This has been a challenging school to accept as a whole. Between the lackadaisical staff and unresponsive teachers I find that this will be my daughters last year. They do not stick with there school policy and change it accordingly to the staffs needs as apposed the parents needs. They charge an outrageous amount for field trips that are free to the public. It is an open campus so during our storm they had to take extra days off of school more than other local schools....etc etc...on top of it the DCAS scoring is notso good yet send my child home with an 1.5 hours of homework every night
This is the first year I've enrolled my daughter into this school and I cannot get her out fast enough. Her teacher is wonderful, new to the profession but she is trying her best giving the limited resources she is offered by the administration. In fact, you can tell most of the teachers (with the exception of a few) are rather young. From what I've heard, they have a high turnover and seem to only be able to recruit young teachers. It has become very difficult to meet with the principal or anyone else in the administration. I'm always told they are "in a meeting", or "on a conference call" (we all know what that means) or that they will take my number and call me back (they never do). You can also tell that the school is too concerned with their physical image - no expense spared on the landscaping or athletic fields. But from what the teacher tells me, she has to spend her own money on classroom supplies, furniture, and she even had to pay to get her own classroom painted! Security to me is also a concern. You can easily walk around campus before being noticed. And it's too easy for a kid to let someone into the building by themselves.
I've been at PCA for 9 years and I think its a great school overall. I excel in the grades and tests scores. The teachers really care about the student well being emotionally and academically. The environment in the school is friendly. Mostly everyone knows each other and gets along. The teachers share a bond with the class bigger than just learning. We laugh and have a good time but we actually learn something. I recommend this school to anyone with a passion for learning. This is my last year at PCA and I know I'm going to miss the memories I've made for the past 9 years. -A student at PCA, 8th grader
This is my son's Kindergarten year at PCA and we all LOVE it so far. He has learned a LOT, both in core subjects and also in specials, especially in Music. His teacher is wonderful, always going above and beyond to help the students out in whatever way she can. My only regret is that my daughter(5th grade) DIDN'T get into PCA this year because there weren't enough spots(28 students on the waiting list!) I wish they'd open a 4th 5th grade class to accomodate some of this students! I sure hope she gets in next year.
This school's most recent test scores have dramatically improved. The 2009 test scores received a superior school rating. This website needs to be updated to reflect those scores.
I have 6 children in a safe learning enviroment. They all fare excellent on these state tests. There has been an influx of poor students that good parents have moved to this school for improvement that may have brought the state test scores to average. Thay would be way below average if it was not for this school's commitment to teach. My children are lucky to be smart and in a place where they can grw and learn. Robert Bailor.
I love this school. 2 of my children attend PCA and I could not be more pleased with the teachers or the school itself.
This is my daughter's Kindergarten year at PCA and we just love everything about it ... from the teachers, to the parents, to the curriculum, to the security measures active in an effort to keep our children safe. Thank you !!
My oldest son started PCA in the 7th grade and since we liked it so much we decided to put our youngest in there as well. He is now in second grade and we have been pleased with all the teachers so far. We like the fact that they wear uniforms, cause I feel the kids don't judge each other by their clothes and seem to all get along. I like the atmosphere of PCA and the parental involvment. I have always felt welcome there anytime. I work near by so I would go have lunch with my son once a week and in the process I really got to know my childs class mates and teachers this way. We also like the transportation team. Most of the drivers work with your schedule. I'm looking forward to my son going to school there until
After a few problematic initial years, PCA has really improved in the area of academics. The new curriculum director and administrative staff have the school moving in the right direction. More athletic teams are forming and student involvement in band, chorus, ballet and other extracurricular activities increase each year. Parent involvement is high through the PTO, various committees and even board participation. A new school is schedule to be built in the next few years and things are looking quite positive for PCA to continue its journey toward excellence.
wow there is really not much to say, but im glad that i switched to PCA. im not a parent, im a student there for my first and last year because i will be going into high school next year.i had such a strugle in math and now, im happy that i have mrs.aspinwall. she is a great teacher and i thank her for all her help so far.im adapting to the way they are taught things.
We have been in Providence Creek Academy for 3 years now. We are so happy. My son has excelled in all his subjects. Being a teacher myself, I can appreciate a great curriculum and organized classroom. We are much happier here than plain public school. It is less crowded and a lot more controlled.Being a smaller school, the pricipal is right there. I see her everyday. I feel at home, whenever I am there. I just feel like they are on top of everything happening. The teachers are certified, what more can you ask for. Thank you PCA! L.W.
My son was having difficulty in reading 1 thru 3 grade when in a regular public elementary school and just wanted to place him in special education-- I placed him in PCA and he has done so much better. The teachers are very helpful and willing to do whatever it took in the class room in order to teach my son-- He is now going into the 6th grade and still remains out of special ed. He has been a student at PCA since he was in 3rd grade. He enjoys attending PCA and I know that he is getting a good education and not exposed to an over crowded middle school. Where some children are out of control. I really like the fact that the school has a dress code -- My son does not like it but he knows what he has to wear everyday.
When our two older children began having problems in public school, it quickly became clear we were not going to get the support/help they needed. After a difficult time in the public school system, we found PCA. We weren't sure at first if a charter school was the right way to go, as it turns out it was the best decision.Once at PCA, we began getting the information and support we needed to help our boys be successful in school and feel good about it. We were allowed/encouraged to play a bigger role in their school day,(stopping in for lunch or walking them to class in the morning). The teachers truly wanted to help. They cared about the boys and their future. A good day for our boys means a good day for our family. They are learning what they need to know and they are happier. Thank you.
My daughter attended 1st grade at PCA and is now in 2nd grade at PCA. She has excelled so much within the past year. I am extremely pleased wtih the education she is receiving and she also enjoys the school. She will be attending the school through middle school and hopefully they will have added high school age by then.
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