This has been a Great school for our family. We currently have one child that attends and are excited about our other to join in next year. The school staff has a great desire to build a school that is a great place for kids. The school cares about families, and I think its great that they make such an effort to involve the families with the school. It provides an even and healthy balance of learning both at home and school.
All of the staff at this school has gone way above in every way possible to provide a caring and positive environment for childhood development. I always recommend this school to anyone looking to put their child in the right direction for education.
Wonderful school! We've been at the school for 3 years now and had nothing but positive experiences. I absolutely love the volunteer requirements because it cultivates a great learning environment and community for the entire school. As a parent I want what's best for my child, and that includes me being involved in their school! There are so many ways I am able to do this and truly make a difference. The head of school is fantastic and my daughter has had a great experience with every one of her teachers. In addition to great community, the school has second to none academics. I'm quite often shocked and impressed by what the kids are learning. And if community and academics weren't enough, the school very strongly focuses on developing admirable character traits. Kids learn about respect, self-control, responsibility and so much more on a weekly basis! We did our homework before we chose a school for our kids - and it had certainly paid off here!
The school's guidelines for homework is 10 minutes per grade level (ex. 2nd grader 20 min, 3rd grader 30 min.) - as my daughter has been working her way up through grade levels the homework has increased, but still seems very much appropriate and within the guidelines!
There are good teachers and not so good teachers here. Unfortunately one of my kids has a horrible teacher that bullies and could care less about actually teaching. I've brought this up with the principal and so has several other parents. The principal has done nothing to my knowledge to fix anything. We've done like so many and left. The school has a great curriculum, but no leadership. The principal should be focusing on the kids and what is good for them, not on covering up horrible teachers and covering his but!
My youngest child is now in her last year at CSCA, having attended since kindergarten. In those nine years she has become a scholar, a performer, an ambassador, and a citizen-in-training. The school's attention to every student, demanding curriculum, and caring staff are why.
I see leadership truly committed to student excellence while still being compassionate. And I see a culture of appreciation for achievement, something we miss too often in traditional neighborhood schools--all in a stately and inspiring campus.
The future for Colorado Springs Charter Academy looks as bright as any, and it's a school I go out of my way to tell new parents about.