Parkway Academy has closed down and unfortunately the teachers, parents and most importantly the students had gotten the stiff end of it. It was not an easy closing as teachers worked diligently and cooperatively throughout the 2011-2012 school year to improve FCAT scores. Many demands were put on us, especially at the end of the school year. I've never had so many professional development workshops and emergency meetings in my 10-year career as a teacher. It was very unprofessional of administration to have the parents and teachers believe that the school would be open for the 2012 school year. I had visited the school one week before the first day of school to find out what was going on to find that the office staff, dean, PTA chairperson were still there enrolling students. I was left with the impression that school would be open and that teachers would get paid their last month-and-a-half salary that was withheld. We were supposed to get paid on a twelve-month salary basis with our last paycheck being August 15th. However, the last paycheck that was received was on June 29, 2012. There is no one to contact about reference letters. It was just an inconsiderate act.
Could be good school but terrible administrators. They are incapable of being professional and effective. They continuously fire and hire teachers yet the school still has not achieved an acceptable passing grade since its inception. They presently owe all employees salary after not paying them their last two paychecks yet they are advertising for new teachers. Broward County has recommended that they be closed down due to achieving a F during the last school year. The school appealed and will likely lose that appeal. The county has written parents to remove their kids and send them to their home school for the new school year. I would not recommend this school for any child.
Honestly Parkway Academy is a good school I have my oldest son who started when they just opened their doors as a charter. he wanted to leave the traditional public school nearby where he had attended so parkway was our choice He has graduated then went onto college doing fine with two degrees so far in engineering. I now in 2011 have two younger child attending one in ninth and one in tenth they are doing great so far exceeding their level. so as far as previous reviews future parents and future student check the school out for yourself. It is a very strict school and the teachers are great. Kudos!! to parkway its a great school and graet choice you will make to attend.
Parkway is an excellent school that is run well. It allows flexibility needed in that admininistration encourages staff members to individualize instruction and use strategies to meet the needs of all students. I especially like that all teachers went through trainings to enhance the reading process.
parkway is all about money ! they cheat to win football seaon its just sad !
my school is ok but it needs big improvements..most of the teachers are awsome like coach williams mr.roberts mr. robinson ms. grant mr.young mr. g.walker mr.johnson, ms devito and ms norey..the school would be better if we had better policies
I believe Parkway Academy is a poorly run school. I believe Leadership qualities as well as professionalism play an important part in the overall education process. Parkway Academy has lost its focus in that aspect. They need to regroup and get a better focus on a quality education so that the kids that attend there are able to have a successful educational experience. The leadership there lacks the key ingredient to provide this and need to be replaced to effect a positive change on the future of Parkway Academy.
The school is poorly run and i believe that it focuses more on sports than education.The school is definitley not how they describes it.
Parkway Academy as a school is a wonderful idea, however, good leadership is important if the students are to truly benefit. This school has produced top class students in the past and I am sure we will continue to do so. But each year we must have a new goal, thus ensuring that all our students are learning as much as they should. Big ups Ms Grant, one of the best Math teachers I have ever met.......I am not a current teacher at this school, but I left because of poor leadership. Our children are much too precious to be wasted. Improve the leadership and this little secret will become the first black school in Florida that is educating our children totally.
My student has thrived at Parkway. Now that the school focuses on the whole student and students who want to learn, the school is wonderful. The administration and staff are very interested in my child's education. They care and provide a family atmosphere. Parents that are not happy are those who students do not want to learn and do not want to follow the rules. Keep up the good work Parkway!
I think this school needs to focus on the students education. enforce the rules a little more. Also make the classes more interesting and actually kick the students out when they misbehave or fight in school. Actually also enforce the rules that they state but don't follow.
This school is a mess from what i've seen--its dirty and its so small that our kids can never be safe in there
i love parkway academy yes it is very strict but it helps us children relize how much less violence there is at the school
Parkway Academy has an excellent automotive program which is what my son loves about the school. The strict atmosphere keeps the students focused on learning without having to worry about the 'bad seeds' running the classrooms. Parents are required to be involved which helps thew students feel like the school is part of their family and cares about them.
I have two children that attend parkway academy.Im not pleased with the school at all.They focus more on discipline than education.Parkway is very poorly ran.
It has been a welcome and pleasant surprise to find a school like Parkway Academy for my little cousin, who plays football. He loves the small personable class rooms, where learning is more comfortable and challenging to his academic endeavors. The Staff beginning with the Principal and Coach Harris make relatives like myself comfortable with the care they have shown to my cousin. There are not too schools today that care for the students like Parkway Academy.Great Job!! Melvin J.Murphy
Parents are well involved have to do a total of 20 hrs each yer. Prkway is very good for scholarships
they have no music programs and no art programs. THey have limited sports which are only football, basketball and track. they have no social clubs or activities except for sga and a dance team. It is a required portion in your childs acceptance that you participate as a parent other wise you must pay two hundred dollars for your childs enrollment for the next school year.
Parkway Academy is a small school with personalized education. Its small environment makes students, teachers, and staff comfortable with each other.
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