I would like to say that the last post by a parent was not so nice. I do know that this school has a lot of great teacher's and maybe Acorn was not the school for your child. Which it is a good thing we have the choice where to have our children go to school. Acorn has many children who come back to visit and or work for them so it must be a good environment or students wouldn't come back to see the staff. I do not know what happened but as a parent you love and trust your child to always tell the truth I wonder if there is something that maybe missing between the schools view and your child's view. All schools deal with so many issues during each day and I know they try their best but we all make mistakes everyday but some people just do not admit it. Acorn is a wonderful school for my child and has been for years. We have had a few minor issues but the principal was very understanding and worked with us. Bully is a strong word and I do not believe this part about the staff or principal.
This school the staff were bullying my child. Teachers stating things to other children about my child as well as demeaning him in front of others almost daily. Numerous meetings were held with staff and principal and continued to occur. Their slogan kids first, certainly is not true.
Sorry that my granddaughter won't be returning - unfortunate that this school is fine for preschool thru 2nd grade - but third grade was a disaster - and administration was deaf, dumb and blind to our concerns.
My daughter is thriving at this school. We enrolled her this last year in kindergarten, and we have seen her learn grow so much in the last 8 months. These teachers genuinely love their students, and dedicate so much time, effort, and energy to ensuring that the children succeed.
My daughter has gone to Acorn Montessori since preschool, and is now in 4th grade. I could not be happier with her education. Acorn strives to reach each learner and meet their individual needs. My daughter got in the 98th percetile on the AIMS test in math and 95th percentile in reading. Currently she is in the gifted class with Mrs. Akins, as she was for 3rd grade, and is very successful. I know my daughter's academic and social needs are met at this school where all of the teachers know her name and greet her as she walks down the hallway. Thank you to all the great teachers at Acorn.
As a parent of 6 children and part of the Acorn Montessori family for 12 years I will gladly give this school rave reviews. My children's needs have been met as individuals, both academically and emotionally. Throughout our years at Acorn, we have been a foster family who adopted 3 children, adding to our parenting experience in their own ways. The staff at Acorn has embraced our family and joined us as our "partners in parenting". I have found the staff to be extremely respectful and supportive of my parenting. The emphasis on heart attitudes as well as academics at Acorn has been a refreshing. My oldest is now holding a 4.2 GPA at a high school which is geared toward preparing young people for college. He has also been inducted into the National Honor Society. My youngest has Down syndrome and, because of her abilities, she is currently in the preschool program, on her way through her academic career at Acorn Montessori. All of my children have called Acorn their "home away from home" and Mrs. Cynthia their "Mom away from Mom" because of the love that the staff has for them. As a mom, I couldn't be more happy with those whom I trust with the hearts of my children.
BE AWARE OF THE 4TH GRADE TEACHER WENDY DAUGHETEE! I had my son in her class for two weeks. My son was forced to stand up ALL day for two days in a row for not pushing in his chair when he went to throw away his breakfast!! When I asked her about it she admitted she did take away his chair and said, " That is my classroom rule. If you don't push your chair in you loose it for the rest of the day and must do your work standing up." He was not even allowed to lean on his desk while taking a test. I told her that is not acceptable to me. She said Oh well, that is my classroom rule. She also forced him to miss both recesses one day because he did poorly on a test and had to have another lesson and retake the test. The principal did not believe me when I told her what happened. I said that she proudly admitted it to me in front of the other teacher and said that is her class rule.
Acorn is home for my kids, during the day. As a school, both campuses are welcoming, warm and busy about the excitement of learning! Having been raised by parents who were both excellent educators themselves, and coming from another state that had considerably greater funding allocations for its schools, my first concern in moving to this area was finding the right atmosphere to promote citizenship and self-control right alongside academic, artistic and athletic development in my children. The only school I was satisfied with was Acorn! My oldest daughter graduated with their first eighth grade class in spring of 2010, and went on to the most-difficult-to-enter college prep high school in our district, along with two other classmates. Our preschooler and kindergardner are brimming with lessons and personal achievements every day when they come home. Being exhausted by bedtime from the fun activities they rack up each day is a perk, too. They all adore their friends, work through common gradeschool mishaps with dignity, respect and manners, and all but run to the car each morning to go back. Our family is thrilled with Acorn and its programs, staff and dedication. Very few leave.
In this school it is noted to be a traditional/Montessori blend that is how the Charter is written. In preschool Ms. Sheryl is taking her Montessori training now and has got all A's and is bringing more and more Montessori into her classroom. Pre-k is Ms. Alana who is Montessori trained and is also working with the Saxon and McGraw-Hill to help advance those children who are ready for that style of learning. As the children go up in grades Acorn moves more into the traditional style of teaching in order to prepare the children for what other classrooms are like. AIMS score are correct and we are proud of them. As far as the principal that has to be the rudest thing I've ever heard. All schools may not be a match for all children theat is why parents have a choice. I have always been picking on where my children go to school and now I'm proud to say my grandchildren also attend here now. It's great that this is America and we have freedom of speech I speak from the heart. Come to Acorn and see for yourself.
I havve only gone to this school for 2 years but it has helped me greatly. It's very hard to find schools that give one on one attention and help from the teachers. My siblings on the other hand have all gone for 3 years and they are still loving it. I admit that the Principal does not always have her head on straight and sometimes does not think things through but she is still amazing and does a really good job. The students who have a harder time with learning get the attention they need and are getting much better. My sister couldn't read at all and she was already 10 and she goes into the school and is reading by the end of the first semester, all becasue the teachers and other staff members gave her the help she needed. This is an amazing school!!
I have had my children in this school since it opened and it is getting better every year. I can't wait to see all the improvements they have done over the summer.
i am a student at acorn in the 7th grade class and it is a great fun school
This school not only serves the educational needs of their students but also acts as a resource and support system for the parents. The teaching staff is excellent and well qualified. The support that students as well as parents receive from every member of their staff is amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone.
I rated this school an excellent based on the education my kids have received. The teachers are wonderful...They really love their jobs and care about their students...The owner of the school on the other hand needs to be more consistent and stick to what they say they are going to do. Office staff is unorganized. One hand doesn't know what the other is doing half the time.
I absolutely love this school. My children have learned so much, they surprise me everyday. I would highly recommend this school to anyone. They take the time to listen and also accommodate your needs. I also love how my children can work at their own pace and really take the time to learn the lesson and soak it all in. My children need that kind of attention.
My child has has bloomed to her full potential because of the attention and extra curricular activities at Acorn Montessori Charter School. She has been a student at this school for 7 years.
Very little Montessori methods are used in the classroom. Training is not offered by the school (other than in the form of reading books).
I am very pleased with this school. This is my daughter's 3rd year at this school. She has excelled greatly and it is due to the structure and teaching staff. I am pleased that this year the school was able to have her previous year teachers advice into the next grade (a montessori practice). Overall everything the school offers is splendid!
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