We recently moved here from Oregon and hoped to find a school that would challenge our children (1st and 4th) academically, help to build strong self esteem and provide a well rounded social and academic environment. Eduprize is all that and more. We are so very happy to have found this school. Both of our children are in the TOPS classes and they love the program and the teachers. So do we! The teachers and staff are wonderful, friendly and caring. I was surprised to see some of the comments below claiming that children who excel are not challenged. Both of our children excel academically. They both read at much higher grade levels and they are both challenged individually by the teachers and the program. I would be remiss not to mention that the efficiency and organization within this school is outstanding. We can't wait for our other two children to get to kindergarten! Take time to visit and you'll see for yourself. This school is wonderful! You can see it on the children's faces as they walk the halls and converse with staff.
I came onto this post to comment on how much I love EDUPRIZE school. I am shocked at the comments from other parents that are complaining about the school accepting ALL students. So you really expect the school to only have robots that operate correctly? It's wonderful that you have children that love homework and excel. Sorry, but that is not always the norm. If educators only teach to those that respond perfectly than what about the rest? If there are no sick people, then we don't need doctors. Some students need to be guided but most need to be taught! Guess, what? Real life has people in it that do not excel in all the same areas. I bet that your child might love homework while the other child who hates it and struggles is amazing at something your child is not! I am ashamed that there would be a post like this. Teach your child to interact with all kinds of children, or better yet, I think you should be the example! Don't feel so entitled! Back to the original reason for this post......I am blown away at the love and support of all admin and teachers at EDUPRIZE, keep up the good work! I appreciate the blood, sweat and tears it takes to do what you do!
This school is getting worse year after year since they started to fill seats with kids who don't want to do homework. This has had a very negative impact on the overall performances. It is now about quantity and NOT about Quality. I am planning to move my kids out of this school.
Not the worst but definitely not the best. We have tried this school twice and have been disappointed both times. If your kid is average they will do OK here. If they are very intelligent or high need, look somewhere else. The school is too big to cater to anything other than the majority.
Most of the teachers are awesome and you can tell they love their job. The administration is so-so. They will ask you for money for field trips. You can pay for your child's educational field trips using the ECA credit and get a write off. It is the Extra Curricular Activity donation. They might at first say you can not do it -but ask the Fiscal person and bring with you http://www.azdor.gov/portals/0/brochure/707.pdf I wish they would have realized that I was going to be an Arizona taxpayer a lot longer than I was going to be an Eduprize Parent...if they did and shared this information on the ECA I would still be giving them my money. Teachers are awesome and I would recommend!
My daughter loves kinder and has learned so much. Her teacher is the best and really shows how important the children are. I look forward to having my children attend this school in the future.
Eduprize is an excellent choice for a charter school. My son attends 1st grade there and there is no comparison that it is better than the public schools out here.
The disgruntled reviews pick on general human behavior seen at any and all schools - Not really critical thinking on the part of these parents. BS on the parents who claim that their kid was too brilliant for Edu-Prize to handle, since kids are encouraged to work ahead (we all know the type - these parents usually believe that their kid is more everything than anyone else). BS on the claim that a kindergartener "painted once", LOL. My kids create so much curriculum related art that we whine about where to put it, LOL! (Now we scan everything and after 5 years at Edu-Prize, we needed to buy a separate hard drive! BS on the claim of no discipline on a field trip! LOL, Exaggeration screams disgruntled and unrealistic. Edu-prize is a great school but not so cunning that they "fooled" the state raters who rate it as an "A+" and "Excelling". Test scores PROVE that these kids perform at high levels.
My son went to this school since K and has always been gifted in math. He was not challenged in this school AT ALL and as a result was bored. After many parent-teacher meetings and getting nowhere, we pulled him out and started homeschooling. Now my 4th grader is doing 6th grade math and is THRIVING. If your child is not a perfect little robot, good luck with this school. It has some great teachers, but some TERRIBLE ones too. Mr. Green is awesome, we like the principle too. But unfortunately for us, it was not a great experience. My only regret, is not pulling him out sooner.
Extremely disappointed. We have been making a VERY long drive to take our kids to this school because it is supposed to be "the best." It isn't. Teachers are rude and disrespectful to the parents, condescending to the children, and even late to their own events, leaving parents standing in the hall while their class is locked. Homework goes on and on and on. We are talking 3 hours of homework a night, to the point where our kids don't get to play in the evening. It's come home, work for two hours, dinner, work for another hour, and then bedtime routine. Our kids are good students and smart kids. I feel awful for any students who struggle and have to try to keep up with this. i-Ready is a joke. They do more sitting and listening to someone talk than they actually do work. It is being used to teach the kids rather than reinforce the teaching that their actual educator should be doing. If I wanted that, I would homeschool and get done in a third of the time of what the school day and homework currently take. VERY disappointed. Only one teacher of all of our kiddos has been fabulous. The others have all been horrendous.
I feel that EDUPRIZE does a great job K-6 to support the Special Ed students. However, I think they need to revamp how they approach their Special Ed. in Junior High/ High School. They have issues with their writing program which directly impacts the progress of the Special Ed. student. My child's writing has declined this year. My child struggles with ADHD and it is hard for my child to remember what to do when they are only receiving instruction every other day in writing. The opposite days are a language class (Spanish, etc.) on a computer. My child has made little to no progress this year in writing.
EDUPRIZE is an amazing school. All four of my children have attended EDUPRIZE and we are very thankful that EDUPRIZE chose to open a school in the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area. The staff is exceptional and truly wants every student to succeed. I have referred many of my friends to EDUPRIZE and they have all been very happy with the school.
Maybe this school isn't for us. I wanted a school that was way more hands on and encouraged creativity and independent/critical thinking. In Kindergarten, my child has painted only once, they sit the whole time and have 50 mins. of journal writing every day. There is little creative learning/exploring. While she doesn't complain, and is doing excellent in academics, it's not what i wanted her first year of school to be like. The school comes off as being much more hands-on learning than what it actually is. Then the homework is endless, 4 pages a week, plus independent reading and i-ready every night, and a spelling test every Friday. I would be okay with 10 mins of light homework a day and reading, but this is way beyond that. We chose a half day program so we could spend more time doing enjoyable and fun activities after school, not to make my 5 year old sit even longer to do more work. However, I am thrilled she is learning some Spanish in her classroom. The teacher has been great with communications, but some letters sent from the school/PTO asking for money for this or that, doesn't explain exactly how the money is being used or what the program is.
Beware. If your child is sick alot. School has mold. Otherwise it is a pretty good school.
I had the displeasure of encountering a group of Eduprize students on a field trip to Sea Life. They were loud, disrespectful, and were knocking down smaller children and physically beating each other up in the play area, and not a single chaperone told them to tone it down. I have never seen such a poorly behaved group in my life. Glad we chose not to send our kids to Eduprize if this is how the children are allowed to behave.
Eduprize is a fantastic school! I can not say enough good things about the teachers and staff members. Parent participation is wonderful for the kids and Eduprize supports it completely. Eduprize does a fantastic job communicating with parents. Eduprize keeps up with current technology and makes learning interesting and fun. The school also integrates specials such as tech lab, science, PE, music, and live learning lab. I live on a block where most of the kids go to other schools. My child is the only one who seems to love his school. I think that says it all!
We have been at Eduprize QC for 2 going on 3 years. I cannot say enough great things about the school. I love volunteering in the classroom and getting to see exactly what my child does everyday. We have had amazing teachers and positive interactions with all the staff. Mrs. Fox and Mr. Green do an amazing job at keeping our kids safe and encouraging a wonderful learning environment. The PTN encourages parent volunteers and raises much needed money that goes directly back into the classrooms. We have never had any issues in the time we have Ben at the school.
This school is Amazing! my son starts Kindergarten July 24th! and i am so proud he gets to go to such an amazing school.. I have just gone through the enrollment process and already have been helped so much with all the kind teachers/ staff and principal!! they are very attentive and helpful and defiantly listen to the parents and children needs and i feel that is very important in a school!!the environment is outstanding! seeing the children so happy and learning hands on made me very happy! i couldn't have picked a better school for my child!! so excited to see what the future holds for my son here at eduprize!!!
Amazing school. Goes above and beyond for every child that walks through their doors. The staff and teachers truly love what they are doing and it shows!
As a classroom teacher, I have to say that the experience that I have had at EDUPRIZE rivals no other. This school has an wonderful family atmosphere within the classrooms, primarily because of the wonderful families that attend! Having taught bother regular day and now as an AM TOPS Teacher, I have never seen families so involved with their children's education, and it speaks loudly to the success of the school itself!
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