My son attends this school for the 4rth year. He should have been yanked out after his 2nd year, due to lack of education at his grade level. Besides this, the faculty does not address the bullying issue. No policy in place, makes no assurance the children attending this school are safe.
My family loves Milestones! Our kids have been here for 9 years. They have graduated from here and moved seamlessly into the public high schools into Honors and AP classes. They were made to feel loved, smart and important here. Having had this kind of experience especially in middle school helped them feel great about themselves in high school and college. This is by no means a "traditional" school. Kids are allowed to think on their own and work as a community to better that community. I will continue to send people here and will value the last few years my kids will be here.
My son has been with the school since Pre-K and has received a great education. I have recommended this school to other at my job and they have their children their also. When the Principal states at the beginning of each year that the Parents are going thru school again it is true. You have to be an involved parent, school is not a babysitting place, to get the most out of any education you have to put time and effort into your child to assist them to succeed. I will continue to recommend the school to others because I believe in the school.
Milestones is a good school. I know that it is run and staffed by caring individuals that work many hours for the benefit of children. Administration has implemented many changes this year for the better. As a teacher, I feel supported by Administration and understand and support the goals in place. This year alone, administration has implemented a new technology program, new lesson planning software, school wide common core software, new laptops, smart boards, and technology for teacher use as well as new picnic tables for the outside. Teachers also meet weekly with administration and collaborate on implementation of programs and resources for the benefits of kids. All teachers communicate administrative thoughts weekly with parents. Parents should be aware of all that goes on behind the scenes for the benefit of their children.
The administrative staff is the worst I have ever seen. There is no communication between the staff,parents or teachers. There are some great teachers at the school however the lack of support from the leadership makes them ineffectve.the capuses is in disaray and unkempt.If the school has goalsthere is no plan being followed to reach them.It looks like the school is run just to make money for a few on the backs of rest, the teachers,parents and worst of all the children, and they can't evern get that right. There is a large turn over and a list of unfulfilled promises. Programs that just went away to cover poor management, there hearts may be in the right place but they have no skills on how to run an effective administrative staff or school. If someone from the school reads this please spend the money, get your self a good management team and plan in place or close. Do it for the Children
Milestones is a fantastic school that builds the students up both academically and socially. Sad as it is there will always be a student or two who feel that they are behind. The children with learning disabilities recieve much needed attention in the lacking areas. Every child is given the proper education at Milestones, and I find it a sorry excuse to try and blame genetics for a lack of effort on the student's part. Students need to be willing to learn, and yes some people have to put more effort into learning various subjects. I know students who show an understanding of the work taught are then taught more challenging subjects. Graduates from this school are known to thrive in high school and college. Plus the students are loved. That is what makes this school so great.
I go to this school and I am BEHIND in math and science, writing and language arts is no problem I get that from my mom but I learn everyday more and more about writing. The 5th grade writing teacher is probably the best teacher ever. But I wouldn't recommend your children to go to this school.
Milestones Charter School is full of fun loving, smart, caring teachers and staff. The expectations of students has been raised in the past few years and I am seeing changes for the better! The upper grades have challenged my child, who is very bright. We would rather see her challenged than bored. I would recommend Milestones to any parent. From preschool through eighth grade, this school is fantastic!
At Milestones Charter School, the staff knows each student for who they are and hold them to what they can accomplish. They are extraordinarily tolerant to all children and will raise / lower the bar for each and go out of the ordinary to give extra work or explanations. Those who do not understand their lesson the teachers will patiently go over different tactics with them until they get it. All the students speak to each other and there aren't any groups unfriendly to one another despite class sizes of about 25. Students are recognized for their personal abilities and talents. There are many programs to fit student interest and preferences with great activities and sports teams called Milestone Mustangs. Teachers are fair and on a personal authority level with students and will go to all means necessary so that both student and teacher are comfortable. I would recommend this school to anyone, it is very diverse and long lasting friendships are constantly building up on the campus. With teachers whom support their students and encourage them to be role models in character, this school is a best fit for those who are a bright young individual of America's impending future.
I attended this school for about three years and it was horrible! There were absolutely no standards and I was always doing someone else's work on top of mine. There is no one paying much attention there because I was a victim of bulling (verbally and physically) and when I told the teacher in my last year he told me to work it out with the child and nothing was done. When I slipped up once by standing up for my little sister (the kid was a teachers kid) I got in trouble. I never even touched the child who was verbally bulling my sister. I didn't say anything at all. I just followed him around silently for two days. Other than social issues, the acedemic program was below my level and I could skip a project and nothing would be done! I was recently looking through work projects and almost nothing was done and completed. The only time I got in trouble was when I was standing up for my little sister. Over all, PARENTS PLEASE DO YOUR CHILDREN A FAVOR AND DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL! IT WILL CHANGE THEM SO MUCH TO BE BULLIED EVERYDAY AND I SPEAK FOR EXPERIENCE! Thanks for taking the time to read! I hope I might have changed you mind about enrolling your child in this school.
For the woman whose son is going to a new school after three years at Milestones, you and I have very different memories of what happened in the parking lot. Calmly telling someone that turning into oncoming traffic would be unsafe is not threatening. Honking your horn excessively is harassment. The cultural arts fee is not just or field trips. These funds are also used to bring plays, musical performances, and other educationally appropriate venues to the school. There have been at least ten of these assemblies during the current school year. Milestones sponsors countless after school clubs and activities for girls AND boys; science club, math club, art club, yoga, basketball, and many others. Information about these activities is sent home all the time. We get at least one or two notices each week in our child s Friday Folder. This information is also posted on the wall in the main office. My daughter has attended Milestones for 7 years. She has received an exemplary education. I do, occasionally, work in the office. There are other members of the faculty and staff with children who attend Milestones. These students, if anything, are held to a higher standard of discipline.
My son has been at Milestone for 3 years now & this will be his last there. My son gets assigned computer work, yet there hasn't been ANY computer classes or access to any computers. They charge roughly $150-200 for the "cultural arts fee" this is supposed to be for field trips, however in 3 years my son has had only 1 field trip. I have witnessed the kids bullying in front of school faculty, & that person ignores it. They do have clubs for girls, but nothing at all for boys. Children of faculty receive special treatment & are not held accountable for their actions.Faculty members don't listen to students when issues occur. I was even harassed by a male that works in the office when he threatened me in the parking lot (I honked my cars' horn at him). Save your childs self-esteem & your sanity.. DON'T ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND THIS HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!
My son is currently in kindergarten at Milestones and this is his 3rd year there. His curriculum has him learning a 1st grade level. He loves this school, his teacher is awesome, and all the staff knows every kid as an individual. He is very advanced compared to many kids his age and Milestones is perfect for him. The only thing I would feel more comfortable about is if they had a nurse on campus. I recommend this school to everyone I talk to. My second son will enter the preschool next fall and I cannot wait!
I attended Milestones for five years. The first three years were (though still below my standards) better than the final four semesters. Initially, I had a teacher that made efforts to challenge students who were above the standards for the grade level. The same was true for the following year; the year after that, however, things spiraled downward FAST. Though I adored my teacher that year, I was (at best) moderately challenged academically. The next year, despite excelling in a math class, all the kids in my grade were forced to repeat the same class I had taken the preceding year. My final year at Milestones, there were ZERO standards. I made a game out of seeing how little I could do. And the teachers and administration did NOTHING. In fact, the only grade that suffered was my effort grade. If your child is approaching or far below grade level and you would like him or her to pass a year or two of school with flying colors, I highly suggest that you transfer him or her here. However, if you seek an education at or above your student's grade level, I highly suggest that you continue your search. In conclusion, my educational experience was lackluster, at best.
We love this school.My son is in preschool and way ahead of other preschoolers from other schools.They teach a child ahead according to the child's learning skills.We love Ms Jean and Ms Tiffany from PreK.They're very involved with the parents and stay involved with the children on a one to one basis.We're happy with our son's progress so far........
I love this School my son's teacher is great. The class sizes are small so the teacher has more one on one time with the kids. Remember we as parents still need to work with our kids. It is not all the teachers responsiblty, If any thing we need to teach our kids more manners.
This school is horrible! They lack basis nessesities like a library and computer lab. The principal has a BAD attitude problem and lacks proper communication when it comes to discussing issues with anything. My child cried every day when it was time to go to school. I pulled her out and now my child attends a nearby public school and if growing by leaps and bounds emotionally and academically. I would never reccomend this place to anyone!
The school isnt doing much for the kids at all. There is no teacher cooperation with parents. There us not much extra curricular activities for the kids. They are way behind in therir accademics. I wouldnt suggest tis school for kids from grade 1 onwards.
I came to Milestones after teaching in a public school for several years. I needed to find a way out of letting politics run my school and get to a place where I have the freedom to teach the way students really learn. I have found that in this school. I love the entire staff and most of all I love that we are growing leaders in our students. WE as teachers are free to make choices about a child's education and do what is appropriate for each child to learn. As much as one-size fits all education is convenient to fund and easy to train teachers on, it does not benefit the children that need so much more academically. Both to catch them up or equally importantly to advance the children further than expected. At Milestones, I believe we are able to provide a different learning experience for each child and the kids thrive on that. I love teaching here and will never go back to district education again.
Milestones Charter School is both good and bad like all schools. The success of your child does not fall on the shoulders of the staff at the school but yours as a parent. It is your responsibility to work closely with your childs teachers to assure positive growth. A lack of computers and library books does not make the school unsuccessful, most children have access to computers at home and there are public libraries where you have thousands of books to choose from. I found as a parent I simply had to ask and my child received more challenging work, also as a parent when he was slacking I pushed him to do better. The staff has always been polite and courteous however the dress attire puzzled me the children had a dress code, why didn't the staff,? I agree that the play area is in desperate need of work my suggestion is to take the $$ for Jean money and hire a professional ladscaper next year. My oldest son fell behind in public school and caught back up at Milestones he entered high school ready and confident. My youngest son will start middle school in an advance placement program at our local public school. My children excelled yours can too get involved.
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