Our son has attended this school for 2 1/2 years and loves every part, his teachers his classmates. He has grown as a person in very positive ways.
Prior to my son's enrollment at Semillas he was mistreated and discriminated for he was culturally conscious and inquisitive. As a result he had internalized the negativity directed towards him from other schools and began to reflect these attitudes, occupying his mind from the 'banking method' of learning. At Semillas the experience has been different. He has been treated with dignity and as a result has positively engaged himself socially and academically. Now he flourishes and shines as a leader, student, and socially conscious individual. Semillas encourages creativity and takes into account 'all' methods of learning.Go Semillas! ~C.H
I believe it is an excellent school, my son has learned and I have learned as well about culture, about reading and writing. This is important because I hadn't received that education as a child, and we are learning together. There is a lot of unity between the parents and children in the school to resolve problems and to create.
My Son attended Academia for 3 years and in those 3 years he fell behind so much that we had to take him out of the school. We had spoken to the director and several teachers about this problem but my son still kept falling behind. The school seems to focus mainly on culture not academics. We finally pulled our son out of the school and put him in a regular public school where he is doing much better. We didn't agree with many of the philosophies or affiliations of the principal.
Both of my children attend this school and are a major influence towards our decision of having them there.They love there school and are very happy to attend this school.As parents we are often challenged to make the best decisions for our children but after being a parent at Semillas since it's opening, I have to say we made the right decision,teachers like Ms. Hoffens, Mr. Felix, Ms. Goodoy and Mr. Aguilar have made our experience an educational and cultural experience.
My child will be starting ASDP in September. We didn t allow the narrow scope of the API score to be a final judgment on this school. If you re interested in a school, go to it, speak to the educators, get a first hand look at the learning philosophy of the school. Other factors that contributed to our choice of school included 2 daily physical education classes (most schools have none), daily music classes (unheard of in the LAUSD system) and daily multiple language classes(Including the undisputed business language of Mandarin). As a taxpayer who has gladly paid for other's education, I am glad to finally have a voice in using my tax dollars to fund schools in my area, that fit my family's needs. ASDP is a great balance of traditional concept and modern vision, and balance makes a kid great, forever.
This school is virtually all hispanic. The statistics of test scores are so low that they barely even meet the basic standards of a CA school. I do not recommend this school to be in existence!
If I could imagine a school where I could send my child and have it be an ideal place to learn, this is it! Teachers really care, all staff leads by example. Programs which have been removed from most other schools to try and meet state standards and win Title 1 $/recognition can still be found here; art, music, dance, tai-chi, various cultural immersion programs. Discipline, self-dignity, respect for self and others, motivation and the fact that staff takes each childs strengts and does not focus on 'weaknes'. They work with a child who may need help on different levels, whether academic or personal and really go the extra mile. This school was founded based on 'a dream'. I am glad my child can participate in this living dream.
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