merritt academy. Teachers are unqualified and rude. Children are not treated fairly. My son is not learning anything new. Teachers are rough with the kids which is why we left.
My son has been at Merritt since preschool and is going in to 1st grade. The education he is receiving is head and shoulders above his peers in public schools. My sister (who also has a 1st grader) has pulled her child from a very good school district to put him in another Romine School, because she sees how much further along my son is. Finally, what really sets Merritt apart is the kids. They are respectful, kind and truly wonderful to be around. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard 'please' and 'thank yous', or had doors held for me by Merritt students. The older children watch over the younger ones and reinforce the good values I want my son to have.
If you do not get into a click your child will not be treated fairly. Academically this school is behind.
I moved to Merritt Academy from the Richmond community schools, and I don't think I would want to change schools again. Merritt is a great school, and it gives a variety of sports and electives for the students to choose. The class sizes are smaller than most other schools, but the teachers are able to teach at levels the students need to be taught at.
So smaller class sizes, yep union fought for that. Sports, art, Spanish, music, band, DARE, MADD. Oh and great teachers and principles that keep in contact with parents that want to keep contact. All available at the public school.
Merritt Acadmey is now on their 2nd graduation class. They are through 12th grade. Although it is smaller than the average school. The staff ant teachers are in their field because they love to teach. They are wonderful with the students. They are experiencing some growing pains, however that is to be expected. Most of the lacking is due to budget money, and that is that way all over the place. At least a Merritt you child isn't a number. Merritt created a family like atmosphere. They are very involved with the families, and communication is the best I've seen.
I have been pleae with the way the school has listened to parents and has given the parents with they say they need for the kids. I like the way the sports department and music department are growing leaps and bounds.
This school offers enrichmnet courses that the public schools in my area have done away with. They offer after school tutoring at no charge and the students (K-8) have an opportunity to sign up for fun after school programs on a regular basis. Positive behavior is rewarded at the end of every marking period. Students know what is expected of them. The staff truly cares!
I also strongly disagree with the parents that claim that Merritt Academy teachers are under qualified to teach. This is the 3rd year my children have been at Merritt, All teachers have a teaching certificate AND a Bachelor's or Masters Degree (or are currently working towards one of these degrees). The Principal knows every child by name and makes time to talk to the parents. We have the D.A.R.E & S.A.D.D. program; an outstanding music program, the concert band just preformed at the MSBOA Festival; before & after school care is available; 3 & 4 year Pre- School; Full Day Kindergarten; after school tutoring; remediation & enrichment classes during school; SPANISH; ART ; MUSIC; COMPUTERS ; GYM one/ two times a week. Where may I ask are you going to get that any where else? The bonus in my opinion would be the sports programs. My oldest is 7th grade.
This school is the best Charter School in the Macomb Area. Smaller class rooms, uniforms, sports, language, school mentor programs, character building, Great Teachers, Wonderful School
This school has been great,the teachers comuication with the parents is wonderful.I am always up to date with what is going on with my childrens grades and class. My boys grew up in anchor bay schools and attended richmond schools when we moved. I have never seen any school/or group of teachers go out of thier way to help children like the merrit acadamy. I love this scholl and my children love going to school.
Merritt Academy is a great school, class sizes are small and we love the uniform policy. All students are created equally. The teachers are awesome and spend after school time volunteering during special events and activites. All students have computers, art, music, physical education and spanish. Well rounded program and the full day kindergarten gives the kids a great start. If you're looking for a new school, you have to visit Merritt Academy.
If your focus is on academics, this is the school for you! Located in an area that has schools focusing more on athletic offerings, Merritt has refused to lower their academic standards. There are extra curricular sports and other activities offered for a well rounded education. My children have flourished since coming to Merritt two years ago. I recomment this school to everyone!
My son has attended Merritt from day one and we have been so happy, there is always something that we think could be changed or different we think that Merritt has done a great job and is always striving to make this school better small school small budget in time all will be up to parr. education is the key.
Both of my children have been attending Merritt for 4 years. We really like the cirriculum, class size, staff. I do not like the fact that you must pre order hot luch choices a month in advance or the lack of extra cirricular activites in near non existant. I strongly disagree with the parent who claim the teachers are under qualified they are Stellar. These teachers are scrutinized more than most schools because of the school size and the close parental interaction, yet the reviews here show a favorable rating.
We have been at Merritt for 5 years now. Our son attended Catholic school and then we moved and he had to attend public school for 3 years. It is nice to be in a place where the teachers actually care about your child and not only communicate with you but work side by side with you in making sure your child achieves his full potential. Both of our sons now attend Merritt and we are very happy that we made this choice for them. I completely disagree with the comment of the teachers being unqualified. The uniforms and rules in place only positively influence character development as there are rules in life that everyone has to follow. And we all know there are always those who have a tough time following those rules!! A++ Dorene Hicks parent
My daughter has attended this school for 6 years. All of her teachers have been top notch! I disagree completely with the comment that the teachers are unqualified! I know for a fact that they all meet the highly qualified requirements of the government! Her friends are good kids with good values.
Merritt Academy tends to hire teachers who seem as though they are unqualified to be teaching. The office staff and teachers tend to worry too much about whats going on with the students and gossip then what the kids should be learning. They need to spend less time worrying about what the kids are wearing, or have pierced and more time making sure their education is number one on their list!!!
The lunches could be better and we need some upgrades in the older building. The teachers are great, but how we are represented isn't the best it can be. Merritt, we need something more.
I love this school, since my daughter has been attending her grades has improved, and they also provide extra curriculum activities to the youngest student.
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