Teachers were very nice. No bullying policy is perfect. My daughter enjoyed her staying in Shining Star Academy of the Arts.
Students at Shining Star Academy of the Arts love coming to school where one of their slogans is: "NO BULLIES ALLOWED". Students wear a uniform and enjoy high quality academic instruction infused with all the arts. Classes in music, art, drama and dance are offered on a daily basis from top notch professionals. I highly recommend Shining Star Academy of the Arts for any artistically talented student. Shining Star Academy provides a firm, fair and consistent structure and a wholesome, safe learning environment.
We have 3 kids that attend this school. The principal and teachers are very personable and easy to talk to. There is a 0 tolerance for bullying which is strictly enforced. Regardless of its rating for it's first year, the future looks bright and we are so excited to be a part of it
Shining Star, I feel, is a great school. They just got done with their first year, and I have spoken with the principal about his plans for next year. To sum it up, he is bringing an assistant prinicpal on (already hired), has let a few bad teachers go, and is hiring or has hired certified teachers in their place. Shining Star provides a great learning environment (smaller classes = more individual attention) with an emphasis on singing, dancing, band and stings class, and they even have a guitar class. He also told me he, and the assistant, will be tougher on their teachers this year, ensuring that more calls to parents are being made and that they are instructing properly with excellent classroom management. I am very excited for my child to return to Shining Star next year. He loves going there. I believe that the administration and staff will now be more on track after their first year, knowing what needs to be done and how to achieve their goals. I hope their enrollment continues to rise. This is a great school to have in Columia County.
for a brand new school (2012-2013 year)...it's off to a good start. The first grade teachers are great, very active and communicate with the parents regularly. The 3rd/4th grade teachers don't communicate at all with parents unless you demand a meeting, but administration is taking steps to correct this. The arts program is very good. At any rate, a better environment that the local public schools. Again, this school is starting literally from the ground up this year and looks to be improving.
2 maybe 3 great teachers, the school is lacking administration. Teachers and faculty are very laid back, it is to relax, the kids do not respect the teachers as they should, due to how laid back the school is. Several uncertified people teaching classes. There is no play ground, there are no PE classes for k-2nd grade, these are taught by the main teachers. 8am - 3pm is a long school day.
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