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719 students|Calibre Academy
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Calibre has just finished a successful school year. We have seen huge academic growth in all of our students. This year we expanded the campus to double the capacity and added a beautiful gymnasium and cafeteria, as well as grassy fields to support our expanding athletics program. We anticipate an amazing 2013-14 school year!
May 28, 2013

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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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Lol well don't get me started on this subject. They don't want to waste the time to address the issue of bullying. They just turn and look away.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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Nope! If your child has special needs don't bother coming here. They don't accomidate for those students.


Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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The owner just wants the $$$$. He could careless about the teachers so the students suffer.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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They turn their backs on bullying. The principal doesn't even demonstrate those characteristics. How do they expect students to follow

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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If you are lucky to get one of the very few who actually care about the students growth. Half at this school could careless due to the fact the school treats the teachers poorly.


Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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If you call reading a few minutes a night homework.



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Have attended this school for a few years and all I can say is it WENT DOWN HILL! 5 new teachers in 4th grade and 2 teacher changes for my kinder. The principal Mrs. Vargas is terrible. She is rude! Does not make the parents or students feel welcome. She jumps to suspensions before getting both sides. As stated by another parent Bullying is very high. My son was punched in the back of the head in the cafeteria, he pushed the boy away. As a result of pushing the boy away he was sent to the office. He had never caused any problem at the school, unlike the other boy. He was suspended for a week. She never even called the other boy in. She said the aid didn't see the punch, just the push.The maintenance is lacking also. Never have soap in restrooms, kids are lucky to have TP. Lunch, well if you want to call it that. They have to shovel the food in as fast as they can if they hope to fill their bellies. Communication varies based on teacher. Some are good and here from on occasion via email. While others you have no communication ALL year. The school treats the teachers very poorly. The owner well he is just out for the $$$$ and could care less about the students and it shows. No wifi in classrooms, never have I seen green grass, no balls for kids to use, no laptops for class use, old storage like buildings for computer labs, closed north side office to parents..... The list goes on and on. Don't waste your time going here. Your child will suffer greatly on an educational level. And by the way they don't believe in spelling words. As a result none of these Calibre kids can spell, or even right a proper sentence.



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Bullying is tolerated by this school... It is public record and last year 2015- 2016 school year had 14 separate calls to the police department regarding bullying. One of them being our son. Our child was physically attacked, choked and bit where the skin was broken. He is only in second grade and the student that did this was suspended for three days. The student was allowed back to school. Once the bully was back to school he drew a picture of my son dead in a grave with a head stone that had his name on it. The school did not inform us or tell us this had happened. When we went to the school to discuss this and ask that the bully be expelled or at least taken out of my sons class, we were told that would not happen and if anyone was to be switched classrooms it would have to be my son. We said that was not fair. Our son was the good kid getting all A's... They shrugged there shoulders at us. Needless to say the child never got taken out of the school or moved. We ended up taking our son out of the school. Not a good school in our opinion.




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We've been going to Calibre since it was Carden, about 5 years now. My daughter has been in CAPP since 2nd grade, she is now in 4th. She absolutely loves the project-based learning style, frequently uses the 'habits of the mind' and genuinely overall loves her classmates and the challenge presented there. Like with all schools/classes, she sometimes struggles--however, her teachers and I have always kept a very open line of communication that my daughter is involved in and those obstacles are quickly remedied. CAPP is great for her because it allows her to delve into a subject matter on a much deeper level, something she keeps a keen interest in. Instead of reading about volcanoes, the students are more likely to build one, cause an eruption and then have discussion-based forums where different ideas and why's are presented. We absolutely love the program and hope to stick with it for as long as possible!



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Our daughter has been going to Calibre for two years. Pre K and K this year. Both teachers have been excellent and caring. The teachers listen to your input and keep you in the loop. Our daughter is doing exceptionally well. She loves going to school at Calibre.

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