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Cape Coral, FL
Students enrolled: 675

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76 Mid Cape Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33991

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(239) 995-0904
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December 01, 2014
I am very surprised and shocked with all these reviews. My child is a Cambridge student at CCCS. The teachers really do care about their students. I don't think it's fair that a school should be judged by these reviews just because we the "Parents" in the heat of the moment do not like the way something was done/handled and decide to bash the name of the school. If there is something we do not like then those topics should be discussed at a PTC event. Writing about it will not change anything but voicing your opinion just might get someone to listen. The school is under "new administration" and yes she has made some changes that we do not agree with but if I am correct every review talks about the previous principal never being available and the previous staff being horrible. Guess what? Ms. Bonnie Brett is always there! She greets all the students in the morning and is very involved in the parent pick up in the afternoon. Front office staff like Ms. Estrada is very polite and really goes out of her way to make things possible. Ms. Vera really cares about her non-english speaking families, it doesn't matter what they need she helps them right away.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2014
I have to comment on the person who said that this school "does not take 3 year olds" ... Know what you are talking about before you submit such stupidity. This school offered VPK when my child attended and he had a late August birthday so he was 3 years old when he started on August 8. My son continues to talk about how poorly he was treated...2 years later. I witnessed 2 teachers YELLING at my child for no reason and saw other children and parents screamed at while at this school. The faculty and staff at this school are disgusting, non-responsive and vile. I can't believe this school is still in operation. Hopefully, a parent will come forward and report something that exposes this school for what it is.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
This school is absolutely terrible. I don't know how much it's changed, but by the reviews, it seems as if it really hasn't. I came here for about 3 months in 1st grade (about 7 years ago, so, okay, it's been a while) and then had to move. The bullying was bad. Kids teased me and said terrible things to me on the bus. The teachers here are incredibly rude - I remember having a terrible headache and being extremely sick and the teacher just told me to go sit back down. The school's organization skills were awful, they had literally nothing to offer, and I just had the absolute worst experience here. I remember them being an A school for one year and painting it all over their walls, and then falling back to a B school. I laughed. I switched over to Caloosa Elementary a few months later and had the best elementary school experience of my life, and was a much, much happier kid.

- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2014
This school is beyond help!!! I have three children in this school and this is their second year. (K,4,7) We gave them another shot this year, because we were told that things were going to change. Nothing has changed it has just gotten worse. The kids are talked down to on a daily basis. The spanish class for middle school is not a spanish class they just sit in there and do study island, with a different teacher everyday. Teachers are rude for the most part, you can tell they are just there for the pay check. Office staff is horrible and the VP and P are disrespectful and rude. My middle schooler has no homework, and they don't grade kids papers or homework they just mark it if it is done. There are no after school activities or clubs for the kids to participate in. They embarrass kids by posting their benchmark scores outside the classroom with their names on them. So kids who aren't doing well on the benchmarks are in the red and the other kids are higher. This causes bullying, and other children to be made fun of. I could go on and on.... This school is a joke and we are sending our kids to a new school next year. Run very far away from this school and don't look back.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
A really bad School,with many ridiculous rules ;they have to focus in students academic performance and not in the student appearance,like hair style.They have some classes like spanish where is not even a teacher;is a computer program that teach them . They teacher dont stay for long time ,so the kids constantly have new teachers.My only reason to have my kids there is that is close to my house,but I dont reccomend to anybody.Is really bad becouse the other charters are really good.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
I was looking online to check the school's phone # and stumbled across this site.I am surprised to see the negative reviews.One thing I read I is not true because they dont take 3 year olds.My daughter attended this school from K-5 and although there were a few problems concerning a crazy secretary (there is a new better one) the teachers are great.The school is very safe which can sometimes be inconvenient, it is for the better.There is free tutoring & I can access my kids grades anytime online.My daughter was in a cheerleading club that she loved and a book club, for a small fee.The principal was never there,but anytime I wrote to the teacher in my daughter's planner I always got a response the same day except maybe twice.One year my daughter, had two teachers leave the school but she didn't seem to care & liked each new one. I will admit the the K-2 staff is a lot better than the older grades but good overall.Parent pick up can be long in the beginning but gets quicker as the year goes on, I think less than 30 minutes.I went to PTO meetings that were very dull, but the PTO events were pretty good.There is a great Halloween event and one year they had snow for Christmas.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2013
When I moved here from North Carolina I heard how great Charter Schools were and thought I would give them a try. My son has always been an above average student. They said that since that was the case they would enrol him in the Cambridge program. I thought that was going to be perfect. At open house I noticed that they didn't put him in the class like they said they would. I let it go after trying to find out why for over a week. My son was in the 4th grade during the 2012-2013 school year and I thought it very odd that he NEVER had homework. I got his report card and he was making straight A's so I figured everything was going great. I had to relocate and couldn't keep my son in this school any more. What a blessing in disguise! When he was enrolled into his new school in Lee County my son was struggling with the new curriculum?!?!? He never had an issue before, so I couldn't understand what was wrong. I found out that the Charter Schools don't have to follow the same rules as the public schools do?!?!? So since they weren't teaching him what he needed to learn he got behind. Never once did I ever hear from his teached either. Very disappointed in this school!!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
Cape Coral Charter School...This is a great school for families who want a private school feel at no cost. The academics are great, the uniforms are easy and no hassle. My daughter has been there since Kindergarten, (now finishing 3rd grade) and my son will start Pre-K at the start of this next school year. The office staff is very helpful but SIS NEVER has the homework or information its supposed to have. That would be my only complaint (SIS DOESNT DO WHAT ITS ADVERTISED TO DO), other then that we are very happy and our child has great grades and good friends :)

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2013
This school is terrible! I have two children that will not be attending next year. After they made my son change his shorts on picture day, which clearly started no uniforms. My son wears a size 7, they made him change into a size 10 girls. He was so embarrassed that he came home crying. This could have been a simple error on the paper they sent home which would have been fine. They could have at last called to see if we could bring him his own clothes. I have emailed both the principal and vice principal with no response for over a weak. Unfortunately, there have been other issues that we let go. Please beware if you plan on sending your children there!

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2012
This school is a nightmare for our family. Run for the hills. Not only are they completely not responsive...not but they are verbally and physically abusive to the kids that attend this school. If you have no problem with your 3 year old being isolated on the playground in 95 degree weather and getting sunburned because of it... Take your child here :) they have no compassion for children...its like a military school...rules, rules, rules...no play, no PE, no arts, just prep for FCATs...this school traumatized my child and gives us little faith in ever putting our children in a public school. They are a disgrace!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2012
Im suprised this "school" is even still running. Im a 7th grader, and I've been there since 3rd grade. It was great at first, but they cant keep teachers for more than a month! There has already been 3 teachers for Middle School math. Plus at the beginning of the year you have to buy overpriced uniforms in a busy store with rude staff members. The principal is never even there, and when she is at the school, she watches us at P.E. and corrects us on everything we do! If i could, I'd rate this school negative 17 stars. Rude teachers, bad staff, and a principal that uses the fundraising money to buy more BMWs.

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2012
My daughter had a great experience starting her school career at CCCS. Her teacher went above and beyond helping her. Mrs. Sorkin is definitely there for the children. I truly hope when my younger two are ready for school they can have her as a teacher! They did offer her after school tutoring in Kindergarten which helped her also. I found the office staff friendly. To top it off, we are looking forward to the next school year!! Keep up the good work CCCS!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2012
My son attended the 1st grade at CCCS 2011/2012 school year. The school is very safe, helpful staff and good teachers; however, there was not a tutoring program available for my son nor are there extra curricular activities available for the elementary students (only middle school students), and also the children are never sent home with information regarding Cape Coral events or sign-ups for sports. With all of that being said, overall I am very pleased with CCCS and will also send our younger son to Kindergarten there, too.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2011
What a great school. The activities are so neat for an elementary school. The academic experience and my child's teacher are super. I really appreciate the communication from the principal and that when I had a question the principal helped me without delay.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2011
This is school is horrible. My children attended for approximately 2 years and I would never go back. The AP is ok but the principal is absolutely horrendous. I have personally witnessed her being rude to teachers and staff while I was signing was children out in the front office. The office person is rude as well. DO NOT SEND YOU CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL!

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June 24, 2011

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April 09, 2011
Great School,with great new vice principal!! Dr.Nauss is NEVER available. Lots of Fun events held at school by Pto. Nice teachers!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
This school is one of the worst I have seen. the principale is un-responsive to email or messages we even went there and could not talk with her so we left a message again with the front desk and were told for 3 weeks someone will contact you. no one ever did so 3 weeks later we withdrew our son and enrolled him in a school where they actually care about the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 25, 2010
Red flag red flag!!! do not send your child here!!!! where do i begin? You are forced to purchase school uniforms from an over-priced vendor who is very slow to deliver and rude on the customer service end. Secondly, parent pick-up is atrocious. If your kid misses their name being called in a loud auditorium, you have to get back into the line and wait again - talk about 'going round in circles'. I've seen mothers cry with a baby crying in the back seat. They won't bring your kid out to you - they make you go through the whole line again. As parents, who needs more stress????That's a good way to describe the way that parents are treated 'going around in circles'. The parents are 'alerted' and called on silly things like stepping out of line in the cafeteria- but where's the phone call when your kid is struggling????Nowhere!!!run!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 01, 2009
I will be withdrawing my kid from this school soon, there is no walking-parent pickup and it takes approx 40 minutes in the car line. It's been 3 months since he started the VPK program and he hasn't learned any letter or number. He says that the teachers are mean and he is only 4. You go to the PTO meetings and absolutely no one speaks to you!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2009
We have pulled our son from this school after his kindergarten year. He will be starting at a local public school this fall for his first grade year. We were new to the area and chose this charter B grade school because some of our friends kids went there. Huge Mistake!!! His teacher could care less and often called him by the wrong name. There is no gym at this school, all of the children use the same bathrooms no matter the age/grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2009
I was pleasently surprised 2 find all the negative comments on this school. I wish I would have read these b/f we got invovled 2 yrs ago. You have to order special uniforms from a specific company. The kids (8 & 12) always had so much hmwork they couldn't B kids M-F. The staff ACTS helpful but you will never get results. At times they seem rude & talk down to you. The prinicpal Dr. Naus specifially has promised to help w/ a few situation but never never never has come through. We recently w/drew & are hoping to find better. If you are thinking bout this school...stay away!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
We have 2 children..one in 1st and one in 6th grade. Can never get through to anyone in the office....always get voicemail and no one ever calls you back. My child in 1st is often mistaken for another child in class even though it has been half a year. I have recieved the other childs reportcards and work. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 26, 2009
My one child has attended this school now for 2.5 years and my other child started this year and since he started there has been nothing but problems. His teacher is great but to get any help from the office staff is like pulling teeth. I write emails to the Principle and never get a response from her. Today I sat in the office for 2 hours waiting to see her and the office staff just kept looking at me and never saying anything so when ask about the Principle they said OH she is in a corporate staff meeting now, of course not letting me know. Right now I am trying to pull my 2 children out of that school to hopefully get them into a school that cares about them and will help my kindergarten child with what he needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 29, 2008
My child has attended this school for 3 years now and I have never been impressed by any of her teachers' performances or involvement. The school is completely disorganized and the staff, with the exception of a very few, are definately not interested in helping the children excel. In our case, her teacher this year has been prompted and prompted to contact me for a parent conference if my child's grades are suffering so that I may help, however, the issues on the report card persist and I am always left wandering why I wasn't consulted to help. I will be pulling her in the spring to attend a different local school. Do not expect an A school here, you will be disappointed in the outcome.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
My children attended this school for two years. I thought this 2007-2008 school would bring about great change with the new principal, but I was wrong. There are a handful of teachers there that are truly exceptional. Especially in the lower grades! However, the administration and clerical staff at the school always looked miserable. It was impossible to get information from the principal as she always 'too busy' to answer questions or give feedback. I am taking my children out of this school next year.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
My children attended this school for two years. I thought this 2007-2008 school would bring about great change with the new principal, but I was wrong. There are a handful of teachers there that are truly exceptional. Especially in the lower grades! However, the administration and clerical staff at the school always looked miserable. It was impossible to get information from the principal as she always 'too busy' to answer questions or give feedback. I am taking my children out of this school next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 04, 2008
I am dissappointed in this school and will allow my 7th grader to come back here next year. She did not do well academically. Her grades were fine, but she was rarely challenged. In addition, some of the antecdotes my daughter came home and told me about what was happening in the hallways and at the lockers was terrible. She had 3-4 Language Arts teachers in one year. This could easily be overlooked if her other teachers were not so apathetic to her academic success. I considered allowing her to finish 8th grade here so she could stay with her friends. However, most of her friends are leaving as well. I am sure that her education will be better in a local public school.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
My daughter is attending grade K at CCCS and is doing very well. We have ben impressed by the new Principal's involvement and dedication. Her teacher is incredible.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2008
my son attends this school and is in kindergarten. I agree they don't have enough extracurricular activities at the school. They need more physical outlets for the students and there needs to be more parental involvement. They need more activities for the little kids too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 30, 2008
My Daughter is in Kindergarten this year. She is lucky to even get P.E. once a week here. Also, all of the kids from Pre-K to the 8th grade have to be mixed in together before school and after. I will not let my child return here next year.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
I have my son in Kindergarten but he will not attend this school next year. He has a great teacher who really cares but I think the administration needs to over thrown! Also, there is no extra activities for them. They dont even have a gym!

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2007
I was very disappointed that a school with such a great potential is failing in providing our children what we hopped it would. the little children have to share bathrooms with older kids (8 graders), it also seems that it usually takes a few days before the soap gets filled up which is not very hygenic. The administration does not seam to be on top of thing, and I have not felt that they care either. the kids get an early lunch and sometimes get very hungry and unable to keep up in class especially the days that they have no recess. That is an other thing, how come they only have recess three days a week? I don't feel that the school cares much about our children's well being than they care about their academic goals. Thank God for the teacher, otherwise I don't know...!

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2007
I had a great experience my first year at this school but then the administration changed and ruined the experience for me. They are unorganized and from my experience, not all the students received the same education. Also, there is a big teacher turnover ratio. My daughter went through 3 teachers within the first 2 months of school. It was very disappointing; I expected more. I am taking my kids out from K and 1st and putting them into public school.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
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Cape Coral Charter School
76 Mid Cape Terrace, Cape Coral, FL  33991
(239) 995-0904
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