This is my son's first year and I got to say I love this school . The behavior card really does help a lot my son was always getting red now as the 2nd month of school he doesn't get below green of course with the help if his teacher his behavior his improving for the best. Homework is not much . The minus one star is because there's no play equipment for the children.. the school does lack diversity but I don't mind you have to keep in mind that highland park community is mostly Mexicans :)
The administration lacks transparency, is vague, and does not effectively engage with the parent population. This seems to be a common denominator within the Celerity organization.
Leadership lacks integrity and honesty therefore its difficult to buy into the promises. Smaller class sizes was a huge factor when our family made its choice to leave mainstream public school and enroll our youngster in a charter school.
There is a huge slant in diversity. The mass population appears to be Latino with a very limited prescence of caucasians, African Americans, or Asians.
There are no studies which support that the behavior card methodology changes childrens behavior yet, as an example, this school moves the card if a child needs to use restroom outside of the designated times (i.e. recess and lunch). The need to use the restroom shouldn't be punishable nor linked to behavior.
While the stated concept is impressive however the operation of this school is questionable.
We are looking to move and would greatly encourage you to stop by, observe, attend some PTA meetings before making a decision.
The school is located on a junior hs campus which has no play equipment.
Yes of course!! Ms. Cuamea and Mrs. Moreno. They understand children as individuals, and somehow, find the time to give each child the needed attention in order to excel. Thank you so much Ms. Cuamea & Mrs. Moreno.
Yes, it's quite a challenging school, but then again, I do want my children to excel.
My only issue is that they are not up front when there are concerns. They think they are keeping parents in the dark. But the truth is information always leeks. And you see parents talking about the issues going on in school with children and/or teachers. The faculty should be honest and come forward with the truth and a plan to resolve the problem. Who knows, maybe one of us parents could even be of assistance.
Before you enroll your child, be sure to ask about the Millennium Development Goals, especially how they teach child mortality in 3rd grade. Then think about whether you are willing to keep your 1st grader up until 10pm doing homework. The Administration flat out lies to parents and is unwilling to fix ongoing problems. They nearly destroyed my child's confidence. My child would become depressed and feel stupid because they were so punative. We have left the school are now undoing the damage done.