This school challenges the children every day pushing them to be very successful adults . The teachers are also so willing to help the children with anything that they may be having problems with.
Westwind is a wonderful school! Small class sizes, more individualized attention. My Son is attending and is in almost all Honors classes. They really challenge the kids to do their best!
If I could rate this school a ZERO star I would. Our son was "recruited" to play basketball for them in a "post graduate program." It is a VERY expensive program at over 20k PER year. We relocated, spent over 3,500.00 in doing so only to have the superindentent (Debra Slagle) FIRE the coach two days after school started! The replacement was a former videographer from the NBA with NO prep school experience name Steadman. When I brought this to Mrs. Slagles attention, I was told we could withdraw and she would refund our deposit. Approximately ONE week later, we noticed the assistant Coach, named WEAVER appeared to have a "dislike" for our son saying rude, disrespectful comments to him. We again attempted to bring this to Ms. Slagels' attention. She did nothing, My son went to her office to meat with her and discuss the incident...she was TOO BUSY TO SEE HIM! We contacted the head Coach, again-NOTHING. Ultimately, our son chose to leave the program two days later. SHE WOULD NOT REFUND OUR DEPOSIT! I filed a complaint with the school board. She had EVERY reason as to why she did not OWE us a refund despite saying she would offer us a complete refund earlier!
Westwind is the perfect mix of community feel and strong academics. The administration has been diligent about improving this school the entire 4 years that my daughter has attended. The teachers are attentive and helpful and do a good job controlling, guiding and supporting their classes.
The school is great. It is a college prepatory school so they have high expectations. The classes are great with good teachers. They are flexible with problems they you may have.
Excellent supportive learning environment. Great teachers and hard working dedicated principal. With small class size and the range of subjects to choose from e.g. forensic science. you will get value for your efforts in selecting this school.
I am graduating from Westwind this month 5/10. I am extremely grateful for the office staff, counselor, principal, assistant principal and teachers. I have seen alot of changes over the 4 years that I've attended Westwind. The last 2 years have been the best due to new principal and counselor. They treat the students like family. As if we're their own children. They take the time to let us know when we're off track as well as praise us when we're doing good. If you're looking for a small school that has a family feel and you want one on one time with your teacher. This is the school for you!
We at Westwind take alot of pride in our school. We believe that every student has the abilitiy to achieve the goal of graduating from high school and college. Please take the time to visit our small family community.
I attended Westwind Preparatory my sophomore year. I literally begged to go to that school. My first day there i found out that they didnt have any of the accelerated classes that i wanted. The counselor chose which classes I went into and when i suggested another class she would answer with 'the teacher is a b', (she said 'b' and not the whole word). At lunch I found out that they served fast food from the McDonalds that was nearby. They gave my brother a class that he didnt need and when we went there to talk to the office about it they would send us back to class saying that they would fix it later. Finally the last time we went they seriously yelled at us telling us that it was too late to change it and that we should've came in earlier but we .....
My son attends West Wind as a Junior he is involved in every sport there is. He absolutely loves this school! He attended a Public school his freshman year, and his academics were very poor. Since WestWind he has improved dramatically in his academics. Most of the teachers are most helpful and wanting to see success in their students, while others i question. My nephews have also attending this school back in 2003 and they loved it. It is small school, not over crowded with alot of students.
I am a freshman at Westwind and I love it. They are pretty strict especially with like cellphones and discipline. Almost all of the teachers are amazing. The principal is not my favorite peron though. my favorite person though
I would recommend this school to other parents. My daughter was at a large school but wanted to be in smaller classes. The school has grown leaps and bounds in the area of extracurricular activities. They are now a part of AIA. My daughter has participated in volleyball, basketball and cheer. She is also a part of National Honor Society. Now that the school has been around for ten years, they have established some traditions that both students and parents enjoy. We have another daughter who transferred here from a private school, and she is liking it, too.
The teachers are great. but almost everyone in the office/administration is as rude as can be.
We love this school. The principal and staff are awesome, and the teachers are great! Our kids like to dodge doing homework, but the online PASS system makes it so that we can check their homework & grades every day on the web. Thanks teachers for caring so much!
My child has just started at Westwind but, so far I am very pleased with how that teachers seem to be working with my child on a one to one bases.
We moved our son from public school because of lack of concern for individual needs and lack of discipline. Westwind solved both of these problems. He hated public school but loves Westwind.
This is my daughters first year at the school and we love it! She has awesome teachers who take the time to teach! I recommend the school to alot of people!
Very good teachers, but the administration is questionable -- especially the head principal.
Not enough parental involvement. Very little music and art program. Teachers need more resources for their classes.
My children have attended this charter high/middle school since it first opened. While we have been through them working out the kinks, we have also seen much growth and improvement. It is often difficult for students/parents to have continuous change (faculty/staff turn-over, school/class structure and schedules, dress-code, activities, site, etc.), and makes planning a challenge. Academics are a top priority. I have seen several students receive scholarships to universities. If they provided more guidance in applying there could have been many more. W.A. provides many avenues for parent/teacher communication, but there is not always good follow through. Some small changes could have a big impact.
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