My son switched to RECS starting on 5th grade and I'm very impressed with the educational experience overall. The school is academically demanding, the teaching staff is capable and also very nice. Overall couldn't be happier!
After reading a lot of the school's reviews I have to say the following. This school is not easy and it does has a lot of homeworks and projects. We do have a lot of very stress nighs but this school is awesome. I am not a classroom mom or know a lot of the staff in this school. I almost can't go to the school activities or do voluntary hours. The only thing we can do is help our kids with their homewoorks and projects. My kids are both honor students and they are great kids. As long as you as a parent do your daily work with your kids...no need to get anything for free. If you know what I mean! About Mrs. Cordal and the teachers....they are awesome. When you work with so many people you have to follow the rules and if you do one exception then you have to make exceptions with everybody. That's why we have such a great school.
Since I have switch my son to this school I have seen a huge improvement in his grades. His teacher is always willing to help make him better and improve on where he struggles. etc. The teachers and staff are awesome.
The Principal of this school is a MONSTER and a HORRIBLE person! Mrs. Cordal is evil, uncaring, and rude to the parents, the staff, and the children.
I believe that principles with great leadership are those who exude love and kindness to their students, faculty members and parents naturally and at all times. The principle of this school doesn't have the quality of nurturing not only when board members or parents are present. So often you find the principles that only act a certain way when the are in the presence of those in charge of her salary. I hope that the right people in charge take this into consideration and get a more nurturing and loving principle.
Excellent school, I'm bless with this school..Great teachers and staff My children are so happy and feel like home..
This is a great school with wonderful teachers and staff. Small enough that everyone knows everyone's name. Always greeted with a smile.
Great teachers,good coordination to drop off and pick up the kids,the staff is very friendly and respectfull.My 3 kids are in both school (elementary/middle) I recommend both school are always attentive to students as well as in the area of the cafeteria,hallways and courtyard. Buenas maestras,buenas coordinacion para dejar y recoger a los ninos,el personal es muy amigable y respetuoso.Mis 3 hijos estan en ambas escuela(intermedia/elemental) Las recomiendo a ambas escuelas estan siempre atentos a los estudiantes tanto como en la cafeteria,pasillos y patios.
My children (twins) study in this great school since kindergarten, now promoted to the 5th grade. We are two parents involved and extremely pleased with the Principal, staff and teachers. Our school may not be perfect, but that is north of the director, assistant and other staff. We are proud parents, confident and happy to have our two unique children studying in this school.
My daughter has attended RECS since the first grade and is now moving onto the fourth grade. We've had our share of not so great teachers, but such experiences have been outweighted by the great ones! A lot of the parents are high maintenance in the wrong way and demand their kids pass with grades based on who they know and how much they can do for the teachers and school. A lot of them have been disappointed over not getting their way. The principal is as tough on her teachers as she is on her students, with the benefit of all in mind. She listens and acts, and will go as far as she needs to go to correct issues! The office personnel is excellent and make it a warm, safe and inviting environment for parents to leave their children. I am highly engaged with the teachers to ensure communication is there, nothing else. Teachers have a true vested interest in the children and there isn't much of that elsewhere. It is not a perfect school, but it is definitely one of the best schools out there. Having worked in the school system and having had my daughter attend other schools, I can say that schools don't get any better than this!
The negative comments about Recs comes from differents parents. I am one of them and the coincidence in the opinion is the product of the decay of the school. Most of all 5th grades students will not asist to recs middle school and many of 4th grade parents are thinking the same.
It is very sad that this school has gone from bad to worse. 2 years ago, I would have been the parent defending this school, now I can honestly say that I agree with all the previous comments about how horrible this school is. I am glad that I pulled my children out of this school. They have advanced in every single subject and are much happier in the new school. I am sorry Renaissance but something has to change, whether the administration, the teachers or the curriculum. I feel a change is needed in all 3 areas in order for this school to TRY to catch up to the rest. So sad
As a former parent, I can honestly say that this schools leaves a lot to be desired. The administration discourages contacting teachers with any frequency, and as an explanation offers that teachers have too many students and that the teachers cannot be receiving many emails or communications from parents; likewise, the administration says that you cannot contact a teacher before class because that adds stress to her teachers, which have enough stress already. It takes over six phone calls and over a week for a teacher to return a phone call or an email. It is hard to follow up and provide help for my child, when the school does not cooperate in efforts to help him succeed as is so claimed repeatedly throughout your marketing efforts for the school via the website. There seems to be an extreme lack of organization, lack of communication, and most importantly, lack of professionalism in this schools carefully selected staff . Many parents will eventually realize the picture you paint as a school is no more than a farce, and you will lose students to schools that genuinely care about students and their future.
The "Educational Philosophy" of the school as referred to on the school's website states: We place strong emphasis on identifying our student's learning styles and developing strategies that enable these students to succeed. However, this "philosophy" does not apply to all students as stated previously, the large class size does not allow for any identification of strengths, only weaknesses, which are not addressed by the teachers for the purpose of providing support to "enable these students to succeed". Rather, they are addressed to let the parents know that their child is failing. There is no explanation of why, no showing of results to support that recommendation, no meeting to discuss ways to help the students - simply, failure is the option! Since your school has a requirement to show success in order to keep its charter status and federal funds, when students cannot keep up with the pace that you have set, then your solution is retention, or a simple exiting of your school. This way, you are sure to keep your charter status and the funds to continue functioning. All of this, of course, at the expense of those children that may need a little extra help!
The "Curriculum" referred to on the school's website states: The program focuses on each student's individual learning style with interactive studies in mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, music, art, technology, life skills, intramural sports and foreign languages. However, the teachers are unaware of the students individual learning styles, as per my conversation with my sons former 1st grade teacher, wherein she stated that there was no time for differentiated instruction, individual learning styles, or individualized attention due to the number of students in her class. That was made very clear!
This school could be great if the current administration would only follow their own bylaws contained in their own Renaissance Charter School hand book. Unfortunately the schools A+ rating has clouded the school's true vision of the current principal's main objective. This is to protect and serve our children's best interest for building a strong foundation through a good education. This is achieved through Proper communication within an accommodating atmosphere which is clearly stated in the Renaissance Charter School hand book.: "'Parent-Teacher conferences are an important part of the school program Give your child the security of feeling the cooperative spirit that exists in a friendly parent-teacher relationship." As I mentioned earlier, this school could be great. However, if the current administration is left to rule for too long a period of time, eventually stagnation will occur and the system will inevitably become corrupt. Thus preventing the Doral Renaissance Chapter school from ever reaching the pinnacle of true greatness
Yes, the school is very pretty and small, has a private school feel but beware! Do not judge a book by its cover . I do not recommend this school to anyone. I had a very bad experience just like most parents who are involved and who care about their child s academics. The teaches have no clue what as to what they are doing; the classes are too big (29 plus students) per 1 teacher. The principle is a piece of work, you will get nowhere with her, so don t even waste your time. The only parents that comment great things are probable homeroom moms who are the only ones with privileges and the only children who pass (whether they are on task or not) are theirs what a coincidence! Stay away if you could, not the best decision.
RECS is a fantastic school. The teachers are dedicated and professional. Yes, it is strict and I love it! School is a learning institution where good behavior and high expectations should be attained, without question. My kids love their school.
As many other parents have stated the PRINCIPAL is a piece of work. Her lack of people skills go very far with her. She is quick to say that it is a "choice" school, and I agree, but she forgets that without our choice there would be none. Academically it is a great school, but administration... It really leaves a lot to be desired!!!
My daughter is in fourth grade. I am very happy with this school. The teachers are really nice and kind and I like the discipline and the open communication between teachers and parents . The administration is well organized . My daughter have Ms. AZ and Ms. Ardilla . Both teachers are really inspiring and teaches the kids in a very interactive way.I feel very lucky to have them as my daughters teachers. They also helped her emotionally when she was going through a stage of low self esteem . They were able to guide her in a friendly way that made her regain her self confidence. Ms.AZ challenges kids through a lot of fun filled math and science activities . Ms Ardilla gives them higher level challenging work and keeps them busy with a lot of projects and group activities. Now my daughter feels sad as the school year is ending. She really enjoyed the school year and it was made possible by her wonderful teachers.
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