Our child attended the school for 5 years.
The new building is beautiful but dirty. Floors on some of the classes are disgusting and seem they are never mopped.
Staff is rude and teachers seem to leave every year giving place to new ones that just graduated.
This school treats students "military style". Kids can't speak not even during lunch (they have a ridiculous red light, yellow light, green light system).
As I previously mentioned, my daughter attended the school for 5 years and wanted to eat lunch with her friends ONCE since this will be the last year that all her friends will attend the school. I called the school and was told they didn't see a problem at all on her going ONCE for lunch. Called again next day to confirm and was told lunch time is not time for visitation (hence the fact that ALL schools allow visitors for lunch) and that my daughter is not welcome to go to the school that she attended for FIVE YEARS. To say this is nasty and beyond ridiculous is an understatement. Schools in general always welcome their students for quick visits but NOT KCSMA. They don't value past students at all.
I am so GLAD we don't have to attend or go in this place anymore.
The teachers and administration seem to be the bigger bullies than the children. The way that we were treated as adults and parents was bad enough - I can only imagine how these little human beings are being treated. We are their only voice in this school. Be sure that you document all of their work, assignments and discussions because you will need it.
Imagine sending your child to a school where they are expected to dress their best and adhere to uniform policies while their teachers and administration wear jeans, un-ironed khakis and t-shirts/polo shirts EVERYDAY. How can you possibly enforce dress codes to students when teachers are allowed to come as they are. That is the precedent that is set at this school. Mediocre so called leaders that are expected to teach children. To say this school is a disappointment is an understatement. Good luck with getting a response from administration on anything that does not have to do with donations. We removed our child from this school in May 2016 and that is the best thing we could have done. We realized that we had been missing out on so much of the general school system by having our child at this school...things as simple as phone calls about important school updates, weather information, etc. The programs at this school are below standard. Our child was in chorus and we attended one performance that was completely disorganized and chaotic. We really wanted to like this school but after hearing several neighbors and parents freely discuss their dissatisfaction we realized that what we heard all along from their actual experiences were correct. The school is not even close in comparison to other area schools. Our child is now excelling in all areas and we have open communication between their teacher(s) and administration. Don't let the uniforms fool you! Take it from us - even your low performing zone school is better than this charter school. Also, this site needs to be updated to reflect grades K-5...this school no longer offers 6th grade (wonder why?).
There are no leaders...they don't respond...and are not ever present. I wish the city or county would just make an unannounced visit...even though...they cry independent...this school needs to monitored. Someone needs to take ownership and evaluate this school along the same standards that is does the local schools.
I can only co off of my experience with one teacher who displayed a lack of respect and did not respond to emails. The only other teachers that I am aware of are few that my child mentions. I feel bad that one bad apple spoils the bunch.