I wouldn't let my dog go to this school. The kids fight and they allow it. They don't suspend or kick the kids out. Your child is liable to get shot here. They allow kids to carry a weapon only to get ISS if caught. its not about this kids its about the pay check and the teachers aren't getting anywhere with the kids because the kids know once in the office nothing will happen. My child was bullied I regret signing her up to the school but glad shes out.
I have students in both building at VOEA and both had different experiences. My older child constantly had problems with other students, and little support from most teachers. His class was in one space meant for 2 classes, but with 3 teachers and no walls. It was lo7d. The did eventually give each class a room, but then could not keep a teacher. They had 3 reading, 3 math and after the science and social studies teacher left I don't think the got a new one. There was constant change in a major assessment year. The other building had k and 1 which both had mostly great teachers except 1, but still had a bunch of kids in rooms that needed walls. The best teachers were in k and 1. The reading teacher in first gave to much homework, but helped the kids with it after school. The math teacher was nice, but is learning to speak english and the writing teacher didn't have control of the kids. It was always crazy in that room. The kids could not hear the teacher they were with. The discipline policy is a joke. The teachers just had to deal with bad behavior. The office didn't do anything with the trouble makers. Also, the babies had p.e. in the parking lot on Busch with no gates to keep them out the road. Anybody could grab one of those kids and nobody. The were always sitting down while the coach was talking on the phone. The need to figure out how to get and keep good teachers and at least keep the kids safe. The principal needs to sir down somewhere and stop thinking she 'run the world'. She don't even let her kids go there anymore. She took her daughter out my kids class and she go to home school now. That should tell you something. They would be okay if they had some rules and could keep some good teachers.
Four teachers and two substitute teachers quit, leaving the remaining two teachers to handle the disciplinary and academic problems. The school uses a Positive Behavior Support system .But the admin team is extremely laxed in consequences for misbehavior. So the students take full advantage. One teacher has a zero tolerance policy and it works. They did not allow others to use the same policy. Found peace and a better learning environment at the very next school.
This is my daughter first year attending VOEA and I'm in agreement that the school administrators does nothing about disciplinary actions when needed. My daughter was held in the restroom by some middle schoolers against her will in between school ending and going to the bible based after school program. We were told that we will be notified by the principal with an update on disciplinary actions for those 7 middle schoolers that took part in the incident. We have made numerous calls to the village and have not gotten a response yet.
This is a pretty good school. My daughter loves it although she was doing beter before she moved to this school but that could be my fault. The teachers here are great. Though they r vey ivolved in the students life n Ms. Gonzalez loves those kids to death n she loves them.
The Village is a school that truly aims to EMPOWER all Students. From those with behavioral issues to those outstanding academics, the school strives to create a self disciplined student that is able to utilize their own strengths to become an asset to our local and global community. They believe in providing students with multiple opportunities for success through teacher modeling of academic, social, behavioral expectations. This School is not the cure all for every family wishing to educate their child, however it is a wonderful institution for families willing to work toward Academic and Social Success.
THIS IS MY SON'S THIRD YEAR AT VOEA! I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! HE CAME FROM A PRIVATE SCHOOL AND WAS LACKING IN READING AND MATH. HE IS NOW ENTERING THE 4TH GRADE AND HAS COMPLETED HIS 1ST BATTLE BOOK! HE LOVES READING AND HIS MATH PROBLEM SOLVING IS COMING ALONG!!
This is only the third day of school, but thus far, i am NOT pleased! It's seems very disorganized. No one seems to be on the same page about anything. The staff and faculty dress as if they are people coming off of the street, the whole process of their school is wayward, so i'm really hoping that the teaching and education makes up for where they lack. They claim they are a "A" school, i'm guessing that is in academics, because everything else seems is very poor..it's not looking good to me at all, thus far anyway. hoping by the end of the year, my mind has been changed, or my child will NOT be attending this school next year.