A "Huge" Thank you to those parents who have had the value and not scared to say thing when things have been need to be said because is not only one parent seeing what going on but more then what you think. Some are scared because at the end they will get it with that child and the child will get labeled and rumors are spread easily in that school. The parent make a difference but it sad that for those who talk and say the truth are ignored and at the end the bad ones are the parents. At the end is very important to hear what the parents have to say so the school in general can become a better school if parent involvement is so important. we don't get the chance to express what we see or even feel because we get ignored.
The home work is just about right but I just think when it's time for a test they shouldn't wait until the week of the test to send reviews home and they should at least notify parents when the kids will be having a test so they can be prepare. a child does not always get prepare just by hearing only what the teacher teaches them inside of the classroom. They need a review. not every child is a visual learner.
PPA has many areas in which they need to improve starting with some of the teachers in that school that stayed behind, and communication not only from the teachers but also the administration side when they decided to do all this sneaky changes and not notify the parent on why some of this changes are happening specially when it involves your kids. If we get notify is only the thing they want us to believe. It sad how this school has change from good to worst and they keep giving all this excuses but nothing is really happening that has been a positive change yet. The classes can range any where between 26-27 kids with one teacher, the gifted classes are mix with the advance classes when they really don't have a fully gifted class like they tend to say to the parents, the kids are placed in advance classes based on test scores only and for those who do not score well they are place in a low class with a mix of kid. As a parent you always want a good teacher that can give them the skills they need to do better and learn what they need to learn.one thing sometimes you see the same group of kids that started in kindergarten together again and again and this are kids who are not even put in advance classes, so i wonder how there placed because every teacher does not always do well with certain kid and it becomes a problem and they will always find an issue with that child and more sad the parent works with them but they don't work with you the way they should. Mostly is screaming and treating the kids how they wish. They don't split the kids fairly and there a lot of prefrence . Every child performs differently and if they want perfection and some Don't have the patience to handle certain situations the proper way with out being so mean, I am not sure why they even teach. when you go into that type of field you know what you are getting yourself into and more with those who have been in the field longer. Who knows is the principle is aware and if she is aware it even more sad that thing are happening how they are because I don't think any of the administration kids who attend that school or not would like for a teacher to treat the kids the way the kids tend to get treated at ppa. Lastly,the kids get labeled to much and when thing are ask, they are not given. There are better charter schools and overall performance they are not that great.
Both of my children attended PPA. It is a great school. The curriculum is amazing as well as the staff. Parent communication is happening all the time via email or phone. Teachers are extremely caring. Students leave this school well prepared. I cannot ask for anything else. Personally, I had a great experience in this school.
They try to make school the best it could be , i have been going there for 5 years and there have never been bullying and they try to prepare you the best they can . For ash wednesday almost everyone was wearing it , the pe teachers , the principle , and evan some students ! The teachers are very nice and try to let you have fun during there class .There is not to much homework and it leaves you time to enjoy the weekend .They also have after-school care and before school care .In after school care you can do your homework and than when you are done you can play outside or watch a movie inside , a great school and i think everyone should go there.