We came to this school with great expectations but since the first week it has been a nightmare. Teachers run the school like their own club. Children eat on the floor outside the classrooms under the burning sun while the teachers are inside at the tables with the A/C. The Office Manager yells at all Parents and Kids as she pleases calling kids names and loosing her cool all the time. Since there is no Principal there is no control over what the teacher do. Oh BTW, if you complain, they will pick on your kids "Forever". Someone must report this school and what the Teachers do to School district as I am doing. Next year my kid is out!
I have to write fifteen words and my answer is No. I do not want to thank anybody from the Staff. This School should be investigated by the Health Department and School district. Teacher for instance hide the fact that there is a "Lice Epidemic" among the Kids from parents.
It is our first year in this school. At first it was a big change for us coming from another school but now as we are getting involved more and more, we are understanding what ACA is all about. So far, we look forward for the next school year. Note: There's a reason why there's a wait list on this school's enrollment. If you are currently enrolled here and a parent, please get involved instead of complaining. Our kids need our support in and out of school.
The May 2, 1012 parent review is a true statement. The teachers expect the students and parents to follow the "Montesorri" standards/policies, but they themselves don't adhere to it. "Double Standard" methods. There is a divide between teachers and parents which is very evident and sad.
CREATIVE, WELL ROUNDED, RESPONSIBLE, DISCIPLINED, INNOVATIVE & SELF AWARENESS = KEY TO SUCCESS! I love everything about this school. I wish this school was around when I was growing up as there might have been a lot of students that were saved from dropping out of class or students lacking creativity, self awareness and initiative when in comes to facing the real world....yes the REAL WORLD. As a parent, I appreciate the teacher's innovative ways in introducing old and new ideas to young inquiring minds. With such innovative ways comes responsibility, which means teachers needs to explain to their students the VALUE OF BEING CREATIVE, RESOLVE OF BEING DISCIPLINED and WEALTH OF HAVING RESPONSIBILITY. If you as a parent, do not value such characteristics, then this school is not for you. Parents are encourage to volunteer, parents are also encourage to ask questions about their child's progress and often are free and accommodating to talk to. Yes, this school is different in many ways and yes, this was clearly emphasized at the very beginning when you are extended the opportunity to join the Antioch Charter Academy family, so clearly, you have the choice. More power to ACA!!!!!!