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Garret Schenck School2
Posted October 14, 2013
- a community member
While the community may be helpful, and parent involvement is huge, the school falls short when it comes to test scores and discipline. The few students there are vary so much. Some students are very intelligent and want to move on from something while others really struggle, creating a very disconnected classroom atmosphere. If a parent isn't as involved in the school as others, parent-teacher communication tends to never really happen. It definitely needs to up the ante in teaching curriculum. If a student transferred out of this school to another one, they'd be considered remedial. They don't learn basic things and it saddens me.
The academic programs are very well chosen and presented at this school. A lot of time is spent when choosing academic programs and when beginning to integrate them. Extracurricular activities are offered at this school, art, music, band, MDI dance program, technology, and some sports. However, there is not a gifted and talented program at this time. Parent involvement is constantly changing. The PTFO has had years were there were many members and years where there were very few.