not being allowed back on last day. Some things never change, and this school is one of those. History continues to repeat itself.
This is our second year and we are extremely happy with Ridgeline and the teachers. Parent participating is welcomed as well!
I am very contended to send my son to this school since 2012 August as I see him return home very happy. That was an issue I had to deal with in his last school. He was always academically sound and continues to be here too. But the main difference I notice in him is the leadership qualities that he is developing after moving to this school. Wonderful teachers and a very responsible and efficient Principal. They let my son group with other kids who are good in academics and let them advance. They also have a load of extra-curricular ranging from drama club to soccer you can choose based on the student s interest and capacity. My son is tiny and was a target for bully in all the schools he went to earlier. I don t hear anything of that sort from him in this school. He did get into a small trouble last year but the teachers and principal worked together with me to get that corrected and never let him fall into the cracks. I hope they open the high school close by soon.
My daughter has attended Kindergarten and 1st grade at Ridgeline. Both teachers have been phenomenal! They care deeply for the individual success of each student. They communicate with parents WEEKLY. I get emails of what is going on in their classroom and additional web links for home to support what they are teaching. I know that my daughter has learned much more material at Ridgeline than she would have learned in a public school. Ridgeline Academy has a small school feel with a lot of compassion for turning out highly educated students!
This school needs supervision over it's special education department staff & the Principal. This school discriminates children with special needs. In this day and age you would be surprised what happens behind closed doors. Horrible.
We moved our daughter over from a 'traditional' style charter school and find the philosophy at Ridgeline a much better fit. Her teacher is able to consider her learning style and actively works with her/us to provide the best education. It is apparent that they use current understandings of how children learn to shape the curriculum. The Odyssey Learning program is so engaging for kids that my daughter asks to use it in her free time. On a personal note, they went out of their way to make my daughter feel comfortable in her new school. Also, the staff and teachers all seem happy to be there!
Ridgeline has done miracles with my kids. Coming from a school with no communication, care and too many students.....it is awesome!!! My children are getting the obe on one attention they need. I love all of the tutoring options too. My special needs daughter has improved above and beyond my expectations. I adore the staff and how much they all care about the kids! An A+ in my book!!!
This school is amazing in every way. Great teachers, great activities, rigorous curriculum and an overall terrific environment. Best school in the area by far!
We love Ridgeline. We attended a charter school then to public school. Well her we are in 7th grade. I love the fact that they care! Love the sports!! My child is doing great! Highly recommend this school!
Two of my children attend. The teachers are awesome! All of them from the Spanish teacher to the pe teacher! Everyone is so nice. Kids are so happy! We are here to stay!
My son started in kindergarten here last year he couldn't read, he is nowreading at a 3-4 grade level. I brought my daughter year this year where see began sixth grade, she is not only academically excelling but socially so happy. From the kids to the teachers everyone is so excepting and open hearted. I love the small family feeling!
I am so happy with this school! With so many options I had a really hard time deciding where to send my daughter. Within the first week I knew I had made the right decision. Great communication between parents, staff and teachers. Love the excitement revolved around learning, athletics and extracurricular activities. The smile on my daughters face each day confirms it.
I really like that school because teachers keep open communicating with us about my kids. My kids love school because they like their teachers very much. I believe teachers did great job! I am glad that this school gives positive environment for our kids.
This school allows bullying. The Principle and teacher turn their heads the other way. School doesn't have a good special education program.
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