As a new resource specialist at the school, I have found Principal Dr. Edman and the entire staff to be very supportive and dedicated to building a family-like sense of community at Century Academy for Excellence. Collaboration is rooted in school culture and the staff is caring, with a deep personal commitment to the academic and personal success of our students. The teachers have a strong foundation in subject matter and work hard to effectively and efficiently perform the current research-based educational strategies that engage and support students in learning. The students are easy to get attached to and I very much enjoy working here! I look forward to being a part of its continued growth.
I am very sad for the students who are enrolled in this school. There is an obvious lack of passion for the children from the school staff. I have gone to pick up my child and have seen employees washing their black BMW's, and overheard staff speaking in a demeaning and rude tone to other children. This school is more like a juvenile detention center and this is my child's last month at this school. It is apparent that everything that is done is motivated by a grant or different payment to be received by the school. They do absolutely nothing in regards to bullying and parents do not even get a syllabus for the homework. I understand that they are wanting to prepare the students by having them write down the assignments from the board, but that leaves no way for parents to verify they have written the assignment correctly. They are children. It is next to impossible to assist with projects (many of which are assigned as busy work and have no real learning potential). Again, I am very sad for the students enrolled here.
The administrators fail to create a positive environment the staff. They like to threaten people jobs and this makes teachers and staff uncomfortable. I personally got terminated over something that could have been worked out. I was replaced by an unqualified teacher aid! I loved my students and it too bad their education had to suffer because the administration can't run a school. When the staff is not happy, students are not happy.
Century Academy is a poor school very strict on discipline, however it doesn't work. The kids are very distributive in the classrooms. The school doesn't have very much money so it fines the parents every chance it gets. The school does not focus enough on preparation for the CST's. There's not enough done to make sure students succeed in the classroom and this is a charter! It's suppose to be better then a public school. A lot of boast but no delivery If you live in the area and have to put your kid in this school then it would be a better option then Horace Mann but not by much.
I had a child that has just graduated from thier 2009 she has learned alot and the teachers do care about your child. The are very strick and young children today need that kind of order in thier life. I will recommend this school to anyone
I don't like the school it is no fun and it is really strict. I also do not like the students there they are all loud and rude>
My child attended this school for 7th grade and will be returning for 8th grade. Overall our experince has been a good one. My son's grades has taken a turn for the better, since leaving a public school in Inglewood(not a good school!). I love the discpline and how invloved the teachers are. Although some of the children can be unruly, I think this is a reflection of thier home envoirment and not the school.
Although the efforts are good I had hoped this school would be beneficial to my child. At least that's what the orientation represented. As my child continued at Century Academy it seemed the quality of the school has diminished. The children there can be unruly The teachers there are parents, social workers, disciplinarians. The children do not respect the teachers. The teachers spend more time in the class talking and trying to discipline the kids; than teaching the students who actually came to learn.
so far so good at this school dedicated teachers hands on principals and the staff isnt out to lunch. Very organized and disicpline heavy. My child is safe and learning
I believe that century academy for excellence is the best middle school that I could have sent my child to. the principal is the greatest and dedicate to the children I appreciate her for that.
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