I wanted to take a moment as I wrap up my junior year of high school and thank Benchmark for the amazing academic foundation they provided. I left Benchmark two years advanced in math, reading and writing. I currently have a 4.6 GPA and know that my love of learning started the minute I walked through the Benchmark gates. I was a pretty shy girl but was quickly made a part of the Kindergarten community. At Benchmark I was taught confidence, self reliance, and self respect. I knew that I was safe at my second home each day. I met my best friend in the "Kindergarten Boat" and we are still best friends to this day, even though we are at different schools. Benchmark teaches students to be honest, kind, and hard working individuals. Thank you Benchmark for giving me the incredible start. Thank you to all the teachers and to Mrs. Darroch and Mrs. Challoner for having your vision and sharing it with so many lucky students.
The kids are required to work out their differences with each other in a safe and healthy environment. Each student is treated with the utmost respect in all situations and given an opportunity to voice their opinions and their feelings on the issues at hand.
The teachers at Benchmark are very dedicated and loving. I've never been at a school where I've seen more love and care for my kids. They are always there if I have a concern and are willing to do what it takes to get my child on track.
The lower grades focus on math facts which is something the parents really have to do at home with their children. It's so important for their future success. Homework in the lower grades is perfectly balanced. Upper grades is homework is given based on groups and abilities.
This school offers the four leveled groups in both reading and math. This allows all students to feel confident and thrive at their own level. They also have competitive math which is great for that extra challenge.
I've never been to a school where the kids are so close and truly look out for one another. Teachers help students to realize when they hurt someone not only by words, but by facial expression and gestures.
Absolutely! The Marvin Marshall program hold the students accountable for their actions. Many parents are ready to make excuses for their kids. Not here, the students take responsibility. Now that's building strong character.