OH YEA AND reviews by actual students can be more effective because they are eyewitnesses of whats going on, and parents can only view from afar. But of course if a parent notices their child smarter thats good too.
My children have been attending Gorman sine 3rd grade and I must say that it has been very rewarding t see them grow academically, physically and emotionally. Their IST, K. Haloviak, has always been supportive and attentive to their needs. Both of my children will be graduating this year and plan to attend a university seeking careers in the medical field. I encourage any parent that want to take an active part in the education of their children, academically and emotionally, to enroll them in this program. It is well organized, and it provides the parent with the unique opportunity to teach their children according to their own unique learning modality.
We have been very happy here for several years. It scores lower on state testing because many of the families don't "teach to the test" as in traditional public schools but the level of curriculum is top notch. The staff really cares about the students.
My child has attended Gorman Learning Center for the last three years. GLC gives our family the perfect blend of homeschooling with the additional benefits of a traditional school experience. We enjoy the tailored curriculum, flexibility & freedom of homeschooling along with the expert guidance, formal instruction & socialization of the more traditional school experience. My son looks forward to the two days per week he attends classes with his peers & loves his IST & the interest she takes in his education. The ability to order different curriculum from year to year keeps boredom at bay & allows him to get advanced materials in varied subjects. Additionally, GLC offers tutoring, online classes, field trips, yearbooks & classes thru outside vendors. The principal of the AV Learning Center is approachable & friendly & her own children attend the school. Improvements I would make would be more varied electives from year to year at the AVLC (including PE), more local vendor choices, better communication re: field trips & even yearbook coverage of all classes, clubs & students. My son feels part of the GLC family & I predict he will continue to attend until he heads off to college. :)
Terrible, unorganized, not supportive, lame teachers who never get you the materials promised. Two years we wasted using this program.
We are very happy with the Gorman Learning Center in Santa Clarita for our high school daughter. We find the classes that she takes there straightforward, yet challenging. The teachers are excellent. The environment is positive. We find the combination of onsite Gorman class for the more "difficult" classes and homeschool for online/workbooks study along with the guidance of a Independent Study Teacher a great option for us. The classes are small like a private school, yet there is no tuition!
We are starting our 4th year at Gorman. The teachers are great and helpful with getting the books you need. We love the flexibility with classes or staying at home to do the work. The government has cut back on many things and schools have to make the best of it, which Gorman does. I am grateful for the options that are available with Gorman.
I have been with Gorman for 3 years now. My children are excited to start another year! The teachers at the learning center LOVE what they do and are hired for competence first (always a good thing). They've had short funds-like all schools in CA- so ordering books has taken longer than expected since there is only one person filling book orders for the entire school. More funds would help, but that's a government level complaint. Other than that, this school offers the best home-schooling option in the area. They pay for the books you would need to buy on your own! They also support you with curricula decisions and offer classes to get some socialization and core/supplemental support. If you are an active homeschooling parent, this is the school for you. If you are simply wanting a school that offers you money, maybe look elsewhere (though a lot of families are taking dance, etc, funded for part of the year by the school). Education and families come first with Gorman. I look forward to many more great years. =)
My family attends Gorman Learning Center in the Antelope valley. They have classes that my children love. They take Art and music classes along with math and science. We love our teacher that we meet with once a month. The program works for our family and they have a lot to offer.
I have two children at Gorman and absolutely love it. The Learning Center in Lancaster is K-12 and supplies supplemental instruction for the subjects that are harder for me to teach, which is great. My kids also get to take electives like art, guitar, and drama, and enjoy it so much. My IST is so helpful and goes the extra mile to make sure we have what we need for my children to succeed. I highly recommend Gorman to any parent who is looking for a program to homeschool their children, but need the support of a credentialed teacher, and also want the extra things available with the program.
I recently took my children out of Upland Unified School District so that I could home school them. I am impressed and happy with Gorman's program. I am able to keep track of my childrens' progress and advance them in their curriculum.
Two of my children went to Gorman and it was excellent at meeting their needs.
My 2 kids went to the gorman learning center campus in Pomona and its principal and staff did not know what they were doing.The office people were very rude. And the school bathrooms were dirty.
Everything about the school is great in general the program is very good. I recomend these school 100% . If you want to register your kids don't tink twice. You making a good desicion for your child future the quality of education is very high. -Quality of academic programs 100% -Availability of music,art,sports and other extracurricular activities 100% -Level of parent involvement100%
I think the teachers are outstanding. The kids have experienced a great PE class which included many sports. My daughter participated in a school play and now she takes recorder and art. We are very happy with our ISP and this school.
As a parent notes in a previous review, this program is good in theory, but not in practice. The program is very disorganized, and no one seems to know what is going on. We have used this program for a number of years, but every year the program gets worse. More assessment, more tests, more bureaucracy, more paperwork, but less concern for individual styles of learning and less support for parent homeschooling.
Good in theory, but not in practice. We have been with Gorman for two years now. Pros -- 1) You don't have to worry about truancy laws. 2) There aren't any fees. It's totally free. 3) Our facilitator is low-key. He isn't a control freak. But this feature would vary depending on who your facilitator is. The biggest downside -- we don't get even close to the standard $2000 discretionary income. We received maybe $200 worth of materials a year, if we're lucky. Very, very frustrating. Even more frustrating is that the facilitator collects all the materials at the end of the year. I can't hang on to them and reuse them for the next child. So I essentially have to start over every year. I wish I could find a parent-run independent study charter school. I think there would be a lot less beaurocracy.
This school has a charter homeschool program that allows me to teach my children. My son is going into his 3rd year at this school (6th grade) and my daughter her first. The program provises materials that I can choose to meet my childrens unique learning styles and still be taught to at least the state standards, I am actually provided with copies of those standards (unlike most public school parents).
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