Greatly improved and rigorous program of instruction! I have a kindergartener and a senior attending PVS. The school has made great strides in improving the instructional program over the last 3 years. The school no longer uses workbooks for instruction and all instruction is delivered via direct instruction by state certified teachers. My high schooler participates in most of the competitive sports offered and my little one loves the FREE after school enrichment program. As a working mom it is a plus to have free full day kindergarten as well as a free after school program. We are excited about the expanding campus and new playground that is supposed to be going in this summer!
I have 2 children currently attending PVS (Grades K & 1). My Kinder has asbergers and struggles daily, any other school would've pushed him aside and labeled him a problem child. This School has stepped up to the challenge! His teacher is absolutely amazing!! He gets the 1-on-1 he needs and we communicate daily on his struggles/strengths. I have watched both my children flourish since they started attending PVS. I will never send my children back to a regular public school again!!
I went to this school for nearly 3 years, and it is a very poor school. The curriculum is far below the grade level that the students should be at. When I attended this school, I got good grades, but I wasn't learning anything. I left after junior high and at my new high school, I struggled with every subject. I know this has happened with many of my other classmates as well, and most of them dropped out because their new school was too difficult. PVS makes their students fall behind. It is easy to get good grades at PVS, but you will not learn anything. If all you want is a report card with A's and B's, then maybe this school is for you. But if you want to actually get an education and be successful, stay far away from PVS.
I attended this school from 2003-2005. I am sure some things have improved since then, but my experience at that time was terrible. I received straight A-s and graduated a year early from this school because I was allowed to grade my own work. Never once was I challenged mentally, my high school curriculum was basically identical to what I had in junior high. I had to attend two years of community college to be eligible to attend a four-year university as PVS did not offer any lab sciences or advanced math. Because I pursued engineering, this was a serious detriment and left me struggling with every math class I ever took, most college students graduate high school with Calculus II and I graduated with Geometry. If your child is interested in science, math or engineering, I would strongly suggest a school where advanced classes are available. Also, the students were very unhappy and hostile.
PVS has made a lot of positive changes in the last year! We have a college prep focus that permeates the high school grades (9-12). The elementary (K-8) is focused on math, science, and reading that is based in higher order thinking skill development. After school sports are available in grades 7-12, which include volleyball, basketball, flag football, archery, golf, soccer, and softball. Most importantly, PVS has earned North Central Accreditation candidacy status and will be fully accredited by the winter of 2012. Additionally, our school offers FREE full day Kindergarten, transportation, and a breakfast and lunch program. If you are looking for a safe school for your family, where the teachers truly care about every student, and academic excellence is a priority please stop by for a tour today!
I enjoy my time at PVCS. It is one of the best teaching experiences I have had and is definetly better than a larger traditional school.
The best thing about the school is the small family atmosphere. There is a small student to teacher ratio and the teachers really care about the students. The archery team has won state two years in a row and has competed nationally in the NASP Tournament in Louisville, KY.
I love Prescott Valley Charter School. My daughter graduated from this school last year and is now in college.
I have two students that have graduated from this school and one still attending. The school has made some positive changes which enhance student learning and foster student accountability. The teacher's are caring and concerned about the students. The small class sizes enable student learning. It is my school of choice.
I love teaching at this school! It is wonderful to be able to teach in a school where every student is given the opportunity to learn in a safe and comfortable environment. Low class size also allows a teacher to establish one-on-one relationships with students and to understand learning needs.
I had 2 children graduate from this school. One is in the Navy, taking college classes. The other one has almost complete her schooling for a college degree. They loved this school for the most part. It was safe, and the teachers care about the students. Sometimes my kids got bored sitting in class all day. They loved the afterschool extra curriculum activities and the small school atmosphere, where they made some lifetime freindship bonds. I am going to be taking my youngest son out of of a Jr High public school,with over 2000 kids, and putting him in this school next year.
My children all attend Prescott Valley School. I have one child who has graduated from P.V.H.S., and is doing extraordinarily well in college. She learned goal setting, how to work independently, and time management all of which were priceless to have in secondary education. The uniforms and rules keep education the focus, it is a safe atmosphere physically and emotionally. The staff and teachers are always willing to help in any way they can and truly like their students! I love that! I know there are different levels of academics, college bound and community college bound, depending on the ability and motivation of the student. My child graduated with a scholarship to a state university so in my mind curriculum is not an issue. I believe students are able to attend Yavapai College (a local community college) during high school for dual credit. In my mind it is a fabulous school!
I went to Prescott Valley School 2003-05. They don't have a very good curriculum, they have workbooks called PAKs and then the students grade them themselves. I always got straight A's here, but when I went to a public school, I really struggled. Prescott Valley School made me fall behind because of their simple curriculum.
My child graduated from Prescott Valley High School. The school and staff were wonderful. She graduated a year early and excelled through 11th and 12th grade. There is such a great family atmosphere at the school. There are no clicks, everyone is friends with each other. I love the school uniform. It is so nice not to worry about all of the problems and issues that come with the different kind of dress that is out there nowadays. My child had trouble at the bigger schools and when I enrolled her here she thrived and did very well with the type of curriculum they offered. I would highly recommend this school.
I have a ninth grade son who is doing wonderful at this school. He struggled terribly in public school. The staff goes above and beyond the call to make sure these kids are successful. I do feel that some of their rules are a little overboard, but I would rather deal with that sort of thing than have to worry if my child was safe or not at school.
It is my personal experience that this school is not appropriate for high school students with college ambitions. Students are basically required to attend a junior college before a university because this school does not offer classes in higher math, lab sciences, etc.; classes that are necessary for entrance into universities. When I enrolled my child in this school, I was convinced by the principal that it was a 'college prep' school. They were very wrong, and although my child graduated among the top of her class, when she reached college she struggled to keep up with the students that graduated from the public high schools. The curriculum at prescott valley school is very basic and not enough to prepare the student for college.
I feel this school lacks in its concern of the academics for children.
I have been very satisfied with the results of this school. Kids that normally fail are being challenged to use their brain. These strugling kids are thriving. I have yet to be brought home a report card with anything lower than a B. Reportcard day used to be a burden on the family, now we go out and celebrate. To the extra curricular activities I give a thumbs up. And the discipline is fair and given when needed.If your looking for a school. This would be top choice in my book.
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