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K-8
Public charter
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Students enrolled: 700
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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10350 Riverside Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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(561) 253-7504
(561) 658-0565
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Map of Bright Futures Academy address.

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November 13, 2014
I would not reccomend BFA the staff will not meet the child's learning needs, they specifically told me they do not help kids with their learning disabilities they were so rude on the phone, I pulled my child out of that school As soon as I hung up the phone she attended 6 days and she is happy at the new school now Rate this school a -0

- submitted by a teacher
October 27, 2014
My kids went there for 9 years. When my child went to high school the math grades were so low that summer school was warranted. When I spoke with the Guidance Counselor and they said that was expected of students from Bright Futures Academy. The administration at this school is horrendous. My child's teacher was fired and asked to leave the property immediately for going to interview for another position. A lot of the teachers and admin are not certified in the area they are employed in. I would ask to see their teaching certifications. Many friends I referred to the school left very upset. They discouraged a PTA and no longer have one, no safety patrol and the middle school has 4th and 5th graders in with 6th - 8th graders. The teacher and staff turnover rate if horrific. There are a lot of disgruntled ex-parents, students and staff of this school. Don't be fooled by the dog and pony show! All of my children were at least one year behind starting new schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2014
I searched every choice school on the internet in Lake Worth, Boynton and West Palm Beach area, over thirty at least. I took all these things and more into consideration. Keep in mind that I visit the Palm Beach County Website, I receive all the school email updates for the area, and I continue to read the Bright Futures board minutes and newsletters. Bright Futures is offering a private education that not only meets, but exceeds some of the private schools I visited. My goal next year, (as should every parent that is getting a private education at no cost) is to volunteer, be the biggest cheerleader and offer any skill or talent that would make the school grow.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2014
The Good: Parents are involved with the school which makes it feel like a community. The Bad: Teachers are unprepared, high turnover, unprofessional and unprepared administrators, the school is disorganized The Ugly: When I transferred my daughter out of Bright Futures, she had to take intensive classes to catch up with her peers. She was below grade level in math and reading even though she had good grades at Bright Futures. Parents need to step up and demand better or transfer their kids out.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
My son graduated the 8th grade last night from Bright Futures Academy. It was a great ceremony and many of the students received awards and recognition for achievements. My son was at the school for 3 years and has benefited tremendously from his time there. He has grown in responsibility, academic achievement and sports abilities. He totally positive experience for him and for his classmates.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2014
this has been a terrible year at BFA. I don't think my daughter learned much and the turnover of teachers was terrible. In addition, they promoted teachers into positions that exceeded their skill level. They lack serious organization and I hope to transfer my daughter elsewhere. She can't afford be behind in her education.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
My children moved from private schools to Bright Futures and I couldn't be happier with the experience. The very few issues I have mentioned to administration were handled immediately. (It appears that disgruntled parents of expelled students are venting on this site). I love that the children are tested quarterly and placed in groups according to their level. With this system the entire class is in sync with the education and no students are holding up the class or falling behind. My daughters have thrived in this environment and appear to be a year and a half ahead of their friends from our former private school. It's been a blessing to attend BFA for the past 7 years and I only wish they could start a high school!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
We will miss BFA now that all of our kids have graduated. It really is a wonderful school. Too many people expect it to to be too many things. It's a public school that you have to be involved with as a parent. They aren't a babysitting service!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
This school definitely does not deserve the five out of ten stars it is currently receiving. The teachers are no where near qualified to teach the subjects they have been assigned and the administration is no better. They go around telling all the kids how poorly they're doing and how much it is going to affect them in high school, when in reality, they were never prepared for it. Any question asked seems to be a major inconvenience. This school could improve by actually listening to the students once in a while, because believe it or not, they're a lot smarter than you give them credit for. Truthfully, I think there is no hope for this school at all.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
We've been very happy at BFA for 6 years now. For the most part we have had outstanding teachers. I don't think this school is for everyone. I've seen many families leave over the years seeking something "better." I can honestly say that I don't think that there is something "better".....different maybe. No school is perfect and I don't claim that this school is. But what I do know, from our personal experience, is that BFA is a good school! I love that the teachers AND administration KNOW my children by first name. I feel they care about them and want the best for their future. My children have been happy, safe and learning something everyday. I love the small, private feel of this school. I love that if you don't like it...you can leave! Simple as that. We support BFA and are proud to be there!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2013
I don't believe that the last two posts were actually done by teachers. All of my daughter's teachers are wonderful, dedicated people who care about how well she does not just academically but socially too. I know several of the teachers outside of school and they say nothing but good things about the school's administration. To the REAL teachers of BFA, take it from a parent - KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2013
This school stinks they do not care about these children at all!!!! They hire teachers last minute and they are terrible for our kids. Extremely unorganized ONCE AGAIN NOW they are panicing about the FACATS. They don't care about bullying I have addressed the school and have not even recieved a reply. The principal says he recieved tons of e-mails, e-mail me again. Something is seriously wrong. When a teacher is telling the students no one is getting an A on this project and they didn't even hand it in yet, its not right. They don't know how to encourage children to want to learn. Lets be glad they are moving!!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2012
My 6 year old first grader is very happy at Bright Futures. I am impressed with math teacher this year. My daughter is learning fast and is able to do her assignments herself. It is not easy math. We are working on spelling and reading as well as other subjects. I like that there is also music and art as well as spanish. When I drop my daughter off and pick her up (they have longer hours than public schools, she is there for 7 hours), I feel the staff is dedicated and they know all students very well. I would imagine private school could feel like this. I am big fan of charter schools for many reasons. I have my fingers crossed. It is A rated school. Yes, TV is allowed on rainy days and I was not happy about that at first, but then my daughter spends there 7 hours every day in first grade, so I understand that if the kids cannot get the energy outside, they may need something to get a break at this age. They are moving to Juno Beach in August. It is further for us, but there will be buses from Riverside campus, so I am looking forward to it.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2012
Just replying to the parent who responded to my post. I am a parent. I loved the school. It isn't perfect- things change too often, the teachers are often young and less experienced, they have decided to have a high turnover rate (bottom scoring teachers are asked to leave), and there is no due process for teachers. There are also limits as far as ESE services provided. However, if you are looking for a place where kids can dig in a garden to learn science, read across the curriculum blending social studies and English, and learn math - pulling from various sources and not just following rote in a textbook, this school may be for you. It's small, family-style learning. It's truly a wonderful school. But, it is not for everyone. And that's why it is my opinion (as a parent) that they get such a diversity of reviews.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
My son has been at Bright Futures for two years now and we have had nothing but a positive experience. He has excelled in all of his studies and really enjoys learning. I have always been able to email his teachers with any questions and the response is always fast. The administration has done a wonderful job in OVER Communicating to the parents. Having friends in the public school systems I find that the communication we received from BFA is not the norm. I have asked many questions of the administration and have even gotten responses in the summer months! The parents are given every chance to participate and assist in their childs educational development as well as many activities. I see the same negative email is being posted by a disgruntled parent. It seems the same negative comment is posted to give BFA a low score. It saddens me to see this as BFA is really a great school and they make every effort to help all children learn and grow. BFA is now looking to expand and offer more grades with the goal of opening a high school and we couldn't be more excited!!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
Overall, I have been very pleased with Bright Futures. I have two children who currently attend, and one who has attended BFA for 8 years. My children have had some amazing teachers over the years, and the administration has always taken the time to address any issues or concerns. I could choose a private school, but our children have received a quality education this far at BFA. I would recommend it to a friend.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2011
My daughter went here for one year and she was better off not even attending school! She didn't learn anything! The school is awful and the instructors are useless. They show movies during class and don't even have textbooks they can take home. As a parent, sending my daughter here was a decision I really regret.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
There are still many people who love this school. They are not the people who move their kids to a different school from year to year looking for perfection. Most people that are happy don't come here to give a review. Usually sites like these are the disgruntled people who've been kicked out or have a bone to pick with administration. As a parent you need to be involved in your children's education. Communicate with their teachers and or principal. This is our 6th year at this school and we are still very happy. We are realistic in our expectations and we are active in our children's education. This is the real world people! Teach your children how to deal now or they will be in for a rude awakening soon enough!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
We have had another outstanding year and yes, we will be back in the fall!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2011
Great Schools has again violated the terms of it own rating process. In publilshing irresponsible, uninformed and irrelevant speculations about the school. It is most curious to see any connection between the comment posted May 19th and reality. Florida's Governor and Legislature cut funding for all schools, including Charter Schools, causing layoffs across the State and District. Private school have been hurt by economic conditions and have lost student population causing layoffs. Bright Futures is pursuing newer facilities for its current student base. Bright Futures is a choice school and one has to choose to come there.. Anyone unhappy with Florida funding cuts might want to join in asking the Legislature to think about restoring funding to our children. Great Schools loses its credbility when it permits these rants. Perhaps this website is becoming a good idea gone amiss, and rename itself instead Great Griips.

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2011
My daughter is in kindergarden, she has thrived this school year! If every parent fufilled their commitment to the school, All would be good,it takes a village to raise a child!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
I understand that no matter where you go some people are NEVER happy with any situation and you will always have parents who complain. Well, I am not one of those. I find that if you don't like the way something is, then maybe as a parent you should step in and ask if there is anything you can do to help in the areas you are not satisfied in. If you want to make a community/school better, take the initiative to improve what YOU can and I promise, you'll be happier! I would start by changing the negative attitude. Look around at the ones that typically complain, they complain about all areas of their lives. Ever heard the saying, "It takes a community to raise a child?" It's true! This is a fabulous school in all areas! Art, Reading, Math, PE...you name it, my child is exceeding & soaring at this school; absolutely loves it! My oldest child went to private school all through Elementary & Middle and I have to say this is far better than private schooling. You get the same close knit feeling with better academics. Also, I am sure there are going to be some negative comments coming from teachers recently let go. Don't blame the school, the government made the budget cuts!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2011
As a previous teacher at Bright Futures, I can honestly say that the CEO's best interest is not that of the students. Teachers at this school are not certified in their area of interest, there is absolutely no stability in any aspect of this school, and administration is very demeaning to both the students as well as teachers. All a person needs to do s look at the turnover rate of the teachers to realize that something is very, very wrong at this school.

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2011
Parents, you dont know how good you have it at BFA!The Grass is NOT greener on the other side!I am so sick of hearing fellow parents compare BFA to local public schools.Take it from one who has been there, it is not all it is cracked up to be.I had my children in a"state of the art"local "A" rated public school in PBG and thought that it was going to be such an amazing experience for them, however,i could have not been more wrong.They did not have any science or social studies, and were barely monitored at lunch in the cafeteria. Talk about PE, Spanish, Art, maybe once every 2 weeks if they were lucky.I have been a parent of BFA for the last few years and feel that it is such an amazing place for my children to excel. Based on the previous negative comment I asked my kids about specials and they LOVE the new PE/spanish teacher, and there are so many art supplies my kids are making dragons currently! As for the Co-Pricipals,their open door policy is just that! What other school could you find that,NOT any other public school! Also,I found that the letter sent home last Thursday was an eye opener! It seems that the CEO is doing everything she can considering a $550,000 budget cut!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2011
My understanding is that the only way for charter schools to survive is to grow and to capitalize on the economies of scale. This school has done amazingly well with the limited funds given to charters and whether people like them or not, they do provide parents with an option. I too have been a part of the school for a number of years and know that ALL of the administrators were teachers before going into administration. Additionally, ALL of the administration have been working at the school for at least 4 years and have extensive experience working in the field. What other school can you walk into and see the Principal? Most of the time at other schools you can't even get the Principal on the phone, they are generally not accessable. Some people just see the glass half empty, I have not seen a decline but instead improvement. My kids do go to a park for PE, the school uses Orf instruments, the EDU Garden is amazing and the art teacher CHOOSES to find free resources and STILL wins tons of contests with student work. I was sad to see the cuts in staff, but I have faith that the school will pull through, they always do!!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2011
I hope that if you are reading these reviews as a prospective parent you are not heavily influenced by the negative reviews. Most of the parents who come on here and complain are the ones whose children have been kicked out for seriously misbehaving. Half of the things they say are untrue or based on ill-formed notions on how a school should and employees should behave, and it s absurd that they can come on here and post these inaccurate comments.

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2011
We love BFA! My children have been going to this school for 5 years and overall it's been great. I appreciate that this school will get rid of disruptive students. I appreciate that this school can get rid of teachers who are not up to par. I appreciate that this school will..to some degree teach on different levels. I appreciate that my children are learning art & music, spanish and have PE everyday. LOVE the Edu-Garden! My children are happy, learning and safe! I appreciate that!!! I don't appreciate the parents who are constantly bashing the school with their toxic negativity. Most of these parents have had their children in 3 to 4 different schools before they reach middle school! CRAZY! This is the real world people....let's prepare our children for that. There is NO perfect school. I have friends at many different schools from private to public in many different states, and each one has its faults. Learn to speak up, get involved in your child's education and don't have unrealistic expectations. Spreading you issues around to other parents isn't helping your child!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
FCAT time is a good time to determine if the school is doing its job. Im afraid they are failing. Teachers are using bribery tactics in a ridiculous attempt to get better FCAT scores out of the children. Giving prizes and incentives for doing well on FCAT practice tests is not only morally wrong it is incredibly discouraging for the students who try their best and fail to get the reward. A lot of parents/children are leaving BFA and I understand why now.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2010
This is a school with problems from the top all the way down. Most of the teachers are unqualified to teach, and most of the administrators are grossly unqualified to run a school. I'm talking basics here, like teachers who don't have a degree in the subject they teach and administrators who don't have advanced degrees. Curriculum: what curriculum? The school is a chaotic mess. Students didn't even have schedules until the second or third week of school! There is no clear discipline program, and students are arbitrarily kicked out while worse students remain. Speaking of arbitrary, the teacher turnover rate is astronomical, and it isn't as if bad teachers are being let go or that better teachers are replacing them. At the elementary school, it's not rare for a teacher to be fired in the middle of the school year! Charter schools are here to give parents a choice, so don't choose this place.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2010
Poor facilities, few resources, horrific administration with little education, curriculm design with no idea on how to implement it and inconducive school hours. I will not allow my child to be in such an environment any longer. The kids there deserve much better.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2010
The teacher turnover rate is astronomical...that should tell you everything you need to know about the school. As a parent who communicates with teachers frequently at this school, the immaturity at the administrative level pushes teachers out where it ultimately has a devastating effect on educational value for the students. There is no way I can consciously tell another parent to send their kid there.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2010
I have two children that attended bright futures for the first time this year. They come home and hold extensive conversations about what they are learning in school while using the academic vocabulary. My oldest informing me that she learns better has made me realize that Bright Futures was the best choice for our family.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2010
This is the best job I've ever had. Not only it is rewarding working the students and seeing them learn new things everyday, but I've never had supervisors and bosses who supported me so much. My co-workers feel like family. Such a great place to work.

- submitted by a teacher
June 01, 2010
We have been very happy with the family environment at Bright Futures--a departure from most public schools. Bright Futures really fosters a sense of community between students and staff. We especially love the arts and music program. Even in kindergarten, my son is learning music theory--what a gem.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2010
Bright Future International School is the best school in Palm Beach County. It allows a child to learn in a wonderful environment. The staff and administration at this school should be rated A++++++.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
We transferred to Bright Futures from our public school for two reasons: to be in a school where parents are vested in their children's education and to provide a more academically challenging environment. No doubt we made the right decision. The teachers are fabulous, truly dedicated and I love how peer groups are utlized and continually evaluated. The communication with teachers is great (love the weekly newsletters, use of the agenda, timely e-mail responses, etc.) Have also had positive interactions with administrative staff. Tremendous parental involvement and volunteer opportunities--a complete 360 from the public school we were at. As a parent of four, feeling connected to our kids' school is important to me. Right now, we plan to be with Bright Futures for many, many years.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
Thier freedom to teach in a way that the teachers enjoy shows thru to the children. The international studies and computer use has taught a more world view to the children which makes my children well rounded

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
Bright Futures is a wonderful charter school with oustanding teachers and faculty.It provides a well-rounded education with families of all different cultures,races and backgrounds. Each child is considered unique and has something special to offer.Children become more respectful and tolerant of others which is so important in these times. I am on my third child here and love the school and would recommend it to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
You don't attend Bright Futures because you live in the neighborhood. You enroll your child because you want something better than the options available to you based on your address. At Bright Futures you become part of a family that not only wants MORE from their school, but is willing to put back into their school. Parents, teachers and staff who go above and beyond every single day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
It is a great school, great teachers, small environment and well equipped to teach the kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
We have been at this school for 3 years. We are very happy! My children are learning, they are happy and they are safe! I love the small feel of the school. What I don't like is when parents get together and badmouth the administration. It's toxic! If you have a problem go to the administration or teachers. I have never once been ignored on any issue I have had to go with them about. I see many parents at this school who 'school hop'. Transferring their kids from one school to the next looking for the 'perfect' school. (poor kids have no sense of stability...those people will not be happy anywhere). Personally I don't think a perfect school exists. Every school has flaws. But, I believe Bright Futures is doing a great job at teaching our children. The teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
I am pleased with the academic challenges at the school. My son is doing very well. The teachers are really nice. However, as far as the administrative staff, I am very disappointed that parents don't receive timely communciations about what is going on at the school and events. Very frustrating. They offer an aftercare program, but it's unreliable. Notification of cancelation of aftercare often happens at the last minute and parents have to scramble to find alternate options. On a day-to-day basis, the school is fine, but from an administrative standpoint for parents, they need to make huge improvements.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
We didn't have a good experience with the school. The discipline is too rigid to the point that students are not having fun while learning, instead they have to conform to 'one size fits all ' Behavioral Expectation Chart. If your child happens to deviate an inch of the forming line, for example, it will be cause for disciplinary actions. Some of their teachers forgot what they were like when they were in elementary schools. Kids will be kids. Although we need to guide the children to the path of virtue, we should not chastize them to the point that their self-esteem may be at stake in the process.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
Being a parent at Bright Futures, I am disappointed in the way administration treats us. They are unjust in their actions and unprofessional as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2010
I completely agree with the last comment posted!!! You have to wonder about a school where the teachers are constantly leaving. Not to mention the communication is terrible. A letter was sent home this past Monday stating to call the school that night and wait for a message because due to a heating problem, there may be no school the next day... Parents called all night and THERE WAS NO MESSAGE!!!!!We didn't know if we should drop our kids off or not the next day!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 10, 2010
Too much teacher turnover! Students need stability and teachers are CONSTANTLY leaving mid year. I've never experienced this at other schools. My child has gone through several teachers already and it's only January!!I'm beginning to question administration's judge of character. Due to the revolving door with teachers constantly coming and going, I fear for my child's safety.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2010
I'm a parent of a current 5th grader. The previous two years were great.. However, the 5th grade is located at the MIDDLE SCHOOL. My child has classes with 8th graders and is constantly bullied. I do not think it is right to place advanced 5th graders in the same classes as lower level 8th graders. My son is finding things out way too soon for his age!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2010
My child transferred to Bright Futures this past school year from a private school. Her past education was much more advanced. I've tried numerous times to speak with the Principals about this issue so that she can be further challenged and have yet to hear back.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2009
My daughter has excelled more at this school than anywhere she's been before. The emphasis on discipline and mutual respect is a refreshing change from what we encountered elsewhere. My daughter now LIKES going to school, and is learning more than ever before.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2009
The teachers are all great and do a wonderful job, however, the school overall is not as good. They are terrible about cashing checks for the school. It's not like they are small checks either. Checks for aftercare, lunches and other things that they are requesting money for can take over a month to be deposited. This makes it very difficult and annoying when balancing a checkbook. You would think they would be deposited on a weekly basis with how often they seem to ask for money and run fundraisers. The fundraisers are a bit much. When one fund raiser finishes they are ready to start another one. The school is also not so good at notifying of events coming up. We have sometimes received notice on a Friday that the next day is a school event that our child would have liked to go to.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2009
The administration at Bright Futures is downright terrible. They are so nasty to both us parents and teachers. Extremely unprofessional atmosphere!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
Administration expects so much out of the teachers that they cannot focus on teaching our children.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
My son has gone to this school 3 years and he is very happy there. The communication with the teachers is great and they work around certain situations that can make it difficult for a student normally. Kudos to the staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
Wonderful school! I have never seen teachers so dedicated to teaching! My daughter is in the arts program and didn't even want to audition for bak! My son is thriving as well. Very pleased!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
This is a wonderful school! The teachers are dedicated and truly care about the students futures. Both of my children have attended Bright Futures for years and absolutely love it!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
my child attended 6th grade at Bright futures. since the school combines two grades together, they do not follow any book in most of the classes. The teachers are going anywhere since they do not have a defined path. If your child goes to the other school he would be in trouble. The school is very busy recruiting new students but loses focus on the present students. When you do these for the 5th sixth and seventh grade, you are going to jeopardize the future of your child. ( do you let the pilot fly a plane without the flight plan?)

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2009
I worry that there is too much of a focus on expansion at the expense of what is best for the students.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2009
While most of the teaching staff are truely dedictaed to the education of their students, the administration is lackluster at best. The administration focuses on 'getting the numbers', not on the education of the students. The school grew too quick and the students and teaching staff are suffering. My children no longer attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
Bright Futures is offering a private education that not only meets, but exceeds some of the private schools I visited. Only, one school came close...(I won't get into that).... How do they do this? With a Board that is run by Members of the community and Parents. People who are donating there time to make a difference for our children and future. The school gets the same amount of tax dollars from the state just like a public school, but they fund raise to meet the deficient by holding car washes, garage sales and more. A charter school means that the board make the overall decision's for the school, but also follows county test requirements. I am starting to hear about Bright Futures more often at dinner conversations. My goal next year, (as should every parent that is getting a private education at no cost) is to volunteer, be the bigges

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
As a parent and teacher at the school, I must say that the administration of the school and in particular the principal is the finest I have ever seen in any district or school. Over the past four years, the school has grown from a small elementary school to a fabulous K-8 school with a waiting list to attend. This was the direct result of the leadership of one person, the principal, and the dedication of the increbile staff.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 10, 2009
I agree with the parent who posted on March 6th...the expansion of the school may bring additional profits, but bigger does not always mean better for the children - my second grader, for instance.

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February 25, 2009
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December 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 26, 2008
This was our first year at BFI and we are very happy. My children are happy, learning & safe. I can look past not having facilities. I think BFI does a great job with what they have. After all I CHOSE to send my children there and I toured the school before hand. I think it's a great school doing great things for our kids. I say try it and see for yourself. I think it's a great alternative to private school.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
my two children just finished there first year at Bright Futures. I am so happy with the school. The middle school has been very good to my son who has a 504 plan. I keep in contact with the teachers as the need arises. This allows my son grow in areas on his own. The grade school is also great. Mrs. Moran the K teacher is so nurturing and loving towards the children. The small classes and unorganized office some other reviewers complain about here never seemed to be a problem. I think the extra room we will have this coming year will work out great. The children enjoy this atmosphere. There safety comes first as many parents stand outside in the morning and afternoon with security shirts. Im very pleased with Bright Futures

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2008
Very unhappy with teacher turnover and the coaches making bad choices at P.E. I think they are trying to expand the school before it is ready and they seem to dwell on the middle school. This will be our last year at this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2008
My daughter attended this school for three years and loved every minute of her experiences. The teachers were more than caring and my daughter became a better person for it. I would recommend this school with no reservations to all who wish the very best for there childrens education and personal growth. I am sorry we could not take the school with us when we moved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2008
my child's 1st and last year. i, as well as my child, are very unhappy with the services offered and the quality of teachers. my child is on a 504 & an AIP and i try to stay in constant communication with teachers. the teachers do not care about their students. they do not want to be bothered with anything that may help to improve your child's learning experience. There are also no extra services offered for children who are academically challenged. Such as, tutoring or after-school homework help etc...

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2007
Good teachers and very happy kids but abysmal administration. Very unorganized in the office.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
There are no facilities to speak of. The turn over rate of teachers is high and there is always political drama. Do not send your kids here!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2007
My children have attended BFI and AIS for a number of years and I am excited about the changes that have been made. When I read the reviews about the lack of programs in previous years I am excited to see computers in every classroom, computer board technology, music, art, Spanish and a well rounded curriculum. All of these changes can be attributed to the hard work of the entire staff that have worked so hard to improve the schools. BFI did see a slide this year to a very high 'B' rating while AIS remained an 'A'. I have confidence that BFI will return to and 'A' and if they do not, I will look at the individual improvements that my children continue to make and evaluate their educational experiance based on their individual performance.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2007
FCAT scores have come out and you can't argue with the facts. There are some very dissapppointing numbers for Bright Futures. There are other schools in the area that did much better. It used to be that Bright Futures set the standard for achievement, but not anymore. We are looking for another school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2007
I believe Bright Futures is a good school although sometimes I feel my daughter needs more individual help, and she doesn't get however I do see a change, so I believe that things will be different for next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2007
I am a parent of middle school and elementary school children. The schools are wonderful, and provide an excellent education for my children. The office staff is always courteous and professional!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2007
Classrooms are small, bathrooms are dirty, no space to play, unprofessional atmosphere in the school office. Looking elsewhere for middle school.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
I could not be more pleased with this school. The individual attention my children receive is outstanding. The teachers provide extra tutoring. The extracurricular clubs are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
June 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
May 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2006
Bright Futures is the best education you can find in a public school in its area. The teachers are dedicated and truly care about each child. Children are truly taught at their individual level. The curriculum is challeging and well rounded. As a charter school, funds are limited and the school struggles with funding and stability issues. However, it is worth the risk compared to the other 'more stable' choices in the area. If the school can secure a permanent facility in the near future, it will be without a doubt one of the best schools in the county.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2006
I couldn't be happier with the education my son is receiving in Kindergarten this year. His teacher, Mrs. Moran, is a kind-hearted and dynamic teacher who brings out the best in the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 21, 2005
Bright Futures has been a great school for our family. This is our 3rd year and we are pleased with the education that our 2 of our kids are getting. They work hard at keeping the curriculum current and challenging. The Spanish program is top notch also. I may not always agree with how things are going but I feel I can raise a concern and it will be addressed.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 19, 2005
i love the ibo program it helps the kids understand the world around them.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
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December 31, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2004
Bright Futures is a K-6 public charter school that has small classes and an aide in every class (as of 2004). There are two classes per grade. The extras are P.E., Art, Spanish, pull-out gifted class, and speech - however, there is no computer lab and no Music program yet. A good school for the basics but extra funding will be needed in the next few years to continue the school. I would recommend this school for grades K through 3.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2004
Bright Futures is a K-6 public charter school that has small classes and an aide in every class (as of 2004). There are two classes per grade. The extras are P.E., Art, Spanish, pull-out gifted class, and speech - however, there is no computer lab and no Music program yet. A good school for the basics but extra funding will be needed in the next few years to continue the school. I would recommend this school for grades K through 3.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
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Bright Futures Academy
10350 Riverside Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410
(561) 253-7504
Last modified Bright Futures Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bright Futures Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 101 reviews. Top