A Response to the posting from July 22, 2010. Perhaps you should have read your "Family Handbook." It clearly states that if you have a problem with a teacher, you should take it to the teacher first. And that if you go to the administration, the first question you will be asked is "did you talk to the teacher to try to resolve the issue." It seems strange to fault the administration for adhering strictly to the rules you both agreed to, when you enrolled your child in the school. (A brief note on punctuation... Adding 'apostrophe-S' to the end of a word denotes possession. So, when you write "hate's," you are in essence saying "belonging to, possessed, or owned by, hate." Too bad they didn't have Imagine schools when we were kids, eh?) Best of luck in the regular public schools. Odds of finding a sympathetic ear? Probably don't improve.
I have 2 children that attend TICA. This is their 2nd year at this school. Last year they both made honor roll and "student of the Month" This year, there have been several changes due to lack of funding. A lot of the students did not return this year which had a huge impact on the school's funding. Because of this, there is no Art program (huge problem for me) and some of the classes have increased in size. The biggest problem that I have is the lack of communication! The leadership at TICA is good but they DO NOT return parent calls or emails. The leaders at TICA are so wrapped up in numbers that they don't have time for parents or the students. The teachers are great but they really need class assistants so they are not so overwhelmed and can help the kids that are struggling.
This is a wonderful school. They offer the best classical curriculum available, the facility is top-notch and the teachers go above and beyond to give kids a great educational environment. All 3 of my children excel here and have improved dramatically in reading and math. I would highly recommend TICA!
My experience with the principal's is that they don't want to hear your problems with teacher's especially if you did not take it up with the teacher first. If your child has a problem with a teacher it is not a priority to move the child. A child's best interest is not a priority. They don't take into consideration if a child hate's school because of the teacher. Parent involvement is the best aspect of the school. My children experienced a lot of bullyng considering they have core values which don't seem to be enforced. As far as academics there needs to be more focus on language arts. I was disappointed that in 2 of my chidren's classes throughout the year 2009-2010, I never got one permission slip for movies viewed in the class for example, Princess Bride PG (Violence,language, and suggestive material) Tom Sawyer (Inappropriate.
Our children have attended this school from it's first year. The positive aspects of this school would definitely be the parent involvement and an environment that encourages character values. The negative aspect of this school would be that the special education services are very minimal. TICA really needs to work on it's SPED program. Children who struggle should have the same chance to attend and succeed at this school as the children who excel.
Our two students have just completed their first year at The Imagine Classical Academy, and they are already looking forward to next year. We have absolutely loved the school, the curriculum, the staff -- everything about our experience has been positive.
I am not impressed at all with lots of things I've seen throughout the year, my child will NOT return next year.
My kids are learning so much at this school. We are very impressed by the staff and the curriculum.
Great school, great teachers, great PTO, so glad my children are enrolled there!
My children attended this school last year and had a GREAT school year. There is a new staff of teachers this year and a some things have changed... some for the better, some worst. I am hoping all of the kinks will be worked out soon because it is a great school with lots of potential.
TICA at Indigo Ranch, Colorado Springs, CO is a great find for us! We were looking for a school that provides enough academics and challenges our child. After looking at three other ones in our area we made a decision to go to TICA. And we don't regret it and look forward to the adventure!
The school community as a whole is very welcoming and friendly. The kids learn not only what they need to know to be successful in todays world, but they also learn that character counts. Imagine puts into practice the character trait they are studying each month and make sure the kids see how it is important to be kind, honest, respectful, etc... The teachers are wonderful and work very hard to give our kids the skills they need to be well rounded students. I love our school and so do my kids!
We were concerend about our children's transition from a small (27 total students), 2 multi-age classroom Lutheran school when we made a military move to Colorado. Their transition to Imagine went more smoothly than we could ever have hoped for. They love going to school, our oldest child said his assignments are more challenging but more enjoyable, and they come home talking about things like Ancient Greece and opera.
I love that my children get to attend a school with high quality education, great teachers and administration, and a safe environment. The emphasis placed on character, respect, and responsibility is refreshing. I am very impressed by the involvement from the principles in the every day activities of the school.
We have the best teachers and staff who genuinely care about each student.
This is our first child to attend school (K) and we could not be more pleased. She LOVES going and is so excited about the new things she is learning. Besides the excellent Riggs and Saxon programs used, I love the way character traits are introduced and taught, something I wish more schools would get on board with. Parent involvement is key at this school and again, shouldn't that always be the case?
Excellent teachers, atmosphere, leadership! Great focus on character development and academics, giving the kids a reason to reach for their potential.
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