The 1st year here was good but the school had many issue with finances and around 25 teachers left when school ended, and so did many parents. This year has been terrible! There is a lack of communication and organization along with burnt out disgruntled teachers. But the worst thing is that they have people teaching classes that are not certified teachers! For instance the kids do not get a technology grade because the person teaching is not certified. Also all they do in technology is play games like angry birds, when the computers do work. After 2nd grade your kid will no longer have technology instead they get a 2nd science class called environmental science also taught by someone with no teaching certification. This year was the first time I seen the music room and they no instruments. Art was nothing but drawings on scrap paper. Make sure you compare several schools and don't be fooled by the uniforms and title of the school.
The school is a mess financially. They received an "admonishment" from the State Department of Education Charter Division regarding their financials. They can't pay their property or payroll taxes on time and have had liens placed on the school by the City of Kennesaw and the IRS. The school can't meet the covenants of it bond. Don't take my word for it, read the 2015 audited financial statements.
Favoritism runs rampant at the school. Teachers have their sons and daughters in their class as students. Take your child to work day is everyday. Expect your child to be talked down to by the teachers while their child is held up as a model student
This is our 3rd year at KCSMA and I can't say enough about how wonderful the teachers have been. I am concerned about the teacher turn over though. This school is not perfect, but what school is. Hopefully there will be some positive changes to come this year.
This school has no soul. It starts from the top. They will target your kid and mistreat them if they don't like the parents. They had a teachers husband visit the school to speak to a 5 th grader who had a crush on his wife, who was his teacher. The kid who had a crush on the teacher, punched the husband and gave him a bloody nose. What self respecting school allows this to happen?
They are the worse. If you want your kid to be in a nurturing environment, this ain't it.
There are so many stories of ineptitude that they are sweeping under the rug.