This school went from ok to fantastic since 2014 when we enrolled our son here. These particular experience reflect upon what we have gone through in the high school so we are not sure about the middle school. When he started in August 2014 we had some problems with a few of the teachers and their assistants. The problems started they started out very minor until the end of the year where there was an incident with a teacher that was blown out of proportion. I'm proud to say the school's director handled the incident promptly and the teacher was not back the next school year for whatever reason. Last school year we had only one issue and it was resolved very quickly. This year I'm proud to say their have been no issues! There have been some several new hires of teachers and teaching assistants and this year's group have been extremely wonderful to work with! This is the best set of faculty this school has ever had! Also some renovations have been completed making the school look in tip top shape! It has been a wonderful year so far! There are also lots of student activities so they can have a social life! We have never heard of a bullying problem and the students seem to be so respectful every time I come to the school! My child has made some life long friends here!
Center Academy has made a huge impact on my son. In the public schools he was treated by the teachers as an inconvenience because he learned differently. Thankfully, we had such an amazing support system around him that the negativity didn't impact his self esteem. At Center Academy he is treated like a student. He is gifted in certain areas and struggles in certain areas, no different that any other child. He is allowed to be himself and they understand context as to why he struggles where he struggles and are willing to modify what they are doing. Unique learner is not a bad thing at Center Academy. They are given an education in totality that teaches the intersection between what they are learning with how it will impact them in the real world.
What a difference Center Academy-Lutz has made in my child's life! Gaining confidence, self esteem, and a desire to do well. She feels safe here and loves school now. The staff is properly educated and experienced. They all care about every child, wanting to see them succeed academically as well as socially. They are there to teach the Children, to help them become successful students.