This school has many problems. The cafeteria is filthy no matter what time of day you enter the food prep area. The school staff are friends or have known each other for some time(same thinking). They don't answer questions. The campus grounds are always dirty and the gates remain open. While observing the work of the students that are displayed, its apparent there is not much development between grades. The kindergartners work looks similar to the sixth grade? There is not a water fountain for the children on the playground and no shade to be found from nature(trees).
My child will not be returning next year for more unpromised education. I have received more art projects within the last year from my first grader, than Picasso himself has put out. I cringe when having to deal with the principal, and I am still awaiting my promised appointment that was promised over three weeks ago to discuss my child's education. Whether you are the type of parent to be involved with your child's education or not, do not enroll them in a school where as a parent when you question something, you will only be answered when it is convenient. These children are our future. Please take them to a school where they will not only be taught properly, but they will also be given the proper grades for their hard work and not their shabby grades based on race or parent involvement.
I have had my child in Chancellor for 2 years now. The good part is that I was lucky to have 2 decent teachers that liked my daughter. Other parents were not as lucky. The negative is that the office staff and teachers seem to have been trained to withhold information that most parents would want to know about, for instance the day there was a lockdown at the school. I was told one story by the office worker and another by one of the PTO committee. The school yard is very small like in a preschool setting, the parking problems have improved but there just isn't enough space, and as another parent stated, there are no sports therefore no real P.E. classes possible. I will not have my child back next year.
Just a note: The parents that are thinking clear see clear. And those parents are the ones that have rated this school poorly. The school has way too many bad points that are and have been experienced by those parents and myself. I agree with them and have seen and experienced what they have remarked on.
Lack of control in class of children with aggressive behavior. When someone is hit on the playground and a teacher is informed the child is told not to tattle. Teacher does not greet children when they come into class in the morning. Parents stay in class to help children figure out what to do as teacher is cutting up paper.
I am very pleased with the school academically. The teachers are supportive and the curriculum is well rounded. I am very impressed at the level at which my 1st grader is at in reading, spelling, math, and science. One of the things I like most is that learning good citizenship is as important to the school as is any other subject. I also like the day-care staff. They too are encouraging to the kids, and if there are any behavior issues, they advise the parents right away. There are only 2 problems I have with the school, 1 is the fact that due to the property location there are no sports facilites, therefore no real baseball, football, soccer, etc., and 2, the administration does leave a lot to be desired. They are very slow in providing advance notice on different types of activities or programs. If you call the office the staff very rarely knows the answer and takes a while to get back to you, and if you go into the office, you can be standing there for quite a while before anyone acknowledges you. However, although I find this frustrating at times, to me the level of my childs education and that fact that she loves the school far outweighs these issues.
What a great school! The principal is hands-on and everyone in the office is very nice. The teachers are great; you can really tell they care. It is so much safer than public schools! And academically outstanding! My son learned sign language and Spanish in the 3 year old class!I am still a big believer in phonics (unlike public schools) and they put the time and resources into obtaining Zoophonics and teaching all the kids. My older child is very bright and they spend extra time challenging him-making sure he stays interested in school. Chancellor is exemplary.
I am extremely happy with the school as a whole. I had my son at a public school, and I was very happy. Now I am happy to take my son to school and see everything that he brings home. He has learned so much this year and I look forward to the next.
When I inquired about the school a lot of great things were promised that I haven't seen. Nothing has been done the several times that I have inquired about concerns for my child. There is not enough done to address children who are dispruptive and display aggressive behavior towards other children.
I love the school. They have done a great job accademically with my children.
I feel that Chancellor Charter Schools at Bell Canyon is a great school on paper. Since my child has attended there I have had nothing but problems. I have had my concerns blown off and been ignored. Parents are told to purchase classroom items for their children, which are misplace or stolen and no one cares. Office staff will take phone calls and ignore you until their done with their call. It seems that this is school is able to run by their own rules without meeting the concerns of the parents. I feel with the proper direction, Bell Canyon could make the necessary improvement to become a great school.
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