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Renaissance Charter School At Chickasaw Trail5
Posted December 31, 2014
- a teacher
I am a teacher here, but also a parent, and I couldn't be happier with our choice to teach at and send our son here. He is off to an amazing start in Kindergarten, already testing at mid 1st grade at the end of December in both reading and math. Our administration is the best around, as they are ALWAYS putting students first. If you are looking to send your child to a school where the teachers and administrators actually CARE about your child's well-being first, in addition to their academic success, then this is the place for you. In my 4 years of teaching this is the first place I feel like I actually get to TEACH and not just drill my students in preparation for a state assessment. I couldn't be happier.
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!
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.
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.