My child attended K4 for 1/2 the year, I bought my son a new $40 HCS fleece jacket at the start, he wore it for 3 weeks before it was lost, when I checked the lost and found the aides told me to 'take any jacket, it's fine'... so now I know what happened to his jacket, we never again saw his brand new jacket for the rest the year. Many times he would come home wearing a sweatshirt I'd never seen before. While this may not be a big deal, that is super unsanitary and HELLO HEAD LICE!
While his teacher was amazing, they decided not to renew her contract for the 16-17 but didn't tell any parents until much after the decision had been made. We had another child preparing to enter K4 and even through the enrollment process never mentioned that she wouldn't be there. That's bad business.
The curriculum is old, my child was forced to start learning cursive in K4 when he had barely mastered simple printing, teacher even said she disagreed with the idea of teaching them this young.
The aides for the after school program never really pay attention to what's going on around or interact with the kids.
The property could use some serious updates, the kids are forced to play on asphalt primarily, which for little ones = a lot of scraped knees.
The favoritism and politics is real even in the younger grades, only children associated with the church were asked to perform pledge of allegiance, bible readings, etc
Overall, was not impressed,we will not be returning next year and I wish I would've heeded the warnings in previous reviews but the office assured me things had changed.
HCS spiritual & academic standards have declined tremendously!I would not recommend.Parent concerns are very much over looked "swept under the rug".Admin is unprofessional & uneducated in Christian education or any education @that.everything is handled very poorly & unorganized. No responsibility taken, nor is there changes made to better situations.You can literally go in with questions and request to talk to someone and no one knows anything or ever has an answer, the principal is clearly not doing her job in educating teachers and keeping them on point with new/updated curriculums & teaching methods.Admin has failed to hire quality/credentialed staff/teachers so u get what u pay for- minimum wage employees who are burned out teaching the kids).classroom sizes averaging 20+ (25-28)until recently due to famiies leaving.There is not 200+ students theres weeelll below that now.FYI parents are paying a lot for quality classrooms, teachers, staff, school.Wheres the money going?Years of multiple fundraisers with lil to show.Uniforms/first aid kits/books are very costly, obviously the school is also benefiting from those. Most staff NOT AT ALL Christian, though they say, if your around them long enough you will see.gossip is awful! Confidentiality- there is none!Mind blowing-the Pastor doesnt preach to the kids during chapel nor is there any form of discipleship.Your bible study if you get a teacher who cares may have something good to teach but chances are your child will just have a verse to memorize.The curriculum sad to hear is old & behind (especially math and science).Some teachers only educated in the philipines not the U.S. And have very hard accents that can affect childrens phonics/spelling grades.But some teachers are sweet- if thats what your looking for.Others have very bad attitudes.The subs are daycare staff (not teachers).Sanitation needs to be improved and physical changes need to be done the building shows lil $ put into it.there is roaches!be aware.Playground is not ideal. Favortism is a definite.they do not have the standardized state test that other schools go by, its another company that is not relevant to any other schools around, including private schools.They claim to be two years ahead-untrue!You will find that 2/3 of the class on honor roll which is really weird and they have a higher grading scale. Wheres the conviction?
I have 2 kids going to this school for a few years now. Overall we are very happy here. I agree with some of the comments.
Yes there is favoritism, but this is unavoidable. If you have more than 1 kid, whether consciously or unconsciously there are times you would favor 1 kid over the other.
The school been around for 46 years, so their teaching method in my opinion is very outdated. Most of the teacher in this school does not have teaching credentials. But the teachers in my opinion are very caring, attentive and loves their kids. Though I really wish and hope they can work on this and upgrade their teaching approach. They do a lot of memorizing and not enough practicals or creative thinking.
I also do not agree on repetitive daily homework, this is very boring and unproductive. The kids already spent 8am-3pm daily at school, they should be able to have time to enjoy and learn things outside of school.
Some private school mandates parents participation/volunteer, I'm surprise they don't here considering how cheap it is to attend. To my knowledge this is the cheapest private school in Ventura county, especially if you have multiple kids!
Our overall experience has been good, I did made a complain to the office once and it was taken care of immediately.
I know some the teachers here in Hueneme Christian school were honest and doesn't held a grudge. There are also some teachers here in Hueneme Christian school who are dishonest, gimmicky, and are open to certain parents only of which what makes you think "why?"
Thought this school would be one of the best private school in the district. They've been up and running for over 46 years but this time around things has changed drastically. Unfairness and favoritism are the source of the problem of this school and it should stop. The staff are very helpful sometimes but the others are totally opposite as if they have inferiority conflict issues that they only choose to great and interact with very selective of group of people. They don't make you feel like a valued customer when you see or walked by them in the open space. this is something you do not want to have to encounter in the daily basis especially when you are with your child. They see it. They feel it. It's not healthy. The school personells are obviously not doing their job when things like this happens.
Thought this school would be one of the best private school in the district. They've been up and running for over 46 years but this time around things has changed drastically. Unfairness and favoritism are the source of the problem of this school and it should stop. The staff are very helpful sometimes but the others are totally opposite as if they have inferiority conflict issues that they only choose to great and interact with very selective of group of people. They don't make you feel like a valued customer when you see or walked by them in the open space. this is something you do not want to have to encounter in the daily basis especially when you are with your child. They see it. They feel it. It's not healthy. The school personells are obviously not doing their job when things like this is happening.
The teachers and staff are great. Leadership needs to change. I would highly recommend not wasting your money until leadership changes. I would like Mr Hanks to take over & maybe Mrs Martinez or Hernandez regain schools quality reputation. There's no accountability for fundraisers or explanation of where tuition goes. NO money I spent updating classrooms for teachers and there are serious health violations in that school & teachers need to be paid more n respected more. Unfortunately favoritism occurs and free tution occurs to family members because they have family in high position. Pastor handles all the money & promotes himself to high position which he has no experience & is hardly there. Ask about finances . That should tell you why leadership needs to be accounted for legally. Enough is enough