This school is the worsted school I've sent my child. I would like to send my child some where she can learn, not to have new teacher every week. My daughter have been complaining that the new math recherche only lets them watch videos and then makes them take a test after, and that's every other she has him, but when it comes to science he like to get into text books and do all kinds of things. My daughter is in 6th grade in FCAT time she'll have to take MATH AND READING FCAT, and as I heard they are now starting to inform our children about civics FCAT and they are now preparing for it. FCAT is around the comet and it seems that they aren't even ready. On top of that last year before I registered my son and daughter to this school they informed me that they will have 2nd floor ready by then, but they didn't even finish the school! All the kids were all sent from the school on a bus to signature grand, then at the end of the day same operation. So then at the middle of the year they finally finished the school, but the school still wasn't ready! Then after that they prekindergarten they would have 2nd story for next year. The year is almost done and they still haven't done it yet!
This is the most unconventional school I have ever sent my child to. The fact that they proclaim classroom learning is more in depth due to smaller classroom sizes gives you the impression that it is better for students to learn; indeed it is not at all what they say it is. Drained teachers were constantly fired or quit & staff members were very unpleasant and rude. Science was barely taught and if so only about 20-30 minutes; let alone was there technology. I don t understand why they are advertising as a science &technology school when neither of the subjects is taught there. Prior to signing up I had a meeting w/ the current principal; he ranted on & on about what a great school it was and how the school's size is so beneficial to the learning environment. I m astonished how he so profoundly misled me. I wasn t informed of the schools current F grade, as if they were keeping it a secret. Standardized tests taken the year before were highly below Florida expectations, almost all students scored failing levels. I cannot believe the staff did not mention this big detail before I had registered my child. I am furious that I have wasted a precious year of my child's education here.
I am appalled that this school is still open due to the lack of resources and professionalism! Whoever does not have a gripe with this school is either delusional or has never set foot in a great school. Please keep your children in a public school or send them to a legitimate private or charter school that is established.
It seems that some people are not happy wherever they send their children. My two grandchildren are there and I found the staff to be very helpful. My youngest grand child was not reading when she went there. She is now reading. I highly recommend the school.
This is a great school. I don't regret sending my child here. The classes are small and the teachers do a great job with the student.
This is a very bad school. I would not recommend enrolling your children in this school due to its lack of resources.
It should be noted that the Principal, Dr. Hunter, is a caring individual, but unfortunately was not able to multi-task running the school as a owner while also being a Principal. Due to dual tasks he often made several ill advised decisions. Still, with a new Principal there I'm sure he's had more freedom to focus on other areas. However, the school is still running without a P.E. teacher, but this charter school is geared toward core classes and P.E. is not one of them.
I have two children that attend this school and they are both very happy there. My oldest child didn t like school but since he has been there, he enjoys school and that makes me happy. I am, along with them, very happy having our children there. There were some problems at the beginning, but it had nothing to do with the school s administration or the staff. It was the company that owned the building that caused the problems that this person is writing about. The academics are good and I can only see a bright future for the school. I have encouraged by family and friends to send their children there. When Harvard and Yale opened I am sure they had some problems when they started. How can anyone write something like this about a new school that is trying to bring something new to the community and give parents another option to help their child. If the person that wrote this is so concerned about the school and knows so much about education, why doesn t she or he go to the school and offer their expertise instead of writing negative comments. My children will remain there for the next year and I wish nothing but the best for this school.
The school does not stand a chance in comparison to other schools. Please do not send your children to this school if you are looking for great quality in a school from the outside, the education, and overall staff. The building reeks of sewer, several of the classrooms and the cafeteria are still under construction. There are no phone lines in each classroom, so you would have to reach the teachers through their cellphones. The appearance of the school looks nothing like the advertisements and they are lacking in technology. There is an inadequate amount of teachers and supplies to make this school successful. Also, former employees have confirmed that their pay checks would frequently arrive late. That is an outrage! There is also an inadequate amount of custodians, paraprofessionals, and anyone in the ESE department. There are no specials such as physical education, music, and art. The only physical education teacher was let go due to the below par budget. The communication between the staff and parents needs improvement. Overall, I would be surprised is this "charter school" remains open for the next year.
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