My daughter attended this school in 3rd grade and it was the worst experience that we have ever had. When we enrolled her into this school she was a student in high standards. However, when she started this school her class was not assigned a permanent teacher until the end of the 1st marking period and the new teacher admitted to not having a clue as to how to acclimate the class; causing my child to fall behind drastically. I had my child transferred to another class and it got worst. This teacher was more interested in defending her colleague oppose to helping my child and she even lied to me about my child's behavior and tried to place her in detention, which coincidentally was hours after I met with the assistant principal about her failed academic plan to get my child on pace. She said she heard my child using profanity and later retracted and stated that a child over this this in another class. I immediately transferred my child to another school where she immediately excelled with no reports of behavior issues through the 3rd and 4th grades. She is now entering into a 5th grade honors class. I cringe at the thought of where my child would be had I left her at this school.
The best thing I did was to enroll my daughter at Renaissance Charter at Chickasaw Trail. This is going to be her second year there and a parent I am so pleased with every member and staff of this school. She can wait to start third grade and see her friends and teachers too. That's what every parent wants to here and its all because of Renaissance Charter. Great job!
I am very pleased at all this school has to offer. My two children are learning so much and the gifted program they offer is outstanding!
The teachers in this school are on point. It was pointed out to me that my child should be tested for gifted in Kindergarten. I knew he was smart but his teacher saw this and more. He passed the gifted test and will be receiving enrichment services once school begins again. Excellence is rewarded in the school.
The administration and staff at this school truly care about the children and whether they learn. I know they received an F last year, but FCAT scores have improved significantly, and frankly, I am not concerned about FCAT scores. I care whether my child is happy, healthy, and learning - and she is.
I'm so sad and disappointed..this school do not reward the excellence in excellent students...they pay more attention to kids with behavioral problems(which is good) and ignored(this is the problem) the good students. I think good students need attention too. This school needs better teachers. Excellence must be rewarded too is my humble opinion.
this school is the worst. teacher bully the kids and they do noting about it.
Teachers are NOT qualified! My child hasn't been as unhappy. I will be pulling my child end of school and putting him back into regular school. The teachers there act like children themselves and are not very professional.
We have had a very positive experience with Renaissance Charter School in our first year. The teachers are corteous, hard working and communicate regularly. The school Admin and teachers work and often go above and beyond for the students however, parent participation is the issue currently.
My sons are finally excited about going to school. No more fighting and arguing about why they have to go. Whatever this school is doing, I hope they keep it up!
I love what this school has done for my son. When he was in public school he was left behind on the back burner. He has been skipped a year and still above grade level. He is now being challenged in this school, and environment is great! I look forward to see what else my child and this school can do! Go bulldogs!!!
I love how friendly the staff is. The school has a great vibe, so much so I don't mind being there volunteering all the time :-)
This school has two of the worst administrators I've worked under! The principal just sits in his office with the door closed. The assistant principal has been around forever and has completely ruined the school. She bullies the teachers, she doesn't communicate with the principal, and she berates the students. When I find another job, I am leaving! Don't put your kids at this school! Most of the teachers are horrible. Very few actually talk to the students like human beings, especially the middle school teachers.
At the Middle school level I would NEVER recommend this school. I had never dealt with such an unprofessional group of individuals who dare to call themselves teachers. Not all teachers, but unfortunately the majority. They do NOT know how to work with these children. The children are constantly yelled at. The communication with parents is extremely lacking. Bullying IS an issue. Trying to communicate these concerns to the principal got me nowhere. I felt I was dealing with a politician who tried to give me the politically correct answer without actually providing solutions or even verifying and validating my concerns as a parent. I was extremely disappointed with this school. It does not live up to the high quality standard a Charter School should stand for. I have never had such a bad experience in a school to the point I withdrew my children mid school year because it was not fair to them to be in such an environment. The change of school made a HUGE difference. Now my children thrive in school as they always have because they are in an environment that supports their learning and truly educates them without overwhelming them.
My son Loves his school! I volunteer at the school. He started school here last year.
Education is not in this school. They barely have anyone to help with tutoring. they give out so much homework and barely explain to the kids how to complete there work. my kids would come home not understanding anything. Its just a shame. took them out of this school and registered them to a better school where they love to teach.
I am a parent that loves to be involved in my child school and I have seen things I really do not like about this school. I've seen teachers not trained well enough to deal with children that are not able to behave as they should be behaving. I decided to get my 3 kids out because education wise they were not recieving and to be honest I did not see any improvement. Yes I got them out of this school and I am in shock on how well they are doing in there new school.
All I have to say is I am glad I took my kids out of this school. I feel like they need to hire new teachers that are experience in teaching and that they love to teach because my kids would not even want to come back to school. This school may look good on the outside but let me tell you in the inside it is totally the opposite
rennaisance at chickasaw gives the illusion that it has it's act together. It's simply another F school (charter) that wishes to enroll as many children as possible at tax payers expense and to make sure they turn a profit.
Such a nice school on the outside. However it appears to be just an F school.
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