As a junior in high school at Lotus, I have seen enough to be able to post a review. I absolutely LOVE Lotus. Yes, it is not perfect, but nothing ever is. However, Lotus is constantly trying to improve. Constantly. The academic courses here are definitely challenging. If you want to challenge yourself, Lotus gives you every opportunity to do so. I am taking AP classes this year along with extracurricular activities, and I have never been more busy, and feeling more challenged, accomplished, and satisfied, before in my life. Believe me, the classes are taught by professionals. Lotus allows me to always be learning, always be developing my skills. It's so hard to even put into words how much I have learned from Lotus. Lotus calls itself a college preparatory school and that is so true. The college counselor, and the teachers, want every student to get into a great college and they try their very best and do what they can. I am taking ACT Prep classes that would cost so much if I were take to them somewhere else. And they are so helpful, allowing me to score in the 30s. There is much more and I wish I could write more, but lastly, I truly enjoy attending, and learning, at Lotus. :)
My previous review was posted too quickly. LSE is not a good school for many reasons. Homework is not graded based on content - kids are given a grade simply because they turn work in. LSE's Pre-calc class is not really pre-calc - there is a lot of basic algebra. The online course contains only 8 total lessons and all the kid had to do to get an A is to pass those 8 courses (limited to no study). And all a kid has to do to graduate with honors is to take 2 AP classes and pass - though that is not a great indication of success, since the AP teachers don't seem to understand how to teach an AP course. Our student completed one paper all year - constantly allowed to add to it until the end of the year. Our biggest concern is English class. There are few real English speaking teachers - if ANY this year. They pass all papers that are turned in on time - but they don't correct the work. We counted a paper that received a 19/20 and it has 36 grammatical errors, was a comparison between a book and a movie, and the main characters names were not spelled correctly - at all. Any student reading a Cliff Note could pass that class and that is sad. Don't send your kid to LSE.
LOTUS SCHOOL FOR EXCELLENCE is a excellent school for kids. Teachers are great and work hard for you and help you when ever you need it.
This school is not good many teachers just get mad because u ask them a question. Plus many teachers don't explain good.
Ive been here at lotus since 5th grade and after three years this new school year is the first time i have actually started liking lotus they have gotten new electives, new after school programs, and new cool teachers!
I am a student and I have been in lotus since sixth grade and i learned at lot but there were still trouble..... Entering in this new year i am now a 9th grader and lotus has finally gotten themselves together and we have tons of electives and after school programs. The new teachers here are great(esspically the language teacher he is really wise) and they fixed the inside of lotus and it is nicer. I have a good feeling about this year. :D
This school is the best school ever. I'm a student. This is my first year and the school is very good. I'm really looking for summer school because I'm really behind my other school didn't teach me so well.
Lotus School of Excellence is a school of caring professional hard working Teacher 's. The Dean of Elementary will make sure that each child has Self monitoring Strategies to develop independent students! The Principal is new this year we have had a complete face lift to the school! The Elementary Gym has a new floor. The school has been painted the hall ways all new flooring! The Science department 2 new labs. I have worked in public school, private school and find that our school as a community of hard working people from very culture! What a great school and nice school to work a d be a part of!
I'm a high school student who's been here since I was in 7th grade. Before you say anything, no I'm not one of the teachers pretending to be a student. This school for the past few years has been really bad, that is very clear. However, when I came home from school today I was extremely surprised at all the things they've changed this year. The school is planned to have over 200 online courses, along with many elective choices. They're changing the school to a K-16 school now, which pretty much means that even after leaving they will offer support, such as jobs and assistance in the subject you pursue. I suggest at this point that it's worth it to go here now, despite the bad reputation it's had in the past (which I agree with). Thank you for taking the time to read this. Four stars because of it only recently being improved, and still having quite a way to go.
This school is amazing. The teachers work hard for you and help you when ever you need it. I had multiple ap courses this past year and I passed them. I would go to the teacher almost everyday after school to get help and they were always OK with me just dropping in for help. I did robotics and through hard work we won the state championship... But this year so many things have changed and for the better. Many new AP courses and after school clubs. Along with electives and I'm really loving it. In all honesty I feel right at home when I'm at lotus because that's just how the teachers make you feel. Some things remain to be fixed but what school doesn't have problems... I just love this school.
Lotus School is a great school. Every year more and more rigorous classes and intriguing extracurricular activities are added to the school. This gives your child many options to choose from and challenge themselves. My daughters AP teachers did a great job in teaching her about the subject and how to study for the test as well because she passed both of her AP tests. (So a huge shout out for them!) I've randomly checked up on the school several times during the day to make sure if it was as great as it seemed during Lotus' open house and it was. My daughter is very happy with how the school fits her needs and as long as she's happy I am too. Thank you Lotus.
This is an amazing school that i would highly recommend every students. The teachers in school are dedicated and care about students education. There are many after school programs/clubs for preparing your students for college. Highly recommended!
don't go to this school some teacher's don't do there jobs. others do outstanding jobs. the math department doesn't grade homework they just look at it. they need to actually grade homework. and they should stop being last minute because when we are upon an event that is when they tell you about it. it is very unorganized. they need to pull it together. some teachers just let the class go wild. other teachers are just mean to the kids. this isn't a good school.
this school is really hard to deal with at times. two years ago i was ok with the school but ive noticed how that school really is. as a girl it is hard to deal with more than how guys have to deal with it. most of the kids at the school are imature and racist. they are also very sexist. when it comes to bullying they say they will "stop" it. aha no -_-. i had a muslim friend and she was being bullied by two other girls. no one stepped up to stop it so i had to. but then my friend was sent to the "dean" and he said he didnt need the drama in his life and didnt do anything about it. for me the education is good because i am behind but i have trouble with the math classes. the teacher doesnt explain things very well and skips chapters and things were suppose to know so on the test there are some things we wont know. the school is getting more ghetto each year.
I find it interesting that this school is typically rated a 5 star with the phrase, "I assure you your child will love this school" on multiple posts while the 1 stars are sincere concerns and varied troublesome remarks. It seems someone has just gone through and made more 5 star posts to increase scores. I hope anyone who reads all of these, sees this huge discrepancy as a warning to consider when choosing a school. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
THIS SCHOOL SHOULDN'T EVEN GET ONE STAR. IF THE STUDENTS COMPLAIN ABOUT THE TURKISH TEACHERS THEY COME OFF AS RACIEST! we have only been going for a year let me tell you it was the frist and last year. the schools lunches are also very unhealthy. it seems like they don't really know what they are doing over there
Love this school.....Teachers are very good, and generous. They have after school, and weekend club for help the students. My son is very happy in this school. I would recommend this school to anyone.
My kids attended this school for more than one year. It was a HUGE disappointment. There were a large number of Turkish "teachers" that had no business being in the classroom. They had no teaching ability whatsoever. As another parent said, the website is the best thing about this school. My kids were on the junior high - high school side of the school. Granted, my kids had one or two teachers who were decent, the rest were just there for a paycheck and could care less if the kids learned what they needed. And, I heard that the few decent teachers left. How sad that this is what our kids are expected to settle for. This school is a farce and I sincerely wonder who posted the positive reviews of Lotus. Another thing, they promote and steer the graduating seniors towards the armed forces. Is that all they think the Aurora students are capable of? I read in the one of the Lotus school newsletters that they were giving "points" to students to attend some sort of armed forces recruitment session. Also, if you report concerns about the staff, the administration allows their employees to retaliate in ignorant, discriminatory ways. That was my experience with this pathetic "school."
If you want your child to have as good education. I do not recommend this school. I have a Junior that was suppose to be a Rock star at Math and then when it counted on her CSAPS or a harder Math class she couldn't do any of it because there Math department didn't really grade anything. Then on the elementary side if you have any problems it will be do to a mental illness or at least that is what the elementary Dean likes to say to a parent because she doesn't want to deal with the parents. Also when your child lies its expectable and they think it's cute and OK to do. Not wanting to take care of the issues at hand they let bad behavior go and don't do much about it. Then their acedemics in the elementary side they are so busy moving the kids around to play they don't have much time for learning. Suppose to be a Science and Technology school yet last year they were so busy doing other things they only had time for Social Studies or Science not both at the same time because I guess these two subjects aren't that important that we can skip one or the other. I would not recomend this school and have taken my kids out so they get a real education.
I am a 9th grade student at Lotus School for Excellence, I first attended Lotus in 8th grade and I can say that this school is truly a great school. Our math teachers are willing to give you one on one help and by the time you leave the classroom you understand the lesson very well (I had a 6th grade math level but now due to the assistants of my math teachers I am at the 8th grade level now). The language arts teachers give tricky homework sometimes but your writing skills and vocabulary are improved drastically (my writing skills and vocabulary are nearly past college level, and my reading level is 12.9). All of the social studies teachers are very knowledgeable in what they teach, so understanding the lessons is not to hard (social studies is one of my favorite subjects, and I currently have a B+ in my crime and law class).
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