School is great, the students are very respectful and the teachers are very sincere and caring.
I volunteered at the year-end Bobcat Bash. I had expected to encounter 'middle school attitude', but instead I was treated with respect & courtesy by the students. I was really impressed. Also, each staff member I came in contact with was friendly & very helpful. My older son chose to attend PVMMSA & my younger son is there now. They both have done well. The bus ride is a little long, but that didn't discourage them from attending this magnet school. As a parent, I have been happy with the attention that my children & I have gotten from the teachers and staff. PVMMSA has been a very positive experience for us.
Both of my children go to Progress Village and I couldn't be happier. The teachers go above and beyond to maximize the students' academic and artistic abilities. The teachers also show support for after school activities by volunteering to work with students in rehearsals and performances that take place after school hours. Progress Village's slogan is 'Where every student is a star', but I would have to say that this is only true because every teacher and administrator there is also a star.
Progress Village Middle Magnet School has been such a positive experience for my daughter. She has excelled not only academically, but her piano playing has progressed by leaps and bounds. She has developed such a love and appreciation for the arts. PV has taught her respect for diversity and acceptance and appreciation for all people regardless of race or social status. I can't say enough about the faculty and staff at PV. They are so nurturing, supportive and encouraging. They truly enjoy working with the students and they make themselves available to them. The principal is very well liked and respected. He treats the students with respect, joins in on activities and is present at every function (and there are MANY at a school for the arts). This school is top notch, most especially for students interested in any form of the arts. My daughter will miss PV very much!
I volunteered at the year end 'Bobcat Bash' & had expected to encounter 'Middle School Attitude'. What I found was a respectful, considerate & friendly student body. Although the students did not know me, they still treated me respectfully & courteously. In fact, everyone at the school was very helpful & friendly, including faculty & staff. My older son attended PVMMSA & my younger son is there now. Both have enjoyed it there, enough to tolerate the long bus rides to & from school, & both have done well. What 1st attracted us to the arts magnet school was that schools in our area are very overcrowded. My boys stayed because they were happy there, & I think that is very important.
On Parent/Teacher night interviews, I have been impressed with the sincere concern the teachers have towards my children. They know my children's strengths, weaknesses and have solutions for in class and at home help. My children enjoyed the extracurricular sports and other activities that are offered as well.
I feel this school need to do something about the staff that greet the parent in the office. They make you feel like you have commit a crime if go in to sign in or out child at school. If try to help out at school like working in the library forget it. They dont need your help. When I go there I feel like I'm visiting prison. They want money from the parent. But,They make very hard for the the parent to help. They need to STOP acting like this is low income school. Remember this a Performing Art School. My kids love the school. They just make it so hard for the parents
My daughter is in the seventh grade at PV. This is her second year, I have found the curriculum to be challenging and I am very impressed with Mrs. Oliver. She seems dedicated and excited to be at her position
Progress Village is overall a great school. My son did very well there and is going to Blake for High School. The only complaint I would have is that it seems in every school, the teacher is always right, even if their not. The administration condones them not apologizing to a student when they have clearly been cruel or demoralizing. Their words 'I understand why it is hard to apologize to a child'. Children are people and should be treated with respect and consideration as well as adults. I would like to note that most of the teacher are caring and deserving of our respect. They are nuturing and some even try to find out much makes our kids tick. My younger son will be attending for two years and has improved in his reading skills.
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