I have been an involved parent since this school opened. This is an excellent school. I am extremely happy for what my child had learned academically. The have high expectations and this may not be for everyone. It is funny to see people here complaining about the power going off - the school has no control over this. How about reporting your complaints to FPL. The teachers and staff are extremely supportive of students. I have been here since the school opened and I am extremely happy and proud of where my child attends school! Don't be mislead by a couple of reviews on this site which seem to be posted by students.
This school is horrible. I have had 2 teachers leave during the school year. And now they replaced a math to another one that does not know english. Today the lights and water in the building went out. Then later in the day the school was on fire. This is the second time it happens. Everybody is so gald that they are making a new school across the street for Middle/High called iMater Academy. Sorry about spelling in last review
I was a student a student at is school since the doors opened we were like a small family everyone new each other etc...But as the school year went on I noiced that the teachers most were careless about he students and let them do whatever they wanted I was at that school for 4 years and they were 4 years waisted in my opinion. Now we are in 2013 and some people say the school is better because of the new administration but I know tha is not true because my brother and sister still go there and the administraion seem to be hidding things from the parents at all times. The best choice I have ever made was leaving that school I was there 7th grade till half of my 10h grade year then changed to city of hialeah I love this school now. If I would have stayed a excelsior my diploma would have been worth nothing at the end. DO NOT PUT YOUR KIDS IN THIS SCHOOL PLEASE!!!! sorry the last one had mistakes!
I am a parent and i don't understand why some parents say that the school doesn't have sports. my daughter went to this school since it opened the first year. And she was in a volleyball team that we would go around competing and there was practices everyday in school. Before administration wasn't as good as expected but its great now and about security its wonderful. they don't let you walk into the school which is great and there's a security and a police officer daily.
WOW WHERE ARE THEY PUTTING ALL OF THOSE KIDS, I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THEY WOULD ALLOW THIS. HAVE TO BE A CODE AGAINST THAT RATIO OF CHILDREN TO BATHROOMS BETTER YET TO TEACHERS.WOW
The administration and teachers have very high expectations of the students. The academics are excellent. I am very happy I kept my child at this school - the new administration has made a huge difference. Great school and goes from PreK to 12th grade. Because of that the parents and students all know each other.
last year i went to this school it was the most terrible and horrible school i have ever went to the kids bully they are very mean the teachers really dont teach you get detetion for the most ridiculous reason i really dont like this and i am very glad that i moved to a way better school than this school also there are to many kids always talking about doing inepropret things u cant think like that i recoment that no parent takes there kids to this school its very bad and they should not have opened it in the first place !!!!!!!!!!!!
The school's fame its not so great, but this year everything has improved. There is a new management team and the difference is very well visible. My kids are top students there and I am glad I kept them there this year, giving this new principal the opportunity has been a good decision. The communication with the teachers is awesome, new sports, electives and clubs are already in effect. I am positive that the school will now take a 100 degree turn for the better of its students.
You always have high hopes for charter schools but some just don't seem to make the cut. Take Excelsior, for instance. The one positive is the quality of teachers overall, but all the negatives almost seem to trump that. They are as follows: Lack of security (8th graders bullying 3rd graders in the bathrooms because they share the same one or middle schoolers making out in the stairwell by the elementary classes, which my daughter has witnessed), lack of professionalism in the office by some office staff, a cafeteria lady that gives out silent lunches for loud talking nearly every day according to my daughter, and canceled Spanish. Yet it's a language schoo! Also, the principal didn't seem to have much discipline in place for the middle schoolers because I'd see them in the front office just hanging out. Unless that's an elective, I don't know what they are doing there. Needless to say, my child will not be back this year although there's a new principal. For those that are still there, I do hope it's a better school year.
WE GET HANDLE A TITLE ONE HANDBOOK IN THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOLS WHERE IT SAYS THAT PARENTS S/B ALLOW TO SEE TEACHER 30 MINUTES PRIOR AND AFTER SCHOOL IF WE HAVE CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS . BUT THEM IF YOU TRY TO SEE A TEACHER YOU ARE NOT ALLOW TO GO INSIDE THE SCHOOL THEY KEEP A CLOSE DOOR JAIL REGIMENT FOR PARENTS WHAT ARE THEY HIDING ? THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW BAD THEY TEACH AND HOW KIDS RUN IN STAIRS AND BATHROOM WITH NO SUPERVISION. US PARENTS KNOW BEST ABOUT WHAT OUR KIDS NEEDS ARE. SO WHY ARE YOU DENYING PARENT COOPERATION ACCESS. CAN ANYONE ANSWER
this school is horrible. it gets worse by the minute. they really dont care about who they hire in staff. this school should have never opened.
this school is really bad that why i took my child at it he dont learn any when he was there
It's been two years and i truly thought that in it's second year it would be a lot better. Education is very low especially in the middle school. My child in middle school did not have any homework, computer class was taught by a non-licensed employee, etc. No clubs, no sports, no electives, no nothing.. It really needs a whole lot of improvement.
I agree with the july20 and june 16 parents totally what a mess. This year they have a new principal but i feel bad for her she has a lot of big changes to do improve. drop off and pick up is a nightmare and parents cannot talk to teachers unless they request a conference you are not allow inside the school no even to make a homework question? ridiculous
Well, it's not that bad to be the first year in operation. The principal has great ideas and has all the excitement to make them work. Let's give them a chance to prove themselves. I am very happy and I am willing to help them succeed even more. Try it, enroll your child and you'll see.
This school has teachers and staff that take the time to answer any parents concern about their childs education and behavior.
SSSSSSuper unorganized school with only money on their mind... One security guard for so many students providing them with many funds!!!!! Extremely dissapointed!!! Withdrew my child...
I had such high hopes for this school and for my children. What a mess!
THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER! even tough its the first year, theyre doing pretty good. Plus, ive learned in this school more than my previous school. And im sure that there will be many activities next year :)
At first glance its gives you the impression of a very well organized school, but after 2 semesters you come to realize that the administration is more focused on raising funds for the school than in the actual education of its students . As a language based school, students receive Spanish only twice a week. What a disappointment My child has actually regressed in her studies. New is not always better.
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