Just read a very negative review of Willits Charter (the first poor review ever). The person who wrote this review obviously has a personal issue with the administration. The student body as a whole is respectful and kind with a few exceptions of disrespect as happens with every school. Willits Charter is still a very good school after 14 years and certainly the best option in Willits for small classes and teachers that truly care and individualize education.. The school does not have a high turnover of teachers and the core staff of 6 out of 7 teachers has been at WCS from 3 to 13 years. The administrator is new this year and cares about the kids more than I have ever seen. He is passionate about the school and its success. WCS has an amazing program with strong academics and electives that are incredibly varied for such a small school. Graduates of WCS will be attending UC Davis, CSU schools and one of the Claremont colleges. Many of our students will be attending Mendocino Community College next year. Both my children went through Willits Charter from 6th through 12th grades and had great experiences. Willits Charter is indeed a "Great School".
If you want your child to go from a sweet well behaved student to someone who uses horrible profanities, doesn't follow any rules, has very little repsect for teachers, and will most likely be using various illegal substances in the early grades, then by all means send them to WCS 6-12. I have never seen a school so poorly run, and that is because the students are running the school. There is absolutely no discipline measures used for the students even in extreme infractions. This is a horrible school. It's too bad, because it used to be such a good thing for the community, with small class sizes and multiple electives. This school is a sinking ship and it should just capsize already for the sake of the students that still have hope. The Director does not have a degree in Administration and does not know what he is doing. And because of that he enables the students poor behavior. It's not wonder they have such a high turnover of teachers, no one wants to work there, because the students are out of control.
Excellent school in an economically depressed community! Individualized education with very involved teachers and parents. It is amazing how much they accomplish with so few resources. This is a very safe, family-oriented school. The diversity is broad with some kids going to prestigious universities while others go on to jobs in the community. There are ample opportunities for kids to take community college courses and get credits for community service. The administration bends over backwards to give every child the experiences they need to succeed.
I think this school is great. My child started going there in the 6th grade. At Blosser school she was getting bye and now she pulls mostly A's. The teachers and staff are great. They spend their time with each student, to help and support them.The sports she gets thru the City of Willits teams and plays volleyball at school. They have lots of extra things that they are able to do, that at other schools they do not offer. Parents are asked to put in so many hours of involvment to make the students and the school a better place for all of our students and bye doing this each parent knows what is going on with there student.
WCS seems very unique after my child went through the public school through 6th grade. She truly enjoys going to school. The Staff is incredibly helpful. If she needs extra help they will skip lunch if needed. They have a great variety of electives. Sports are through the City of Willits and since the community center is right across the street, a teacher volunteers and is teaching girls volleyball. Parents and students are required to complete a certain amount of school and community service. All the staff is very supportive and responsive to the children's and parents needs. Communication is essential for the kids/parents/school. WCS meets/exceeds my expectations. They are supportive and expect the kids to do they're personal best and that is what they get. The only drawback that I've found is that the open campus is hard for the younger students to handle. The temptation to push limits is there.
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