After retiring, my wife and I looked around at many schools we wanted to enroll our children. The quality of academics at Ridgeview was the only reason we move from Houston to Ft. Collins. The bar is set high and I am amazed at what my children are learning. I have trouble understanding all the bad press. I can honestly say that I don't like everything about Ridgeview. If we just used the schools score as our report card, how can anyone say anything bad. Ridgeview offers an alternative to public education. It is not for all, but how can one blast it when year after year it ranks among the top if not the top. Thank you for providing this type of education and the price is right.
This school is truly a blessing. I have 3 teens and a Kindergartener. My teens have been in public schools until this year. Their grades were on the average C's. One had 3 F's on her last report card. This year all the children are getting mostly A's and a few B's. I credit the teachers for making school fun and enjoyable. And thank goodness for strong discipline. Finally a school that works with parents ideas and morals. My kids aren't lost anymore! P.S. They love this school and wish I would have found it years ago!!!
Academics are outstanding; however, we've found the school to be somewhat legalistic and some of the administrators are not very kind. The art program at the high-school level is limited, although the band, orchestra and choir are outstanding.
Ridgeview offers excellent academics. The vocal music department is outstanding. Music and art are an integral part of the core curriculum in grades K-8 and students continue into high school with excellent knowledge of fine arts and are encouraged to broaden their experience through various classes and extracurricular groups. Parent involvement is a part of the school culture. This is the best school in Larimer County.
RCS has some great ideas and some not great ideas. For the most part they really work hard to educate the students. It is one of the only schools in Fort Collins to be 100% Core Knowledge.
Excellent School with strong good discipline. Our Son loves it there. Teachers are great and very friendly and helpful.
Strict Discipline. Strong Core Curriculum. Uniform. Good Friendly Teachers. Drug Free Environment.
Ridgeview is a really great school, they have encouraged my children towards their future and they have really helped my children apply themselves at school.
RCS prides itself on academic success. However, their method of attaining that level is sad. They continue to intimidate students with power and humiliation rather than with encouragement and healthy boundaries. They do not encourage parent involvement, and any step a parent takes to get involved is discounted with 'we don't need your help'. They are selective about who they 'allow' to serve on committees or anything that they fear would hold them accountable to the Charter School philosophy. Approach with great care.
It is a wonderful school with a very friendly and helpful staff. I like their uniform policy. Also the child has an oppotunity to study in the same school from K to Grade 12. One of the Best School in Colorado and the Nation.
Excellent teachers & staff! My stepson learned a lot durring his time there.
Wonderful school! They have extremely high expectations. When you expect a lot from students they will excel to their fullest potential. Easy to follow dress code/uniform.
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