It's unfortunate that this school does not screen their employees. I hold educators to a higher standard be it that I've worked with many educators. The staff are rude and self centered. I had a bad a experience with some staff there that make me think where do they find these people?!?!?! They are ill mannered and what could they be teaching our kids with these mannerisms. These people have so much time on their hands that they went as far as emailing a business to complain on an employee. They really need to use their time more productively. These charter schools need to screen the people they hire. Also, these poeple should not be quick to judge others on hearsay and let those who are trying to their job right do it.
My children have been attending Odyssey for 6 & 4 years respectively now and I am always amazed by the teachers and staff's dedication to the children. The entire faculty new me by name and who my child was by the second day of my older ones first year there! With all the budget cuts and going into year four of pay freezes you would think the teachers would be lacking enthusiasm but they never fail to amaze me with their innovation, dedication and hard work. When art and music had to be cut parents immediately jumped in, formed committees and brought music and art back into the classrooms within the first month of school after the cuts. The children are an amazing group of caring individuals. There is no such thing as a bully at this school and even when children act out they are guided through peaceful conflict resolution which fully involves the children involved. There is no finger pointing, just straight facts and working out ways to resolve the issue at hand. The new lunch program is really great too!. The cost is the same, offers reduced/no-cost, there is always a vegetarian and meat option, the meals are very healthful, very fresh and organic.
My son has been at Odyssey for two years and really likes it. The teachers and staff are caring and my son has received much individual attention. In addition to academics they also focus on emotional and social intelligence which to me is just as important as academics. My son has scored above average on state tests and reads above his level.
Odyssey is a very touch-feely school with low standards for academics. The school's API is low considering the school's demographics. It is more like everlasting kindergarten and does not prepare students for the real world or for higher levels of education.
This is a wonderful school. We feel so fortunate to be a part of it. The teachers are all incredibly aware and smart and the principal has unending enthusiasm for education. They teach the kids to be well-rounded, thinking individuals. Not just good test takers. In fact, they don't teach to the test AT ALL. The have an Individual Learning Plan for each student and really stay true to that mantra. Our daughter has been evaluated by her teacher during the first 6 weeks of school and then together with her teacher, we determine the best plan to move forward with her education and social and emotional development. Our daughter has never been happier and she is already reading above her grade level.
Its an incredible community! The school sees each child as an individual and finds a way to best support and inspire each and every one of them.
because the staff and parents are truely dedicated to teaching the children. the kids are learning how to learn and to value their education.
its great because you can learn and have fun at the same time. and all the staff are nice and supportive
The teachers are great and our children love to go to school and enjoy learning.
I have seen great growth in my children academically and socially since they began attending Odyssey. My children look forward to school and enjoy learning! It is a great pleasure to interact with the teachers and staff. They are always willing to support you and your child making parent interaction a lot easier!!
The schools' focus and learning plans are unique in that all studnts are given individual attention and are celebrated for who they are. The teachers are one-of-a-kind. The school's beauty is maintained by parents and family.
Odyssey has a non-traditional approach to learing ,which is super because the school feels more of a community than an 'institution' of learning.
My son is in first grade and can read chapter books! Odyssey fosters a love of reading and embraces the diversity of its students. The principal and teachers are very involved in enriching their students' lives, both on campus and in the greater community.
The kids come home full to the brim with knowledge, and they are having fun in the process!! Such a balanced act this school is!
I am relieved that any concerns brought to the attention of the teachers and the director are taken seriously and dealt with promptly for a fair resolution. The sense of community here at Odyssey brings a feeling of comfort and of being welcome. My two grandsons have recently joined theOdyssey Charter family and I am confident that both boys will adjust well and excel within this environment.
It was a very seamless transition for my child and I. The school ambiance is incredible!
My grand children have been going to Odyssey for 5 years and love it. It is a great school.
I love that Odyssey takes into account the whole child, and doesn't teach to the test. I love that sooo many parents are involved!
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