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Imagine School At Evening Rose1
Posted January 04, 2013
- a parent
I was very displeased with the level of education my son received at this school. I felt he got half an education, the work was very dumbed down when he had more potential to achieve. I also felt being grouped with some children who had some very serious levels of care needed was disruptive and hurt the other kids ability to learn. I switched him and his new school tried to get his school records and they claimed the previous adminastrator took off with them as the principal and the owner's daughter divorced, very unprofessional!!! Very much a family run school with them switching out hats all the time, leaving the stability uncertain for the children. I also felt the speech/processing help they always recommended was great but way too pricey for the average family. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
We have been with this school since Day One and have been delighted with the quality of education our three children are receiving. The teachers and administration genuinely care about the students and this level of commitment radiates throughout the school. Imagine's hands-on learning environment fosters individual ingenuity as well as the importance of working with a team and parental involvement. Imagine is an A ranked school and follows the same standards as Leon Public Schools. These standards are exceeded through Imagine's Six Measures of Excellence. The uniforms are sharp, economical and make getting ready in the morning easy. Our oldest had attended two years of an A ranked Blue Ribbon School in Tallahassee and was having severe stress issues. This is not the case at Imagine. Our children are excited about going to school and school events. We truly feel as if we are part of a family.
I actually have an idea. Why don't you guys have a christmas dance for middle school. My daughter has been wanting her first dance. Her birthday is december 16th, thursday. Why don't you huys have it then? please. she has been good. Give the middle schoolers a christmas dance. Give them something to be excited about. A christmas dance.
This is school is the worst! At that school children are bad and the teachers their are against different colors of people. Plus this school is an F school! My child will never go back to that school. They have less activities for the students. Yeah they wear uniforms but that doesnt change anything at all. They might as well not let the students wear uniforms. This school is the worst school ever!!! Public schools are better than this school! If you are a parent DO NOT put your child in this school! Im telling you they will not like it!
ISER is definately better than the public schools options for our family, but classroom disciple is abysmal. Unfortunately to keep the seats filled students who contantly badger and harrass their classmates remain enrolled and constantly disturb the atmosphere of the classroom, therefore bullying is a problem. That said, the administration does have an "open door" policy when issues arise, however, parents should not get their hopes up that whatever concern they feel like warrents reporting will be addressed - a lot of lipservice gets served up by the school leadership. Our family would be happy with the attending ISER if more classroom time was spent teaching and learning rather than dealing with dicipline issues.
My child came into this environment from a small private school environment. It has made the transition from private to public schools much easier. The principal and teachers seem genuinely interested in all childrens' improvement, and are involved with the student body. The most fun for the students this year was the middle school dances. A great opportunity for social mingling in a controlled environment.
Imagine school has been the best option for my child. As a parent of a 3 grade child I am very impressed with project CHILD and the stations used in each subject area. As a parent I am very happy that every class has a teacher station where my child receives personalized attention. FCAT made me more nervous than it did my child. My son was more excited about the free breakfast than he was about the test. The teachers did a fabulous job making the students feel prepared and relaxed. This is a huge change from what I experienced with my middle school child. I am proud to be a part of the Imagine family!
After only one year at ISER, we are not returning for a second. The overall school, their cluster system and the administration are all average - however there is a significant race issue brewing both in the classroom and on the bus transportation. High achieving students are sacrificed for under achieving students, behavioral problems rule the classrooms. There are limited extracurricular activities and the PE exercise program often results in silent ball being played in the classroom. There are several other charter schools in the area that would be better options, as this one is nearly as bad as the public school we were zoned for.