Special needs/ESE, save your child from the regression and utter shameful "day camp" facility. Staff are so far from professionals let alone, teachers. Across all settings, staff appear to be at a job, not at a place where they are an integral part of a child's life. Push for all the online presence to increase their "free" access to achieve3000 by bribing kids to complete work on the site. This school may be the better in most in the county but they really are not in the business of educating any child.
My daughter is in 6th grade. For the orientation, the girls and boys were separated. The girls sat in a circle and talked about their feelings while the boys shot off a rocket. The girls were talked to extensively about the dress code. Nothing for the boys. The girls are constantly called out for dress code violations when there is nothing wrong with the outfit, but "the boys are distracted". My daughter has been called out for her clothes numerous times throughout the school year. She dresses conservatively. Yesterday they were going to give her in school suspension because she wore an outfit that covers her to just above her knee and covers her shoulders and chest, but her bra was dark enough to be seen through the white material. SHE IS 12! She has time to learn not to wear a dark bra under lighter clothes. My daughter wants to be an astrophysicist. She has wanted to be a surgeon for 8 years. Now, she hates school and doesn't care what she becomes. She is embarrassed to go to school because she knows someone will "dress code" her. What are they thinking?!?!
If this is by teachers or staff belitting, yelling or degrading students, then it is a pure miss. I have seen too often for students to be yelled at for no reason. Case in point, I personally witness a teacher yelling at my son as he left at the end of the day, excused as a car rider, until I corrected the teacher to never yell at my son in any other tone, otherthan respectful.
It says alot about a teacher and school system when you can have a degree in anything yet stand in a classroom and teach children. No matter the certifications taken, it still says alot about a school system.
When a parent practically begs for homework and doesn't get it, this is a problem. How are children to learn effectively? Minimal work at school and use of online third party sites leaves little to no work for the children. Get back to educating children appropriately.
If you have a child with special needs, save the enrollment. This is day camp at its best but one of the worst environments that you can put your child in. Staff is so far behind in the learning curve of what children with special needs need to progress that the child is the only one being impacted negatively. Suspecting a staff member to put their hands on a student is unacceptable at any cost but to force that teacher to retire instead of holding accountable is just one reason to tag this school as awful and deplorable.
Bullying is discussed in the classroom. We have not come across a situation that warrants our need to alert the school administration but feel comfortable we could do so should the need arise. It is middle school. So there are a variety of families represented. My child has learned about all sorts of things but we have maintained communication before middle school started and throughout the year.
KMS is able to meet the needs of children with exceptional learning needs from one spectrum to another. There is special attention / care / experience provided for children with autism for instance, children learning English and everything in between.