I will be honest as possible and say that the staff, and constituents are the most illiterate bunch of adults Ive ever dealt with. They not only do not know how to separate adult conversations from children, but one of the staff members have festered negative energy for over 2 years for my husband as much as to call the police for a carpool issue that was an exception from parent to child pickup, I still haven't gotten the appropriate papers for our service provided to parents that cnat get their children to this school. After Ms Clark left for whatever reason the replacements are incompetent in caring for children with a heart, so much that they will let their negative emotions run the school. In the end my son has taken his smarts to another school to help THEIR scores.
The PADDED POSITIVE REVIEWS were mostly made feb. 5. Most were made on the same week in 2011 How long has this school been opne for? This is questionable to say the least. The comments are all mostly generic statements. What a shame. This school is rotten to the core. I guess they did not want to give themselves all five stars so that it would not look tooo suspicious.
I visited this school. It is run poorly. I would steer far from all the Imagine schools especially Imagine Smyrna. I heard worse (if that's posible) about Imagine Mableton. Two thumbs down... I would not send my child thier even if my life depended on it!
The reviews for this school are questionable. Look at the dates of submission. It's not logical that so many "unknown" parent reviews are submitted on the SAME DAY and so FAVORABLE AS WELL! They sound similar using words like, "care, caring" citing test scores! What parent says these things!!!? Either four stars or five stars!! Schools need students for funding and it seems clear the reviews are PADDED possibly by faculty and staff. WOW! We need fair reviews. I know I won't send my kids to this school now.
In response to my recent volunteer day at the school I have come away with an even more positive outlook on the environment in which my children learn. I volunteered nearly five hours at the school and at the end of the day I found that the atmosphere at the school was very positive and encouraging yet disciplined enough to be conducive toward promoting a healthy learning platform. In my daily communications with my children I have found that my volunteer day visit is most likely a reflection of daily day to day operations at the school. The staff at the school is generally pleasant, helpful, and mission oriented from the principal to the janitor. I think good leadership in education starts at the top and trickles down to our children. It seems evident to me that the principal tries to promote leadership in education by example. I admit that I have not been able to spend a great amount of time at the school in each of my childrens classrooms but, I do feel that the thirty hours required for attendance at the school does promote parental involvement. If you are a parent considering our school I hope this review helps you in your decision.
I was initially skeptical about sending my child to this school because she went to a private school for pre--k. She was already reading on a first grade level, so I did not want her to fall behind. Her teacher is excellent when we had the first initial conference she told me she noticed where my daughter was academically and she would make sure that she would continue to progress forward. She immediately changed her word list and challenged her by requiring her to spell these words each week. My daughter is now on a second grade reading level. I am so happy that I decided to place my daughter in this school.
I was so excited to be given the opportunity to bring my child to this school, but it end up being a total disappointment. The classes were too big with one single teacher. My child s teacher had good intentions, but she was left alone to deal with 4 very difficult children, and spent much of her days disciplining the kids, rather than teaching them. The school is loud and disorganized at all times of the day and teachers sometimes can shout a bit too much for my taste. ASP is a mess. I see it more as cheap babysitting, but I don t think it is even safe. My child walked away from the park to the Publix parking lot without anyone noticing! I decided to move my child to another school four months into the school year. It was the best decision for us!
High academic standards with a particualr emphasis on reading and writing. Modern well thought out facilities. Very supportive of my daughters education.
This school has been excellent. My son has some special needs and they have more than accomodating. The teachers and the principle are very involved and engaged. My son loves this school.
We had our daughter in private school,another parent reccommend IIAS.We so glad we made that decision because my daughter loves the school.Thank you all for all you do,you guys are the best.We have reccommended this school to a lot of friends and families that we know. Kubrat Oladejo.
IIAS is an excellent school with outstanding leadership. My daughter attended IIAS her first two years of school and when the school was relocated we decided to go back to the school closer to where we live. During the year there, we realized how much more challenging and well rounded the IIAS curriculum was. Well we're back at IIAS and enjoying every minute.
Imagine Academy of Smyrna is an excellent school! I feel it would be a benefit to any child that can attend. After relocating here from New York, I was not pleased with the public school education that my children received. Now since they've been at Imagine, I have seen a boost in the self esteem, grades, and love for education. They provide dance, sports, all types of extra curricular activities so that the children aren't missing out on anything. There is excellent parent/teacher communication and open door policy if there are concerns. I have a daughter in 3rd grade, a son in1st, and one entering kindergarten in the fall! They all love Imagine!!!!!!
This is our first year at IIAS. The kids are having a good year. The principal and administrative team is very supportive!
IIAS is an excellent school! My son is in Kindegarten. Our first year has been fantastic. He learns on a higher level than the average kindergarten classes in public school. The teachers are very great with communicating with parents regarding, school work, behavior and etc. If you chose Imagine you have chosen a great shcool with a great enviorment. Imagine is a school of excelence for sure.
This is my kids first year here and over all I love it, with the exception of the carpool and my 3rd grader having to change teacher for the 3rd time this year. That's bothersome to me because of the difficulty I have with him and school already.
Imagine Smyrna is an exceptional school where the teachers and staff genuinely care about my child's education and well-being. My daughters teacher goes above and beyond to make learning fun and easy for my daughter. The school actively communicates what is going on in the school on a regular basis through newsletters, emails, phone calls and letters home with the kids. I would definetly recommend this school to all families.
This is our first year here at Imagine Smyrna and have been very happy so far. It has taken us a bit of adjustment coming from a small private school to a larger public school, but my daughter has made the adjustment very well. We have been happy with how she is learning and how the school communicates to us regarding events and her progress.
Imagine International Acdemy of Smyrna Is a good School. When we first got here I was going through some relocation issues, and the staff was very helpful to me as well as very professional. My daughters first teacher was excellent. She was always in communication with me and I felt very confident that my child was learning with her. It was a rough transition for her but she as of now is very happy to be in the IIAS Family.
Imagine International Academy of Smyrna is wonderful!!! The atmosphere is very warm and the faculty and staff are always pleasant. I am very happy with the educational opportunity my children are receiving here at Imagine Smyrna!!!
I moved from Rochester, NY three years ago. I have been struggling to find the "right" school for my children. I've tried public, a private Christian School and now Imagine. Imagine has given us the best experience so far. The teachers are enthusiastic, caring, and easy to communicate with whenever issues arise. The principal's (and vice principal's) involvement is evident. The teachers and the administration are very passionate about ensuring a safe and creative environment for the children. Parent involvement is mandatory and necessary. We will return next year.
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