The principle doesn't have proper training. They can't keep good teachers because they ask too much of them, they over work the teachers by micro managing and not allowing teachers to have enough time for grading papers, etc... or even a quiet lunch. Teachers must eat their lunch with their class.
The administration is more concerned with micro managing the teachers then letting the teachers teach the children. If they would let the teachers do what they have been trained to do, the school would run smooth and the children would learn.
There has been too many teachers leaving this school for the same reasons. There have been some excellent administrators that were let go because the so called "Big Bosses" are controlling the administration. Seems like the school is being run by politicians and sales people.
I would definitely not send my child to this school!
By the way, I believe they have a rodent problem at this school. You can smell it as soon as you walk in. They've had exterminators at the school to get rid of rodents. The school does everything on the cheap, so I don't believe they are doing anything the proper way.
Please before you think about sending your child to this school, speak to a parent that took their child out of this school!
Love this school! We recently moved to Florida and we could not have picked a better school for our children to attend. Our children have always been in private school. So,You can imagine how scary this change was for all of us. The staff at imagine eased our fears. Like others said we were not just some random family, we were treated like family . Everyone really cares about our children and it shows in their attitudes towards school. Children are truly honored at Imagine NAU! I would strongly recommend this school to anyone in the area!
This is the 4th year at this school for my oldest child and 3rd year for my middle child. I recommend this school to everyone when asked. My oldest child started there in Kindergarten and it was the 2nd year the school was open. I have NEVER had a problem with this school or teachers ever. They had more students when she first went there and yes has had a decrease of students which is no picking up once again. Just like with any smaller school there are politics and drama with parents and staff that will leave when the other leaves. Part of society and people will come and go. Unfortunately yes some good teachers have left but not always for the reason of the place but for their own benefits.
We left and went to another county in North FL for 2 years and they went to public schools and let me tell you I had incidence with staff ona couple of occasions and you were not a name but a number. I can say at Imagine I have never felt that way. They know me and remember me cause I am a constant presence in my kids education. You are required to volunteer so many hours to give back to the school and if and when you do it, you then get know staff and see what is going on. I have never seen the staff rude to kids and for some who say they have seen it, kids need firm direction sometimes and some kids don't listen or a constant disruption so think about it. No one is perfect and when you have 20 kids at a time they will try your patience at a point after repeated times of direction. Teachers don't make that much money on top of it so they do it cause they love the job apparently cause no one would endure it for that amount of money. As far as middle schoolers behavior, look at the age of them. If you think that doesn't happen anywhere else you are crazy cause it did when i was that age over 25 years ago. They get by with it cause PARENTS complain about discipline. No more paddling, etc... Which made you think twice before misbehaving. As far as front office being rude, 1) everyone has a bad day including you, 2) they have chaos going on in thereat certain times of day so the tea and cookies hand fed to you isn't happening at the time. Also maybe take a look at how you maybe addressing them at that time too cause you get back what you put in. When you have a bunch of kids around you don't always have calm. Never seen kids without any teachers around at dismissal.