I try to like this school. This is my first daughter's first year there. This school has communication issues at all levels. The school is more concerned with proving itself through test scores than educating its students. This is a many children left behind school. My daughter has done well because I speak English, work hard with her, and she had a good VPK program. All the same, I have been looking into other options. Already applied to a couple of other schools. Had planned to stay for the full 8 years, but I don't think it's worth it.
As a former parent, all parents should receive as much information as possible when choosing schools. Therefore, I am submitting a post about the current leadership at the schools so parents will understand BOTH schools are under new leadership. The academy transferred management/leadership starting late 2011 and 2012-13 school year. This academy is currently being operated by an education management organization for- profit company. Initially, they promised great things but quickly most observed the school's success from 2005 - /2011 was now a major concern for the future. The school's name was created/birthed out of a desire to educate students and not gain money.The teachers were and are awesome but a closer look at the leadership is one area parents should inquire about if deciding to attend the school.
I am a HAPPY parent for a 6th grader he is a happy boy,the school have a awesome principal she converted our school to a happy place to be.the teachers are the best,the school has a strong PTA. Just remember is a charter school which is a privilage to be ,.
I removed my child from this school as soon as I found out she was in a class of close to 40 kindergarteners.
My daughter started there at the beginning of the school year 2011/2012. By November I had her at another school. Granted, it is a new school. There are soooo many ways they were not good. I will give a few examples. First, the class next to my daughters class had gone through 4 Kindergarten teachers by the time we left the school. Second, the wonderful principle they hired was fired in the 3rd weed of school. 3rd, the first week of school the kids, about 30 of them, were leaning on a metal fence during a thunderstorm(pre-rain). They told me there would not be more than 20 kids in the classes. Last count in my daughters class was 24. They will tell you there is an aid in each class. Not true. Some classes have occasional assistants. They will ask you to raise money for them at least every week, but one week there was 5 fund raiser sent home. They want the parent to raise funds for them, because they are a profit making business. Don't let their corporation status fool you. There are probably 10 more examples that I could think of, but am running out of room to write. Find another school for your kids.
It's a new facility and as new is lacks on organization. The teachers are good but it's totally oriented in the principal which only cares about money.
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