Middle school is a hard time for our kids, my daughter has had fun classes, club opportunities, and felt that this was a good school. That is huge coming from her! I have had good experiences every time I needed to go in and I really like the staff.
This school has not changed at all. I don't know why the Distict refuses to give them money for change. Same boring rhetoric. It is surprising, as the high school right behind it is bright and challenging. Shouldn't this be a feeder school for the high school? Shouldn't the values be similar? The problems of bullying have not changed. It is not a safe place to put your child. The "School of Choice" methodology has failed. Wait list are long for the supposed choices we have. Can't get in...therefore, we HAVE to go to the neighborhood school, where there are no choices. How can middle schoolers win in this situation? Douglas County SD, you have failed!
Could not agree anymore on the comment the parent made on feb 24 2014! Plz let's make a change for the safety and well being of all our children. Bullying, harassing and intimidation for the students who go to school to learn and respect others needs to be stopped immediately before more teen suicides or school shootings happen.
Read the papers and ask around. Castle Rock in itself has become a nightmare for school children. With the troubling number of suicides and kids that are cutting themselves, you would think that the school system would be doing everything it can to provide a safe learning environment for the kids. Think again. They do absolutely nothing. Suicides and self harming are encouraged between students and the administration and faculty are useless. The counselors are not trained for this and turn tail and run when needed the most. Its astonishing the lack of concern in this school district (Castle Rock especially). Run to a private school or another school district as fast as you can.
My daughter just transferred here from one of the feeder elementary schools. They made the transition really easy. She attended New Beginnings, and the 1st day was basically just hanging out, adjusting, and having fun. One thing that she doesn't like at all is team 7C/8A. The teachers are great, and she couldn't ask for better. But 7C is completely isolated from the rest of the 7th grade (different floors, different lunch, different teachers). The 8th graders do not pick on them, since they do NOT tolerate bullying. This school is wonderful, and she adjusted easily. I couldn't ask for any better!