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.
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.
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.