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K-5
Public charter
Riverview, FL
Students enrolled: 348
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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10030 Mathog Road
Riverview, FL 33578

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(813) 671-1440
(813) 671-1245
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October 21, 2014
I began working at Kids Community College after being in the public school sector for 5 years. I have been so impressed by the whole experience, I wish I had come sooner. The individual attention the students receive, the collaboration between teachers, the communication and parent involvement, and the way everyone on campus genuinely looks and acts like they love what they do has been so motivating to me. Everyone here puts the needs of the students first, and it shows. The students seem more like a family than a student body. The academics here are outstanding, as is proven by our results. I can't say enough about this school, and I am able to see the same thing on all of the campuses.

- submitted by a teacher
October 20, 2014
My son did well although they continued to forget him at the Honors Award Ceremony but gave him his certificate later in class. My daughter (4th grader) suffered from student bullying. She got a Guidance Counselor involved. It was found that the teacher was bullying her in class and her favorite students took on the same role. My daughter has always been a well behaved and academically successful student so the bullying by teachers and students came as a real surprise. Both have been moved to private schools where they are doing very well and really enjoy school again. Would I recommend this school it really depends on what other options you may have. All schools have their share of problems and this one is no exception. It is better than many of the public schools in the Tampa area but there is still room for positive growth.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2014
Education is the door to success! As a fourth generation child of educators, I know how crucial it is to be educated and knowledgeable of how things work. Kid's Community College offers a dynamic environment to teach within. My experience has been very professional and motivating. I have taught throughout the county and I have never been at an educational facility that provides such outstanding motivation, support, and collaborative team building on a consistent basis. Kid's Community College fosters a love of learning and teaching by setting high standards and expectations for all networks of support which includes community, students, faculty, staff and family. In my few years with the school, I have been sent to stellar trainings, several co-teacher reflections, and various opportunities for growth. The best thing about teaching at Kid's Community College is the dedication that is provided to every student everyday. l arrive and depart to my career with a high sense of pride and anticipation for my day. We're highly trained to reach and teach our children of today in order to produce our leaders of tomorrow. Whether it's training heads or helping hands "Let's Go Cougars"!!

- submitted by a teacher
August 14, 2014
KCC is a wonderful school to work at! The parents are very involved and are willing to work with you to create the best education for their children. Every teacher makes an effort to connect with each student. Teachers show empathy and will go above and beyond to meet the needs of every child. Each year, the teachers at KCC attend a variety of trainings to ensure success in the classroom. We receive training on every type of school, district, and state assessment we give to our children. We also have trainings to help expand our knowledge in all aspects of teaching. Teachers at KCC have the opportunity to attend workshops to learn new ways of delivering concepts that will help reach every child. KCC is a great school and we will continue to help every child reach their maximum potential.

- submitted by a teacher
August 12, 2014
The school is poorly ran and they do not provide assistance to help teachers become better educators. Teachers are not heard from and are terminated frequently. My son had three fifth grade teachers and this is a common thing.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2014
This has been an incredible year for my family at KCC Elementary! My son is looking forward to going to the Middle School next year. No school environment is perfect, but this one comes close and tries hard to be supportive and engaging. They do have requirements of all families to be involved and take ownership in their children's education and enforce their volunteer hour requirements etc. Love the small class sizes and overall small school size. Academically one of the best we've found with committed and caring professors and always soliciting parental input and involvement.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
Never hear anything positive to say. There is not any mentoring and school lacks good communication.

- submitted by a teacher
June 02, 2014
My son has gone to this school for 2 years. He has made great friends. Any conflicts have been dealt with quickly and appropriately by administration. They offer a wide variaty of elective classes. My only issue is that they are constantly asking for money and donations. Ultimately KCC is owned by a for profit company and it is a business. However we have been very happy, so it's been worth the annoying plugs for donations.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
I think KCC is a wonderful school! Teachers makes an effort to get to know each student. They challenge their students and find ways to reach every one.

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2014
Kids Community College is more than a school it is a family. I couldn't imagine my children being anywhere else for their education. Thank you KCC for your dedication and ensuring that my children receive a fabulous education.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
This is the best school in Hillsborough County. They care so much for each child. They do the best for each student to learn. My daughter love the school and the teachers. Everybody is great in this school. I wish all the school in Hillsborough School will be like this one.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
My school is a great place to work. I am able to be creative in my class without any limitation

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2014
My school is a great family oriented place to work and be at! Each child is treated like they are important and valued. The school supports and encourages the teeachers.

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2014
Our boys attend Kids Community College, our older son since 2006 and our younger son since 2011. My wife and I are dedicated parents to our boys and their institution of higher learning. KCC is a wonderful school not just with the above average academics, but also in support staff, and sports. Our older son has been a member of the football and soccer teams since 3rd grade, he looks for to playing the game and the competition each year. I do think that hiring Coach Stewart a few years back greatly improved the athletic department, and school competitive sports. Our older son has also maintained a straight A status since letter grades were given, his state testing scores are above level, and he has an incredible desire to learn and work ethic. Our younger son has also maintained Honor Roll grades and continues to succeed in 2nd grade. He enjoys the addition of Mr. Ferri and the music program. Above all, my wife and I would highly recommend KCC to anyone and everyone, it is our school, our family,

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Our Family loves Kids Community College. All of the professors are wonderful. They take their time in teaching and will do what it takes for more learning. The student teacher ratio is a little smaller so that makes for a better learning experience. The entire staff are very friendly and the school is very clean. I would highly reccomend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Our school is fantastic! We have a very dedicated staff of teachers and administrators who are focused on making sure our students grow academically, as well as, socially, emotionally, and physically! We have a very close school family and tons of fun activities throughout the year! Go KCC- Orange Cougars!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
My school pushes students to excel at their individual levels. They differentiate the learning to meet the needs of their students. Our school works together as a team to ensure that both student and parent needs are met. The teachers and staff truly care about the students they are in contact with and provide a nurturing environment that shows creative learning, good character, and high standards.

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
Kids Community College Southeast is an amazing School for learning and growth in the Riverview area. I am a parent of a student and I work here! I couldn't imagine having my child going anywhere else!

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
The faculty at KCC SE is amazing in all aspects. They really care about each student and work very hard to get each child to perform to his/ her potential. The administration is just as dedicated. The amount of time and energy each person contributes to ensure the success of the students goes way beyond what one would expect. It is exciting to see the progress of the students and the love of learning that they are developing. Being an International Baccalauriate Candidate school adds a lot of demands to all the faculty, administration, and students but all concerned are determined to not only succeed but excel.

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
Kid's Community College is a fantastic school. This is our child's 3 year. He has excelled in his time at the school. We cannot imagine sending him anywhere else. The staff and families are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
I wanted to address the BULLYING topic. As a parent that is of great concern to me the safety of my kids. My son is a 6th grader and my daughter is in the 3rd grade. My son had a small incident that he was uncomfortable with I sent an email to his homeroom teacher to address the issue and with 24 hours I had received 3 emails from his homeroom teacher, the principal and the assistant principal all adrressing the issue. The principal held up the car line to make sure my concern was addressed. KCC is an excellent school and the teachers and administration ensure the safety of all kids. Parent at KCC for 3 years

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
KCC is an excellent school. We have 2 children attending. My oldest is in 4th grade and has been there since Kindergarten. My youngest started Kindergarten this year. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Both kids are doing well, they are engaged, and they are excited about school. They each have drastically different learning styles, but the school takes time to customize the teaching for each child instead of teaching everyone the same way. The teachers and staff are easy to contact and always willing to help. They actually want to be there and they enjoy what they are doing. KCC was a godsend for us and continues to be a great school for our children.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Kid's Community College is a wonderful school. The Teachers are supportive and hard working. The office staff and administration are great too. The entire school offers that best education to our kids and push them to strive for more. The school offers sports, many electives, afterschool care and programs. The only thing I would change is for them to extend to 12th grade.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
We think that at KCC our kids' teachers are getting better every year. We can see that the school keeps hiring high quality staff, improving it with constant professional development, and promoting it, as the students are promoted and rewarded in many ways for their achievements.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
The good teachers leave... I would suggest you find a new school. Terrible school. The owner never seemed to care about what went on... just the money.

- submitted by a teacher
June 27, 2013
My child loves to go to school! There is no other school I would consider placing my child. The same educational standards I wanted for my child are alive here at KCC! The teachers really care. The Administration is open and honest. The support staff is nurturing. The curriculum is challenging and has helped to develop my child into a well-rounded scholar. KCC is an outstanding school!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2013
KCC offers a 4 week educational assistance summer camp, with experienced Professors. My children have taken advantage of this affordable education for the past 4 summers. Thank you KCC for caring!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2013
This coming up year will be my 7th at KCC. My son just graduated 8th grade and next year I will have a kindergardener, a 3rd grader and a 5th grader. My oldest was in public school before we found KCC and the experience was horrible. I was told that my son needed to slow down for the other kids because they needed extra time and they did not have the resources for him to move ahead. I am thankful that we have a choice here in Florida. I choose KCC where I was fortunate enough to have Mrs Seder as my sons 3rd grade teacher. While my son was still a handful, we worked TOGETHER to come up with a plan that was best for my son. My other kids know no other school and I am glad for it. I have never been forced to pay enhancement fees in order to stay enrolled. I look forward to start the school year with my 3 younger children. :)

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
My daughter started with Kids Community College this past school year in Kindergarten. The public schools in our area are not the best so we were so happy to find Kids Community College. The teachers and staff are wonderful. We could not believe how much our daughter achieved academically this year. She is reading at a second grade level and is well above grade level in math. She loves the school and so do we. We highly recommend Kids Community College for any parent that wants the best education and learning environment for their child.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
I have 2 children attending Kids Community College; one just finishing the 1st grade and the other completing the 7th. Both kids have done great and enjoy going to school everyday. The teachers and staff are all very responsive and work together to ensure that all kids are given a quality education. Additionally, the facilities are new (just built last year) and there are many extracurricular activities for the kids to participate in. This is one of the finest schools in Hillsborough County and I am proud to have it available in my area.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
My daughter started at KCC in the 2012-13 school year in 4th grade. We have been extremely pleased with this school in both academics and in the administration of school events and activities. My daughter is receiving a much better education and having much more positive experiences all around than she had in her previous school. I would recommend KCC to anyone who has a child who needs to be academically challenged and/or needs a smaller school atmosphere to grow socially.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
My School is the Kids Community College. We are raising three grandchildren and all three were in KCC this year. Two have ADHD and one had failed the 7th grade in another school. All three received an excellent education at KCC. The one who had failed in another school just graduated the 8th grade with a 3.5 GPA. This school is wonderful. Your children can focus on learning and not contend with the problems you have in some public middle schools such as fighting and bullying. If you want your children to learn then I recommend enrolling them in KCC. My youngest grandson is entering the 7th grade. There is no other school we would want him to attend.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
Kids Community College South East: We love this school, the teacher communicates actively with me and my daughter is thriving in the nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
I am thankful for KCC for their passion and intentional goals to ensure my kids receive a high quality education. I have witnessed the progress of my child and applaud the outstanding staff and professors. My kids never complain and look forward to attending school! That's amazing! They learn in a safe loving and exceptional environment! Go Cougars!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
KCC is an outstanding public charter school that provides a stellar educaiton to both my 6th grade and 3rd grade children. KCC has been the only school both of my sons have attended and it is amazing how well they have grasped the challenging concepts presented by KCC's excellent teaching stafff! I am well pleased with how well both my boys have socialized and taken on leadership roles within the KCC environment. And, I really appreciate the fact that when we visit the campus, it seems to be an extension of our home! Willie Glover

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
Kid's Community College is an excellent school dedicated to tracking students' performance at various intervals during the year. As a parent, I can appreciate this because it makes me aware of any challenges and allows me to employ remedies as needed. My child has been a student here for the past four years and the teachers are of a high calibur. I am always able to contact them with any concerns and am always aware of my child's progress. I would recommend this shcool to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
We have been a part of KCC for 3 years now. We have been very happy and proud to be a part of the KCC family and will continue to do so.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
KCC has made a world of difference in my children's education. I have two that have been coming here for the past two years and they have made leaps and bounds in their grades, motivation and self esteem. Neither of them are nervous when it comes time for them to test and I could not be more proud of their performance. My daughter no longer gets sick in class due to the pressures she face in her public school when it came to the FCAT. The staff and school offer more than I could ever imagine.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
I have two children who have attended KCC for the past 2 years. Prior to KCC, my daughter who was struggling in math would throw up due to pressure and fear, now she is excited about it. They have worked in small groups with her as well as additional FREE tutoring. KCC has given both of my kids confidence, self respect and and education that they were lacking in our public school The class sizes are small, therefore, they have a better opportunity to learn. I am so glad that I found KCC. Both of my kids actually ENJOY school and look forward to going to see their friends and LOVE their teachers!!! THANK YOU KCC FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR CHILDREN!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2013
My son is attending to Kid's Community College. This was his first year at KCC, he loved the school, the teachers and staff. He performed above grade level and enjoyed going to school every day. As a parent this was my school of choice because of the school ratings. I enjoyed to get involved as parent in the school activities and voluntary my time. I am very grateful with the communication that I have all the time with my son teacher regarding his education and progress at school. WE LOVE KCC!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2013
My kids are so happy at KCC. My son is going into 6th grade here in August and my daughter will be going into 1st grade. They have excelled in this school, and actually look forward to going! KCC is like a family--small enough that many of us know each other but large enough to offer several electives (what average public school in Hillsborough County offers Spanish class as an elective in every grade?!?) . I just can't praise this school, their staff, the faculty, and the other KCC families enough. We'll do whatever it takes to keep this school running!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2013
My daughter has attended KCC for two years and we love it. KCC is like family. All the teachers and administrators know my child by name. My child is above grade level in every subject. Her teachers keep me informed of what's going on with my child and the school is very involved with the community. They offer free tutoring as well. Parent involvement is encouraged and parent feedback is taken seriously. The OPTIONAL donation helps with enrichment activities and teaching tools for our kids. I have donated every year because it is an investment in my childs future and cheaper than sending my child to a private school. KCC is the best school in the area and I plan to keep my child here thru middle school.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
The things I like about this school is the small class sizes, the low teacher to student ratio, and a great atmosphere to learn. My child is performing above grade level and enjoys going to school. KCC is a wonderful place for kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
My three children have been in KCC for the last 2 years and we love it! There are NO mandatory fees, all we have is voluntary donations to help improve and provide more learning tools to our children. The school has better grade ratings than most of the area public schools in Hillsborough County. My children are actually bringing home their books home so they have the entire reference material needed to do what they have to do, STUDY. Kids have good teachers in classrooms that are not crowded, they also give students a lot of homework to follow up and reinforce what they have learned in school. Most parents are very involved and we know each other, this only provides a better environment and learning experience that leads to better grades, character formation to place our kids in a better position than others for their future. My wife and I are very happy, so far our best experience in schools for our children. Helmuth Arens

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
KCC might not be for every child, but it's definitely for mine! Kid's Community College has been a blessing to my soon to be 8th grader who, by the way is autistic. Compared to the public school system where he was sent to the office weekly, KCC has taught him according to his style of learning and he has excelled academically, making honor roll and is stellar in the sports programs offered at KCC. I highly recommend KCC to any parent who wants their child to be treated like family and not a number. The enhancement donation is just that: A VOLUNTARY DONATION that you don't have to pay. For the last couple of years I haven't been able to donate and felt horrible, but I make sure to make up for it by giving my time and other resources to support the school. My child hasn't been kicked out and in the 2013-2014, he will become a graduate of KCC. I WISH they would get a KCC high school going!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
My son has been attending this school for two years. Prior to that, he was in the daycare and VPK program. He has excelled at this school far better than he would at an already overcrowded public school. His teachers have all been excellent, and truly care about the students and their progress. My son's interest in learning is encouraged, and he is actually excited to go to school. My daughter is three, and I have every intention of her attending KCC as well. I would recommend this school to any parent that is willing to take a role in their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
When we moved here from Michigan my kids entered the publix school system and we could not believe how behind they are in their education compared to where we came from. I put my daughter in KCC this past school year and what a difference. They are able to teach to the strength and weeknesses of your child and its a smaller school so it feels more like a family atmosphere where everyone is there for one reason and that is to give our kids the best education possible and by the way that is what they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
As a parent I am extemely proud to say my child is a student of Kids Community College. KCC provides the best education and truly cares for the well being of our children. The administration and teachers makes my family feel loved. They display the qualities and attributes of the old clich "it takes a village to raise a child. KCC thank you so much for being a part of our lives!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
Kid's Community College is a wonderful and great school to work at! I have been a teacher here for 5 years and I love the family environment here. We care about all our students and the use of MI is great! I show my students that they are all wonderful and help them all to excell in every way. I believe in our mission and no child is left behind. I can not see myself working anywhere else! It would be a crime to the children if this school was closed! This is a school of choice and it should remain that way! I have seen students that have come into my classroom saying they can not read because they are not smart. My purpose is to show my students just how smart they are and I do just that! Every child learns differently and KCC teaches to all the different styles. Do what is best for the children of Hillsbourgh County and renew the contract! We are all about the children!! Keep KCC OPEN!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
June 11, 2013
Two of my children have attended KCC, one for 8 years, the other for 4 years. We have had nothing but a positive experience. The teachers are knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. They keep me up to date on my child's progress and give me suggestions for further helping them at home. They emphasize learning by doing, my children love the hands on projects and experiments they get to do.! It is amazing that we can get the quality of education that we have received at Kids Community College without paying private school tuition fees. As to the other poster that complained about high monthly fees, I don't know what they are referring to! My kids have absolutely excelled at this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Kid's Community College is a stellar school in the choice option in Hillsborough county. Students are challenged and provided curriculum and resources to help them excel. The school focuses on individualized instruction base on the theory of multiple intelligence. The school has a strong academic performance and often out performs students at the district and state level (and the school does NOT teach for the FCAT!) Parent involvement is encouraged through volunteering. The culture of the school is wonderful. The students, staff and admin are like family. The school's mission states: "dedicated to the well being and educational success of EVERY chiid". The staff and admin walk this walk each and every day. At Kid's Community College the children always come first. My child has attended since preschool in the 1 year old room and will be starting 5th grade in the fall. I wouldn't send my son to any other school!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Both of my daughters attended KCC and had a wonderful year. My daughter will be attending High School next year, and she will have AP classes next year, because she did so well at KCC. My younger daughter begged me not to send her to a public middle school. We plan on staying at KCC as long as possible!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My children and my family love everything about KCC. The teachers, administrators and staff are awesome. I can't say enough great things about this school. Everyone here supports one another and it is truly a family unit here at KCC!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Kids Community College has excellent teachers and staff members. The staff members really show a lot of care for the students and it has a great learning environment. KCC has high academic standards and the students academic achievements are always in the top percentile in the county. I wouldn't want my kids anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
This school is great. I actually work for Hillsborough County School District as an elem teacher and I feel very comfortable having my students at KCC. My children have done extreamly well this school year. The teachers as well as the staff are so caring and go over and beyond expectations. I think if anyone is is looking for an alternative to there home school should consider KCC.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is MY School Choice! KCC is an excellent school. I have three children and they have all attended KCC. I have had at least one child at KCC for the last six years. We left our top rated public school in favor for KCC. I know my children are learning and thriving at KCC and their grades and standardized test scores speak to that. KCC is an excellent school with great teachers, parents and kids who LOVE KCC. Renew KCC!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
This school is a lifesaver in a sea of nearby underperforming public schools. Not only is my daughter challenged academically, she is in a great environment with a lot of parent support and great teachers!! I am proud to be a part of KCC

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Kids Community College is awesome! My daughter has been at KCC for Kindergarten and 1st grade and she has learned so much! Her confidence level has greatly improved because her teachers have worked with her and understand her learning needs. I highly recommend KCC!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Kids Community College is a great charter school that truly cares about the education and personal growth of all students. My daughter has been attending school through KCC since she was in day care at age 2.5. I would not leave her in the care of any other school.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is a great school. Our kids have been enrolled for years since kindergarten and we've been completely happy with their progress and the support of the school and its staff. All teachers have been willing to go above and beyond and take the education of our children personal. Volunteering and multiple school events makes the school feel like a small community.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is a great school in Riverview. My daughter had an awesome 3rd grade year in Mrs. Coffey's class. My daughter took Spanish, Art, P.E., Library/ Technology and Music to enrich her learning throughout the year. She specifically enjoyed her time in Library with Mrs. Evelyn. Mrs. Evelyn nutured my child's love of reading in Library/ Technology. Kids Community College remains actively involved with the parents, giving us an opportunity to stay involved in our kids education! GOOOOO cougars!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
This is the best school to work at. I am happy to go to work, and I enjoy seeing my kids grow as they learn more and more each day. I always tell parents they should send their children here. Those who do, do not regret their choice.

- submitted by a teacher
June 11, 2013
Kids Community College is the greatest educational instituation in the state hands down. Keep it open!

- submitted by a teacher
June 11, 2013
KCC is AMAZING! My oldest has been at this school going on 8 years! My second has spent all 5 years here. The teachers are the VERY best! My kids will continue to excel and succeed at KCC. I love t his school!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My daughter & I had a great year at Kids Community College. I learned and grew as a teacher in a family oriented atmosphere. My daughter was pushed and challenged with the high academic standards, expectations, and rigor associated with KCC. Looking forward to many more years at KCC. Gooooo Cougars!!

- submitted by a teacher
June 11, 2013
This was my three children's first year at KCC and they absolutely love it!! Out of all schools they have attended, public, private & charter, they said this is their absolute favorite. It is a smaller school which gives it such a family feel. My 7th grader received high school credit for algebra this year!! I don't think that would be possible if he were in a larger school with much more distraction. My two elementary children received education more advanced than public school in this area. I cannot express enough what a wonderful school & school family this is!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Kids Community College is an amazing school!! My child has made great gains at this school!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My school is Kids Community College. They are an amazing school! My family and I are truly happy with this school! My daughter's grades have improved so much since she has been there! This is the first time that she has made straight A's!! Kids Community College is truly a blessing! I know that she is getting a great education there and is at a safe school!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is everything I have ever wanted out of a school. As a parent it is very important to me the level of education my child receives, and the environment he is exposed to. KCC has been a blessing to my family and my life. KCC has a true family atmosphere. The immense love this school has for the students and the community is indescribable. What this school is trying to accomplish in this community is amazing. I have never seen so many lives changed. I am an avid supporter of KCC and always will be. What the school board is trying to do to KCC is shameful and a disappointment to this community. Renew KCC Charter! Keep KCC open so the next generations of students can experience the love and caring KCC has for all people that enter through its doors.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My children have attended KCC since 2005. Overall, my children's experience has been more than wonderful. I originally chose this school because of the academic program, however, along with that has come a myriad of other positive factors such as a caring enviromnent, safe learning conditions, highly qualified instructors and administration and so much more. I remember searching for the right school for my oldest child and when I found KCC I was overjoyed. I currently have two children at KCC now and I plan for my last child, who is two years of age to attend when she is ready for Kindergarten. I hope to be a part of the KCC family for many years to come. Stacia

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC South campus is a great school . My kids really love this school please keep it open

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is a great school and should remain open .My child love this school and the teachers here at KCC are great and they care about our children education. Thank You

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
kid's community college is an asome school. The parent involvement is great. The parent techer communication is great. Teachers always responce to e-mails and phone calls. It's a great school to have your child at.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
As a teacher at Kids Community College, I believe the environment and small class sizes are beneficial for all children. The staff members are supportive and are dedicated to the well-being and educational success of EVERY CHILD.

- submitted by a teacher
June 11, 2013
My school is KCC and to be honest there is too much negativity on this site, if you want to enroll your kids do yourself a favor and check it out. As with everything you should see for yourself and not listen to anybody else. There are many reasons that I have been working here five years but the main reason is the students. There is tremendous amount of families that are thankful for the school. I love KCC and by being a choice school we are open to any and all schools that are wanting a quality education.

- submitted by a teacher
June 11, 2013
My daughter has gone to KCC for the past 3 years and I could not be happier with her progress here. The faculty and staff are all amazing and I could not see my child attending any other school.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My son is a student at KCC. He has excelled as a student and the teachers are AWESOME! !!! I am a very involved parent, and KCC welcomes my involvement. They have proven that they are in dedicated to my child's educational development and growth. My child will continue to be a student at KCC through middle school. The faculty is excellent throughout! !!! Everyone is dedicated to the children of the school. Great job KCC and I am proudfor my son to be a student.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Kids Community College is a great school with excellent teachers and staff. Who always keeps you informed about your childs education. My childs has attended public school prior to attend KCC. His grades have improved tremendously in every area along with his confidence. The teachers, staff and the parents are in constant communication to work with you and your child in any area that your child needs inprovement. Here at KCC everyone works together as a family for the well being and support of your child.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
I have 2 children who just finished their kindergarten year and we couldnt be happier with the results. When we started looking into which Charter schools we hoped our kids would be chosen for, KCC was top on my list, mainly because it came highly recommended by numerous families with nothing but positive things. When we found out they were selected, we were over joyed!!! The teachers and staff genuinely care about the kids education which showed in everything from test scores to parent/teacher conferences. We are looking forward to the upcoming school year!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Best School I Have had My Child Attend. Teachers Are Profesional And Caring. Woul Nof Want My Child In Any Other SchOol.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is a wonderful school! They have a long history of strong a academic achievement. However, KCC is not only about strong academics they care about the whole child and do everything they can to not only support your child academically but also emotionally.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My wife and I moved our daughters out of our local district school after several years of declining school ratings. The district school did not meet the needs of our children and did not place any emphasis on improving performance. Since our move to KCC both our daughters have dramatically increased their test scores and are working a year ahead in math.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Kids Community College has been an excellent choice for our elementary age daughters. We came from our district school where our children were falling extremely behind academically. The staff of KCC only wants what is best for each and every student. They have helped my children not only improve tremendously in reading, but they also work a year ahead in math where they are both testing above average. Thank you KCC for your dedication to the well being of your students.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is a great school. The staff is wonderful and always available when needed. My kids are flourishing at KCC and I could not imagine them anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
They excel at excellence. The teacher parent communication is outstanding. The students are amazing. Public schools could learn something from this charter school.

- submitted by a community member
June 11, 2013
KCC has always given me excellent feedback on the progress of my two children. With the additional electives, my 7th grader is now getting opportunities that would not be available to her at other schools. The school campus has always been a safe environment that allows for excellent opportunities for both of my kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is awesome! The school takes pride and accountabilty in student excellence. The school fosters a culture of learning that positively drive results. My son's academic level has greatly improved since he began at KCC. I thank the staff and administration for their continued support in educating kids in my community. I thank God for such a passionate and caring institution!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My school is the best thing that has happened to my kids. KCC has been very supportive. My children are being challenged and they are doing very well at the school. I would recommend the school to anyone looking for a choice!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My school is Kids Community College. If You WanT Teachers That Are Dedicated To Your Child's Future And Educational Needs Then KCC Is Where They Need To Go.THey Are A High Performing School. Both My Children Have Done Very Well. Im Glad I Chose To Put My Children To AtteNd There.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My children have been a part of the Kids Community College family since they were one years old. We have have nothing but positive experiences from day one. The teachers and staff are always loving and caring. When a school opened up closer to my home we jumped at the chance to save some gas dollars. That was the worse decision we have ever made. How do you respond when your 8 year old tells you they learn " this stuff last year". Needless to say, we jumped back on the waiting list and were accepted again. KCC, Thanks for you have done for my children. You have provide a foundation for a life of success.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is great. It has been a wonderful experience to have my kids attend KCC. We feel we have made a great choice by picking KCC. My girls have made great strides academically and they have personnel who care about my children's education. It is a shame that there are people that concentrate on a donation that is not required nor is mandatory when the education achieved by our children is above other schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
This school is excellent. Their standards are higher that the public schools. They require parents to be involved with their child's academics. There is always constant communication between teachers and parents. Love the after school events. My daughter is going to 4th grade and made the principal honor roll. No child is overlooked.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC IS AWESOME!!!! It has been a wonderful experience to have my kids attend KCC. We feel we have made a great choice by picking KCC. My girls have made great strides academically and they have personnel who care about my children's education. It is a shame that there are people that concentrate on a donation that is not required nor is mandatory when the education achieved by our children is above other schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Since my son started attending the schoo this year, I have seen his personality flourish. He is much more interested in school and has become even more passionate about his studies. My other son will be starting 4th grade this year and I could not be happier about the fact that he was accepted here. ABout that mandatory enhancement money, please, it's time to stop the nonsense. They made it very clear at the begining that it is VOLUNTARY.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
I have been part of KCC since it openned in 2004. I have two children at the school going to 8th and 4th grade in the next school year. My chldren have received and excellent education at KCC. I am very grateful to the school, the excellent education my kids are receiving, the excellent teachers and the friendly staff. My children are treated with respect and love. We have been blessed with an excellent school for our children. I won't change KCC for any other school.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Kids community College (KCC) is a great school. My Son attended Pre-school elsewhere before joining KCC and the experience at KCC so far has been a true success my little one has been able to learn a great deal in kinder-garden. The atmosphere has made me feel that my son is a great safe place with a very high standard for learning. Their approach has been very positive on my son. The teachers seem to truly care about each kid and their communication with the parents has been excellent they seem to take the time to know each student and the parents.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My two kids attend Kids Community College and I think the experience so far is very superior to regular public schools. Their learning has been great so far and they seem to very more enthusiastic overall about the school experience. So far my Son and daughter have been doing great their math have greatly improve. I find that the teachers are very readily available to communicate students and their improvements. I could not be happier having my two kids attend a great institution where the priority seems to be focus on each student excelling in their academics. I would recommend this school to anyone that truly values their little ones education and want to enroll them in an institution that will truly work hard on teaching the kids the right way.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is a excellent alternative to the local public schools. They have high academic standards and the faculty truly cares about the success of the students.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
KCC is a great school, my son loves it and I can not be more happy the way he is learning every day. The Teachers and staff are knowledgeable and very professionals. I love to participate every year along with my son at the 5K race we have so much fun. I can not wait for my 4 years old daughter to start at KCC.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
All I can say is KCC is fantastic. My daughter has been a part of KCC since they began - she just completed 4th grade. The director, the staff and everyone at KCC is top notch. I have heard the horror stories about public schools and I was so scared as to what we would do about our daughter's education and then KCC came along and I have never had to worry - we are part of a family. I feel content everyday when I drop her off knowing that she is receiving an exemplary education and she is well looked after. Also, I noticed that some people have complained that the enhancement donation is mandatory - IT IS NOT. I like to think that people seek out KCC because they are looking for a better choice for education. I know I cannot afford to send my daughter to a private school so the small donation that I make is an investment in my daughter's future. Thanks KCC for all you do.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
KCC is an excellent school. Please post correct information. There were no mandatory monthly fees. Parents were asked for a donation but it was not required. So, please get it straight!!! I love KCC. They are academically strong and the best school in the area. My kids are thriving and love going to school each day.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2013
The parent that wrote "RUN FAR AWAY" obviously posted on the wrong school. My child is in the 4th grade and the three teachers in 4th grade are the same teachers that have been here all year. We have had our child at KCC since kindergarten and there is no place else we would rather be! There are also no enhancement "fees" as misreported by another parent on this site. It really is a shame and disrespectful to the hardworking, wonderful administration team and staff that work so tirelessly for our children to have parents write untruths. You can have opinions but please don't write inaccurate information. KCC is an amazing school and each and every staff member here from the principal, teachers, cafeteria staff, and board members truly care about my child and every other child that comes through these doors. We look forward to the wonderful things ahead for our child as she enters 5th grade next year.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
terrible .... run away fast! this school charges private school prices with substandard results! son't believe me ... just check it's scores and you'll see it's scores are below most county school scores. the principle and teachers have a revolving door with NO consistantcy... often not enough staff and begging parents to watch the kids when the teachers take too many days off! not a good school!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
We have 3 children attending KCC and have had wonderful positive experiences! The professors truly care about each child's development and progression. We have a 4th grader - fantastic professors! All 3 of them! Our 4th grader has experienced all 3 professors through KCC's enrichment program (math and reading specifically). All professors have maintained communications with us to ensure our needs are met. Our Kindergarten and Second grade experiences have been outstanding also! We love the parent involvement - this allows for a tighter nit school where parents work together (with the professors and administrative staff) to make our children's experience the best possible! We couldn't be more pleased with our decision to go with KCC!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
I completely disagree with the parent review with the counsel to "Run Far Far Away" and There are multiple items to clarify from this review. First, Kid's Community College received a B grade for 2011-12 and 2012-13 grades are not yet released. Second, there has been no turnover of 4th or 5th grade staff this school year and all teachers are college educated and properly certified. Our educational program is rigorous and high performing. We are nearing the end of a very successful 2012-13 and are very proud of our students and their accomplishments. Charter Schools are part of school choice and while this may not be the right choice for you and your family, the facts stated above are simply inaccurate.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
Our son will be graduating from Kid's Community College elementary school this year and has been accepted into the middle school program for next year. We have been with KCC since he started kindergarten. Over the years some teachers, students, administrators and others have come gone and some even came back again after learning what I already know. For my family, KCC is an amazing institution that allows and requires that you be a part of the educational process. They listen and respond. You know the administrators and Board not just by name. They are accessible. They are responsive. Most of all, they care. Each year their programs get better and they strive to improve on the year before, starting with asking students, parents and professors for their input. These are things important to my family. They may not be important to others. But in public education, I don't believe you could ask for more than a school that puts your child first and listens to you and your child. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND AM THANKFUL FOR IT AND ALL OF THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE THAT HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
My school is Kid's Community College (KCC) Charter School-Riverview South. KCC Charter school is a tuition free public charter school. A consistently high performing school, but also a school of choice. Families choose to be a part of an educational community that provides great benefits to students, but does make demands on time and talents. Each family must determine what is the best environment for their children as there is no one best choice for every single student. Many options can meet many diverse needs and that is the benefit of school choice in the current educational arena. The school remains fully enrolled and excels at academics, sports and supplemental programs. This year they built a brand new campus, for which we have complete input. What a blessing it has been for my family. The voluntary donation requested was less than $35 per month. I would gladly donate much more for the education my children have received here.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2013
KCC is bad school to the whole state and the price each year is horrible. I would not recommend this school to anyone. To be honest, the school year 2011-2012, lots of parents withdrew their children including me.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2013
We are a KCC family of 7 years with 4 children at the school. My oldest started in preschool there and is now in 5th grade. I have recommended our school to many families over the years and none have been disappointed. If you want your child to get the best education possible and you like to be involved with their school then this is the place for you. There is no other school that not only listens to the students needs but, also listens to the parents needs. The small size of the school creates this type of environment. It truly feels like one big family. With our oldest heading off to middle school, we look forward with excitement. We know we don't have to worry about what most families in traditional public do. There is no other school for us.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2013
KCC is truly an extension of our home! It embodies the same educational values we're passionate about for our kids. We have been a KCC family since 2007. The faculty and staff partner with all families to ensure the best educational opportunity possible. Your family will be well-served at KCC!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2013
I've worked for KCC since 2008 and love it here! The culture of our school is more like a family, not a workplace. I can sincerely say that most of the KCC professors I've worked with over the years have a heart and passion for going all out for the students. I can also say that those who don't or didn't are usually asked to come back. In the time that I've been here, we have won a number of awards as the best place to work in Tampa from a number of places and I think it's well deserved. As an educator I wouldn't want to work any where else.

- submitted by a teacher
February 07, 2013
As a parent of a preschool, elementary school and now middle school student affected severely by the economy, my husband and I searched long and hard for a school to replace the private education we'd been able to provide for our children. We interviewed over 7 schools (3 traditional public and 2 charter) and selected KCC. In meeting with one of the Board members, the Director and the founder, it was obvious that the institution truly cares about each individual student, teacher and family. This is our 3rd year and we're still amazed that such a high-quality education is being provided for basically nothing. Volunteer 20 hours, participate in this or that and asking for a voluntary tax deductible donation is NOTHING, trust me. Our children have excelled at KCC and my only regret is that we didn't find them sooner. This is an awesome school for those truly interested in a quality education in a caring, committed environment. Those who aren't, should probably look for a different school.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
This is our second year at KCC and we could not be happier with the teachers, administration, and family like environment! KCC has excellent teachers who show they care for each one of their students and put forth the extra effort to make sure that their students excel. KCC also offers challenging academic programs that help students grow. KCC has many athletic opportunities for students as well. We highly recommend KCC!!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
We are a family that has been part of the KCC family for 7 years!!! Our 6th grader started KCC in 2006 in kindergarten and is now attending the middle school....and our younger son is now in 1rst grade....Over the years we have seen KCC grow by leaps in bounds, not just in student size but also academically. Our older son did not have the greatest experience in kindergarten when he attended....but once he hit 1rst grade, he excelled tremendously!!!! KCC Charter has always been very challenging for both of our boys and the consistency in the work ethic and curriculum is above and beyond other learning institutions and has definitely paid off. Our older son graduated last year from 5th grade as the class valedictorian....we were so proud of him...he is a child that always aspires for success in the classroom and outside of the classroom environments...KCC also prepares the children very well for the FCATS.....our older son made a "6" in the 4th grade FCAT Writes...that is the best score attainable....The teachers and staff have always been supportive and the boys have had some of the best teachers over the years...every one of them holds a special place in the hearts of our boys!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2013
My family has been a part of KCC for five years now. Personally, we have loved it. To me the best part is the sense of community and the bonds that are built among the students, staff and the parents. You have the feeling that you are a part of something special. We have had exceptional teachers. Once we did have a problem with a teacher and the administation listened and responed to our concerns. My daughters teacher this year provides free tutoring and works with her one on one in areas where she struggles. We are in a brand new, beautiful facility which we appreciate very much and more extracurriculmn activities continue to be added. Being that this is a charter school though and the funding from the state is 60% less than regular public schools, KCC does ask for a $500 tax deductible donation per student to meet the budget. If this is not acceptable to you, then this is not the school for you.( I hope the amount doesn't increase in the future). Also 20 hours of volunteering per student is required. We have been very blessed to be a part of the KCC familyand look forward to completing middle school there also. Be very happy to stay for high school......

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
I am a satisfied parent who had my daughter at KCC since 2007, who is now in High school. I also have a son who is now in 8th grade. KCC has prepared them throughout the years. I have noticed that when teachers don't give 100% towards the mission of the school, they are replaced by those who really care and teach the students. I have been part of the educational system for many years and have seen teachers who don't have the passion for what they do. The teachers at KCC are supervised and well qualified to carry the students from one level of success to another. As a parent, I will not look any further than KCC. Go KCC!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2011
I agree completely with the statement below. Both of my children attend Kid's Community College and they thoroughly enjoy it. The volunteer hour requirement keeps me and my husband active in the educational development of our children. The teachers are friendly and always available to meet and answer my questions. The principal, Mr. Kilpatrick, is a caring individual who has the best interest of every student at heart. We are blessed to have found KCC.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
I am so pleased that I chose to enroll my son at Kid's Community College Charter School. I can not speak highly enough of the individual attention and caring environment that my son was given during this past school year. At Kid's Community College we are not simply a number at a school, but members of an educational community. We can't wait to start the new school year in August. Go Cougars!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2011
Kid's Community College is a small school that is growing. There have been concerns about changes at the school with teachers, and administration. As we all know change over in teachers sometimes cannot be controlled. My personal opinion as a parent, if a teacher doesn't want to be there or not doing what they need to be doing, they need to move on. I am happy with the education my child has gotten, and will continue to support the school. With parent support, that is the only way the school is going to grow, and become a better school.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2011
My child has been going to KCC since she was in kindergarten and I have been very happy with the school. She has done outstanding on the FCATS, and has learned so much at this school. All the teachers she has had have been really nice, and concerned about their students. When you walk into the school, the staff at the front desk are very nice, and warm, and make all the families feel welcomed. I am looking forward for my child to attend the middle school.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2011
This was our first year at KCC and we didn't really know what to expect. There seemed to be some transition occurring, but we still received a warm welcome from the administration and teachers. Having had my daughter in private schools then home schooled last year, our expectations for her learning was extremely high. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! She showed significant learning all year and did extremely well on state tests. I remain impressed by the individual attention she was given all year. Great job KCC!

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2011
We haven't started at KCC yet, but were notified of our acceptance back in May after being on the wait list for nearly 3 years! Though we haven't been in class yet, I'm really impressed by the weekly Friday Focus updates we receive via email and for the telephone updates about important matters. We have met the front office staff and had to go in for a few things to get ready for next year - they have been awesome! We love the level of communication and follow through - what a change from the charter school we left to come here. We can't wait to start.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2011
I sent my daughter to this school based the excellent parent review, turned out to be not quite what I expected. I can't judge other teachers' quality, but the teacher of my daughter's class is a young graduate freshly out of college, does not have much experience in teaching, also not very friendly towards the students. The so called individualized education plan didn't work as they claimed. After all, how can you expect one teacher can teach the whole class of students on 3 different subject at 3 different level for each student. It may be good intention, but poorly executed. I hope they have updated their lunch room by now, it was a joke back then when my daughter was enrolled there. The front desk stuff are very nice and warm though.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
this is one of the best School there is in Florida. The dedication and love the teachers extend to the students goes up and beyond all others. The desire and drive to see every child to succeed in life is so improtant. My son attends KCC and I do not want him to be at any other school. I love KCC. The shcool also leads in allowing the parents to be an active part of the school working side by side. KCC truly follows their mission: Dedicated to the well-being and educational success of EVERY Child!!! I am a parent and also a teacher of the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2011
My Child attended KCC in Lithia and the teachers have been more then what we could have asked for. I feel they have prepared my son for kindergarten next school year. However I am hugely disappointment in the management at this school. I chose to drive over 30min away so that my son could have a preferred spot at the elementary school of which they apparently didnt put our information threw. When we contacted the elementary school they convenient found our paper work with our membership donation. Our calls were never returned, so who knows if my child has a spot for next year. Another issue we have had this year is with an overturn of teachers. Our first two teachers were fantastic, then the lead teacher had to move (completely understandable), our second set of teacher were also fantastic. Then all of a sudden less then 3 weeks of school left and they fired Mrs. Amy during teacher appreciation week! She was just voted teacher of the year! My son loved her dearly, and with no notice yet another teacher gone. Reasons of which we still have no real answer to. I cant speak about the elementary school but the lithia location leaders have poor communication with parents and KCC Elem.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
KCC is school that is committed to each and every child's educational success. It is evident in the student's performance, participation by the parents in their child's every day endeavors both in and out of school. I have been privledged to have both my children attend since it's inception, and have also been a staff member for the past three years. It is a truly caring, nuturing environment. I feel blessed to be a part and to make a difference in the well-being and educational success of every child.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2011
As a parent I feel that Kid's Community College is the best i could have done as far as a school for my child she has been with KCC since she was 2yrs old & I am very happy with her growth. At 6yrs old the youngest in her 1st grade class she is doing wonderfully. She is exceeding my every expectation and i know that i owe that to the great teaching tactics of KCC. She wakes up eager and ready to go to school each day! And that gives me comfort. I will continue to support Kid's Community College and my daughter will continue to attend. I am praying for a High School they are just that good! The Cafeteria Manager Mrs. Earlene Kilpatrick is the best! Mr. Kilpatrick has truly founded a place where the children come 1st {as it should be. I feel that anyone who has an issue with KCC and the way that is ran has simply not executed their ability to speak up. I have never had an issue that was not resolved by the staff there at KCC. And I thank them for their continued efforts to ensure that "OUR" children get the best that education has to offer!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
KCC Charter is an excellent school! The course work and grading scale are much more difficult than a traditional public school, but I feel my children will be much more prepared when they enter high school. The staff is friendly and helpful, the teachers well educated and trained, class sizes are small and they focus on the individual needs of each child. If you choose to send your children here you will not be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2010
I love this school! I have been a parent for over 3 years and the school has grown and only gotten better. You have to want this for your children and you have to be involved. Our school only functions if the parents, students, and staff are actively involved in the student's education. While it is not the cheapest option for education, I would not have it any other way. You have to want better for your children and I do. The school has acquired new space every year and the adminstration is always looking for ways to improve the current space. I advise parents to come to the Board meetings to learn about what they are actually trying to do to make our school better. I dare you to attend some of the meetings and get involved. As a parent, we need to help, not complain.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2010
The previous post has many good points: KCC has gone down hill but parents and students should take some responsibility. Instead of complaining I'm going to make suggestions: 1. KCC should show a greater appreciation for their teachers. 2. Parents should take greater responsibility for their kids, more home training & discipline 3. Parents should get over being lazy and be involved in homework with their children (not do it for them) and be involved in what is going on at school (get rid of the not my son/daughter mentality because it is your child, it's our whole society we created. 3. KCC should not let volunteers run classrooms. 4. KCC should look for a larger space since they are growing.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
January 12, 2010
Our school is wonderful! I can truly say that I have worked for other schools and this one is the best by far. We feel appreciated and we are often asked to express how we feel and what we think will make the school better. Our professional development is top notch. We have speakers from all over come and present to us the latest in education. Our school is an A+ school for a reason - we care.

- submitted by a teacher
January 06, 2010
KCC has been a blessing for our family. We actually attended another public school years ago and never received the type of attention to our children's needs until we found this school. I was at my wits ends with no help from the other school and a child on the verge of failing 1st grade. Coming to this school has helped us as a family work closer with the school. We love the volunteer activities and we look forward to having our children here for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2010
This school is phenomenal! I love everything about KCC. Our children have been here for 3 years and they are thriving in academics! The school is serious about all areas of concern for your children and you have to be an integral part of the educational solution. Volunteerism is a must and is appreciated. There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer and be involved in the school. From the Glow In the Dark Parties to Field Day to the lunchroom, there are always welcomed ways to help. Also the staff is very cordial and professional. It is great and refreshing to walk in the school everyday and see Ms. Keli helping and smiling! The principal is great and really cares about the kids and the parent concerns. The teachersare caring and professional. The lunch program is getting better. Great school for our family!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2010
I have found both the charter school and the preschool to be a wonderful asset for my family. I think the staff and teachers at KCC are passionate about sharing a love of learning with their students. I know in my family, mornings are much easier since we came to KCC! No more 'I don't want to go to school'. Along with developing a passion for learning I feel great knowing that the staff and teachers genuinely care for the children in their preschool and charter school. I haven't experienced any rudeness from any KCC employee. I have, however experienced rudeness from another parent. I think, however that poor manners from another parent is something that will happen no matter where you go. Prior to coming to KCC we were at a couple other locations. I am so glad to have finally found this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Kid's Community College ensures a high quality education for each student it serves. The individual attention and tailored lesson plans cater to the specific needs of my child. I thank god everyday for my child attending such a wonderful school. Thank you KCC for all that you do!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
My child is enrolled in the Pre-school. I think the school has unfortunately gone downhill in the past year. The staff is RUDE and the building is very dirty. I use to love sending my child to this school, but now I'm looking for some place different.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
This school was extremely dissappointing. The staff is rude, the classrooms are tiny, the lunch program is a joke.... Don't bother sending your student here, it's a waste of time.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
My has really strived. I do not think he would be progressing as well as he is without KCC teachers, volunteers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2009
I have nothing but high praise for this school! This is my son's 4th year here and he continues to excel and do well. His reading and math are both above grade level and can be attributed not only to the talented 'professors' but also to the great leadership and high standards they set for themselves. It's just a wonderful environment where there's heavy parental involvement and kids that love and take pride in their school. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
Kid's Community College is such an incredible school. I have a student in 3rd grade and one in kindergarden. I am amazed everyday at the progress they continiously display. The outstanding care and attention my children receive is beyond my expectations. I believe in this school and would recommend it to parents who are looking for that 'extra something' in an elementary school. Go Cougars! TB

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
I have been a parent since the school's inception and it is truly an amazing school. My children are light years ahead of other children going to a traditional public school in the same grades. The focus on how each child learns differently has been a huge benefit to our son, who struggled with reading and writing, but is now earning A's and enjoying both. I recommend our school every chance I get!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
My Grand daughter attends this school, and excells well above her peers that attend different schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
There is no other school that I would have my children attend! Kid's Community College has given my children an excellent start to both their academic careers and their lives. I love the individualized approach my children receive, and with the focus on higher education, my children are always challenged to excel. I have seen my children discover the joy of learning through a myriad of different approaches and I can honestly say that I am a proud parent of a KCC Cougar. For any parents who are in the area and would like to place their children in a school that delivers on all promises made, they should consider Kid's Community College. No one does it better! Chris Burch

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 01, 2009
KCC is an amazing place! I have several children there .... at both ends of the acheivement spectrum. I find that they both have their needs met. This happens because they care, they assess often and give them precisely what they need. They are active partners with me in my children's education.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
KCC is an institution with a strong focus on student success. The education provided is of high-quality and the teachers are extremely qualified and responsive. Their approach to individual education is refreshing to say the least. I strongly recommend KCC!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
I love this school. My son is beginning his second year here. As a kindergardener last year and now first grade, I couldn't be happier with the level of personal attention not only he gets, but when I need to communicate with the teachers, I am always welcomed and my concerns are heard. My son reads at an above average level and is taken to another class for reading to keep him in the appropriate grade level which keeps him from being bored or distracted. He truly receives an individualized education. There are extras like additional expenses and fees but it is nothing compared to what we get here. I have been so impressed with them.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2008
KCC is a blessing to the children they serve. Their Founder has such a profound vision that it keeps them setting the bar higher. They constantly look to improve and always have the best interests of the students in mind.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2008
KCC has allowed my children to excel as individuals. Each of my own children has unique needs and I've seen their needs met differently and successfully in each case. Their mantra of 'individualized instruction' is a possibility.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
KCC has been great for my child. I am happy with the education and will continue to send my child to KCC. In time, they will add a PE class and keep growing with more classes. What you put into the school is what you and your family will get out of the school. There are other schools around us that are 'C' schools. I'm so happy to have found KCC.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
I withdrew my child from this school after the first grading period. (8 weeks). The school refused to give him his ADHD meds at midday. The school has no PE program. The children are only allowed outdoor recess twice a week for 15 minutes. Losing recess is the punative measure for an transgressions. I had to push constantly to get the IEP process rolling and was told I interfered with the running the business of the school. The teachers were average. My son's teacher seemed to be having some sort of problem outside school, put it translated into her classroom demeanor. This should never happen. I would never recommend this school to anyone who's child is not a self-starter.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
We love KCC, we couldn't have asked God for a better school for our children. Our family love the effort that the teachers put in their work. The school has an awesome group of ladies and gentlemen who care about your children and provide special attention to each child

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
My daughter has just started kindergarten. I was looking for a school that would not just stick her in a kindergarten class and expect her to relearn what she already know. With a child reading at a second grade reading level, I expected a school to rise to the challenge and help my daughter growing at her rate. So far so good, they tested her and confirmed her ability. Within just a few weeks, they had her placed in a second grade class for reading and a kindergarten class for the rest of the day. They promised a tailored education and from what I have seen so far, they provide it. But, also, they communcation is high, which I expect from a school. They have open and friendly staff ready to answer any questions I have. And there are a lot of ways for me as a parent to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2007
I love this school! They are all about the kids and help them reach higher goals. There are only 16 kids per class. You cannot get any better then that! My child received the same quality as a private school without the high tuition. However, KCCS requires more parent participation & support. They help my child reach a higher learning level.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2007
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In the ever expanding sea of school choice, Kid's Community College has remained true to its individualized focus and quality oriented roots. While recent legislations has favorably provided for the expansion of large for-profit school operators, KCC continues to value the quality of an individual education over the quantity of students it can enroll. Our charter schools will remain truly non-profit, our campuses will not exceed 400 elementary students and 225 middle school students, our campu

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Kids Community College
10030 Mathog Road, Riverview, FL  33578
(813) 671-1440
Last modified Kids Community College is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kids Community College Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 156 reviews. Top