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Pinecrest Preparatory Academy 2

Posted November 27, 2015
- a community member
I have to say that school needs to a lot of work. I still haven't seen anything different yet. I believe before was a little better then now. Some teachers do care and think out of the box to make sure the kids are getting what they need to Succeded and others I am Not sure why they are even teaching in that school ( I remember once a parent comment that they were told " this school is by choice, you either like it or not but for those who want to stay put effort with those children and be a little more professional giving every one an equal chance as a parent not being so selective . Another area the Communication is really poor in general. Also when requesting anything related to your child is really hard for them to send anything but they give you the round a round on why certain things might of happen with their grades, so There so much you can do to help that child specially when grades are getting finalize. One thing as parent we notice that being such a small school the gossip gets around pretty quick and that is something that should be control in a school because it also effects the child. At the end of the day,once they get it with that child forget it Nothing positive that child will ever do will be seen. PPA should focus on many area not just behavior which is good to have control but kids are kids. Hopefully things get better for PPa because kids are not there to learn how to test but to learn what they need to learn and understand what they are being taught and is also very important to learn how to get around a child and treat them in a way a child doesn't feel scared.

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Grateful to: School leader

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
I am grateful for our principal, Ms. Diaz. She has truly done a great job in turning the school around. We are very pleased with all of her new ideas. We desperately needed her fresh ideas. Thank you!


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Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
I would say that most teachers are effective and do care about the students. Then again, there is the bunch who need a paycheck. I am thankful that I have only come across one of the latter.

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Amount of homework: Just right

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
Homework is a bit repetitive though and the online programs are sometimes excessive. I think a little less may be good but then again, the students need to be prepared for their exams.

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Develops grit: Agree

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
Yes, the students are held at a very high standard which requires them to be persistent in order to succeed.


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Develops respect: Agree

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
From my experience many of the teachers do treat the students with respect. The librarian does need a little more training as far as how to speak to the students. Someone should teach her that respect is earned and she needs to be the example. For starters, eye contact with the students would be great.

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Develops empathy: Agree

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
The school's counselor does her best in getting students to resolve their conflicts by speaking to each other.

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Develops honesty: Agree

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
They teach the kids to do the right thing by encouraging honesty. I have personally witnessed two patrols turning in money to the office that they found outside a classroom.


Pinecrest Preparatory Academy 4

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
While Ms. Diaz is doing a great job, the school can not be turned around overnight. She still has a lot of hard work and challenges ahead of her.

Pinecrest Preparatory Academy 1

Posted July 09, 2014
- a parent
Think twice before sending your children here. This school is all about the MONEY. They can care less about the students nor are the teachers skilled to be teaching. Very unprofessional administration that do not care about what is going on with our children and their education. Teachers do not have nor want communication with parents other than making sure the money asked is brought in. If its about money you definitely have their attention. My 3 children attended PPA for two years and sad to say its not at all what we expected. Do yourself and most importantly your children a favor....DO NOT GO TO PPA. There are numerous schools in the area with much better teachers and administration. This school needs a definite overhaul in order to be and produce what our children seek...AN EDUCATION. There is no passion to teach and the teachers simply don't care.

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Pinecrest Preparatory Academy
14301 Southwest 42nd Street, Miami, FL  33175
(305) 207-1027
Last modified Pinecrest Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pinecrest Preparatory Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 93 reviews. Top