I would not recommend this school. Favoritism is shown for the teachers children that go to this school. They are allowed to bully, lie, and pretty much do whatever they want to. If your child has an issue with a teachers child it is not their fault because they are blameless even if you have witness's and your students teacher to back you up. This does not matter. Not all teacher are accredit or have their bachelors degree as the state of Florida requires. This school does have a handful of good teachers like Mrs Spencer and Mr. Nowlin. They only have one teacher for each grade so you can not avoid the bad apples. A lot of the teachers are under paid which is surprising considering how much money you spend sending your child here.
Old Plank Christian Academy is the best school that you could possibly choose for your child. We are completely satisfied with the school. Our children have excelled at OPCA and we continue to see the lessons they have been taught everyday. OPCA is accredited by NAPS & FCCAPS. The teachers are well qualified to teach and have passed all qualifications by the state of Florida to teach at OPCA. OPCA keeps my children safe... safety is demonstrated everyday by the procedures they have in place. Students are given SAT's in spring of each year. My children love their school, their teachers and the administration. If you want the best for your child this is the place for you!
Would not recommend this school unless you want to pay for low rate public school education They have church members teaching at the school instead of well educated teachers. I do believe alot of the kids that come to this school have been kicked out of public schools. No discipline or consequences are given to the same children that seem to interrupt classes and take away from my child learning. I believe this could be a great school if they left the church members out and more educated staff especially administration. It is a place for your kids to have a mediocre future and I want more. The Bible is definitely not a priority in the classwork. Time was not set aside for Bible study, I thought I was paying full price with no scholarship for Christian education. Recommend look into other private Christian schools! What a disappointment this school turned out to be.
My child was enrolled in this school & I eventually pulled her out before the year ended. My child was A B honor roll but failed in placement tests at 2 other local Christian schools. The staff does not care about anything but the money they can get out of you. They do not care about the safety of children in their care. I approached the staff about some safety issues at the school and was criticized for bringing it to their attention. I communicated weekly with the teacher about my child and they assured me that my child was well behaved and doing fine in class. When I brought up the safety problems all of a sudden my child was classified as a problem child. The staff is far from Christians, I expect more from a "church school". They definitely do not show a Christian attitude, I would not recommend this school to parents who care about the safety, education & morality of their child.
My child has been to this school going on two years.Save your money, you are not getting anything different than what you get in a public school. No extra help for kids,no discapline in class.Can't maintain regular staff.The students are rude & cruel.The staffs priorities are way off.Keep it real,don't do a"Stepford"school.
One word sums it up - "BLESSING!" That is exactly what our family considers this school. The lessons my children have been taught there are life lessons that I see them carrying with them year after year. I know that they are being well prepared for whatever the future holds for them and they certainly are confident in that themselves.
My son started here in K3 and is now entering second grade. All of my children go to school there now. I absolutely love this school. They use common sense, LOVE the students, and it's just a great school. The teachers are very qualified and caring.
My children are safe, loved, cared for, encouranged, challenged and educated at Old Plank Christian. The teachers are much more than just "teachers". They are in tune with each student there and I can't say enough about the parent-teacher communication. The entire staff is simply amazing!
We love love love Old Plank Christian!!! Can't say enough good about them! My child never wants to leave school because they make learning so much fun. By far- the staff is the cream of the crop on our opinion!