The ENTIRE staff is warm and friendly and passionate about your student! It was so refreshing to finally find a school "home" that my children feel cared about, safe and actually love going to school. If you are in the Murrieta area, check out their Murrieta site on Kalmia. You won't be disappointed. I think they still do their tours on Tuesdays at 10.....
Quest Academy Orange County is an amazing school and provides a welcoming environment for your child. My children were nervous to start a new school, but at the end of the school year they told me that this is the best school they have been to and they are so happy that they go here. That says it all for me. The teachers are amazing and because it is a small school all the children from kinder through 8th grade know each other. They have a leadership program, classroom gardens, personalized learning and a PE teacher. Overall a great school!
My 5th grader started attending IShine Learning Center this year. I pulled her from our neighborhood elementary. I must say, as a parent, this was a hard choice to make. But I'm so glad we did! She loves this school. Her teacher is awesome and she thinks the world of 'Ms. Sue'. It's just the type of learning environment that she thrives in. Very independent and very individualistic. This is how she learns best. She attends Monday -Thursday with Fridays designated for a home study day. This has been beneficial for us because it's allowed her work on her projects at home. The teachers seem very happy when they greet the kids in the mornings! Highly recconend this school! We'll miss it when we move out of state this summer.
My child has attending 3rd and 4th grade at the Da Vinci Elementary School at River Springs Charter. I strongly believe this school isn't equipped to assist students that struggle with the fast paced environment. The teachers (well, the ones my child had) seem willing to allow the kids to get left behind unless the parents demand some actions. A lot of the work is done in class, so if there are issues, the parents aren't aware of it until progress reports are posted. My child struggles in math and isn't at the proper grade level. I thought attending a charter school would be a benefit. Now I believe he is further back than when we started this school. I am faced with having to get my child a tutor this summer in order to catch up before being transferred back to a traditional school. I actually spoke with an administrator at the Temecula Valley Elementary School and she said that they get a lot of kids coming back from River Springs Charter. That was very sad to hear. If your child isn't a mini-adult ready for the fast pace of college at age 10, you may want to rethink sending them to Da Vinci Elementary.
All three of my kids go to the Temecula Student Center. We changed schools because I didn't want my older child to deal with traditional middle school. My children love this school. They have awesome teachers and staff. They have really tapped into my children's strengths and have taught them so much. We have been with River Springs for 6 years!!
I without reservation give 5 gold stars to River Springs Charter Temecula Student Center, the staff and teachers have been very supportive with my childs sucess. I am very glad to have this charter school available as it is a great option for children that need more one on one guidance and support.
River Springs Charter in Temecula offers a wonderful and quality education for my multi-aged children from the elementary program to the highschool program. Our children feel loved, accepted, and excited at drop-off and pick-up!!! We have had tons of support from teachers, staff and administration. Teachers are amazing and Mrs. Pangle is always there to support us in every situation. We've been attending for over 3 years now and experienced many great things. I believe that anyone who has had a bad experience at this school has brought it upon themselves with negative attitudes, ridiculous expectations, or lack of communication. Great people who raise wonderful children have success in any situation. This is a wonderful school and we have had nothing but great experiences. I recommend this school in a heartbeat!!
River Springs Da Vinci Academy Temecula. My child went to this school from the moment it opened it's elementary school 4 years ago. First off I want to say that the teachers are outstanding! My daughter excelled with their help and guidance, however, the administration is HORRIBLE! Mrs. Pangle should be fired. I helped very often in the classroom and around the campus and attended almost all the events and I very rarely saw the Principal nor the Vice Principal. I think it is a tragedy that they are not involved. I know a 3rd grade teacher was not welcomed back for reasons that are inaccurate as I helped in that class very often, and again never saw the Principal enter or observe. I don't know how the principal and the vice principal have fooled the administration so long but this school could be GREAT if they brought on some better administration. The PTSO really tries to do events and activities, however there is definitely a lack of parent involvement. We recently had to move so my child is no longer attending and now that I am at a new school and seeing how a Principal SHOULD be involved I realize what the school is lacking. Hopefully River Springs changes things.
My 2 daughters have gone to River Springs for 3 years now and it has been a wonderful experience. The teachers are extremely caring and the principal is outstanding. Regardless of the overall scores my children ranked well above average on all the state testing. I am very pleased with this school.
The Murrieta Center-Montessori Program I love this center/program! The teachers are caring, thoughtful and understandable. They collaborate with you to teach your child. My kids love going to school, it's like their second home. You will not be disappointed in your child's learning if they attend this center and program.
River Springs Magnolia Student Center : the teachers only care about test scores. My daughter was advanced in both English and Math until she got into this school. Her teacher even told us that she loves math and doesn't really teach English in her class. Well, that showed in her test scores. Now in a different grade, her teacher says very mean things, she keeps a bathroom log and now my daughter is afraid to go if she has to.
We love this school!! ESs and curriculum are exceptional. The field trips offered are great. My children love going to school here. If I could give more stars, I would. The support and resources provided make homeschooling so easy. Thank you River Springs!!
River Spring Charter school is always finding new ways for our kids to excel. They are all about great education and work very hard for the children. I think river springs is an exceptional school.
This is our third year at River Springs Charter School (now Springs Charter School). My kids love it! We have choosen the challenging task of homeschooling our children and River Springs has provided us the tools and resources to do this successfully! I have been very impressed with the Educational Specialists (ESs) that help guide you through the homeschooling process and ensure that all the paperwork is complete for the state requirements. The Educational Specialists are all CA certified teachers that choose to be ESs and I have found them to be so open and understanding of the needs of EACH of our children. The school's philosophy that Parents Have Choices for the education of their children has allowed us to customize the curriculum for both of our children! I wish I had this type of education when I was growing up!
Positive environment, good families, progressive teachering. It fits well in a healthy lifestyle and home.
River Springs Charter School has something for everyone. Although we use the homeschool option (with my children taking workshop classes one day per week at a learning center), I like that there are programs available for them to attend classes more regularly in the future if that works better for us. My Education Specialist is great at guiding me as I educate my children. I get the support and guidance I need while still having the freedom to make educational choices for my kids.
River Springs served a purpose for our family for 7 years. At the beginning, we homeschooled and took advantage of enrichment and core classes. It was so exciting and fun to learn with your own children! The teachers teaching site-based courses were wonderful! Then, we attended the middle school program for 3 years. It was a safe and friendly place without all of the middle school social concerns. My child was extremely happy. We also had a high school student in the high school program. The program served a purpose of getting out of the large, traditional high school but I feel more time could be put into that program to engage the students and continue their love of learning. There needs to be more emphasis put on high school counseling as well. To end on a positive note, the pros definitely outweighed the negatives and I am thankful for River Springs and their ability to provide alternative forms of education that parents and children desperately need today. Thank you River Springs!
Great school! The parents are given the tools and guidance to choose the best option for educating their kids. Each of my kids has been given the opportunity to learn at their pace, in their style and at their level with nothing but positive feedback and encouragement. I LOVE this school. It has been the perfect choice for us.
Best school experience we have ever had. Parent choice and parent involvement are really high. Students thrive when they have a say in what they will learn and how they learn it.
I'm in the Homeschool program and feel a bit lost and alone. Both my kids and myself NEED a lot of help and guidance and I just don't feel like I'm getting it. I have sent many many emails asking specific questions, that still remain unanswered. I know my ES is a parent too, but I need help here!
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