Globe Charter School is a fantastic school. The class size average is 15 students compared to 30 students in the district. Students are taught to be critical thinkers. Students are also taught real-world concepts. It really is a wonderful school! I would recommend it to anybody in the Colorado Springs area!
Not only do they NOT cater to students with special needs, regardless how minor, they appear to have very little understanding of what's required in terms of outside therapy when a child attends a school with an extreme lack of resources for special needs children. Much like another reviewer, I have pulled my son out of the school due to the aforementioned reason and in doing so, was threatened by the principal with truancy. Additionally, the grounds of the school are lacking to say the least. Ask play areas are covered in gravel and dirt, the limited play equipment is decades old, as are the desks and materials. They will say there is "no bussing", however, it's impossible to miss the school bus dropping kids off and picking them up daily. If you point that fact out, be prepared to be told that those children have "special circumstances". If you ask what the guidelines are for those special circumstances, you'll be told that they "can't give out that information"... It's incredibly apparent that this school is grossly underfunded and it's incredible they came out of probation by district 11 in 2010. If you decide to visit, prepare to be incredibly underwhelmed.
My oldest son had been going to Globe since the 2nd grade and has never felt more comfortable at a school and never made to feel that he was different, he came from a school where he was teased . My youngest son has been here since kindergarten and has never had such a wonderful experience with all his teachers and staff. We have always felt welcome and have always been asked to participate and our views on the education and experience that they have been getting at Globe. We have always seen great things happen to both our sons in Globe and great achievements in them since going to Globe. We have never felt that the curriculum has ever been more than they or any other student can handle. The staff has always been understanding in the needs of the students as well as the parents. We could not be more pleased with the school.