Even though the FCAT scores are good, I could not say that this school does well for the children. I was forced to remove my child as the environment was not nurturing. The principle is a career woman and that reflects in the way the school is run, a business. The dress code is strict and disciplining could be adressed differently. If you are looking for positive encouragement with a nurturing setting, than this is not the school for you.
A great school, the teachers are nice and kind, the principal takes an active role in supervising school events, and there is a lot of regulation, which prevents any violence. However, the extracurricular activities are expensive, and they lack decent facilities. Just as an additional plus, almost all of the classrooms have windows, which doesn't make you feel like you're in a jail cell... Resources for 'gifted' students are very limited as well, but the teachers balance this out.
I have been a parent for five years. I have two daughters and two nieces in this school. All four love their teachers and have easily made friends here. It is a small school with a great family atmosphere. The children are much safer here than in any public school. They are not too strict. The rules are easy to follow. Follow them and you'll be fine. The teachers really care about their students and have high expectaions of the students and their families. That's why it's an A school for six years in a row.
So far I really like it - they are a little crazy with the dress code - and the playground could be bigger (according to my son) But so far I am very impressed with what this school has to offer.
I have been a teacher at this school for nine years and am very happy here. The environment is nurturing, the teachers are extremely caring and administration is very supportive of my program. The parents are always willing to volunteer and help with special projects. In my opinion and position, I believe this is a wonderful school that nurtures relationships between students, teachers and parents. I would love to see a seperate school location for the Middle School.
I am a 8th grader at RMCS. I love this school. Also, i disagree with all the negative comments about this school only caring about the F-CAT. The truth is we only have one class that is an F-CAT prep. Just because RMCS is mixed with RECS doesent mean we get treated like elementary students. We have our dances, dinner/formal, and end of year trip.. soo really appreciate what you have.I love all the teachers in this elementary and middle school!!!!!
Worst school ever! beware... Not a great school.The f-cat scores lowered a grade.Theres room for improvement.
well i am a former student of this school. and to tell you guys the truth from my perspective i dislike this school. we get treated like elementary children. and its really not fair! i havnt seen one student at least in my grade that loves this school. its all about FCAT this and FCAT that. they dont teach the bascis and thats not right. we dont get treated like we want to be treated. some of the teachers of mine are not really happy with this school. and if you are planning on putting your child in this school i rather you think twice about your descision and your chikds academic. so to tell you the truth i have been in this school for 5 years and i still dont have one positive look at this.
The teachers are all here because we are happy or else we would be somewhere else. We do so much for so little because we are happy and love what we do.
We have three kids here (1st, 2nd and 8th grade) and We have been very happy with the school. They have good teachers, quality education, easy comunication with the teachers, principal and administratitive staff, great enviroment, small size classroom, discipline and security. Even they have elementary and middle school in the same building, they are very organize, and we are sure that the Principal is working to find a new building for the Middle.
This charter school is not only a safe and nurturing, but also a structured and disciplined learning environment. Here students and parents obtain the greatest return on their investment by gaining a sense of community and family atmosphere while gaining a quality education with personalized attention not available in public schools today. Small setting offer security and intimacy.
This school does indeed score well on the FCAT, but, there is more to a well rounded and quality education than that! There is overly harsh treatment for dress code violations etc and run more like a corrective center than a nurturing school as a result. The curriculum needs to address the whole child! Removed my son after going here for kinder and 1st. Busy work and practice test material a bit too heavy for charter school that supposively is pioneering educational rreform. We need to work towards learning gains and not FCAT practice!
I've been very happy with this school, great teachers so far, small size classrooms. My child has never been treated like just another number. Access to problem solving and parental involvement. My main concern is that this is all changing. Now they have added middle school, 6, 7 & 8. All in the same building. There are no plans to move the middle school. Mixing elementary and middle school children together brings a whole new set of problems. No space for kids to actually be kids. I wish the principal would consider these issues. It bring chaos.
Strict to the extreme. There is a lot of room for improvement as to creating a healthy emotional environment for the children. Only exceptionally behaved children fit well. Extremely strict in the academic area also, but mainly behavior. A school doesn't need to get ridiculously strict to be a good one, on the contrary, a more humane environment would be a lot healthier for the students.
I believe RECS is a great school. My son is in Kindergarten and when I volunteer for the class, I see how the teacher interacts and make them learn subjects that are difficult for their age but with patience and dedication they enjoy it. My son comes home very happy and tell me everything that he has learned that day. I am impressed and happy with the school I chose.
I was extremely disappointed in this school. It is run very militantly, and not in a positive way. I have always been an advocate for academic excellance, however I believe they sacrifice manners and children's self esteem for their quest for good FCAT scores. I would also advise any families that are not of hispanic origin to look elsewhere for you and your child will not be made to feel welcome. This environment is everything but welcoming. To me this school does not care what kind of citizens its raising as long as they score well on tests.
Of course there have been schools that are accused of teaching just for the FACT. Is this one of them? You bet. Looks can be deceiving. Just because a school tests well doesn't mean they actually care about each child. Believe me, they don't. Too concerned about images than the children. Just because a school has a good procedure for pick-up time and mandatory volunteer hours (which they have to do, by law - not their bright idea) doesn't mean they give children what they really need - attention. And not treating them like they are just a number. Seems more like Stepford Wives for children.Make up your mind for yourself.jsut be aware.
Renaissance is grossly overrated. My daughter has been attended for three years and I am not at all impressed. As a parent, I feel misinformed a lot of times and the teachers are mediocre. They worry more about their vacations than they do the students.
This is a very good school. Very strict. High academics as the kids get older. They really instill independence in the kids. I have 3 children here and overall I am very happy.
Has been ranked 17th by the state of florida as one of the top performing school. This is a school of choice: parents need to be involved (20 voluntary hours required) & children have to provide their best in attitude, participation & grades. There is a max of 20 tardies & absences combined per year, therefore if you don't feel like being on time everyday or need taking extra days off during school year, this is not a good choice for your family. There is a waitlist of about 400 kids to get in. The best is ..Small ratio students per classroom (25), kindergarten are well kept apart from other grades. There is a superb pick-up and drop off procedure. Enrichments classes include cheerleading, ceramics, basketball, karate etc etc. Curriculum includes pe, spanish, art, computer and 20mn recess everyday. This is a privilege to be in.
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