Our son started Praise this year and absolutely loves it. He talks about God and Jesus all the time so they are certainly emphasizing Christ first. The teachers are very nice but I agree with others that the office staff could use some training in "Professionalism". You are lucky to get a greeting other than a what do you want look. While waiting for my child in the office recently, I asked when class photos would be scheduled and got a snarky " I have no clue". No offer to find out, nothing. Also, the class teacher student ratio has almost doubled since school started, which needs to be addressed, as it was an important factor to us when we chose this school. Praise has its pros and cons, but so far there are more pros to us.
This school has been a blessing to not just our children but to our entire family. Although the academics were rock solid when we enrolled our children, Praise continues to raise the bar each and every year. For a dual accredited school the tuition cannot be beat, The teachers and staff, from administration down to maintenance, are committed to the principles of this school... "Christ First, Self Worth, Academics" ... and nothing speaks higher than the fantastic examples that they all set for the students. I have a real peace knowing that my children are in a school where Christ is the foundation, and knowing that when they receive their diplomas, they will be positioned to enroll and be accepted in any college that they desire. I would (and do) recommend this school to any parent looking for a great Christian school with unrivaled academic opportunities.
If you are searching for a school where ...blatant nepotism, money is catered to, athletics have priority over academics, coursework is too simple, your child will be unprepared for college then you've found the right place. The August 9th review is dead on and you should ask parents in the parking lot one evening (not the ones in the $60k+ cars/trucks, but the average parent who wants a quality, Christ centered, prepared for college education) if this is true.
Very unprofessional staff. Principal is fake and has exhibited very unchristian like behavior behind closed doors. Grading system rigged to reflect praise in a good light. A/B student threatened to not pass grade because they are failing???? My child is now in his 3rd and last year at praise only because it is the lesser of two evils. Now we will move to seek better education for our children.