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K-5
Public charter
Coral Springs, FL
Students enrolled: 660
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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9001 Westview Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33067

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(954) 255-0020
(954) 255-1336
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December 16, 2013
The after care program at Imagine Charter School at Broward is based on the school year. The fee is $1800 per year based on 180 school days and it is broken down into 10 equal monthly payments. The payment information is posted clearly in our enrollment packet that all parents must sign. In addition, we are always available by phone, email or in person from 7am to 6pm for any questions or concerns. I hope this clarifies the fees for after care.

- submitted by a teacher
August 11, 2013
We have been at the school sine day 1. We felt this was a school that we could voice our opinion, be involved and help the school we have chosen to continue to grow which we did not find in the A school which we are zoned for. We have not been disappointed. Our children have excelled and love the school. Yes, there are always changes and growth at the school which come with uncharted waters but staying in communication with all of their teachers and the principal which we have done sine the beginning has proven to make our Imagine experience great. Being a Charter school they rely heavily on parent involvement so If you are interested in being involved in your child's education which they believe is the cornerstone to success in school, and like a small environment then this is the school for you!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
Love this school. Great experience!! My kids love it there. They have had great teachers. Especially like the new aftercare - my kids never want to leave!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
Wonderful school! Our children have attended for several years and we've had a great experience with the teachers, faculty and staff. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a quality educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
The staff at this school was ONCE excellent. Now you have a horrible principal who is only concerned with saving money to fatten her pockets at the end of the year. You have teachers who are inexperienced. The talented teachers have moved to vetter schools. The PTO are just snobs. God forbid you disagree with anyone there, your child will be blacklisted and emotionally abused!! The damage that this principal and staff have caused my children is so ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
Great school, great office staff, great teachers. My kids have been there for 3/4 years.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2013
My children have been going to this school for 4 years and we totally love it here. The teachers that have taught my children have been on top of their game. I am pleased as a parent that we found this school. My children qre in 2nd grade and 3rd grade. Thank you Imagne!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
I have had my child at this school for years and am finally at the point where I will be pulling him out next year. When we started at the school, there was an amazing principle who knew every child and the parents that went with him/her. It was a welcoming and caring environment. Since they fired him and hired the new principle, it has taken a nose dive. While I have found her to be accessible, it's pretty much a useless meeting. I have kept him there because, for the most part, the teachers seem to care. That being said, most of the good teachers have left and been replaced with inexperienced teachers that have no clue how to communicate with the kids. When I expressed those concerns with the principle, I was given a laundry list of what's wrong with my child and am now dealing with him being singled out. Most of the parents I talk to have the same concerns, but are too afraid to say anything...now I see why. Communication is horrible and the office is a mess. My son went home with a friend last week and I had never called the school to let them know. They didn't even know he had left! We are looking for a new school because I will not put him through this again.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2013
I have been reading some of the reviews on here, and I am not sure what school those unhappy people go to. This school is wonderful. My child has been here since it opened. There have been changes since the previous administration, but only for the better. My child is in 4th grade, and excels in academics. I believe that this school has greatly impact my child's life for the better. There is a real family feeling there. The staff is always welcoming and helps with any concerns I may have. My child's teachers are always communicating with the parents with assignments, projects and tests. Imagine is a wonderful place to send your children.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2013
We have been part of the Imagine Charter School at Broward community since its second year. Our children's teachers are top notch! Many teachers at this school are pursuing either secondary training or higher level degrees. Since the change in office staff last year, the front office runs smoothly and is very well organized. The principal is always willing to speak with parents. When I ve spoken with her regarding any issue, she has been understanding and respectful. School communication is sent home consistently via detailed e-mail every week; which is very convenient. Overall, this is an excellent school with highly qualified teachers and administration/staff. Also, congratulations to Imagine Charter School at Broward for receiving an A rating from the State of Florida for the second year in a row!!

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2012
I have had my kids at this school since it opened. The first 2 years were pretty good, but after the first principal left, things have deteriorated.. I am in agreement with several of the other reviewers, the teachers seem to be caring, but most of the good ones have left, and there is very little consistency for the kids. In other words, the rules seem to change constantly, communication between school and home is very poor, and as a result, nobody seems to know what to expect from week to week, or month to month. The office is a hectic, disorganized mess whenever I visit. The principal is not accessable, and when she is, she is very rude and condescending to parents and students. The Project Child program is a total joke. It is supposed to be all about consistency. And as far as ESE services or any help with support services, they are pretty much non-existent, even when you put up a fight. I will be transferring my kids next year, no question.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
I feel the school is adequate. They have an incredibly high teacher turnover rate and high cluster change rate which is in direct opposition to the 'Project Child' constistancy model, and can be very disruptive to some children. If your child is ESE on either side of the spectrum your needs will not be met. Look elsewhere. If you are looking for an average school that will provide you child with the minimum state required skills to move forward, this is for you. Be prepared to be engaged in a signficantly great amount of fundraising that never ever ever seems to end!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2012
I had my son at this school for 2 years and that was the worst experience ever, the TEACHERS, ESE team and Principal did never care about my son's needs, we report many incidents of bullying and they never do anything, if you have a kid with special needs DON'T GO there, they just want your money, I wish to knew that before,but I learn in the hard way. And I want other parents to be aware of the situation.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
Imagine Charter School in Coral springs is an excellent school. They do not let children get away with anything. They are always in contact with the parents and they make sure that the student stays good. My child has been an A B student since she has started this school. When she was in a public school she was struggling. I am so blessed to have my child in this school. The staff ,teachers and prinicipal Mrs. Arnold they are all so caring and make Imagine Charter such a great school. I hope they build a high School for our 8th graders going into 9th grade. That would be a blessing.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
The new principal and teachers at the school are all excellent and very professional. My children are being challenged daily in a way they never were at our A rated neighborhood school. Classroom instruction is data driven and differentiated according to each child's ability. Children work in Cooperative groups together to learn and teach each other with the teacher working with them as a guide and not a boring "sage on the stage". If you want your child sitting in rows listening to a teacher drone on and on, then this isn't the place for you. The new principal sets rules for parents and staff that were not there in previous years and as such, expectations are much higher. Parents can no longer walk into any door of the building and surprise their child's teachers, and as such, the building is a much safer place for the children.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2011
This is our first year at the school and since the beggining it has been a greate experience!!!!! I don't know what the people is talking about when they say the principal is not caring and the staff at the office is rude.....Because they are not!!! I have been volunteer quite often at school and never had a problem with anybody only with the parents that demand and demand and they themselves don't do much to help . The traffic at dismissal might have have some issues that were taken care off...only problem with that was and still is the parents not following directions.....But the school, the staff and the TEACHERS are awsome!!!! and one more point if the previous principal was fired I believed it wa for a good reason....(if they say he was all that good..)

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
This is my son's first year at Imagine Charter at Broward and we absolutely love it! His cluster of teachers are amazing and I can't thank them enough for doing such a wonderful job. He loves to go to school every day and is very proud of his accomplishments. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a better education for their children!!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2011
We have been at this school since the first first year, and my children are doing well. There have been a lot of changes due to the new principal and some new administrative staff, but I think for the most part, things are going well. If you visit during the day, the atmosphere is warm and friendly, and the kids seem happy. The teachers are caring, and the "cluster" program works well. My kids were in the same cluster and we got to know the teachers very well, almost like family members. Overall, I think they are doing a good job.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
the caring, one-on-one attention by teachers and staff makes this school A+++++++

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
Charter schools are "schools of choice" that promise a better education, innovative approaches and imporved achievement levels. It is up to us-the parents- to hold them to that promise.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
I totally agree with the recent reviews regarding the disappointments of parents towards the changes that have been made in this school under the direction of the new Principle. Last year, it was great due to the involvement of the whole staff, the reason why I decided to change my kids to this school. This year they put a middle school there, however the building is not large enough to fit the increased number of students. Not mentioned the small parking lot and horrible traffic during dismissal! And where is the principal now ? In an extended European vacation, while the rest of the staff are trying to run the school with problems and unsatisfied parents! The PTO lacks fund to support some educational programs and poor initiative to resolve problems.The teachers are great though , they deserve all the credit and also the parents who have volunteered in various programs!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
This is my 1st year here and I did not meet or know who the principal was for the first month. That's not good. She should be more approachable and greet people as they come in and also the adminstrative staff are very rude and unwelcoming. The parents and the children are the ones that make up the school and therefore should be treated better. I know that some parents can be a pain but deal with it as it comes and do not put everyone in the same category. The pick up and drop off situation has to be addressed immmediately. Children should not seat outside in the hot sun (winter is coming soon too) for 20 to 30mins waiting to be picked up. There has to be another way to do this.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
My second yr. here, new administrative staff is unwelcoming, cold, seem uncaring, short tempered. All what you don't want your school environment to feel like, they don't care, thanks to the poor lidership and lack of judgment from thecharter regional Management. The past principal (Mr. Sawyer) he was really great, I'm not taking my kids out just because they has 3 wonderful teachers. 5 starts for the teachers

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
My second yr. here, new administrative staff is unwelcoming, cold, seem uncaring, short tempered. All what you don't want your school environment to feel like, they have it now, thanks to the poor hiring choices from management. The former/past principal (Mr. Sawyer) and administrative staff (Cheryl etc.) provided a welcoming, "open door" feeling to everyone, which is a vital element in the overall learning/school/community environment. The pick up situation is a nightmare, especially if your child is in the red wing, and has to sit on the hot weather on the sidewalk, waiting to be picked up. Oh, not to forget that dismissal is at three and some parents arrive at around 1;45PM just sitting there in their car to try address this. With students out so long in the heat/sun with no shade it is a health hazard and obviously Management doesn't care, nothing has been done.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2010
This school used to be an amazing school with a great principal who cared about the children, parents and staff. Previously, I would highly recommend it to everyone I knew - Now, I discourage discussion about the school. The new principal is awful. She has no feelings of compassion towards the kids, she is condesending to the staff and at this point many of the parents want her gone. It is a shame when children no longer want to go to a school that they so much enjoyed for two years. Where life becomes a constant battle. And where you feel as though you are no longer a part of a family (that which Imagine was built on) but rather just a number in a a business.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
My child passed the FCAT, so I believe it's up to the parents to work with their kids, and to communicate with the teachers. This is a great school. The new principal is amazing and they have all been working hard, since it opened.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2010
My child hasn t got to the point of FCAT yet, but I think as parents we should read the signs that take to a possible 'failure'. If we seat with them everyday through homework and talk to find out if there is anything they find difficult, you can tell if they need more help or not. We should be attempt to that, and if there is an issue, address it to the school and teachers. We can't wait until the end of the year to complain that our kids failed a test. Our involvement is at essential. Teachers on the other hand need to be more proactive and call for conferences from the moment they notice the child is not improving. It's a collectively effort. We all need to be part of the process so our children can succeed. Hopefully we all learn from that.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2010
FCAT's are in and my daughter failed!!! We are absolutely horrified. We knew things weren't going so well through the school year, 3rd grade, but she has friends and we didn't want to upset her with a move. Well, we should have followed our instincts. She will be going back to Country Hills and she is doing 3rd grade all over again. She'll probably have needed to because I have this feeling that she wasn't where she should have been. Very sad situation. Think about education, we thought about her emotions. Big mistake.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
Well the 3rd grade FCAT scores were released today and surprise surprise the percentage of Imagine students that passed the reading test (69%) was lower than the Broward County average (72%). Imagine barely beat the county in math: 82% vs. 80%. It's great that the students are excited to go to school and the parents feel all warm and fuzzy about the experience but what about the education? You can't possibly believe your child is getting a fabulous education by watching TV and completing worksheets day in and day out. Unfortunately the ones to suffer your ignorance will be your children. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
I absolutely LOVE working here. My co-workers are dedicated, caring professionals who support each other. The children are happy here and I find at the end of the day, they never want to leave. They are having fun while they learn. My class parents are wonderful and supporting of the children and their classes. Teachers are treated as professionals and their input in helping to govern the school is valued and sought out by Administration and parents. I am so happy that I left the public system to be a part of this school!

- submitted by a teacher
May 13, 2010
The Imagine Charter School at Broward opened last year, and no one knew if it would stay open, much less succeed as much as it has. The teachers, administration, families, and most importantly, the students, make this school an amazing place to be. The principal and his staff go above and beyond to make sure that the children are learning and that they are happy coming to school every day--which is the most important thing. I love Imagine Broward and I'm so happy my children can call it their school!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Imagine at Broward is the greatest school. Way better than the A school my children are zoned for. The people who are complaining need to educate themselves to learn how children learn best. Then, if you are still not happy, you should take your child to another school and stop complaining about this one. Public schools should learn from Imagine! Our education system would be so much better off!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
I highly recommend Imagine Charter School at Broward for anyone looking for a school with a great principal and loving teachers. This is the second year my children have been enrolled at Imagine and I couldn't be happier. I've told tons of people about the best kept secret in Coral Springs and they are trying to get in for next year. Unfortunately they are on the waiting list. Anyone who is complaining about Imagine on this website should take their children elsewhere so everyone who wants to be here can get in! My children have learned so much and are far more knowledgeable than their friends who are not at Imagine.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
I think it's great people are happy with this school, but having been here my first hand experience is that most of the positive ratings on this site are from parents who like a daycare rather than a school or they are school employees trying to artificially inflate the ratings. Be warned, the school administration does NOT want to hear any bad news; that is shunned. As for Project CHILD - great stuff, it's implemented so poorly at this school though it does CHILD a disservice.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
If EDUCATION is your focus, Imagine is NOT for you. We *chose* this school because of the unique instructional methods touted at Open House. The school has not followed through on those promises. They do NOT differentiate instruction based on each student's needs. Teachers use a one-size-fits-all approach. My child watches TV in the classroom AT LEAST once a week and watched hours of fluff programming during the holidays (Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown) instead of planned instruction. Teachers do not read-aloud or suggest vocabulary-rich literature. In reading, readers of all levels are given the same reading selections and assignments. Math homework is careless, vague and irregular, and a fair indication of classroom instruction. Children complete fill-the-blank worksheets in writing vs. frequent opportunities for unbridled writing. Instead of hands-on science labs children sit glassy-eyed in front of Magic School Bus episodes. Be warned: this school is NOT focused on setting or achieving high academics goals.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
I had my son there for 4th grade. The teachers really don't teach, the project CHILD is a joke...they move kids from station to station to do meaningless tasks...write in their passport and tell how they felt about the task. BORING. There is no classroom instruction, no one standing at a board instructing a class or teaching. No one standing over a child, making sure they are completing the work. Not good. Yes, some children will enjoy this type of teaching, but to allow 3rd graders and 4th graders to complete their 'passport' on their own, with little or no teacher involvement in absurd. ESE involvement is slim to none. Not enough people working on staff. The classrooms are mixed with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, in the 'cluster'. Lunch was $5 a day. My son is back in a public school that is 1000% better.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
School is disorganized and FCAT scores are average and below. Does not offer anything for above average students. Behind public schools

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
We moved our son this year from a private to Imagine Charter because of the Principal leadership. He fosters an atmosphere of cooperation, respect, and leadership. He is genuine in caring for our children and fostering the best learning environment. My son loves the school and the environment. The teachers are open and receptive and provide my son with a great learning experience. Our attendance here is by choice. If any parent or child finds that they are not satisfied or the school does not meet their needs, other options are available. They were for us and we are so grateful that we made the move.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 09, 2010
We love Imagine Charter!!! Our Principal is very involed in all parts of our school, that might mean he sometimes has to wipe down tables or he might be be directing traffic, but to me that is a sign of a great principal because he is willing to do whatever he has to do for his school and his students. Charter schools are parent volunteer based so when we do not have enough parents he steps in and gets the jobs done. We have more than doubled our enrollment from our first year, that says alot to me!!! My child loves her school and her teachers and so do we!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
Imagine Charter at Broward is my choice for my child. We all make choices! My child has been there since the beginning. it's amazing to see the growth, not only in the students, but in the parents and teachers. We have all learned together. The teachers and staff have an open door policy. I am an involved parent and the PTO has always welcomed parent suggestions and help. The school has acommplished a lot in only a year and a half. With all of Broward County School cuts, Imagine at Broward has managed to keep the great learning enviroment for our children without losing the personal touch.. It's not without challenges, as all schools are at this time in our country, but we continue to strive for excellence. My Middle schooler still speaks about her experience at Imagine with excitement. I continue to choose to be at Imagine Charter at Broward.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2010
This school is tops in art and music education and offers a state of the art computer lab. The principal, does know each parent and greets each child by name. However, too much of his time is spent doing menial tasks around the school (traffic management, wiping tables at lunch) because they don't have enough staff to manage it. That means less time managing the school and supporting the teacher's. I am active in the classroom and support my child's teacher's, but they are often disorganized and say they receive little to no direction from school leadership. PTO does not want to hear any criticism and tells parents 'if you don't like it - then leave' To me, that's not the answer.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2009
We have been at this school since it opened. The main reason we picked this school is for the project child teaching method! It has been amazing! My daughter is excelling in all subjects! School is interesting for her. She just doesn't sit all day looking at the same teacher. Mr Sawyer and the teachers are great. We feel very lucky to have this school and teaching method available to us!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 31, 2009
My Child has gone to Imagine since it opened, and we have nothing but positive things to say about the experience here. Mr. Sawyer is a great leader, and all of the teachers my daughter has had have been excellent. She is reading well above grade level, and they have been able to accomidate her. We did not feel this way in her previous school. Project Child gives the kids the opportunity to work at their own level and to be successful. A little success leads to a lot more success.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
We love this school!!! I have been teaching for more than 15 years, and I love project child. The learning and teaching styles are very experiential and real world. My daughter is excelling in all of her subjects. Her teachers are caring, energetic and great at teaching their chosen subjects. Mr. Sawyer, the principal, knows every student and parent by name. He is always involved with everything going on in the school. The computer lab is state of the art...I should know, my husband helped install it. The school is a warm, safe environment where I feel comfortable having my daughter all day. The curriculum is well rounded. In schools where there is no music or art, Imagine Charter at Broward has all specials !!! The school has doubled in size since last year for a reason. This is a great school!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
Not impressed so far with this school! They have grown greatly this year and do not seem to be prepared for the influx of students. Their car line and drop off/pickup are a horrible mess. Parents often fight in line. Lunches begin at 10:00 am in order to be able to accommodate all the students and cafeteria is sometimes out of control, despite the parent volunteers. Their 'science lab' is not up and running and remains unavailable to the students. The 'Project Child' curriculum means the kids move classes 3 times a day (once for Reading, once for Math/Science and once for Writing) which wastes a lot of time in transitioning that could be better spent learning. The homework assignments are too much because each individual teacher assigns their own homework and are not grade appropriate. Imagine Charter has a lot to learn....

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2009
Excellent school that follows Project Child Program. Children receive instruction from teachers specialized in a field (reading, writing, math). Lunches are healthy, delicious and have great options (salad bar). Company that caters is wonderful. Extracurricular activities include Spanish, Dance, Art, Science, Sports, Music. School building is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It's new, clean with wonderful playgrounds and has latest in technologies. Be prepared the waiting lists are long due to its increasing popularity. Principal is caring and knows each child and parent by name. Very involved. Staff is corteous and professional. PTO is involved and has great leadership. Uniforms are lovely and varied. They also have Spirit Day, which is when children can wear their school mascot t-shirts. Carnivals, Festivals and Sports Day are great! Parents are highly involved. They must put in volunteer hours, and have done so effectively, proving that this school is more than an educational facility: it's a family.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2009
Excellent school that follows Project Child Program. Children receive instruction from teachers specialized in a field (reading, writing, math). Lunches are healthy, delicious and have great options (salad bar). Company that caters is wonderful. Extracurricular activities include Spanish, Dance, Art, Science, Sports, Music. School building is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It's new, clean with wonderful playgrounds and has latest in technologies. Be prepared the waiting lists are long due to its increasing popularity. Principal is caring and knows each child and parent by name. Very involved. Staff is corteous and professional. PTO is involved and has great leadership. Uniforms are lovely and varied. They also have Spirit Day, which is when children can wear their school mascot t-shirts. Carnivals, Festivals and Sports Day are great! Parents are highly involved. They must put in volunteer hours, and have done so effectively, proving that this school is more than an educational facility: it's a family.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
Disorganized, teacher-parent communication extremely poor, child behind public elementary school when we pulled out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2009
our daughter is excelling in this school. The teachers go out of their way to make sure they are working at the grade level they should be! We are very happy here!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
This school is wonderful, my son has a great teachers and all the parents are really involved. Mr Sawyer greets every child by there name each morning and the children feel safe, are learning tons and enjoying themselfs. The teachers are teaching our children at the level they should be, great teachers, great school, i feel so lucky to be there. I can't believe it free

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Imagine Charter School Of Broward
9001 Westview Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33067
(954) 255-0020
Last modified Imagine Charter School Of Broward is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Imagine Charter School Of Broward Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top