My family's school is Rolling Hill Public Charter. I love this school - the staff is amazing and will work with whatever you need. It is small and family oriented. My oldest daughter was in other public schools and I can honestly say she has learned more at Rolling Hills then all the other combined. My youngest has a learning disability and the school has exceeded my expectations. The rhymes, songs, and small environment was just what she needed to start school and be confident.
We are about to finish up our 3rd year with Rolling Hills and we have been extremely pleased with our decision to enroll our daughters with this charter school. Our oldest was accepted to two other charter schools in the valley but we ultimately went with Rolling Hills (even though it was the farthest one from our house and requires a commute twice a day) because we loved the harbor method and advanced curriculum that is taught there. There is only one class of each grade and the small school size has been great. You really get to know all the kids and their parents and it feels like a close community. We also liked the fact that it is a K-8 school so we wont have to enter another lottery for our daughters when they are ready for middle school. We love this school!
This is our first year at rolling hills or any school for that matter. The staff have been great in keeping is informed as to how our son has been doing in all aspects. Sharing ideas of ways to get him even more exposure to areas he was struggling in to get him up to speed. I think the staff is amazing and administration ! Cant wait for another year!
We LOVE Rolling Hills! The atmosphere at this school is unbeatable! They teach kids responsibility, compassion and citizenship. This might not be something that can measured on a test, but we feel it's more valuable then anything else our kids could learn. My son is excelling academically, and loves learning. We couldn't be happier with the teachers or administration. Basically there is not enough room to describe how much we love Rolling Hills!
I could not ask for a better school for my children. Friendly environment fuels a higher degree of learning!!! When my children notice a difference not only in the level of education but with the overall friendly and safe surroundings, you know something is being accomplished effectively. I could not be happier with the school and the education provided.
Love, love, love this school! My son started this last year. Everyone is wonderful. My son loves it. The teachers are amazing. The principal is present, and knows everyone's names. Parents are a huge part of this school, making it feel like an extended family.
Our family loves Rolling Hills Charter School. It has challenging academics, wonderful teachers that go out of their way for all of their students & great administrators too. I am so impressed with the character & integrity that is taught & exemplified at this school. Their middle school program is the best and prepares their students to be responsible high school students. I highly recommend this school.
My nieces and nephews and now my kids have all attended Rolling Hills and we all absolutely love it. The values and respect and safe learning environment is ideal for great education! The teachers and principal are so involved and genuinely care for the students' success. I would recommend this school to everyone I know!
I have been attending Rolling Hills Charter for 5 years now and I have had nothing but great experiences with the school. The teachers are amazing and their goals are to help each student reach their own goals. Even though there are lots of other kids you always feel like they are there for you personally. I have seen people complain about the lottery being rigged but there are other things than just being in district that they have to consider. They do not base it off who they think will help them most. Besides all this, I think the thing I love most about this school is the Harbor Method. This means that this school is a safe harbor for any child who wants to attend. There is absolutely no bullying tolerated and if there is it is handled appropriately. In most bullying cases the one being bullied is scared to report the bully but the teachers and administration are not the only ones preventing bullying. The other students attending this school want to make sure there isn't any bullying as well because it is their school as well. The students are always making sure that they stand up for anyone who is bullied and with the small classes everyone is friends with everyone else.
This school is just awesome. The teachers really care for your child!! And this school is bully free!!
We've been part of the Rolling Hills community officially for 3 years and my kids are always happy when I pick them up from school. Their teachers have high academic expectations and they support them in reaching their goals. The curriculum is noticeably more advanced than the previous elementary schools we attended. We love our new administrator. The atmosphere in the school is positive and energetic. I have many opportunities to be involved in the school and feel that I can directly impact my children's academic experience.
We are in our second year at Rolling Hills, and we've been very pleased. The curriculum is advanced (i.e., math taught at one year ahead) and offers Spanish instruction and a small-school environment. Our four teachers to date have been excellent. Remember this is a charter school, but it is also a public school which means all students, enrollment space permitting, are accepted for admission. This means we have a diverse range of student abilities and needs, evident when you look at aggregate test scores. Both of my upper elementary grade children scored in the advanced and proficient levels on their ISATs. The teachers differentiate their instruction well. The principal is loved by the students and works tirelessly in a demanding environment.
My son has been attending RHPCS for three years now and we love this school! The teachers really care about the students and are constantly striving to get them to the next level and work with the parents to help our kids achieve success. The administration has turned this school around in an incredible way and made it a positive environment for the students and parents. The faculty and administration adhere to the Habor Method and it has been a positive experience for our family. My son is in 2nd grade and is excelling in math and reading and is and has been light years ahead of the public school curriculum. My son loves his science, computer, music and PE classes and of course his teachers. If you like a small school atmosphere as well as caring teachers and administrators come check out RHPCS.
Very shady school with dishonest administrators. Their lottery does not meet state criteria (no state reps. conducted the lorrtey and it was not witnessed by the public as in reputable charter schools) We were told during an open house that we had a seat, then after the 'lottery' was done were told we were last one the waiting list; however, an out-of-district family who coincidentally runs a day care and is in the posiiton to refer students to Rolling Hills, was accepted) Their rating and test scores are lower than the local public schools, the class sizes are just as large as the public school, they don' have a playground and their history is very checkered. They have a reputation of being less than or no better than a public school, does not care about the 'Harbour Method' they attest to and is just an overall bad school. The actual school grounds are small, but the class sizes are so large that you feel like you're in a crowded public school.
weak middle school, academics not any better than public school, lots of politics, leadership not strong but luckily new board members & some great parents to support the leadership
My son is a 3rd grader and has been at Rolling Hills for 3 yrs. We LOVE this school. My priorities in selecting a school are first the quality of education received. Rolling Hills curriculum is extremely challenging (test scores don't lie) and fun at the same time. My next priority is the ethical and moral standards the school demands with regard to how students conduct themselves and how they treat others while in and out of school. I have been so pleased with this aspect as well. Strict dress code and strict code of conduct is enforced which creates such a positive, educational, kind environment at the school. The Harbor Method is such a positive and effective way to educate children. Because of these standards, the teachers have the time and energy to incorporate so much fun for the kids. My son has the greatest attitude about learning and in my opinion with the right attitude, all things are possible! I highly recommend Rolling Hills Public Charter School to all parents.
I have older children that attend Rolling Hills and this school is small and safe with an accelerated curriculum that includes drama, music, spanish, computer, community service in addition to core subjects. Many extracurricular activities are available also for a small school. My children can compete in MS sports like Basketball, Volleyball or Track. They can participate in Writer's Cafe with one of our outstanding MS teachers weekly. They are encouraged to be kind, courteous, and responsible. This school does more than just prepare my children academically for high school, but helps them develop confidence in themselves to be sucessful. This is a great school!
Rolling Hills is a truly wonderful school! Call to schedule a tour and see the great things happening here. My family is personally blessed to have our two children attend in this safe, acedimically challenging school and be educated by great teachers under the friendly and watchful eye of our principal, Dr. Montgomery. It is my pleasure to be able to work in the school every day as well.
I love teaching at Rolling Hills Public Charter School! The students are great and the staff is terrific. We are a small school dedicated to our students and each of their individual needs. I am able to know each student's strengths and weaknesses and appreciate all. Going to work every morning is a delight, because I know students will respect me, their classmates and all adults in our building. We have a high standard for academics as well as a high standard for character. Rolling Hills is the place for you if you want your child succeeding academically and socially.
We came from a home school background and were looking for the quality of education as well as a safe, warm environment. I continue to be impressed with the dedication and quality of the staff I have come in contact with. I appreciate whenever I come into the school I receive a warm friendly greeting. I really value the daily hours and yearly schedule. I get more time with my child and he has enough time to complete homework, responsibilities and still have time to play (breath). We love this school!
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