I am a parent of this school and cannot enough as to how much i LOVE this school. The best part of this school is the community/family environment. The principal and assistant principal are always walking around the school. I thought they were just teachers walking around since they were dressed casually and not in those stuffy suites. They are always smiling and I have caught them making funny faces with the kids. I've NEVER seen that before. My child is so happy at this school and loves not just his teacher, but loves the people in the office. How many of us can say that about our own elementary school experience?
At Ingenium Charter School, the principal and assistant principal is never there. My child has been here for 3 years now. He loves his teacher. I love how parents are involved or want to be involved. The downside is, parents are being hired. They need to hire professionals, Teacher's Aide. Teachers need help, they do too much, although parents do volunteer to help teachers out including myself. Ms. Hansen and Ms. Lopez are great teachers, and if they are still there, try to request them. I would've given this 5 stars, but I'm giving average due to principal involvement. A school needs a principal, principal runs the school but where is the principal.
Our kids love this school. They are inspired to learn and study and don't want to miss a day in school. All teachers, that includes the principal, are professional and accommodating, always cheerful and maintains a positive disposition.
I volunteer at this school and I am struck by the sincere care for children. I have spoken to two parents this week that pointed out that their children finally felt cared for, respected by and listened to by adults. In walking around this school, I am moved by the happy children and happy teachers. The energy is so positive. This is not a drill drill drill test prep school, but rather an innovative place where creativity and uniqueness are prized. As I tell all of my friends, don't just read these reviews--come and see for yourself. You will never find another school like it. This is truly the future of education--an education that is geared toward each individual child, that is well rounded, that has character built in and that prizes all of those things about kids that make them so amazing--their curiosity, their hope and their dreams.
I was happy at first. They talked a good talk at a parent orientation before school started. Since school started I am left with an empty feeling. My son is in kindergarten and he has walked off campus twice looking for me. No one realized until I escorted him back. I actually waited several minutes and then went to the office with him this 2nd time, and 20 minutes or more went by and still no one came looking for him. I don't believe his teacher Mrs. Burnham is capable to teach so her 22 children. There is no safety in my opinion. There is not enough staff. I am pulling my son out of school and he won't be going back. There is little to no supervision at lunch and recess and my son was targeted by older boys and no one did anything except blamed my son for everything. I kept trying to be positive all week last week and this beginning week. Also the teacher ignores me, when i come early to ask a question before or after class she will ignore me and then go to other parents and have long conversations with them. I feel she is rude and doesn't know how to properly communicate with me. I am not happy. I do not reccommend this school.
This school is one of the best schools that I have ever come across. The staff is excellent and the leadership is top notch. The principal is one of the most effective leaders that I have ever seen. She is supportive of and approachable to, her staff, parents and students in every way. I can't say enough good things about this school. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else! The students are learning here because staff are happy and students are happy. Its an extremely positive environment!
This school is very good and it does help children academically. My daughter is in kindergarten and my child is excelling in math and reading at a first grade level . The parents are involved and the teachers are too. I plan on enrolling my other child next year and I would definitely recommend this school to any other parent.
This school does not help children academically. The school focus the students that are " popular" children.
I am a parent of two children in kendergarten at this school, and I am beyond pleased with everything about this place. The teachers are amazing, the principal and vice principal are very involved, attentive, and incredibly approachable with ideas, suggestions, etc. Both of my children love their teachers, and love going to school. I looked at a lot of schools, and I'm so glad that I chose this one. My kids are already talking about college, and what they want to be when they grow up. They value their education, even at age 5. I highly recommend this school. Thanks, ICS!!!
I am a teacher at Ingenium Charter School, and, having worked at other schools in the past, I am extremely proud of the fact that everyone on site puts children first. For instance, any time a parent comes to the office with an idea that would benefit the kids, the principal immediately looks into it. In a day and age when schools typically put budget before students, it's refreshing to see such a paradigm shift. In addition, I know my voice, and the voices of my students are heard. Last year, my students wanted an art program, and we now have one, as well as a chorus program! We also do a free universal breakfast for all students, a boys and girls on the run program, glee club, soccer shots, and hip hop dance. All kids have the opportunity for recognition, not just the honor roll students. For instance, we do a science fair, spelling bee, school wide Olympics, oratorical, and talent show. I have never seen nor worked at another school where all kids truly have a chance to shine.
Ingenium Charter School is a GREAT school. My son who is currently in Kindergarten loves going to school every day. He looks forward challenging new task, and learning new concepts. The school model "College Starts Here" is a great. My son talks about going to college, and the different universities he would like to attend. College has been implemented in his mind at an early age which is wonderful. He understands he can achieve anything he sets his mind to, and understands the importance of education. As a parent reassuring my children will have a better future is provided in this school. Teachers, Administration, and staff members demonstrate the passion they have for these children. They go beyond their boundaries to educate and provide tools for their success. I can t imagine my son attending any other school, but Ingenium Charter School.
The staff tries hard and the teachers are very good, but I'm left with an empty feeling. There seems to be issues with other student interactions with my children. My children are in kindergarten and there is a lack of attentiveness to ensure they are eating and then playing, not just playing and not eating. There were other issues during the year leaving me with a feeling that I want my children somewhere else.
My son was at a very high performing API school, but after touring the campus at Ingenium and seeing the children in the classroom I enrolled my son this year in second grade/level 2. The experience has been nothing short of amazing! I am so very lucky my son is a part of the Ingenium family. His teacher is superb, always available and has a handle on every one of her students learning styles so they not only excel, but are happy. My son loves learning and this was simply not the case last year. There is no ceiling on what he can learn. He completed his state proficiency in level 2 math a month ago and is now learning at a 3rd grade level. He needed reading help and has received it in the classroom. I asked if I could have a tutor twice a week to come during after care (his other school did not allow it!) They were happy to allow me to do this for him without hesitation. This school put's the children first and is very innovative in teaching to the style of each child. My son is now a life long learner.....homework is done without any issue because the after school program which is the best he has ever attended sets the structure for kids to get it done. Just a great school!
Ingenium Charter School is an awesome school that has an excellent after school program. It's all about the kids here, don't have to worry about all the drama that goes on in most schools. The principal and teachers are young, well educated, and have fresh and innovative ways on teaching children to learn at their highest competency. The best part is that it's a genuinely caring school and you can see that the students really enjoy learning and going to school here.
This school is a gem! I worried that because my child could already read, she would get bored in a standard kindergarten curriculum. She did, but instead wasting an entire year, at Ingenium, she was "leveled" up to level 1, where her focus & love of learning returned immediately. By the end of her first "kindergarten" year, her class was well into the 2nd grade curriculum, and loving it! There is no "pressure" to learn or pass tests, rather, the learning is motivated by the kids, who learn to take charge, and set their own learning goals! The principle is AMAZING and so proactive! She strongly believes in developing "whole child". They have holiday shows, a dedicated hands on science lab, (neglected by most elementary schools I've learned), extracurriculars like chess class/club, "girls on the run" to build self esteem & confidence, Spanish & mandarin classes coming soon, and more (anything that benefits the kids is welcome). There s a garden grant, free breakfasts every morning, and an excellent after school enrichment program that I have to PRY my child away from. All the teachers and staff are extremely dedicated and talented. We are so lucky to have found this school!
I have 3 children in this school and I am very glad. They really care about the students. The teachers and the staff are very accessible and kind. I love the motto "college starts here" and the philosophy about "the students have to be responsible (according with their age) and be in charge of their education". Good academic level, activities, nice and relaxed environment and no bullying issues. I highly recommend this school.
This is a great school we have been there for one year and it is now enrolling students for the second the teachers are great always available for the parents and teachers. They have an open door policy and my son who is not going to third great made tremendous academic acomplishment this year. I have no enrolled my other son who will be starting kinder this year. The principal of the school is always available for both parents and teachers and this is trully a family oriented school
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