My son was in the west campus for kindergarten it was totally a mess every morning the class next to his seemed very organized and the teacher was younger and on top of issues i could tell. They have no hot lunch program-no cafeteria ,no computers you see 1 or 2 but never used. I think they try but cant succeed. Mr drag was great but i am not sure of the safety, getting in and out there were always some sort of distraction in the mornings and no one checked for strangers. I will try this school for a year or possibly 6 months and then see how it is going and then that's it i am pulling my son out the class size is not low
We took our child out of a local Coral Springs school to put her here because of the Principal, teachers, curriculum and size of the school and classes. We are pleased with the range of academic exposure and with the care that the kids receive from the teachers and all the staff there. As a school with just over 200 students, many of them new to the school, coming from other districts, a few ESL and ESE students and the probability of lower scores for the school is to be expected. It is not a reflection on the ability of the teachers. It is also not a reflection of the capacity or potential for learning of the individual students there. It simply speaks to how easily the results of these tests can be skewed, with fewer children to take the test in each grade.
The smaller class sizes at BCCS have helped our 5th grader tremendously. She started at BCCS in the 3rd grade. Comparing her academic records from previously attended 'A' schools with her current records at BCCS; it is very clear that the change in atmosphere has helped her to focus and excel. Our children are receiving a quality education at BCCS in a very warm, encouraging and family-like atmosphere. BCCS is open to parent involvement and concerns at ALL times. Due to not enough students taking the FCAT in it's first and second years, you will not find a rating on the broward county school system website. However, with the students who did take the FCAT, the school would have been rated an 'A' for the '05-'06 academic year. We are confident that BCCS will receive an 'A' this year for their first official Sunshine State Standard 'grade'.
Mr. Drag is dismissive to parents when approached about any kind of problem they are having, and the school is not organized at all. The classes are overcrowded, and our kids are not getting the most out of their education. Parents were told that if a child is behind, they would get the extra attention because of having 2 teachers in the class, and the kids who were ahead would be given more of a challenge. None of that is true, the kids get nothing! The focus of BCCS is art...its more like art is 2 times a month! No hot lunch, no organized PE classes, and no computers!
I took my second grader out of an 'A' rated Coral Springs school to try the new west campus and we love it. His teacher is by far the best we have ever had. The principal is so hands on and available. Their are none of the behavior problems we were so sick of in the public schools. It is a nice small atmosphere and my son is thriving.They actually teach them things that aren't on the fcats and sats! You can't put a price on a love of learning and we are happy we got in when we did.
I have not been impressed by the quality or attitude of either the staff or leaders of this school. Their curriculum is exactly the same as any other Broward County School. I removed my child, as have many other parents. I would not endorse attendance, unless you have a lot of time on your hands and live across the street from their facility.
:-(My child is attending the new campus on Coral Ridge Drive and I must say the curriculum is unacceptable. My child is moving backwards rather than forward. The work that he is carrying home is equivalent to a kindergartners work. My child is in the third grade and is not learning anything.
I have nothing but good things to say about this school. They took my daughter who was 'Failing as a student' in public school and were actually very interested in what they could do to make her a GREAT student. She is now on the honor role thanks to the hard work of all the staff. Thank you
Parents: Beware! This charter school is a Mess! The teachers don't know what they're doing. The principal is only concerned about himself and knows Nothing about education. This school is a mess and should be closed!
I was satisfied with the charter school overall there were a few kinks still to be worked out but overall the principal was always around overseeing and encouraging the children as well as the parents. I had not been at a school that had such parent dedication in such a long time that I was speechless at our first PTSO meeting. I can't say enough about the teacher my children had .They helped throughout the year keeping me in loop with activities and concerns. They both could answer specific questions and concerns I had at any time without skipping a beat! But most importantly they were treated as individuals not as numbers in a classroom as it had been in the past schools. I am very grateful to have found a good community as well as a great education!
Most of the parents believe charter schools are a great option and certainly it is. But BCCS has to improve academically since its results in the FCATs are not the best. It s a relatively new school and they are working hard ... we hope to see a great improvement soon.
I am very disappointed with my son's experience at Broward Community Charter. The environment in the class was very negative and they did nothing to move children ahead. The classroom was very disorganized and the children were always on 'stand by' as the teachers got their act together. This is a new school and I will be surprised if they are able to stay in business with the staff they have hired, including the principal. I would recommend staying at an established school.
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