I really like this school because since my two kids come to this school, they really improve a lot, I mean everything. Score and behavior doing very well. Appreciate it American Indian Charter school! one of the school parent
Do not send your child to this school please! They are militant and use intimidation, bullying and embarrassment as their form of discipline. My child's teacher belittled him daily. Would not return calls and address me directly as the adult. He would smile and say my child was doing a great job but pick on the child and even told him that he likes to embarrass parents if they attempt to complain. I spoke with the principal who verified this is their standard. My child was treated worse once I attempted to rectify the situation. These kids receive no recess breaks and only receive a minimal lunch break with no meals offered by the institution but no microwave to warm food that is sent. The staff is rude and condescending but enforce higher standards than the adults there as the examples
I never really expected to love my school, but I did and I don't regret not coming here. Here, I learn all the things I need to know and maybe extra stuff at the end of the school year. The facility though, isn't the best, but there can be easy upgrades to it to make look very appealing, so that other people can be attracted to our, but this can't happen because all the money is gong toward all the materials we need to learn. If we won the money, the money can be used for upgrading many things on the facility. My school is a place that I can learn many things easily,but it would be a perfect school if the facility looked nice.
This school is a Great-Caring community, with great Staff and teachers. The students here work really hard. They never give up, and they always aim to improve. They'll try their best to get as high as they can. This school isn't in the greatest condition, or has the Largest amount of school supplies.This school has suffered shortages, which leads to less supplies, which means students have nothing to use to complete their work. Everything they have, are donated, Bought used, or found. Nothings new at American Indian Public Charter School. But every day their kids keep their head up high, even though they know that they face the fact that their not in the high-tech learning Environment . These kids work so hard, and does not get anything for it. These kids deserve something, that will help them through-out the school year. If they win the $5,000 dollars, You have no idea, how much it will help them. This school deserves Better.
The teacher teach us so well that we get 4.00. We are the top 5 school. My teacher teach us to 2-4hr of math so we will know more math when we Grow up.
This school has had its charter revoked by the Oakland Unified School District as of March 2013 for improper financial dealings, and the school will appeal. It is questionable if they can have the decision reversed by the 2013/14 school year. Check the OUSD website for more info.
I personally love this school. I have been at this school for all of middle school and it had been a great experience! At first , this school seems hard , but after a few weeks things seem to get a lot better. Homework load is adequate and it depends on the student for how long the assignments take. This school offers great support with resource and after school tutoring help. By the time STAR test comes , there is no extra prep needed because the teachers do all the work. This school also does a great job in keeping all their students in shape with their amazing PE curriculum! Along with academics , they make sure that all students behave , they give detentions for any kind of horseplay and give Saturday School to those who receive many, though , the teachers and staff are very kindhearted. This school also teaches how to work as a community and not for your own benefit and I think that's what I like best. I would recommend this school to all students and promise that it will benefit them greatly!
I am so grateful that my son is attending this great school! My son is in 7th grade, and has been attending American Indian since the 5th grade. I love the way the school is structured to ready the students for College.
American Indian is a great school. I am a proud parent of a 7th grader; ever since he arrived, his grades have improved and he is learning discipline, responsibility, and what it means to work hard.
My son is a student at this school. This is a GREAT school. The transition from elementary to middle school was a task for both of us. But, that paid off because my son has help me to be more aware of my time management and organizational skills too. Again, we are learning together. I only wish that this school was around when he was in elementary school. We are just thankful that he'll be there for his high school years. I have seen some positive changes in the school over the years. So with that being said, I would like to thank the AIPCS' staff, students and parents for making this school the best. It is a relief for me to drive away knowing that my son is happy and that I know he is in a safe environment. I didn't have to mention that AIPCS is academically number 1.
This school is great all of the teachers are fantastic, the students are motivated and intelligent. Some of the best teachers there are Mr .Fino ,Ms. Vellanoweth, and the 2 physical education teachers, Mr.Gebre and Mr. Eng.
Great school my kids have learned more in 10 weeks than they learned in a year last year. Definitely hard work but my children are proud of their achievements and happy. Oh yeah, and fit -great PE program. Love it!
This school is bad for a young kid's mind. Why I say this is because, the main focus of this school is "work work work" "study study study" "high score high score high scores" "number 1" and so forth. Even though this school is number one in Oakland, doesn't mean it's a "good" environment for your kids to be in. Of course uniforms are good because it's simple and you save money, but that makes the kids feels sad and feel like they can't be kids anymore. Another good thing is that they give a lot of homework; of course homework good. You learn better by practicing, and homework helps you learn the materials better. But 3 hours or more, just for homework and probably one subject? That can hurt and damage your kids mind. It causes they to stress about everyday, feel more tired than usual, and feel like they have no life. Also detention are ridiculous in this school; sure that detentions make your kids scared, so they don't do it and it's a way of disciplining them, but detentions for not reasonable reasons such as looking at the clock, dropping your pencil and book, drinking water in class, that is unbelievable. Their bathroom stinks; there is no windows or air freshers at all.
This school is designed to keep students totally out of balance. Students are expected sit perfectly still all day, unable to communicate with each other. It is depressing at times. For example, the main building has rats running through the walls and no heat . However, there is a burning smell and loud noises coming from the furnace. Students are scared to speak out about being bullied. The students desks are rusted/bending, to small and/or have profanity written on them. Some teachers have anger issues and smack lunchpails or books out of students' hands. There are a few select good teachers. In my opinion, the students are not receiving all of their school funding.
NO COMMUNICATION AND HORRIBLE TEACHERS My son has had four teachers in 6th grade because they have been fired or quit. 3 of the 4 teachers were teaching their 1st year. The worst part is that the administrators don't let parents know teachers have changed and you will find out from your child! Several administrative staff were also replaced this year There are no parent teacher conferences and if you want to discuss anything with a teacher it is like your requesting a meeting with the US President. PE is running around the neighborhood (watch out for cars) or running around cones on the blacktop in their uniforms. No fields or other athletic area. I was looking for a school with good discipline but it wasn't displayed by any of the 4 teachers. His 1st teacher was using profanity and his 3rd teacher told me he was told to lower his standards for his students. My son won't be returning next year .
This is bogus information. The charter school system has no one policing there activities. They cook the books, attendance records, and test scores so those who are running it can personally benefit from it and they do so handsomely.
This school is horrible. There is bullying, disrespect, and rudeness that even the teachers take part in. Teachers expect students to be like robots, social life, fun, happiness, and freedom of speech are all discouraged. For people who may have kids with a attitude or behavior problem this is NOT the way to fix it. 20 minute breaks, cold classrooms, disrespectful teachers, and rude classmates is only a way to make your child resent you. I know from experience. Please don't support this school by sending any more students into it's horrible environment.
This school works their students in ways that is unnecessary for children. These children have bad conduct, and bullying is quite common among many of the kids because this school does not teach any sort of respect for others, despite having so many rules at school. They are only told to follow the rules, but they are not taught about respect for others whatsoever. When the teacher's not looking, the kids call each other names, play terrible pranks on each other (even pass it through the internet for the public to see them), and think it's completely okay to single out students in their grade. Other than just four academic classes, nothing else is taught, like respect or common sense. They do not understand that school rules are to help their discipline. They learn most of their sex education in a science textbook. They emphasize only four subjects and spend just about all their time on these four topics, not much else is encouraged.
Yes, we give detentions for the most minor infraction. Yes, I am mean and strict and demand every single assignment done. Yes, your child will come to school on Saturday. Yes, your child might be overwhelmed with the rigor because they did not enter junior high at grade level. Yes, we do make your child attend extra tutoring in ELA and math during and after school. No, we cannot meet with you regarding every single detention because I need to grade, tutor, prep, discipline, etc. and my leisure time is scarce and valuable. Yes, many teachers stay hours after school is over with students (6-7 PM) for homework help. Yes, we have highest API in CA (currently); we push students testing basic, below basic, and far below basic to score proficient and advanced. No, we don't believe in ANY excuse or reason besides death. Yes, we hold students with a low socioeconomic background to the same high standards as Piedmont students. No, we don't have sports. No, your child isn't going to be a pro football player. Your child will go to UCLA, Cal, MIT, Dartmouth, Cornell, etc. like our high school graduates. High self-esteem comes from knowing your intelligence and potential.
I hate this school to say the least. There is no parent involvement and there are no field trips before state tests. This school is too worried about putting a "good" image instead of building their students academical potential without degrading them and insulting them and putting racial minorities down. I DO NOT recommend this school to any people unless you want to not be involved in your childs education.
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