My daughter has had substitute teachers for most of the year in several classes. The principle will not return calls or emails. As a student my daughter has voiced concern that she did not feel she was learning.
My daughter attends this school. Most of her classes have substitutes for the major part of the school year. My daughter has told me She doesn't feel like she's learning in a couple of her classes. I emailed the principle and called the principle to ask what was going on and the plans regarding the teachers and NEVER received a response.
They seem to care very little about the students learning. My daughter and I were at home ill. The next day she went to school and made up the test but was told it would not count towards her overall grade. I called the school and advised I was too sick as the reason, and the front office lady seemed thrilled to advise me the absence would remain UNEXCUSED because they require same day notification. I will NOT be sending my daughter there next year.
We enrolled our children thinking this was a good school but don't be fooled by the tours they give you and the friendliness. It's a terrible school!! Our boys hated the school and the fact that the school changed and fired teachers every week. There are no stable teachers there. They give kids tutoring but they don't help them at all! I withdrew my kids from there and have been waiting on transcripts for almost a month!! Their so-called system has been "down" the whole time!! This is a terrible school!!
My son has been at North Pointe since 7th grade. He is now a junior. He is a very talented artistic and intelligent young man. At the prep he has never felt he had to conform to specific standards. I credit this to the fact that there is a no tolerance policy and Mr. Gow (who is rough around the edges) makes sure students are accountable for their actions. My son has never been bullied because he isn't into sports and like to take art class. I can't say the same for public school. My nephew is in 5th grade and gets bullied and there is so much red tape that he ended up being the one in trouble! How do you like that. I love the Pointe family of schools! Falcon Awesome!
First let me start with the good. Overall the teachers there are good. Now the bad, the front office girl is as rude as anyone you will ever meet. She can careless about your child or you. She's nothing but a carbon copy of the principle. Now on to him. Richard Gow. He is nothing but a bully on a power trip. He will not take calls or have any meetings at all. He has a personal problem with me because I'm not a parent who will bow done to him. Warning if you stand up
To him he will punish you through your kids as he has done mine. He has no teaching certificate so nobody can touch him. On top of that he's the assistant superintendent, so he's not biased at all and the superintendent will not bother to get involved. Richard Gow needs to be taken out of his role as principal and assistant superintendent immediately. We need better people in positions like his to guide our children. Until he loses his job given to him by the people I would not recommend this school.
In an open letter published in both the 2013-14 yearbook and graduation program Richard Gow states: "Six years ago I (Richard Gow) stood in front of your class and told you my number one mission in life was to see that not a single one of you would graduate from North Pointe......to the 51 of the original 130 who actually made it, I'm proud of you." This is a published fact. Of the 130 kids who entered 7th grade only 40% made it to graduation. As a parent you can decide if that is the school for you.