This the first impression you can take once you step into the school. The school has an amazing staff . I believe the principle attitude is a good reflection to the school level of caring. She is really careful and very kind with everybody in the school including the parents . We highly appreciate her welcoming when we enroll our three children.
The teachers always set good examples for kids to follow . Also,, the movies and the stories are carefully selected then it's followed by discussions about the values that had been shown in the stories.
This school COULD be a great school. Once upon a time it was family oriented and the leadership as well as the teachers cared very much for the full child. Unfortunately this past year after leadership hired some fantastic and some not so fantastic teachers they decided they didn't care what the parents thought and basically pushed us out of the door. This caused the teachers to work even harder to show the parents that we were welcome. If you could get to the classroom - you felt warmly welcomed by the teachers but you had to walk through the front door (BRRRR) and get to the classroom first. Hate the parents opinion doesn't matter anymore.
The homework can't be vaguely answered as requested here. It depends on the grade. One of my kids could finish homework in one night for the week while the other in 2 to 3 days. Yet their friends parents felt differently about the amount of time required to complete the homework. The greatest down fall was CA was suppose to level classes and didn't so the homework was appropriate for some and below level for others since this didn't take place.
Centennial gives alot of homework, BUT we live in a global economy now and our children need math, social studies, reading, science, enrichment daily. Parent participation is required. Parents don't disengage on your responsibility - ENGAGE and tag team with the Teachers !!!