This is our 4th year. We continue to be dedicated to our child's academic success and we are met by her teachers. They have been kind, generous, encouraging, and strict. Each of these traits serve the children and enable them to reach closer to their potential. We have had several social/instructional opportunities for the parents to learn how to help our children learn. I see the same parents and kids at each event. While the school has challenges (what group of more th)an 2 doesn't), it is not safety, nor is it lack of talented, caring, dedicated teachers. I would recommend it.
This school has been amazing for my son. His behavior, grades, and attitude have all had unbelievable positive changes. I think had he stayed in the public school system he would just be an average C student. At Lisa, the teachers work with him and help him to reach his full potential. His grades have went from almost straight C's to almost straight A's. The teachers communicate with the parents on a regular basis, and its definitely more personalized than the public school system. I am very happy with Lisa and feel it has had a positive effect on my child. This school has MANY opportunities for parent involvement. I can not think of anything bad to say about this school.
My husband and I felt privileged that our daughter was accepted into this school. So far the curriculum has been great however the appearance of the school on the outside looks awful. There is trash laying on the ground everywhere which gives the impression that it's ok to just throw your trash on the ground. The outside of the school should be represented better than that since it is what gives a person the first impression of the kids environment. Not to mention the example it sets. Hopefully things will improve.
My children are in 5th and 4th grade at LISA Academy North. They have both attended since kindergarten. This school is a safe, caring, family-oriented environment. It is academically challenging. LISA also has grades through the 12th. These older kids are the nicest, best group of young men and women you could ever desire to be around your younger children. I have never felt unsafe or uncomfortable there. And neither have my kids. The teachers and staff are professional, accommodating, and friendly. They also mean business when it comes down to learning. I am so grateful that this is where my children get to go to school.
I think this school is a perfect example for labeling and disfunctional. They take all the children and classify them after their first year. They classify them as smart or not. They focus on the A class and leave the others to learn for theirself. The school is staffed with new, unexperienced teachers,and not organized at all. They focus on "certain children" and the others are labeled as issues. The secretaries are so not professional and the administration is stretched to thin. It has the look of a private school and the atmosphere of a public. I very immature school and is falling by the pieces.
Lisa is a great school. Wonderful teachers and successful students. Thanks for everything they did for our kids. Go jaguars
My daughter and son both attend this school. They love their teachers and enjoy going to school. I volunteer approx 3 hours a week at the school and am impressed with the dedication of the staff and discipline of the students. From what I have noticed, any incident that can be considered as bullying are taken care of promptly. I plan on letting both of my children finish high school at LISA North.
Lisa Academy North is a great school. I first didn't want to attend but after the first day, I loved it! Lisa has a great academic and leadership program. The teachers are loving and care for the students.
I have taught in the public schools for over 25 years and am now a teacher at Lisa Academy North. I feel so fortunate to teach at a school where the children come to school ready and eager to learn, the teachers and administrators are supportive, professional, and caring, and the parents are actively involved and committed to their children's overall educational success. We all know we're at a first-class school where the children come first. Check us out!
LISA Academy is a very academically challenging and rigorous school. Students learn and achieve at the very highest of their potential. Teachers are very caring and express concern for all students in the school.
As a student at LISA Academy- North, I can truly say that I have had a wonderful experience at LISA. I am President of the National Honor Society as well as a participant in National History Day. As the President and a member of the National Honor Society, I have had a life changing and learning experience by getting out and helping others in my community. LISA Academy- North has also been great with reaching out to the community and helping others! This past school year I went to the National History Day- National Competition in Washington D.C. and I received great support from my school in helping me to get there. The teachers at LISA Academy are also extraordinary! Our teachers are always willing to offer up their time to help a student during club and aftercare time. LISA Academy offfers many different programs that are very beneficial to their students. LISA Academy- North is a wonderful school and I am so fortunate to have spent my middle and high school years here!
This school is not for the lazy or undisciplined parent and child. My daughter is entering the 3rd grade and recently tested in the top 6% of the Nation for kids her age in an independent study. Thank you LISA!You get out what you put in to the education from Lisa. Parent participation is great at thsi school. The staff is a pleasure to work with and very attentive to my daughters personal and educational needs.
As a public school teacher I know what I need for my children academically. Honestly, it was not public school. LISA was a great blessing for us. Yes, it is a tough curriculum, but I love that. The teachers have been fantastic and I love all of the clubs and programs offered. More opportunities might be available w public school, but for our children, we would not trade LISA for anything!!
My son went here in Kindergarten and I could not wait until the day that I could get him out of there. I disliked everything about this school and it was obvious my son was unhappy. My son's teacher did not communicate well, they made all kinds of grading mistakes and I just felt the environment was more of a bootcamp than a school. I noticed my son got a zero on an assignment about 2 months after the fact and when I questioned his teacher she said "Oh he didn't understand so I moved on". I never got any notes or an email about anything happening and don't even get me started on how unorganized they are. Thankfully I got my son into a great public school and I can see how much more progress he is making and how much happier he is. He LOVES going to school now.
There is a major lack of discipline in this school. The teachers have no idea how to handle children and do nothing to enforce good behavior. My son entered kindergarten as a well behaved child and 3 semesters in is a totally different child that constantly gets in trouble (at school...not at home). Every day he is getting hit (and of course hitting back) and they are doing nothing to stop the behavior. It is just left up to us to punish him when he gets home. I know he is not happy there because it is so different than being at home in a structured environment where he knows he is expected to behave and follow our rules. We are taking him out for this last 9 weeks and re enrolling him in the public school where he attended pre-k. The public school does not test as high, but all of the children are so well behaved and the teachers know how to run a classroom! He was so excited to return to Terry Elementary and he does not even want to finish the school year at Lisa Academy. He has learned a lot, but obviously craves a more structured environment. And there is way too much pressure put on grades for a kindergartener!!
We wanted to try this school for our daughter since it has a smaller school setting. Everything seems great so far. Our daughter loves to go to LISA every morning. Administration has open door policy which I never had experienced with public schools.
After three years in this school, we continue to be impressed with the extraordinary teachers and educational programs. Compared to other public and private schools, LISA Academy incorporates multi-subject projects into the curriculum such as science fair, national history day competition, and others. Clubs such as robotics, math counts, and quiz bowl allow students to further develop academic skills in a team setting outside the classroom. But the biggest difference in this school is the learning culture - It's wonderful to see this school celebrate the success of the chess team - the skills of all students are recognized. Don't get me wrong - my kid's no geek - he plays basketball and other sports. It's just nice to see a school do what a school is suppose to do - get our kids ready for the future.
My son loves this school the teachers and staff are the best! I like being able to email the staff instead of leaving a message and waiting for a call. The variety of after school clubs are really a plus too bad the other public schools do not have this program.
This is an outstanding school. The teachers and administrators are some of the best I have seen. It is a much more respectful environment then I have seen in schools. The cultural diversity is wonderful and the after school activities are a huge plus. My kids love going to school here!
The school is purposefully staffed with new teachers and uncertified personnel to cut salary costs. Class size is the same as a normal public school and discipline policies are not enforced. The library is not used or even set up and there is no one hired as a media specialist to run it. They do a great deal of test prep so benchmarks scores are usually high. However, the focus is on testing, not on learning.
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