School is falling down very badly and no one cares every time we get used to a teacher they just fire them or let them go. I do not recommend it.
Parents are being isolated from the school. Administration has 0 response to the students and oarents needs. Very bad school.
I heard from my friends ..they are parents have kids in this chool that THE SCHOOL BOARD DOES NOT REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY i.e the members of the board are from far away distance , from far cities ...they are not living among the school community...
I would like to mention that we now have a new principal at the school who takes time to listen to the students and is involved with the parents her I WILL TAKE MY KIDS TO ANOTHER SCHOOL
This school is a disappointment. I went to it for a few years and was never challenged enough. The teachers aren't qualified. They don't have any labs. They did try to make a lab but it was really and empty room. They don't have extra curricalums and advanced teaching. Compared to other schools it isn't worth going to. Poor school and class mangements. I feel so sorry for the students that are thinking of finishing their highschool there because they'll graduate to Mcdonalds or a gas station. The kids don't get all the texts books they need. They get copies on papers. They keep changing the teachers and staff members and they change the principal almost every year.
Excellent school. great staff and nice principal. You can not tell that this is a school in the middle of detroit. I am pleasently surprised at the school building and all the books and computers they have. the teachers wear these microphones that are hooked to a classroom sound system so all kids can hear. they all work in small grioups and use so much fancy tools to teach. They also have new books and materials and my children are learning. The only problem is too many letters and phone calls to home, they tell us too much stuff about the school.
This is a very good community school. It offers a good solid education program. The teachers are ver energetic and engage the students. The classroom size are small compared to other schools. They have a lot of technology based instructional resources.
Yes, a small school...but no effort of improvement. The school does not offer any AP and Honors classes. It does not have any (Speech and Debate) program. The school does not offer any athletics program, or clubs that you can join. My child as said lately they even canceled all the field trips. They are not hiring a quality teachers or staff.
The school does not really care about what parents thinks . School is falling down very badly and no one cares every time we get used to a teacher they just fire them or let them go. I do not recommend it.
Hello, To the community, students, staff, and future families seeking a great school. I apologize in advance for any prior negative experience you had with OIA. As a current teacher, I have not seen any signs of racism within our build (thus far). Everything starts with respect and leadership. Our principal is great at listening to the children, families and staff. As a teacher we have planned lessons using models like SIOP, Lucy Calkins Writing..., and that each lesson implemented is modified for individual learning styles. We are on task with LA, Math, Reading,Writing, Specials and more. 'Every day millions of students arrive at American classrooms in search of more than reading and math skills. They are looking for a light in the darkness of their lives, a Good Samaritan who will stop and bandage a burned heart or ego' Jim Trelease. Let us make a change.
I think oia is a great school! i really learned a lot and the teachers are very nice and willing to help you at all times!! and plus i really like the fact that the school is small because everyone is like one family...( I've been in oia for 2 years now and there is only 2 fights that i've heard of-compared to other schools that is nothing!!)so it is a wonderful school and nice teachers and it is very easy to make friends...
My kids attended to OIA for one year, and I found the teachers pleasant and good willing. I believe that with some discipline the school can become successful.
OIA is a wonderful school with an excellent administrator and staff. My child had done very well there.
OIA might not be the best in education but it has taught me much more. I found out a lot about me and I think its one of a kind and that it is important for your child to go there. Because it teaches you a lot.
I attend OIA And I hate it there are fights all the time no body goes to class it is the worst school I have ever attened. You fear for your life everyday because it is so much rasicsm at the school that you don't know what to do or say to anyone. If i were a parent i would rather home school my child than send them here.
As a former alumni of OIA, I believe that OIA has come a long way. Parents need to be positive and particiapet more. Speaking from a students perspective I graduated from a class of 7 students but I enjoyed OIA. As one of the seven graduates we did a great job in contributing. I enjoyed the small class sizes and how I was able to get the attention and I help that I needed. From: 2003 OIA Graduate (member of the national honor society treasurer) Currently: an Education Student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Our son attended this last year and we were very disappointed with the communication between staff and parents. for a small school we found it to be very dispointing. Our child was failing and nobody notified us until report cards came out.
I would like to follow up on my previous post. Extracurricular activities at OIA are non-existent. There were some small tutoring programs, but they died out. The biggest problem with OIA is that it has only 8 classrooms, which they rent. They also rent the gym which is next door. If OIA were to move to a bigger place where they would have at least 25 classrooms, a gym, a real science lab, and some playing fields, it would be able to offer more courses, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities. As it is right now, I would recommend OIA only for middle schoolers and parents who don't want their children to get in trouble in public high schools. However, I believe that since this year OIA is finally going in the right direction.
I am a staff member of this school. We now have a new principal and things are really improving and going smoothly. This is a good school for students looking for a smaller class size and more one on one learning. I highly recommend this school. During this school year and in the upcomming school year we have added new programs to offer more of a variety for our older students.
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