It is affirming yet very disturbing to read that another child and family suffered a similar experience to our own. My child attended BC for 3 yrs and is a struggling reader. An internet search shows BC has v. low percentages of free lunch and diversity in pop. Zillow shows the lowest end single family house is $550 K. Bear Creek is a closed school with no OE. It is a fact that it is affluent, white and exclusive. It has a new award winning renovation and full time specialists. All of this is only available to the local privileged families. The principle places importance on numbers and his own agenda than on an individual child's life. He chose not to help a struggling child remain at the school to continue their education, who is now struggling to adjust to a new school on top of all the other challenges. He sited numbers as the reason for not allowing my child to continue yet BC class numbers are lower than other schools, smaller than where my child ended up. This principle is ambitious and political, puts test scores and numbers first before a struggling child. He could of chosen to make a huge difference in the life of a child, it is a fact he chose to turn his back.
Our child was going to BC for 2 years and her math and reading comprehension have been consistently low. She was assigned the ESL program, even though English is her only language. She has trouble with paying attention in class so at times she would be disruptive. Last month her behavior was very bad so we disciplined her. She went to school crying and the principal called *** on us. A couple weeks after the *** visit, and them finding nothing wrong at the home front, they actually had the nerve to call us to set up a conference. By then we have already been looking at alternatives, and have decided to pull her out and home school her to try to undo all the bad habits she has been picking up at this school. Perhaps their call was their way of trying to bully her out of their school since they are more concerned about the overall test scores than they are the individual children. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone, especially if you have children with darker colored skin.
My child was there for 5 years and he couldn't read. The principal told me it was my fault and he caused a horrible fight in my family. After I finally had enough I took my son and sent him to another BVSD school and with in 2 months he was reading. Run away from this school unless you want fake people, spoiled children, and a principle who should have been a politician.
Bear Creek is a remarkable community of educators who support the whole child. I have two kids at Bear Creek. From in-class learning to supporting exploration beyond the classroom, Bear Creek creates an environment where every child can succeed and flourish.
Bear Creek can boast about every teacher and its most loved principal.. it was voted a Blue Ribbon School, and has been a Green Star School for several years.. with daily student involvment in a zero waste goal for the school. The kids compost recycle and precycle and get their parents involved.... The school has implemented You ROCK slips to reward all noticed positive behavior such as respect, compassion, diligence, and responsibility.
Bear Creek is an amazing community of academic, social, and extracurricular interests. The Principal, who is in his fifth year, is fantastic, and the commitment and passion of the teachers is unparalleled. Put simply, this is a terrific elementary school supporting the holistic development of all the kids.
You would be so lucky to send your child to Bear Creek. Every child deserves an education like this. A shining superstar in the Boulder Valley School District. Kindness, tolerance, respect, diligence, creativity and love are words that come to mind. Amazing math, science, writing and reading, music, art, PE programs. The choral group 'Spotlights', band and orchestra are SUPERB. High standards. Extremely friendly and polite student body. I cannot say enough good things about Bear Creek Elementary!
I have watched our girls thrive at Bear Creek. The teachers are fantastic, the staff is unified, and the kids love school! The specials teachers are amazing! It's an incredibly well-rounded program.
Bear Creek is the best. Mrs Dodyk, my son's kindergarten teacher ROCKS(as my son says.)
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