This school is lacking leadership (by the staff) and is overwhelmed by a number of parents who seem to be overshadowing authority and taking things into their own hands. It is visible and frustrating to others as they expect their be VIP part of the school. It is overlooked and ignored by the staff. Very unfair. PTA parents are getting employment at the school, simply by going on the back door, befriending the leadership and looking down at the rest of the parents and students as if they do not exist. Mistake to even give it a try.
I love this school email end though I have not ever went to this school my little sister goes and she absolutely loves it. She has been in the Chinese immersion since preschool. Even though she is only in the first grade she is one of the best students in the class according to her teacher Wu Lao shi. I just love this school it is the best, I think she is just going to go all the way with Chinese Immersion. With my opinion they should go Chinese immersion with pattengill Academy also.
My son transferred into the Lansing school system from another state. He attended an IB school there and we thought the opportunity to continue his IB education would be beneficial to him here. Big mistake! The school lacks academic rigor and the parents are as (visibly) vested in their children's success as those we've encountered previously. I honestly feel as thought we've lost a year, but then, what other options are there in this community.