I have been very happy with this school. My daughter was previously in the public schools where their was a lot of disruptions that were never addressed by the administration. My daughter has flourished in the small caring environment. She is now reading at five grade levels above her grade though she came into Madison struggling to read. We have been very happy with our experience.
Do you want your children learning without textbooks, hands on science equipment or basic supplies? Do you want your children tested every month regardless of whether or not they even understand the material they were taught. The poor teachers in this school are forced to expect all students in their classes to learn at the same pace and follow crazy pacing guides that the students will then be tested over with no flexibility for slower or faster learners. The poor students are tested to death and told regularly how their scores don't measure up. The management company sees the kids as dollar signs and test scores only. This school is run for the purpose of making someone a bunch of money, and it sure is not the poor staff that is asked to work themselves to death or do it for the love of the students for very low pay, and much disrespect to their professionalism. None of the promise made by school administration/management are kept, their ads are a bunch of lies. All they do is test, test, test, no way to handle disruptions, or bullying, just keep testing them and shoving them back in class and telling them they didn't do well enough. Such a waste of a year for my child.
My son went to this school and it was a decision I regret. The school is disorganized, has issues with bullies by the teachers and the students. Their disciplinarian doesn't know how to deal with bullies and tries to seem very understanding but is very ineffective. Too many of the teaches talk rough to the children or act afraid of them, the principal tries to act down to earth and like she on top of things but she is not and unconcerned. The Title I liaison tries to get as many kids as she can marked for special services without being able to define a problem and is rude.
I am very pleased with Madison. The staff and the atmosphere makes this a school a place I want my children. The administration is working overtime to improve all areas of the school and each student is valued and important!
Madison provides such a warm, caring and positive learning environment for students. The rapport between staff members and administration is wonderful! Madison Academy provides a safe environment for students to learn at their own level. I am truly thankful for such great co-workers, administration and students. I wouldn't choose to work anywhere else!
The staff at Madison is truely awesome. The relationships between students, parents, administration is great. The students are the best part of the job. I am honored to be part of a great school
This is my second year teaching at Madison Academy and I am grateful for the wonderful staff and students that I work with daily. I enjoy the relationships that I have been able to form over the last couple of years with students, parents, administration and teachers. It is wonderful knowing that we work as a team at to create the best educational plan for each student.
Madison has come such a long way in the recent past. Students are being taught at their own individual levels by a staff that truly cares. I am grateful to have such amazing coworkers! Madison students are able to participate in extracurricular activities and community service projects that truly show Madison's commitment to making a difference.
My children seem to like their teachers and they do fairly well at school. I must agree with another reviewer though, they have lots of plans and very little follow through. They don't enforce their own rules and timely communication is a joke. They need some major organization. They haven't been around for very long and it shows. There are just too many last minute calendar changes. If a child needs an item for a classroom project, we should get more than 1 or 2 days notice. In about 10 years, once they get all the kinks worked out, I could see Madison being a great school, until then, they are still in the growing and learning process.
New Principal coming in 2011- 2012 is even messier!! Full of promises and a "0" on delivery.
I found this school to have a freindly office staff and the teachers are wonderful. However, they are extremely unorganized. Many tasks are started but never completed. They talk about all the wonderful plans they have, but after having my children there for two years, they still have no electives, no advanced classes, no choir, NO LIBRARY!! The cheerleading they talked about never really happened. They did have an actual Drama class at the middle/high school level this past year...but never had a school play. My children and I were constantly disappointed by things they "planned" but never actually happened. So much time is spent on discipline and students with learning disabilities that the high achievers are rarely recognized..let alone challenged. Madison has potential if they can only get their act together...unfortunately I don't think my kids can wait .
Great teachers & staff!!! I feel very fortunate that my son is able to attend Madison.
I think Madison has the most amazing staff and they are caring to each student and they look at every avenue to ensure that all students receive the most out of their education.
My husband & I chose Madison Academy for our children because it is a learning community of which we feel that our children are safe in. The staff is caring & they give the children a fun & exciting atmosphere for learning.
We have the best teachers/para-pros/office staff in Genesee county and the students are very respectful.
Madison Academy is wonderful. They have a very organized fashion of their curriculum that I admire for my Kindergardner & 7th grader that teaches them self discipline when it comes to their academics.
Madison Academy has been a blessing for my son. He loves his teacher and this school is so family driven that it makes me proud to know that my son is a Madison Academy Eagle!
It has all day kindergarten, gym has not been kicked to the curb as some Flint schools have done. Smaller classrooms size.
We have small classroom sizes, more one-on-one with students, and teachers who genuinely care and want to make a difference with each student.
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