LOVE THIS SCHOOL! Three years in and still proud to have my son attend Pinecrest Academy South. The Principal and Assistant Principal really care about the students. The administrative staff may appear to be strict and not allow parents to break the rules but their main concern in the safety of the students and I appreciate that. The teachers are very caring with the students and send emails to keep parents informed of what is going on in the classroom. They also encourage parents to be involved and participate so they can get to know the school. I could not be more pleased with the school.
I am very happy with this school. They recently implemented a gifted program and have given the students the opportunity to try different things such as Robotics!
Teachers believe they are entitled here and are beyond snobby. Principal send out mass email warning parent to not park in a teachers parking spot and to carpool instead. There are only around 4parent parking spots in the entire school. If your kid is in before or after care you have to park. Administration has a horrible attitude, treat parents like garbage. Will be taking daughter out.
This is a very good school!!!its safe too.I am happy to have had my son since 1st grade.I recommend this school!!!!
This school is amazing! The staff is so loving and caring toward the students! Best decision I've ever made! We love this school.
GREAT GREAT!!! School, the best principal in the area, the best techers, the best thecher of P.E Mrs love, no one school can be comparable with this school,And my BOY is adorable because came from this school, The charter schools are the amazing sistem, Am sure that i am going continuing with the same school when my children going to middle, the public schools are the worst control about security,they have guns, drugs and etc. every day i can check the students when a pass close to others public school,
My daughter was accepted mid year to Pinecrest South from the #1 charter school around the area. All I can say is, what a change! The atmosphere around campus is so positive. I was hesitant on changing schools mid year and my daughter be the "new girl." Instead of some backlash, all I got was positive reinforcements. She actually liked doing her homework, waking up in the mornings to go to school. The staff is excellent from Adela & Ms. Jackie in morning care to THE best 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Lopez. All I can say is what a welcomed change. Looking forward to the next school year!
This school has made a big difference in my grandson's lfe, in every way. He is an A's only student now, he participates in all their activities, sports, music, he is an advance reader, good at math, excellent friend (loyal, sharing , big helper), you see this at Pinecrest. Teachers and all the staff know and work closely with each one of the students. Cheer and guide them when needed. His parents and me love this school!
I am very disappointed with this school. There are very few good teachers and administration staff is rude. The assistant principle is unsupportive and arrogant. The only good thing I have to say about this school is that my child enjoys the fun activities.... Other than that it is horrible!
PAC is a great school that encourage kids to read, my daughter is very happy and she always want too go to school to learn and be involve in the school acitvities.
PAC is an amazing school! The administration and teachers are well equipped and dedicated to making every student shine. As soon as you walk into the main office, you encounter a wonderful sense of community! I feel very blessed that my three children have an opportunity to be part of such a great school. Go Pirates!
THEY ARE GREAT!! GREAT STAFF!!! GREAT LOCATION!!!GREAT EVERYTHING :). THEY HAVE THE BEST TEACHERS, MRS. CANGEMI -MR. GIL -MS. ALLI YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB GO PIRATES!!
My son and myself had an awful experience. I hated the school and my son got the worst teacher ever. He is now in a wonderful school were he is appreciated and is doing GREAT! The teachers and administration was horrible and very unpleasant
I LOVE PINECREST!! EVERYTHING IS GREAT!!!! STAFF IS AWESOME, MS. CANGEMI IS A REAL LEADER, SHE LOVES HER WORK AD SHE DO IT GREAT, ALL THE TEACHERS ARE WONDERFUL. I LOVE MY THREE CHILDRENS AND i WANT THE BEST FOR THEM , I DRIVE FOR AN HOUR TO GET THERE BUT IT IS NOT PROBLEM FOR ME BECAUSE I KNOW THEY ARE RECEIVING THE BEST EDUCATION.
Pinecrest Academy South is a wonderful school with great staff, administration and faculty! I am glad to have my children in a school where they are academically challenged and LEARNING! The so called "cold read" tests have been around since the school opened and there has never been an issue with them before. I have one child that struggles wtih the "Cold Read" tests and my other child does not. I want my children to be challenged and be proivded with the opportunity for growth and Pinecrest Academy South provides that and much more for my children. I have been a parent at this school for five years and have nothing but wonderful things to say! Mrs. Cangemi is a great principal and is always willing to listen and the administration is very CONSCIOUS and concerned with the children of the school!
I am surprised that a parent of Pinecrest Academy can make such a bad comment about the school and the administration. My child has been at that school since kindergarden and I am very happy with the staff and the school. As a matter of fact I was one of the first mom that talk to the principal on Tuesday in regards to the Cold Reading Tests and I am very gratefull of the way she treated us and that she took her time (with me in particular about 1 hour) to hear our concerns. We just showed up at the school without an appoitment and she saw us all. I know she will help our kids and overall we are HAPPPY that we have a principal like Mrs. Cangemi. Those parent that couldn't see her that day are still making appoitments and meeting with her at the moment.
We used to be very happy at Pinecrest Academy South, however today after more than forty parents protested in front of the administration office and we saw the way we were treated, we truly believe that the administration should be removed and replace for a more conscious one. I do not think that the principal is concern about the psychological welfare of the students. I think that the parents should take this to the local news and to the district, children and taxpayers should not be treated like this. We have the right to have our concerns validated.
Pinecrest Academy is an excellent school, teachers and staff are great. I love the school!!
AMAZING SCHOOL AND STAFF !! THEY ARE VERY WELL ORGANIZED. THE PRINCIPAL IS WONDERFUL AND VERY HANDS ON!!!
Good school. The staff is very nice and friendly. The security is better than other schools. Ms. Castanedo was a great teacher last year, I strongly recomend her.
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