Kudos to the new administration for having the guts to start fresh! It's true that many teachers are being replaced. I see this as a good thing! The 4 out of 10 rating this school has is because of the staff. Time to start fresh with new ideas and new minds.
Recently, 3 teachers from Bell Canyon were rehired, 3 decided to obtain a position at Adams Traditional with Mrs Malone the fromer principal at Bell Canyon, 2 decided to look elsewhere for employment and 9 teachers were let go via a mass email. As a concerned citizen and a parent, I would question the reasons behind so many changes at Bell Canyon. The current staff was turning the school around and is very dedicated. Why are they trying to fix something that isn't broken and was finally starting to work?
I am thrilled at the changes that Imagine Bell Canyon is implementing the 2009/2010 school year. Bell Canyon is a great school, but now it will be excellent. The new leaders of the team are positive, caring, passionate and determined to improve what is good to make it better. Go Imagine Bell Canyon!!! I am behind you 100%.
I like the small atmosphere of the classrooms, the tech classes and that they have PE. My son moved here after being in another charter school that worked for my other kids but not him. He needs more one on one attention.
This school was blessed by a strong leader in the principal. She had made many wonderful changed and strides with her approach to education. After two years of positive changes (look how the reviews improved) she is leaving. She will be missed, but hopefully we can follow her inspiration.
the pto deserves aton of praise and so does a very special teacher Ms. Marano the tech teacher. i love this school!
I heard a lot of discouraging things about charter schools. I decided to go to an open house where the school principle spoke about her philosophy on education, and I decided to try it. My daughter now goes to this school and I believe it to be the best decision I could have made. The teacher is awesome and recognizes my daughters individual needs, the staff knows all the students by name, and there no bullying policy has made school a fun place to learn. She loves going to school!
this is the best school ever they teach you a lot here. they are very good teachers here
Everyone is hard working and dedicated to the students. Teachers are caring and willing to work with the parents. My student loved her teachr last year and is looking forward to being in the next grade's class.
The teachers at Bell Canyon have improved immensely in the last year. The new principal is incredible-- hard working, accessible, and dedicated to the students and their well being. I am so pleased with the changes I have seen there in the last year.
We highly recommend this school because the staff from front desk to teachers and to the principle everybody give very personal care to your child. Extra activitities like book fair, science fair, spelling bee, behaviour recognition, xtra home work to xtra talented kids, pto meetings.
All 3 of our boys go here and we are very happy. 3 the teachers go to our church. My preschooler is learning more than I had ever expected. High recommended.
We highly recommend this school. WIth 5 years of experience of my children attending this school so far, our family has always found it enjoyable. The principal, teachers and staff are extraordinary and always give personalized care for the students and families. Principal is wise, fair and encourages and acknowledges improvement in every area of academics and character. Hardworking PTO doing an awesome job. It is a great school always striving to move to a higher level.
The kindergarten teachers are very helpful and very concerned about my childs well being! The library is looking great and I am so glad that me and my husband can be so involved in our childrens school experience. The principal has stopped me quite a few times just to smile and say hello. The staff seems to be excelling in what the Pto has to offer and I love to see parent involvment in the community. Sincerely a thankful parent
Major changes at school this year! All positive! School going forward. Have community support now, hard working PTO and very dedicated principal. Come see!
We picked the school because we felt that it would be the best place for our child. We have a child in daycar that attended the school and we felt warmly about having our our child go to the same school. Now we regret the decision because since day one of the school year there have been numberous problems, from just about every area but most importantly the academics of the school are low. Our son diminstrates he know the stuff being taught, but unfortunalely his grades do not reflex this at all. I have yet to see any structure in the school.
There have always been various issues that needed to be addressed by this school but the most recent is bullying. The administration did not confront the children involved in bullying and as a result the victims became penalized while bullys continued on with unacceptable behaviour. The cafeteria lunches were definitely not healthy from a perspective of what constitutes good healthy meals. The playground is way too small to accomodate any physical programs in P.E. other than a small side basketball court. My daughter was lucky with good teachers and that is the reason we stayed for six years. There is a new principal 2007-2008. She has a very good reputation and I'm sure she will turn the school around to what it is capable of being.
My child has been attending bell canyon for 1 year now. I am disappointed in the disipline in this school, my child has encountered bullies the entire year and nothing has been done.
This school seems to do a lot of paper pushing and not a whole lot of teaching. The dicipline problems are horrible and are not actioned. The school seems to look the other way instead of having the best interest of the child in mind.
There is to much freedom in the classrooms. Not enough structure. The test scores are incredibly low. I am very disappointed with the decline. I feel that I need to supplement my child's education because the standard obviously is not as high here as it used to be.
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