My son has cerebral palsy he's in a wheelchair but can take steps with assistance and crawl also. They leave him in his chair all day. My son can't talk so they forget to change his diaper on time and push him to the corner if he falls asleep even though they have documents stating he has seizures in his sleep. They've gotten tired of me catching them not doing their job and now have banned me from walking to drop and pick up my sons for no reason and claim they will follow thru with trespassing paperwork if I walk them to class. I don't ask for special treatment just the attention he needs! He has cerebral palsy for gods sake they are called united cerebral palsy! Think twice before enrolling!
School has a big bullying problem. Administration and (some) teachers do not take physical threats seriously, allowing the threats to continue, even after it's brought to their attention. I love that the school includes both "typical" and special needs children, but the issue of older, "typical" children bullying special needs children needs to be taken seriously and stop. There is a lot of turnaround with teachers, which is a shame. Some teachers in this school are simply amazing, while others treat the children in a way that leaves me wondering whether they even have ESE experience. This started out as a good school, the potential was great. They seem to be heading in a different direction, and I would suggest doing research and using caution before sending a child here, especially a special needs child.
I absolutelly LOVE this school. My two other children went to public schools and this is the first I have sent to a charter. I am thrilled at the level of his learning. He learned a lot. The staff has been helpful and very willing to work with you. I love the compassion that he is learning to have with children with special needs.
I have a child that attends this school and he is not disabled nor does he have a learning disability. He does very well and is kind the other children. He has learned to appreciate how all people are different and respect all people.
There is a big bullying problem in the school . It has been reported and little is done about. I understand that there are children at the school with social skills issues due to their learning disorder but some of the more capable children bully the less capable children.
I have three children at this school. They do project-based learning, so kids learn the way that the world really works instead of just doing worksheets all the time. The children move from class to class based on their skill-level, so for example if they are in 2/3, they can move around between the three 2/3 classrooms to go to the correct group to fit their levels. They also accommodate gifted children pretty well - my son goes to the technology lab for advanced math so he is challenged. I also like how the kids are with special needs children - now if they see someone who is in a wheel chair, it's no big deal to them because they are around that every day. The teachers send frequent e-mails to let parents know what fundraisers are going on or what field trips and events are coming up. Also, for 2015-2016 school year, the school has received a technology grant, so they will be utilizing technology (iPads) to help teach the children. I am very interested to see how this affects the children's learning. Overall, I am very grateful that my children have this school to attend and that they care so much about helping my children succeed.
Building is new, clean and spacious--yes. What is concerning is the constant teacher turnaround. It not only occurs yearly, but teachers often decide to leave two months into the school year or mid-year. The administrators seem nice, when you see them. But that is another issue: You never see the administrator/'principal' or 'assistant principal'. You are left to wonder who exactly runs the school. There is nearly zero communication between home and school. Sadly, it is a school with so much potential, if the administrators would take charge and be present.