I decided to enroll my daughter at CMI due to it being a school with one of the highest scores in the area. Shortly, I began to notice the manner in which they handle discipline problems and students mistakes. I do not see any value in them and are unacceptable to some point. For example, the students are expected to have with them their computers at all times during school hours. One day she forgot her computer at home and it happened to be that it was finals week. Her teacher said to her that she could not call home to get her computer and refused to let her borrow one from the school. Finally, after she begged him several times, he allowed her to use a classmates after they were done with their final. Luckily, she was able to finish her test, but she was nervous, rushed, and missed all her lunch. I understand that she made a mistake, we all make mistakes. To top it off, he said to her " a zero on your final will not look good in your grades, and now you are going to know what a zero feels like." Why did the teacher have to humiliate her in such a manner? What value was there to that? My daughter is a very responsible and does very well academically and did not deserve to be treated in that manner. I have found that some of staff members do not treat their students with respect and seem to forget that they are working with kids. One of my biggest complain is that they have the students outside during passing review for 2-3 hours during extreme hot weather conditions. There, the students are expected stand in a certain position and not move at all. Instead of having passing review in the morning when it's not as hot, they do it in the afternoon when it's extremely hot! Really? Don't they have common sense? Students pass out outside, have heat strokes, so I complained but nothing changed. They have some ridiculous rules, like no umbrellas allowed on school campus even though it would be raining. How is the passing review and umbrella rule helping them with discipline or in any other sense? They are still kids, and I believe most of them are forced by their parents to attend CMI. I truly believe the majority of the parents are unaware of how unfair and poorly their children are treated. If you want your child to have any type of military experience or discipline, I suggest to sign them up for the NROTC or JROTC program at another school.
Over the last 3-4 yrs, there has been a high turnover of teachers, students & Admin!! Cadets are no longer held to a high standard of maintaining uniforms & military discipline. My son's favorite teacher, + 100's that signed a petition, was let go by a VP that was asked to leave himself after multiple problems that the school simply never experienced before. This school is focused on + the # of students in attendance, has been caught violating the "First Come First Served" rule by selecting students to attend with higher test scores & let go children that had 100% loyalty to the program, treated all with respect, in order to keep students that were not nice to teachers, repeat discipline problems, simply had a higher probability to score higher on state exams. Why doesn't this school keep proven, military trained, teachers that are leaders & enforce discipline/structure that the children themselves desire? The school's not just in hiring & keeping teachers that are proven to be the very best, not just in keeping the students that want to stay at this school, & not just in following the procedures of the charter in which the school is supposed to follow at all times.
CMI is an ok school but i took out my child because the principal, said he can replace her like nothing. CMI has gotten better and deserves a better leadership if they want to teach leadership to cadets. I'm disgusted at the principal and the rules are strict and basis and teachers seem to have favorites and pick on students if not in their liking. No.
ok to put it simply its true. the teachers dont really care. they treat all their students as dogs that dont have an opinion of their own. in the end ive met one teacher that i liked the rest were cruel people and as posted bellow they do see everyone as replaceable. the principals goal at the end is to make himself look good. and as for low self esteem, that much is improved. maybe its just my situation and im lucky but i have friends that but i found friends there that accepted me. yes the staff sucks they are for the most part conceded people but there are a few diamonds in the rough an as long is u are willing to talk to people they can help u through it. it is a better school for college. i say fight through it and be strong. as long as you have friends you'll be ok.
I attended this school from 7th grade to 11th grade. At first I was excited to attend but then I started to hate going to school. I can honestly say that my whole MS years all we did was run and do push ups I learned absolutely NOTHING. In which in HS was a struggle for me especially in math. Long story short I always begged my mom to take me out of that school but she always thought it was a good school but you wouldn't know unless you attended. I actually got dismissed from CMI and wasn't even notified. Not to mention my transcript is all messed up. The staff don't even care about the school. I've had teachers tell students who don't understand and ask a question say "Well if you learn or not i'm still getting payed." Please take your child out while you still can!
Unless you want your child to have a low self esteem I recommend you do not send them here. The staff is messed up. Last year all the good teachers quite because they realized how corrupt the school was. They favor specific students . They threaten and harass students if they are searching for an answer !!!!!! Do NOT pick this school . Perris high has a better drill team and it's a public school .
I had 2 kids attend CMI and 1 for the new school 2013-2014! My son attended CMI in . As a new school there was potential from student's, Teacher's, staff, and parent's alike. Soon excitement disappeared, my son attended 6-8 grade. I felt he was not important, not part of their groups, nor did any one teacher or staff member stick out for me or him after having attending there for 3 years... My daughter attended 7 and 8 grade. She gained many friends but as soon as half way through she began to dislike the school. She had 4 beret's stolen from her, and 1 hat and a pair of boots. She was constantly getting in trouble for the missing items though she explained they were stolen, but certain student's missed certain clothing items and were not reprimanded! There was a Teacher who regularly picked on my daughter and no call, email, or attempts to contact me as the parent. My daughter was on the cheer team and we paid for uniforms $200+ then when school began we were informed there was new coach and they did not have to pay for cheer uniform but we lost our money. The new coach had 2 nieces on the team and favoritism was so very obvious. I felt ignored and disrespected by office staff!