Because the faculty, parents and students are one big family- very friendly and helpful. In addition, the teachers are excellent and go above and beyond- working on weekends to create stages for plays that their students are in, volunteering their time, advocating for important causes, educating the youth on issues such as preserving the environment, physical health, and emotional well-being.
Major changes occurred during the 2006-07 school year involving leadership and parent involvement. The incoming Principal and newly appointed parent coordinator work diligently to improve the quality of education and parent involvement in the school. Curriculum additions for the 2007-08 school year include Science, and Music and Fine Arts. Math Investigations will be used in mathematic instruction. Monthly parent workshops, family activities and community/school wide events support student learning, achievement & academic success.
The level of parent involvement/support is extremely low. Many of them rely on the teachers to carry the majority of the responsibility to educate their children. Hopefully with the support of our new principal, more parents will get involved (PTA, school functions, etc.)and take a more active role in their child's education.