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La Mesa, CA
Students enrolled: 1,000
Before care: No
After care: No

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4215 Spring Street
La Mesa, CA 91941

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(619) 463-6845
(619) 463-0052
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June 12, 2014
We have been with TLC for three years now after two horrible years in public school where my son was painted as a trouble maker and problem child because of his learning disabilities. I begged them for an IEP and was denied repeatedly. We came to TLC and within 2 weeks we had an IEP and regular OT scheduled. We were able to hand pick our children curriculum to fit their needs and now he's excelling beyond his grade level. We love the staff and find the monthly meetings to be a big help.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
My children's school is amazing. They have the best teachers, counselors,classes, staff, and field trips. They get such personalized care and attention. Such a perfect experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
This school is excellent for those wanting and able to home-school with full support of staff and reasonable and reliable options in curricula. There is comfort in knowing that an EP (Educational Partner) is available to review and help lesson plan the curricula to meet the needs of your student and in keeping with the "curricula norm" of a traditional grade-content. The field trips are relaxed, varied and enjoyable. The provision of "Enrichment Classes" is a super-bonus in the provision of creative and problem-solving tasks with other students. The staff are friendly, have creative energy and encouraging to all. I have rated this school 4 out of 5 because it has only been our 1st year in attendance...and their is always room for improvement... either from my observations and/or the school. Leadership fully rated because without leadership we wouldn't be in attendance nor planning to attend the coming school year(s). What I appreciate most is the leadership's attentiveness to inquiries, explanations (i.e. Test Readiness, Event Planning, etc), prompt responses and professionalism in decorum...which is exhibited and supported by the administrative assistant staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
I love how TLC Academy supports my students' learning no matter what their learning styles. The students participating in the on-site classes are all so friendly and supportive of each other. There are so many opportunities for socialization between the classes and other amazing field trips and family nights that the school organizes. We love our Educational Partners at the Scripps Ranch site.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2012
We have loved it, absolutely loved it! Our experience has been great since we started in October at their La Mesa location. Staff is wonderful. Great choice of Curriculum. My son needs lots of repetition and they have curriculum thats just right at his speed yet challenges him and he's learning the same as at any school. Yes homeschooling can be challenging for parents, but the reward is so much better than I would find at any top public school in our district. Parents are our childrens formeost advocates for their success. Whether your child is advanced or needs a little help because of learning disabilities, homeschooling can offer such a great reward. The staff at La Mesa are sweet and caring. I should have done this a long time ago. I gave parent involvement 5 stars, how much more can a parent be involved if not to be their primary role model and teacher for their kids. If my son later decides he wants to go back to a regular classroom setting, the optional 2 day classes would be an excellent transition. For now though we are happy with doing just the homeschooling "at home, at the park, at the beach, at the library, at the museum, etc...".

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
It's possible that your experience may vary depending on location (they have different sites). We love the Scripps Ranch site. You have the option to just order curriculum (free) and not have your child attend the day classes. You are handed a packet with a great selection of curriculum options, and they order it for you. It does take some time for reimbursement to come in for programs like gymnastics. The optional day classes have been great (you can select either the 1 or 2 day program). The children are kind and supportive to each other. If you have an IEP, they will implement it. So for example, if your IEP calls for OT and ST, you will be offered free therapy with contracted therapists. Awesome school.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
Absolutely wonderful school! Amazing, friendly, knowledgeable, supportive, staff. Customized education. Great field trips. My son (9th grade) really enjoys the full day classes, and he tells me all the time how much he loves his school. We will be relocating out of state soon, and I pray that we find a school this wonderful. We will miss TLC and all the staff dearly.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2011
Best school. You get to customize your child's education. You can work on your child's weaknesses as well their strength. Teachers are willing to accommodate your child's needs. You have a choice 2 or 1 day school and do the rest at home. I like to keep my son home few days a week and be his teacher and few days for the other to teach him. I believe parents should be a part of educating their children academically.

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September 06, 2011

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July 19, 2011
My son & I have thoroughly enjoyed TLC. Miss Roxanna has been our EP for the past 2 years & she has been very helpful, so has all of the staff! The variety of field trips are awesome, there's never a moment for your child to feel deprived of fun! There is definitely help with all of the different kinds of learning styles, you can choose what's best for your child. The once a week, full day program has been so fun for my son, and we'll be starting the AIM program (2 full days) in the fall. We love TLC and will continue with this school until my son graduates! :)

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2011
I have had nothing but great service with TLC. The staff is friendly, knowledgable, and very helpful with advice in helping support my child. I look forward to my monthly meeting to share what wonderful and exciting things my children have done and learned. My children enjoy going to see their educational partner too. Great choice of curriculum both in books and on-line and are always adding new curriculum yearly that is helpful to the homeschool world. Great field trips and great quality of activites.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
Great school, I have been homeschooling for many years and have partnering with TLC for a few years now. The support is great and the choice of curriculum is wonderful. They have great field trips and assemblies for your children too. I love the quality of the classes given on site and they many choice as well. I find all the staff very helpful and easy to work with. Thank you TLC for being there.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2011
An underdeveloped, inconsistent, inadequate, resource-starved school program. If you are searching for a positive educational experience for your student, look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
Limited resources available for both parent and student. Staff inconsistent and lacks communication skills. Limited opportunity for student advancement. They make no effort to tailor to individual needs. Monthly meetings required and are a complete waste of time. Nothing but busy work. Program lacks consistency. They pay for outside activities, but the parent must front the funds and then wait a ridiculous amount of time to get them back. They are understaffed and overwhelmed, so don't be surprised when you feel left in the cold.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
This Charter School fell extremely short of my expectations. Communication was poor, curriculum was not provided in a timely manner, staff unseasoned. Reconsider your choice carefully, as this is not a good one.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
Substandard education to say the least. Promises made and broken very quickly. This charter school fell extremely short of my expectations. Reconsider before you consider this charter. Vast improvements needed here.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2010
The Pro's: The staff is very friendly, and it's extremely appealing that it's FREE. Here are my Con's: They do not have a central location, and they do require monthly meetings (Which I found to be more of an inconvenience then a help) and there is NO real grading system. No accountability. When it was time for me to teach... I was given these books.. and though we went through them, we were just doing the work instead of LEARNING the work. We would meet with our EP that would look at a couple of sheets of work, and based their grades on THAT. No tests, no improvements. I felt like a whole year was wasted. (And yes they pay $ towards activities but it's a real inconvenience to get it back.) Here I am today with my kids enrolled into a different school that requires them to take it one step at a time, independently, where they have real tests (Which I have an actual report card where I document grade scores, unlike TLC) and we are no longer just doing the work and getting an easy A. My kids are EARNING and LEARNING and working hard for that A, and are proud to say they deserve it.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
Today my son graduated from TLC Academy. It was the most beautiful, precious and touching graduation I have ever attended. And that is not just becuase it was my child! TLC Academy takes an interest in every student - from my personal Partner (credentialed teacher) to every single person - including the principal! I would recommend it to any parent who wants to have personal help and relationships while they homeschool!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2009
horrible administration, poor communication,

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 12, 2009
Today my son graduated from TLC Academy. It was the most beautiful, precious and touching graduation I have ever attended. And that is not just becuase it was my child! TLC Academy takes an interest in every student - from my personal Partner (credentialed teacher) to every single person - including the principal! I would recommend it to any parent who wants to have personal help and relationships while they homeschool!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
My daughter has been going to TLC-Chula Vista for 2yrs. & it has been a wonderful experience! Our EP is amazing! We are able to get curriculum to fit my daughters need for advanced learning. She's well ahead of her grade level in all subjects & I love that she doesn't have to be held back. We meet with our EP once a month to turn in her work. She also goes to TLC one day per week & absolutely loves her classes & teachers. They have several field trips that you can go on during the year. I have nothing to say but good things about TLC.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
My grandchild was enrolled in this school and I would not recommend it. Her mother was promised things again and again that never were given to her and she was just left on her own to try to figure out what to do. My granddaughter is a quiet girl and did not get enough help to really grow here.

- submitted by a community member
March 30, 2008
This school is amazing. They are so supportive! My daughter is in the 2nd grade doing advanced 3rd grade work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 12, 2008
Great school, parent is in charge of the child's education but having an educational partner who is a credentialed teacher to help with lesson plans and curriculum is a fantastic resource. Also, I have a high schooler who uses the program as an independent study program instead of a traditional high school. Our EP really stays on her about her work and what is expected. It is easy to communicate with them as well - via email or phone and meeting with them once a month is great as well. I really feel my children are getting a great education.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
Four of my seven children attended here before we moved out of state. Because they had only been homeschooled with the help of TLCA, I wondered how they would do in a top-rated private school. Well, they excelled beyond belief. Teachers now tell me my children are different, more mature thinkers, better behaved. So I believe strongly in homeschooling and thought the freedom and help that TLCA and their excellent staff offered were the perfect springboard for my childrens' education. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
No service, no help. My two girls and i are going somewhere else!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Great school, very open-minded and lets parents being fully in control of their schooling choices. Student/Parents meet with their educational partner only once a month, supply examples of work and help work at your child's pace. Have many assemblies and field trip opportunity. Plus, they supply the curriculum of your choice, your choices are not limited. Have the option of one full day a week with classes at the location. Classes are small in size and give the kids the opportunity to have experiences with other kids. Great place for families new to home schooling... we have found them very supportive.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2006
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
Excellent activities, Great Faculty and Staff!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2005
My child takes advantage of the one day class and we homeschool her the other 4 days. It's like a privite school but the parent is in charge. There are alot of field trips and outside learning opportunities.

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Learning Choice Academy
4215 Spring Street, La Mesa, CA  91941
(619) 463-6845
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