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Ucp East Charter School5
Posted June 18, 2014
- a parent
I have two children at this school. The experience has been wonderful for both of them. One of my daughters has autism and the staff has been caring, motivated and professional. She has been able to progress academically and socially. My other daughter is a" typical " child and she loves it. Her FCAT scores were high and she loves the art component . The facility is clean and staff well qualified. Communication with teachers is great. But, commnication with administration is lacking slightly.
This school is all about appearances. 1) Not all therapies are actually provided, and some that are provided are poorly administered or not carried out at all. Most therapists sit down next to the teachers' assistants and make notes (or at least that's what they seem to be doing) and that's it. How do managers keep track of the quality and number of therapy sessions? Are they cooking the books? What is Medicaid doing about this issue? 2) Likewise, some teachers don't interact with the kids. They just sit down or hang around while the assistants follow their orders. Teachers are supposed to direct, to guide, but these act more like sitting cows than professionals or mothers. 3) Now, the facilities seem great. However, sometimes the stench to sewage in the interior is almost unbearable. You see, in the lot next to this location there is a huge sewage tank as tall as the structure of the UCP building, but nobody says or does anything about it! Also, just take a look at the restrooms! If you want to enroll your kid in UCP, think twice before doing so, and if you feel privileged because your child is already there, then open your eyes wide and act in consequence.