I have a 3rd and 5th grader at the school, this is our first year at Cielo VIsta. I was working for the district when I first heard about this school. I didn't think there would be a difference. Well, I was so wrong, I can honestly say that all the teachers are great. I have always been weary about my children getting a random teacher, so I have always requested the teachers I have wanted. This is not a problem here. Everyone is always so friendly, and the parents are encouraged to be there. Everyone is so involved. The PTG is wonderful and their doors are always open to parents who want to help, or just to sit and listen to what's going on. I am so glad my boys got into this school. They are really happy there too!!
Principal, staff, and teachers are involved in the learning of each student -- they've created a "family" at CVC. We love it!
I am a new parent to the public school system, so I had some reservations. I am so impressed with the school, and it's progressive learning. Teachers work as a collaborative team, and through the continuous support of the principal are encouraged to teach to their strengths. I learned charters can allocate funds to meet their needs, such as aides in 1st grade, full time PE/Nutrition and music teacher. The charter has an innovative learn by doing approach and project based learning. The school has a 24/7 laptop program for upper grades taught through macs and ipads! Kindergarten is full day. Charter has added another 40 mins to their school day for "eagle hour" where emphasis is placed on students academic needs. They work on building character through academics and community service programs! I love the emphasis on citizenship and helping others in the community. There is strong parent involvement. I realized it's not all about test scores. High performing teachers, technology, teaching methods that think outside the box, community service and emphasizing character can outweigh gov test scores! We are in our 2nd year and are beyond impressed! Excited for the years to come
So happy we could get our granddaughter in this school. We look forward to the coming years for sure! The teachers and staff are phenomenal!!
As an experienced educator, I can without reservation say that Cielo Vista Charter is the greatest school I have ever seen. First, the leadership from the top is unparalleled. The principal works harder than anyone, genuinely cares about the children and staff, and sets the bar beyond high for her knowledge of education and her professionalism. The staff is of the highest caliber - educators from various backgrounds all working collaboratively. It is obvious they view the students as "our students", not merely "my class" or "his/her class". Ideas are shared, data is analyzed, programs are improved, and they don't accept anything other than complete student achievement. Lastly the students - they are wonderful, nice, hard working kids.... makes me feel optimistic about the future with a group of young people like this as our next generation of Americans.
As a new parent to Cielo Vista Charter I am thrilled with how excited my son is about learning. The staff is very dedicated and goes above and beyond other schools we've visited. The principal is caring and very involved in the classrooms. My husband and I couldn't be happier about the education our son is receiving.
All of the staff is dedicated to giving our students what they need to be successful in the future. They are all committed individuals.
As a parent with three students at the new charter school I am truly please with the parent involvement. I must also say that the principal enjoys what she does and is actively involved in all classrooms. The principal stated, "I love children and watching them improve academically and socially." I recommend anyone that is available to tour the school to do so. If you have 6th graders who want to academically exceed in all state standards this is the school for you. Do not miss out on this once in a life time experience. Your children will be happy and enjoy school. Isn't that what we all want? Children to love school!
My son is in 2nd grade in Cielo Vista and not only is he learning the important basic math and reading skills but he is also learning the importance of being a kid of character! He is thriving in this school! I am very pleased with his teacher and all the staff.
Cielo Vista is a California Distinguished School and an Apple Distinguished School. Cielo Vista has a caring, family feel when you walk on campus. The school is a No Excuses University School and teaches character through the Character Counts program. The school teaches technology across the grade levels with computer carts and 24/7 laptop program.
I love cielo vista because all the teachers are real friendly,& they care about the kids.Also they are very cabable of teacher.
Great teachers....genuinely care about the students. Principal works extremely hard to make Cielo Vista the best. The staff as a whole is like an extended family.
Cielo Vista is wonderful school and the staff members have been part of my family for about 15 years.
The teachers are awesome and caring. The students are hard working, and the parents are extremely supportive. They work together as a family. Principal truly cares about each member of the school.
Cielo Vista Elementary is an outstanding school. The atmosphere is once of caring for the individual as well a setting high academic standards for all students. The principal of this school and her staff should be commended for their hard work on behalf of the children and their families. Their caring ways are genuine and they will do everything possible to help each child excel not only in academics but also in life. This is a great place for learning! As an educator and grandmother, I want to thank you all of you who go the many extra miles to make this such a wonderful school!
Very involved principal and teachers are fantastic. Many awards for Most Distinguished school. Also has a great technology program, students have their personal laptop to work on.
Cielo Vista School is a family. Teachers, parents and staff work together for the success of each student that attends Cielo Vista.
Cielo Vista promotes a fun learning environment for it's students. The teachers are dedicated to their students and thrive on teaching the students to be kids of character. Excellent school that I am proud to be a part of!!!
The teachers go above and beyond to inspire their students to be lifelong learners. The principal is very proactive. She instills the importance of being a person of 'character' into everyone at the school. The school has a great sense of community that will only improve now that it has been approved as the first charter school in Palm Springs.
This is a wonderful school with a fabulous caring staff, from the teachers to the support staff and everyone in between. The principle Mrs. Lake is the best Principle she cares about the kids and the school and does everything she can to make it a safe and caring environment for the kids to learn in. They are also a Character Counts School and help teach the kids not only about education but on how to be a good caring person who cares about themselves and others. Children now a days really need to learn how to respect themselves and others and Cielo Vista is doing a GREAT JOB with this big problem.
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