I've been a Reach parent for two years now. My son is in the third grade at Reach Academy. I love the school. I enjoy seeing how the teachers interact with the children daily. I was excited to be able to get my son into this school and I have been very pleased with his growth and strength with the schools assistance. I can't say one bad thing about this school. From the rules in place, to the expectations the school has for it's children and parents is exactly what makes me proud to be a Reach Parent.
The middle school dean has a bad attitude she took my daughter cell phone at the dance and never gave it back she yells at the top of leg lungs at the students she never solve anything and if your running a few mins late and your child need to use the phone in the office forget about it they hold the door and tell them. No and make Spain holds all the students after school for no reason while you wait outside forever I tired to buy my kids a tie from the office they hold me no that's got new enrolled students then the very next day they write them up for dress code they lose all your paperwork don't let them go to the bathroom had to take my child to the dr for a bladder infection for holding it for so long the food is degusting half cooked don't do it oh and you have to pay for all sports
This school has a problem with revolving door on leadership. Principle has changed 4 x in 4 years. Deans have changed at least 3 times, new deans either are not qualified or not trained properly. The school is tolerant of bullies, students are pushed, hit, tripped, slammed into cabinets and stabbed with pencils by other students and if the victim verbally defends their self then according to the school is not bullying. Parents of bullies are allowed to bully and intimidate victims parents and again if victim says anything they are penalized. Try and contact NHA and basically they just help the school to cover their tracks. It is really a sad situation, there are many teachers there that go above and beyond and they can't get the support from administration to get the bullies properly punished. Good students and involved parents are pushed out of the school.
This is a terrific school if you child has serious behavioral problems and has been thrown out of other schools. if you child is a reasonably well-behaved child who wants to learn, this is not the right school. your child will not be able to learn becausr of all the poorly addressed behavior issues. your child will have no sense of stability or consistency. administration changes yearly. there is a revolving door for staff
Just to in the Years of 2009 and 2010 RCA had a different Principle and she was phoenominal and now things has fallen apart since she has left. RCA needs the Principle to return to take RCA to where it was in the year 2009-2011
I like this school. No school is perfect but I appreciate the hands on relationships with my daughter's teachers, the quick follow up on email and the daily feedback. I wish they had more extracurricular activities and were dismissed at different times to stagger the kids in and out to avoid the ouside traffic. I also wish my daughter had spanish class more than once a week. But overall I don't regret sending my daughter to this school..
Parties, fun and festivities galore! Woot! Your child will LOVE it here. As a parent, seriously trying to prepare my child for an academically challenging world, Reach Academy could "reach" far more for academics. They spend more time on "reviewing" than they do teaching the standard material for the actual grade your child is in. Therein lies the biggest problem with Reach: Your child receives a basic/average education at best. Reach doesn't excel in challenging their most promising students. The student populace here is mediocre--average and while the teachers take the entire first semester trying to "catch up" most of the class, students who DID learn the previous year's material have to sit and suffer through half a year of review. Thus, the excelling students are ultimately doomed to mediocrity. AND, to mask their mediocre standards, the the kids take BS classes where almost everyone earns a "3.0" to "average" out the important classes and the grading scale is a confusing mess. This school doesn't give out "A's" or a 4.0-A sign I see that speaks volumes of its lack of academic excellence. Reach, it's been fun, but I've "reached" my limits on compromising my child's education.
I went to this school and I had some much fun we have so much parties but my favorite is the "Green Party"!!!! We had freeze pops and played games but I see all these comments and I'm very confused.....???
We just completed our first school year with Reach. I was not impressed with the office staff as there were occasions we were misinformed and the staff seemed confused. REACH can do a better job ennsuring accurate information is shared with office staff, teachers, and parents. Overall the academics for my kindergartner was great. However I think the school was too strict with code of conduct. Students would get in trouble for normally "kid paly". Also, more male teachers are needed. Although my child's teacher was awesome! Despite the minor disappointments with the school staff and conduct policy, I would recommend the school for incoming kindergartners.