my kids never liked a school some in their life. my son thrivs andmy daughter is servoving as well as thriving. Excellent aproach and alternitive to teaching and very effective reaching technique
Vwer knowlegeable and culturally competent staff ho put theory into practice to optimize the learning outcomes of cultural and linguistically diverse urban learners. They have taken education to new level is educating our future community leaders. this is the kind of academy that is well overdue for our Arican american students
I'm very disappointed with the administrative job of the school. They give last minute notifications. For example, all summer their website said school started on September 5, 2006 and then a week before school is to start we receive a notice that school now starts on September 4th. We also received last minute notice about back to school night. Some of the teachers are good (from other conversations with parents)but I didn't like my child's teacher. The school has this carpet throughout that is very dirty and it needs to be removed permanently. They also use to have Arts (Enrichment Program) and they've since removed it. (CLAS definitely needs to bring enrichment back!) They are constantly complaining about the lack of money they have. On a high, Academically the school is good.
CLAS is absolutely amazing! My daughter has been a student since September 2003, 4th grade and is now going into 8th grade in the fall. I wish CLAS would extend its curriculum to high school...I recommend any parents to enroll their child. The CLAS community promotes confidence, integrity, respect for self and others + an amazing curriculum.
WE have 2 children attending C.L.A.S. since 2005-2006 and all I can say is 'This school is great!' Our children love it, especially the teachers, like Mrs. Cook, Mr. Russell, and Mr.Rochester!!!!!!!!!
Two of our children attend CLAS. The dynamic staff and leadership constantly strive to foster an educational environment where students are engaged and inspired to learn. In our opinion, CLAS exemplifies exactly what schooling should be.
Awesome! CLAS has an exceptional academic program and the Enrichment Program is unbelievable! My daughter is experiencing education, technology and extracurricular activities that she would not have had the exposure to in any other school! Arts Computer Music Athletics....WE LOVE CLAS!
CLAS is a great school. I am especially pleased with the curriculum and the leadership. We had a hard time finding the right school, but my kids love CLAS and so do we.
I Love CLAS. My family has been a part of the CLAS family since its Inaugural year and we are still impressed. As the enrollment grows, CLAS continues to give us one on one attention. The curriculum is exceptional and all concerns that my family has had have been addressed in a timely manner. Our recent Heritage tour to Jamaica reminded me once again why we chose CLAS in the first place. We wanted the small intensive program to educate our children to the fullest. All activities have had a true family feel. This school is truly a CLAS Act!
The quality of education and exposure offered by CLAS is top notch. This school constantly monitors the progress of the child to ensure they are being taught at the appropriate grade level. The school has made good on its promise to develop the whole child and I am so pleased.
CLAS is a technology based school that emphasizes academic enrichment through non-traditional methods that have been proven to be more effective in meeting the needs of its prodominantly African-American student population. CLAS offers music, drama, dance, athletics, and various arts as an inclusive component of student curriculum.
CLAS has proved to be an exceptionally well balanced school offering curriuculum to students on many learning levels. My kindergarten student was not held back by his ability to read on a 1st grade level. Check them out, they feed the mind, soul and spirit of the youth today!
My 2nd grade grandson attends our crown jewel school, CLAS. We love it because the administrators are really visionaries. If we could bottle them and distribute them, we would. They lead a skilled and efficient school and advocates (teachers) and are familiar with the theory that children, especially African American boys, need instruction that allows them to have movement and to have hands-on learning. Students receive culturally relevant lessons that instill self esteem, have some free movement incorporated into the class, are allowed to work in different work groups and to have discussion time or different activities during class, and very importantly, are encouraged to ask questions and receive answers to their questions. On our families [extended family of 15] scale between 1 - 10, 10 being best, CLAS gets our grade of 10!
The academic programs at CLAS are outstanding. My daughter is in 1st grade and is already a fluent reader. Wednesdays are 'Enrichment Days' when students spend the day in classes devoted to music, dance, foreign languages and even martial arts. Parents are encouraged (and required) to actively participate in their chilren's success. My wife and I are very happy to have found such an amazing school for our precious little girl.
We are so pleased with CLAS. My children are excited to go to school everyday. They rush me out of the house because they can't wait to start their day. This is a big change from the attitudes they held at their previous school. My eight year old daughters self esteem has soared over the last year. My son takes pride in a job well done. I don't know that the most popular private schools in this city can accomplish that. The teachers & administrators are the most dedicated that I've seen. We are proud to be CLAS parents.
Clas is student focused. There is a strong emphasis on instruction. Clas is dedicated to using technology in learning. Each student has their own computer and the daily instruction is designed around various forms of technology. We are highly pleased with our child's learning environment and we highly support this school.
ClAS is a technology and innovative charter school. They consistantly teach their students about themselves while providing them with with excellent language and art skills. The creative writing skills of the students are amazing. They have a strong parent involvement, and the parents support the educational vision of the school.
Culture Language Academy of Success is a public charter school that gives the children a FIRST RATE educational experience equivialent to and surpassing most private schools! This is a school that is helping the inner city children have a chance at a TOP quality education. This is my daughter's first year at CLAS and it is truely a place where the KIDS come first! Each child is encouraged to do their best and there are no labels like 'Top group or Low group' to make them feel bad. The advocates (teachers)are highly skilled and open to parents and students alike. They know the entire student population by name. This makes the children feel important. My child wakes up every morning in a hurry to get to school.
CLAS is the hidden jewel of our community. Affirmation, exposure, rigor, interaction, involvement, self-discipline and achievment are but a few of the highlights my children have the benefit of every day. I can't say enough about the vision and committment of the administrators to see our children enriched and prepared to be contributing members of society. We are a community here at CLAS all working toward giving our children the best foundation we can. Anyone wondering about the record or reputations of charter schools can rest assured that CLAS will be nothing less than a positive experience for their family. Use of culture as an entry point for learning may be different and a challenging concept for some of us. Rather than listening to mainstream messages that say our heritage isn't relevant in today's world, just look at the joy of your child to go to school each day. Trust them!
CLAS is a unique school in a needed neighborhood. My child has shown great inprovement in her ability to read, write, and use the computer. CLAS teaches its students using cutting edge technology, while preparing the students for the real world. Students are challenged in their thinking, problem solving skills. The faculty and staff are great to work with. They take the child's intrest at heart and teach using various methods of the learning curve to instruct the child.
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