We have been at TPAAK for almost 1.5 years after transitioning from PSD. This school focuses on giving students the core curriculum (Real Math and Open Court Reading), but then so much more! Our favorite subject (not found at any other school in the district) is Paragon. Students learn social studies throughout the world and express the knowledge through art and performance. I continually learn new things from my children every 5 weeks students present their work to the parents. For example, the students were learning about the Renaissance period (4th grade) and they chose to dress up as different key historical figures (i.e. Galileo) making their own costumes, writing up a presentation, and then presenting it to all the parents. Afterwards, they discussed how they created mock-ups of a Venice village and how transportation was used at that time. WOW!
My daughter has been going to this school since K and she is now in 2nd grade. Up until the time around Christmas, we were in love with this school until a financial hurdle forced her teacher to be let go. The way it was handled was ridiculous and we were quite upset about it to say the least. My daughter was very effected by this abrupt change and didn't want to go to school for about 3 weeks. But, in the last couple months, they have handled the transition well and answered any of the questions we were all having, thoroughly and honestly. My daughter is once again happy to go to school, her new teacher is great, and we have re-enrolled for next year.
Two of my children attend TPAAK. They have an amazing and strong principal who is doing the best she can leading a charter school through a tough economic time. They are amazing teachers and have an amazing Pe, Art and Music teacher. I wish they had a field and a better facility, but they do well with what they have. I really think tpaak is a great school. Come and see yourself.
This school has had a 'gifted and talented' program for the last few years. Being in the program means absolutely nothing. Every year there is a promise of extra activities for these children, but so far nothing has ever happened! This school advertises that if your child is falling behind that they will provide tutoring, yet another thing that they have never done. Look at CSAP scores for schools before enrolling your child!! They are here on this website!!
I pulled my child, they cut numerous teachers and the school board members are a joke. The building is in bad shape and the safety is concerning, the parking situation is a mess.
TPAAK is a disaster. Staff morale is at an all-time low, students are stressed and unhappy, arts classes are being cut, Spanish has been eliminated, test scores are unacceptable, leadership is inexperienced and ineffective, Many families are pulling their children mid-year. We deeply regret ever moving our children there and would not recommend it to anyone.
If every child tests 'at or above their grade level,' why does TPAAK have some of the lowest CSAP scores in PSD boundaries and why are half or more of the kids not proficient on CSAPs? Take a look at the test scores. They're right there on this site.
I love that my kids have music, drama, art, PE, and Spanish every week. My kids love it there.
NCAAK has wonderful, dedicated teachers and a program that encourages children to be creative, use their abilities, and think outside the box.
My son is learning about things that I didn't get to until much later. The curriculum is all-encompassing and the teachers don't just teach to 'bubble tests'! Speaking of teachers, my son (now in 3rd grade) never complains about going to school and always looks forward to it. When he went to 'back to school night' on a Thursday he saw his new teacher and said 'I want to start tomorrow, not wait for Monday!'. Folks that says it all. We love the teachers, love the curriculum and most of all we love the way the school keeps him motivated, happy and learning.
My kido was really nervous about starting 3rd grade. He had a wonderful 1st and 2nd grade teacher and someone new was going to be hard. He did not even want to come inside for back to school night. When we left after back to school night, he asked if he could start school tomorrow, rather then Monday. Need I say more?
My 4th grader has attended NCAAK since 1st grade. He loves school! He is not 'slipping through the cracks!' The teachers know his strengths and weaknesses and are able to instruct and encourage him at all levels!
Because this is the only school that has been able to challenge my daughter. I love the staff, they are very helpful and caring.
It has given my grandkids the very best learning experience that they have had since entering school. They both are doing great.
Our kids learn in such a well rounded fashion, getting great exposure to the arts at a young age. The teachers are so dedicated and caring. This is a wonderful school!
My grand kids go to TPAAK and I find that the school embodies everything one could hope for in an education system such as enrichment, teaching to the kids ability level and emphasis on strong basics while not leaving out the arts. Wonderful school.
The school has just the right blend of the academics and the arts. The staff meets the needs of the individual students and nurtures them. As a grandparent and retired teacher I could not ask for a better learning environment for my grandchildren.
Great teachers, school curriculum, and many ways the kids can advance and excel themselves!
We love that TPAAK is a smaller school with great curriculum and extra curriculars.
Excellent School high marks on art and music science fair projects are great.
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