The school has good teachers that are young and motivated to bring out the best in the children. The administration and office staff are "no bueno". There is not enought parking, for school events it makes you not want to come. There seems to be a click of parents who thik they run the school and the principal does what they tell her.
My daughter has been at this school for the last three years (since its beginning), and I have been very involved for all of them. I continue to be impressed by their and am very pleased with the school. I'm not sure what "change in administration" led the last parent to believe that there is not a "strong" elementary side, but I am a witness to the contrary day in and day out. They are definitely on the strict side and provide consequences for rules that are put in place at the beginning of the year. Those rules and consequences (finishing homework, being disruptive in class, etc.) are clearly stated many times before consequences are given. We have had great experiences with the teachers, principal, and all the staff we have dealt with. We'll be sending our son to kindergarten here in a couple of years and are looking forward to watching him grow and learn just as much as our daughter has.
It was a solid school until the 2011 year began and a change within the administration. The teachers want to do well, but the leadership on the Elementary side is not strong. This school is very punitive and for the slightest infraction, a child will be sent to "LionsDen" for whole and half recesses where their head must remain down. Any adult can put the child in Lion's Den and it's very subjective as to the reasoning, nor do the children understand why they're there since it's so frequent. This is our 2nd year and we will not be returning for a 3rd. This school is built on a facade and I urge you to do a good amount of research before selecting this school. I would not recommend this school to any other parent until the current administration is removed.
My Children have now started their second year at this school, they have been going to a Montessori CMP and my K and 1st grader were really late when it came to reading but now that they are in 2nd and 3rd they have improved so much winning awards last year for the most improved and highest achievement on the state test. I would recommend this school, but I have a child whom just started jr high and I am afraid, I will see what happens.
My son started a few months into kindergarten last year, he went from not comprehending to receiving awards this year! This school has made him grow, teaching him values, and respect! I was soo happy when a place came open this year for my oldest, and my son's half sister will be there next year as well! I have a very active, & difficult @ times child, they layed down the laws, and he respects them for it. they are strict and work with lots of positive reinforcement. Many thanks to Mr. Spencer, Ms. Perry, and Ms. Imrie
This is a horrible place to send your junior high or middle school child. I would never recommend this school to anyone. I had to pull my student out in the middle of the school year because she was bullied nonstop. No results from reporting to the teachers, principal, etc. The bullying seems to be tolerated because they feel bad that the kids come from a rough home life to the detriment of all others.
. My 1st grader loves school and is being indoctrinated with the right skills to succeed in school and life. That said, this fledgling school was not so great for my jr high schooler. The teachers really had a hard time with the middle school students, and the academic learning really suffered in 09-10. The problem was largely disciplinary, as the students came from rough backgrounds with all of the behavioral baggage. However, I am sure that the problems will be resolved as the grade school children move up to middle school. I have and will continue to recommend this school to anyone I encounter looking for a great school for their K-5 student. I pulled my middle school child and enrolled her in a charter school with more experience, but I feel confident that my little one is in the right place.
I had always had my son in a private school. The last couple of years he had been getting bullied and picked on and for that reason I chose to move him. Since he came to Aspire his grades has improved 100% and he has made a lot a friend. The teachers are great and caring. I wish I had moved him a lot sooner.
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