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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The administration at Bright Futures is downright terrible. They are so nasty to both us parents and teachers. Extremely unprofessional atmosphere!
Administration expects so much out of the teachers that they cannot focus on teaching our children.
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!
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!
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!
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?)
I worry that there is too much of a focus on expansion at the expense of what is best for the students.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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