Health concerns. There have been several outbreaks of head lice this year which have gone unreported to parents.
This is our third year at this school and we are so happy we stuck it out. There were many problems but they are now on the right track. The Principal and Assistant Principal are amazing. The students have a special each day: Spanish, PE, Music, Art and Technology. The teachers are the aftercare caregivers so the homework is done when you pick up your child. The new Elementary building is gorgeous. My son is in a high aceiver class and he is definitely being challenged. I know this school will continue to flourish and thrive.
The school has improved a whole lot. Yes it was hectic and disorganized in the beginning but thats to be expected with a fairly new school. The staff at Rcsp have been very professional through it all. Happy I stuck with them. My daughter loves it and is learning alp.
School has made a complete 180 degree turn since last year. The excitement and enthusiasm is back in the air, the new principal is friendly and super approachable, and the teachers appear relaxed and enthusiastic. The new building is awesome, and kids are getting art, PE, Spanish, music, and Technology classes daily. It has been a very bumpy road for this school, but I think they've finally gotten it right this year. Well done, RCSP!
My son just began attending this school. He is in the 3rd grade.. He seems to really like it but I haven't been too happy.. I live 5minutes away from his school and it takes me 1/2 an hr to drop him off every morning because of their poor drop off routine.. I also call the office once in a while to give a message or ask a particular question and the phone barely ever gets picked up.. It's kind of scary when u cannot contact anyone at your child's school by phone.. What if it were an emergency?? The phone should be answered at all times.. I never had to deal with this at any other school.. They are very disorganized here.. Being that my son loves the school I am trying to have patience to see if things will change.. If nothing changes I'm going to have to remove him because its ridiculous.. They don't even have a principle for the year so far.
This school year has started out great. You can feel the excitement in the atmosphere. As with all schools, the first day was chaotic, but the energy is totally different from the same time last year. With the loss of the principal, the assistant principal posesses the quality of any great leader. He motivates his staff, although exhausted, he always has time for questions, and personifies the word "greatness". When asking students how their first day was in class, they had nothing but positive feedback. During all the chaos behind the scenes, the students did not experience any of this. That more than anything spoke volumes to me.
If you are thinking about this school, think twice!!! Bad school, terrible principal, bad enviromente. After 2 years, I am out of that nightmare, I couldn't wait for the year to be over. Kids are only numbers, and the only think they have in mind is kids passing the Fcat, and benchmark, they overwhelmed and stress the kids about the tests all year long, I almost forgot to mention the amount of teachers that left the school because of the bad administration/ administrator, a total of 28 teacher, maybe more now.
I was "lured" to this school this past school year by friends of mine whose children attended the previous year with rave reviews! We left our beloved neighborhood public school where my children were thriving in the hopes of a more scholarly and in -depth education, especially for my gifted child. What we got was a 2-teacher turnover, a cold, closed-door Principal, and very young, inexperienced teachers. We were there 3 months and I pulled my children out immediately after the Principal denied a meeting with me stating she was "too busy to meet with parents", and we went back to open arms to our neighborly public school where my children are back thriving and I'm not asked to donate P.E. equipment, books for a library that doesn't exist, or fans on a weekly basis. They should NOT be proud of their 35-teacher turnover this year and instead lost a great family in us, my son scored near-perfect FCAT scores. And has the air quality been tested lately where the children play behind that school? by the water-treatment plant? I know MY children were tired of smelling the neighborhood poop while trying to play basketball. Ick.
This school was amazing last year. This year it was horrible!!! My child went through 3 teachers and she cried not to go to school. The principal is very unfriendly and staff is miserable.The corporate office doesn't listen to parent concerns. We will not be returning to this scool and I do not recommend it to anyone.
Very poor management, they only care about making money for the corporation and very little about the parents and kids. High teacher turn over. First year was ok this year a nightmare. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO MY ENEMY.
I am very disappointed with the school this year. Last year I was happy with the teacher and administration. However, this year we had a new principal and MANY teacher turnovers. I was told my son's teacher had qualifications that she didn't have and there was no support from the administration. As a parent it is sad when you go to a school where the staff is not happy to work there. My child will not be attending this school next year!
One of the best I have seen, Great Teachers, staff, and most of all the students. My daughter truly enjoy it and it shows by her grades. I am very happy overall.
The school, like our children is going through some growing pains. While at the end of last year I wanted to run as far away as I can from the school, I decided to give it another year. I must say my child's teacher this year is 100% better than last year. She is kind and warm but firm. Now my child actually wants to go to school.
This school is like a home away from home for my children and there is nothing more comforting then knowing that my kids are happy when they leave home. The teachers are wonderful and the principal is always available to parents. Anytime I have needed to come in to discuss my children she is always available and very kind to me. I am very happy at this school.
I LOVE this school and more importantly, my kids love this school! Teachers work very hard under this new leadership and it truly shows. There have been so many new programs, both academic and extra curricular. I have 3 children and all of them have some type of extra academic program. One goes to office hours for extra help, another goes to saturday fcat school that is being offered every week and then one of my children has fcat tutoring after school during the week. Everything is to help my kids be successful and it doesn't cost me anything. This is how I know the school values my children's education. I am so lucky to be a part of this school and love all of the teachers. Everyone has been so kind and my kids are so happy with their teachers. This is a great school and I could not be happier.!
Last year the school was wonderful even with the first year adjustments to overcome. The teachers were happy and there was great communication and a family feel throughout the school. A new principal came in this year and everything has changed and gone downhill. Teacher turnover has been unheard of, the principal has made it very clear it is her way or no way and is rude to parents and her staff. Her reputation at her previous school has proven to be true and while my kids remain with really great teachers this year next year it is to unpredictable and my children will be leaving. The majority of the kids have lost specials like art or music or spanish and now PE. The corporate office has been contacted many times by so many parents in regards to issues with the principal and the school and they have done nothing. Parents have been preached to about the schools expectations of parents and students, yet it has failed to follow through with making changes that would make parents more inclined to keep their children there. The staff is so unhappy and it reflects onto the children. Find a school where both you and your child will be happy, this school isnt it!
This is my sons 1st year at RCSP. He is a kindergartner and had a bad start at his 1st school so we started late by about 2 weeks.He loves his teacherand his class. Class sizes are small compared to other charters. The parent/faculty communication is excellent with weekly emails to let you know what went on during the week. They are a very new school as this is only their 2nd year open and yes they still have some kinks to work out but all in all an excellent school and we are very happy to be apart of it
Used to be a great school yes, but not anymore! Changed principle and that was the worst mistake they made! This school lack leadership, no one seems to ever know what's going on in the school! Teachers are leaving left and right ,and the ones they do have seems to don't care to be there. I would not recommend this school unless the lead ship is changed. My child will be leaving soon !
School is no longer great. I would not recommend unless your home school is severely lacking. I came here thinking my daughter would get quality education but when every teacher around you keeps leaving the school.......it makes you wonder what's going on behind closed doors. Principal is lacking social skills and seems to not like parents. Can't wait for the school year to be over to switch my child.
Excellent school. Awesome teachers. Principal, Vice Principal and staff. My daughter is loving every minute of it. I have access to her grades whenever I want to online. We made the A honor roll for the first time. Nothing less than excellence is taught and expected. A family atmosphere and lots of fun stuff for the kids and parents. A perfect combination of fun and academics. The communication between staff and parents is fantastic. The school offers lots of extra carricular activities like basketball, cheerleading and clubs for the kids. I can go on and on. RCSP and Mr Hage are just the best. Hoping for a high school.
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