For a charter school SkyView misses the mark. The higher the grade the weaker the education. The amount of bullying that goes on in the middle school and high school is unacceptable. The administration was so ineffective that the school lost 30-40 teachers last year. I didn't realize how poorly it was run until we moved our children to another school. My feelings about SkyView were validated after witnessing how well our new school operates, how respectful the children are, and the curriculum is keeping my children challenged at a level they weren't at SkyView. The high school is a total joke. If you have a child that can't fit in elsewhere, or has been kicked out of a traditional high school, SkyView is the place for you. The amount of behavioral issues has increased and many teacher's appear to not know how to manage their classrooms or these children. The best thing I can say about our experience at a SkyView is that it is over.
I am one of the many teachers who have left this school. It is truly the worst teaching job I've ever had. The leaders are involved in unethical and illegal activity. Because I try to live my life with character, my conscience would not allow me to stay at SkyView.
I don't know how anyone who values character could attend or work at this school. Integrity and respect have to come from the leaders if they are to be developed in kids. The current administration is completely lacking in character.
This school is horrible because of the leadership. The Director, Richard Barrett's previous school failed both financially and academically. The board did not effectively research before hiring. The Elementary Principal, Jeri Bisbee, was let go from her previous school for poor job performance. Three-fourths of the teachers have turned over in 2 1/2 years. If parents are unhappy with the teachers, it is because the leaders are not doing their job.