I just read a review that was posted this week and was exactly what I was going to post! They held their 2013 lottery a few weeks ago and they pulled actual names out of a hat, not assigned lottery numbers like other charter schools. Plus, they pulled the same names multiple times and when the lottery was over, they hadn't even called all the names for the wait list, so they were missing our child's name altogether than claimed it must have been our error. Someone within the DOE needs to keep a close eye on this school since they seem to play favorites ALL the time.
When choosing students in the lottery they use a pick out of a hat method ("random"). Most charter schools use a number method to curb cheating. When they were choosing the students in the lottery names came out of the hat twice. When confronted, the administration said it must have been an error due to a online application and a mailed in application. This is ridiculous. In addition there were students who applied who were not called . Students who were miscatagorized. I have to say the administration seems to be very disorganized.
Wesley International Academy, under the leadership of Principal Bradley, the BOD and PTA is an excellent school for those seeking a rigorous curriculum, a world view through International Baccalaureate curriculum, daily Mandarin Chinese instruction and the opportunity to be involved as a parent. Our children have attended their entire elementary schooling at WIA and the school is meeting our expectations and needs. We look forward to even better days ahead now that the Charter has been renewed for five years, the parent led BOD has authority and a solid Principal is in place implementing best practices. We recommend this school
Incredibly unique and amazing school! You can t find any other free school in Atlanta that provides daily Chinese, International Baccalaureate curriculum, and a single gender setting. Our family has been a at Wesley since it s 1st year, 6 years total. Although the Chinese, parent involvement, and instruction has always been high quality for us, the leadership and facility have grown and changed for the better. We look forward to even more changes and improvements as we matriculate through 8th grade, especially in regards to expanding the facility. There is no other Atlanta school we would consider. My child thrives and excels at Wesley, learning so much every day and building skills to become a lifelong learner, researcher, inquirer, and innovator!
I am pleased with WIA. The expectations are set high and that's what our children need. They are taught from an early age to be independent thinkers and problem solvers. My daughter has been enrolled at WIA since kindergarten and her teachers are all great. The work load is very demading but so is life! Great job WIA...
We were unsure of whether or not to send our daughter to Wesley. In the past, there was a lot of shake up with "management," upper level administrators, etc. I am pleased to say that so far, we are THRILLED with WIA. Parent/teacher communication is exceptional, parents, teachers, and students alike are engaged. The new principal seems excellent...so far. Work load is challenging, but rewarding. Overall, a great environment.
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