I love this school. My 3 children really get great opportunities . I love that my daughter learns 2 languages and how to play the guitar in school.my first grader really loves his teacher and wants to become a teacher too. My kids visited many schools (we're military) but imagine is by far the best one.
This is marketed as an enriched educational environment with the purpose of preparing children for college. Because of the "charter" status the school is NOT required to hire teachers who have their teaching licenses, the curriculum is filled with busy work and bullying is a tolerated behavior! Starting with the school secretary, the parking lot enforcement agency, to the administrative staff, any opposing viewpoints will land your child and you with a target on your back. The dress code is a joke, only if they choose to pick on your child will any uniform compliance be enforced. Everytime you turn around you are paying another fee for this "public" charter school. There is no balance between academic and physical activity. They don't even have any grass go children to play on. Their version of field day is in the dirt and weeds (where are my fees going)! If you're looking for the "uppity", "clicky", "mean girl/boy" experience then this is the school for you. Save the investment of your time, money and aggravation and stick with the regular public schools is D49!
This is my sons second year at Imagine, and we love this school. As he walked down the hall his first day back, all the teachers said hi to him by his first name. Made him feel very special. His teacher, Sabrina Anderson is absolutely fantastic. He has made leaps and bounds this year in 1st grade. We could not be more proud. We highly recommend Imagine Indigo Ranch.
I could not adequately review the whole school but probably just 3rd grade. My kiddo is in Ms. Ragsdale's class. A major challenge for us last year was spelling; this year the whole spelling list for the whole school year has been posted on the class website which is really helpful for us. Also the teacher makes math easy for the kids and a parent may not need to reteach as this teacher's class feels like a tutorial session. The front office staff is really friendly aswell.
I hope the new administrative team can change things around, but I m doubtful. Priorities have been in the wrong place for years. The prior principal manipulated situations, withheld information, and bullied to get what she wanted. Regional leaders are not any better. It seems like all they care about is the bottom line, and let her destructive behavior continue for too long. Class sizes are also too big. These are just some of the reasons for the drastic turnover experienced each year. It also says a lot about someone when their spouse comes to a board meeting and swears at board members and staff. He also informed everyone that the administrator s new job is much better because she will work less hours, and get paid more . It s ironic, this is what the staff has been saying for years? They re overworked and underpaid! Several great staff members have come & gone. Others remain hoping this year will be better, but it will take a long time to rebuild the trust that has been lost.