This is a great school. Teachers do a wonderful job and offer free tutoring twice a week.!
This school is one of the worst I have ever seen. The administration intimidates the staff and parents. Teacher morale is extremely low. Half of the staff turns over during the school year and summer. Last school year there were only two Middle School teachers that were there the year before and by October there was only one. That's right; ONE! One ESE and ESOL teacher for the entire school. I think you know what that means as far as help with those students is concerned. Low enrollment so administration is paranoid to discipline students out of fear of parents pulling their students out. School grade continues to drop. Administration screams at teachers. Completely open campus is a safety nightmare. People can easily bypass the office and show up at classroom doors which has been known to happen. There are barely any athletics or extracurricular activities. They have art and music teachers teaching math and English for FCAT. The school is understaffed so the office is locked after school during dismissal. Want to talk to someone or go into the office after school. You can't! You have to wait at least half hour after dismissal.
High teacher turnover, school grades keep getting worse, FCAT scores are horrific...moved to the area from an A school & couldn't be more disappointed. The couple of times I was in the office during a school day, there were kids being sent to the office for fighting & punching each other. Yikes. The public schools here offer so much more academically, socially and in the arts. This charter school is nothing like the charter schools in our old town. Definitely falls far below the mark.
Great school the middle school did better than the Osceola County district average in every subject on the FCAT and beat the state average in 8th grade science and math.
Great school! Can't say anything negative about it. Loved the talent show this past Friday!!!!!!
This school feels like a home. One of my daughters comes back to the school to get help from her old math teacher and learned what her high school try to teacher in days in minutes. The rest of my children have learned so much at CCCA. I can't think of a better school in the area that I would want to send my children to.
All 3 of my children love this school. The leadership and the teachers at this school are A+!!!!!!!! The front office is helpful with my kids needs. The principal is always willing to meet with parents. Most teacher are working way past they bell to help my students. I give them all an A+!!!!!
This is a good school and I love it because its different! They are more strict with behavior. The curriculum and teachers are challenging. I have volunteered their and notice many parents do not support their children. They school puts on many productions and field trips every year. I can't wait to see what the talent show is going to be like on Friday!
I really hate reading these negative review on this site. It's just like a restaurant. How many people tell a manager that everything was great? But how many people will complain as soon as one little thing goes wrong or they can't have their way. I support the principal for running the school and not giving into little non-important parent complaints and running a great school. I have listen to and heard some of the complaints, but most of them are because parents never want to hear anything negative about their students. I will tell you one thing unlike public schools which GIVE OUT GRADES. In this school you have to EARN YOUR GRADES.
This is a great school. The atmosphere is really calm and relaxed. The teachers are very helpful and are always willing to meet with parents. Teachers plan many trips for the students to get outside experiences. Teachers also challenge students to the best of their ability! What more can you ask for from a school!!!!!!!
This school's principal and assistant principal are absolutely horrible with the way they treat fairness with kids that need additional help. If your child is in any way shape or form not in their little box of criteria they will ask for you to leave or treat you in such a rude manner that you will be driven away.Trust me do not send your child here. Charter schools don't have to follow procedures and criteria public schools get graded on or evaluated on. They do the bare minimum to get by. You are better off going to Saint Cloud Elementary it is a great school.
I agree and I called the school district of Osceola County and you can't make a complaint or get any information because it's a Charter school.It's funny how Charter sounds sophisticated and fancy but in reality it stinks. In a regular "public school" you can get assistance from the county and at least get updates.Plus they help pay for the schools assistance/programs for the kids whatever their specific needs are.
another thing is that this school is practically supported by parents, in order for the school to have better and newer things you need to donate $, you need to volunteer for events so they don't have to pay someone to do it, you don't have to only donate $ but if you know someone that works or owns thing that the school needs for a specific event help by asking that person if they can help with whatever equipment or whatever it is needed, stop complaining because this school can do as much as they can with what PARENTS give to school, State public schools are mostly supported by the state and some do less than what this school is doing for your kids... as a parent i offer and give whatever is within my reach to help them with anything they need... and you don't have to be rich to do this because you don't have to do for the whole school but by doing for your kids class is more than enough... and by the way i have a kindergartener, a second grader and a seventh grader in this school and none of their classrooms have more than 17 students... do more for the school and don't complain so much...
Love the school. Love the FREE academic help before and after school. All teachers are willing to help students learn. Love how special area teachers help tutoring!
Great School. I don't understand all these parent complaints. Teachers stay late for tutoring everyday of the week to help my daughter and other students. As parents we are allowed to volunteer at the school and were needed without question. My daughter is challenged on a daily basis compared to her previous school. What more can I ask?
Not the best choice for an LEP child who's first language is not English. I've spent over 4 months communicating with a personnel from the School before transfering my child from another Country who stated they had an ESOL program for LEP kids whose first language was not English and my surprise was that after I've registered my child they did not had the program. On top of this the teacher relied on other students to help my kid who are as young and inmature as my own child instead of having a qualified personnel such as a teacher or a teacher's assistant to help my kid and she was being very hard on him after only one week of being in the school. I am very dissapointed of the system of this school and was expecting a diffrent approach when they have already knew about my child's needs.
The current principal intimidates the parents, students and some of the staff. I m very surprise she is still there after all the complaints and even reading the reviews left on this site. No matter who you talk to you will get the same answer this school STINKS. This school used to be a really good school at one point. I would seriously recommend you do not put your child in this school unless they have a different principal. If the principal is the same person that has been there for the past 3 years when you go there, turn around and walk away trust me.
This is one of the worst schools I have ever sent my child to. I transferred my child here because we moved into the area. I regretted this choice and became disappointed and frustrated with this school within weeks of being here. If you are planning to send your child here, it would be better for them if he or she is a D grade student or your child will not get what they need from the teachers and staff here. I was told more than once that the teachers here do not have time to give a student individual help in the classroom when they need it, that if a student require help they would have to stay after school. Not every student can do that, as some have responsibilities such as taking care of a younger sibling. Bottom line is, if you want your child to get the education, they need to pass the required FCAT, you had better look somewhere for a school. I have since moved out of this school. In sharing my experience my hope is that parents can make a more informed decision based on their child s need.
The numbers for this school are so very incorrect. They say that you will get one on one help but how can this happen when the student teacher ratio is 27 to 1? I would not recomend anyone sending their children to this school. They say one thing and do another. The moral on campus seems rushed and rude to parents. Some of the teachers seem to be on their toes but thats only if they stay. The middle school always have new teachers or substitues all year. Public schools in this county are providing much better chances for children.
A great school has: Strong principal/school leadership: Not currently! She has a strong character but she is not a people person . She spends far too much time in her office or away from the school premises. The principal needs to spend more time physically on school campus, getting to know her students and their parents and must remember to bring her smile everyday to school. A few days per week/month in the school s cafeteria during lunch service too will give her a different perspective of her school with regards to students and teachers. Excellent teachers: Checked and Checked. The teachers my children have had, for the past 5 years all but one (who has left the school at the end of this school year) are the best. Challenging academic programs: Yes, the academic program at this school is great. However they could offer more social and educational after school clubs/programs, but I take my children elsewhere for this. If your child is sports oriented, this is not the right school for your child.
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