Well the excitement is dwindling. The Pre-K program has yet started & now school is rescheduled for October 9th due to Fire code expection un met. Now I must tell my child that the school is closed and Back to the sitter..Disappointed, what can u do.
My 7th grader and I are very happy with this school! The staff is friendly and very supportive. The class sizes can be smaller but my daughter has made Principle's list and National Juniors Honor Society!!!! Transportation is provided and safe!!! Like every school there's problems but we can work together to improve and make changes. I've seen the changes over the last four years and is very pleased!
This school is a joke....they offer after school care and Saturday school which are incentives to parents. There are many dedicated teachers at this institution, but they face struggles with unqualified administration and daily struggles ( lack of classroom supplies, long days and teaching towards standardized tests to maintain state funding). The special needs program can not accommodate students with severe disabilities. Save yourself a headache, send your kids elsewhere or DPS. God Bless the teachers who work here they are dedicated, but I would not recommend this school regardless and would NEVER send my own children here. -former teacher
I love Crescent Academy! My daughter went there for preschool and kindergarten. She is returning for 1st grade next month. The administration and staff are caring and hands on. The environment is safe and I would reccomend this school to anyone. I lived on the westside on the border of Redford and I am moving near East English Village. I love the school so much that I am willing to drive her to bus stop on the westside so that she can remain there, Ms. Cupidore and Ms. Brown worked with me by trying to get a bus stop close as possible to the east side and I really appreciate this.
I worked as a substitute teacher at this school and was offered a job but I turned it down. The kids were out of control, and the higher the grade level, the worse they behaved. I will admit that this school is in a lousy location. Kids need an OUTDOOR SPOT for gym and other classes but parents need to be involved. So many parents simply don't care if you tell them that their child is disrespectful, cussing, has behavioral problems, etc. which is a shame because the brightest kids are the ones that act out the most. Charter schools in general overwork and underpay their teachers, this school is no exception. Teachers that work here are so stressed out that I was called every week. However, students need to be challenged and then maybe they will behave or disciplined. Uniforms seem to help take the focus off fashion trends but that's not enough. In my experience, if a parent has to send a child to a charter school, yes, the child has special needs, but it's up to the parent to be proactively involved. Some of the parents treated the school as a babysitting service. I've read the other reviews and the administrative staff were never rude to me but they were definitely overworked.
I have 2 children at this school. My 8th grader was 1 of 12 8th graders who actually went on to 9 grade out of 60 kids, the rest were held back. that's a school problem not a student problem. They are not equipped to handle ANY TYPE of ADHD or Autism students. All these resources are not provided until 3rd so they hold the 2nd graders back after giving a final exam worth 50% of their grade. That means you can have a C average child who gets a D on the final and they will be retained. Or a D average child who gets a B or A on 1 test and go on to next grade level. 1 test determines pass or fail, these are facts. Keeping a child in 2nd grade for 1 test is beyond careless, it's messing with their mental and social skills. And again help don't start till 3rd grade. Which is Saturday school and after school help. On top of the 9 hour day they just put in. What's worse is there was no intervention why because it was 4th quarter, all the other 3 the child was passing. This school will STRESS your child out and you to. It's not a healthy school for a child mentally. And my child passed,but will not be back next year. Some point at this school your child is going to be held back a year
I posted the last comment, but remember this school is VERY money greedy! They give you dress down to wear whatever, but you have to pay a buck. On the last week they made you pay for the whole week. So, I advise you!
Cresent Academy is not a good school. The Parents who are on this site claiming that it is are parents who do not want to push to find a better school for their children. This school is not equipped to educate 9th 10th or 11th Graders. Not to mention that they are not Qualified to Educate children with Special Needs. If they tell you that they are able to, they're only Lying and you had better run. Over all it's not a good school, they will put your child on the honor role and you know your child does not belong there. They have to keep a certain standard to be able to stay open, that's what you do not know. Ms. Cupidore is Deceptive, so be careful and watchful of her. They have no Curriculum activities for the Students. Young Adults should not be mixed with Elementary children.
Cresent Academy is not a good school at all. The principal and its staff are very unprofessional and are very rude. They do not care about the kids education at all, instead they worry only about the money. In my opinion this school should not even be opened next year.
I am very displeased with CRESCENT Academy special needs team. Also the teacher envolvment with our kids is limited because of the school size, its overload. They have no patience with our children. I WOULD NOT recomend this school to anyone.
This is my child first year attending this school and I have experience nothing but negative encounters with my child education. In one of the comments a parent stated that the students who are only failing are ones with behavior problems but that's not always true. This is a school that says they specialize in working with kids that have special needs while that's my situation and they are not helping my child to succeed above the guidelines of Crescent Academy. Yes, my child stay after school and Saturday for a" professional" teacher to tell the student they don't understand the assignment. Now, how can a student pull their GPA up to move to the next grade. I as a parent I feel teacher should attend more workshops for kids with a disability. Make no excuse but the professional do their part and the parent and student will do their. I am not happy with this school and I will not refer to people I know that's looking for a school. But it is convenient for one thing that's transportation only. Everything that's easy is always the right choose.
I have a 7year old son that attends Crescent Academy . The teacher are so quick to put a child back a grade . This school also gives 2nd grader to much homework. my son is a very good child he has never had a problem with behavior.He is so stressed out about some of his friends who have been put back a grade after they have started the 2nd grade. Then after the first few weeks their put back in first grade. I am looking for a school my son can grow in and not be stressed out at seven years old.
This is a really good school. Most people that have complaints about the school have children that misbehave and dont listen to their teachers. The school does not tolerate bad behavior. I feel like my kids are safe and I dont have to worry about them all day. The school gives you every resource possible to assure your child doesnt fail. It is up to the child and parent to use those resources. We have to start taking responsibility for our part in our childrens failure and stop always being so quick to blame the staff. This school cares and bends over backwards for our children. The scores go up rapidly every year and the kids love Crescent Academy. Yes the principle wears those rediculous shoes but she has worked miracles for the kids and that is what we should focus on. This school is amazing and I hope people dont pay attention to the negative comments posted here and listen to the good one's!!!
I feel so honored to be a teacher at Crescent Academy. All of the students have textbooks that they take back and forth home so that they can complete homework assignments. This is the first school that I have taught at that insures that all children have a textbook and are provided additional supplies if needed. Teacher supplies are provided before the students return to the classrooms in fall. If teachers run out of supplies they can go to the school leader to get what they need for the students. The staff members are great and I love the parents at Crescent Academy. The superintendent of the school knows her stuff and she is very focused on students learning. I feel safe as a teacher because the students at Crescent do not fight. Students are expected to be respectful to each other and all adults in the building. Students are rewarding each month at the character education program for making good choices. Students also are rewarded each marking period for receiving good grades. This is a great school to work at for teachers and it is a great school for students to attend.
Cresecent Academy has enhanced the development of my children who are honor students. My children have attended the school since kindergarten and have been high achiever's from the day they started. This academy is geared to college oriented students who want to maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above. I believe hard work will be rewarded by each student who will apply themselves by completing the "daily" classroom and homework assignments, and special projects in a timely manner. My childrens' GPA is 3.58 and3.48 and both have perfect attendance and the administrator's have always responded appropriately. I agree with the writers on May 26, 2012, if a student is failing, it is the students fault because the school strives for excellence. I teach my children nothing in life come without a price; therefore, it is their responsibility to "learn" the subject being taught. My children have respect for other and comply with the rules and know the consequences for disobeying the rules: expulsion. We are preparing these children to be the leaders of tomorrow and armoring them with the need tools to build a better society in the future: doctors, lawyers and educator. I applaused Crescent!
Students to teacher ratio does not exsist in this school. The kids in the school are overwelmed with so much homework. The children are expected to have homework turned in from each class and also have a test the same day on top of all the homework. Students getting their education doesn't matter at this school as long as the enrollment nubers are high. The teachers are over worked with almost 40 students in the class. Good school for elelmentary but middle and highschool,please continue to look for better.
Crescent Academy is an amazing school. I have a 10th and a 7th grader who have been students since the school opened. My 10th grader has a 3.977 GPA and scored a 22 on the practice ACT, my 7th grader has a 3.67 GPA. Both of my children have perfect attendance each year. Anytime I have had an issue or a concern, the teachers and administration responded quickly and appropriately. My husband and I are very active parents who stay involved in all aspects of our children's education. If a child is failing, dont blame the school, examine what is being done at home to reinforce learning. The school offers many services to help each child succeed. We truly appreciate the discipline policy at Crescent, if your children are out of control, they will be expelled. Children who come to school to learn and who have been raised properly should not have to deal with out of control kids. If is not the responsibility of the school to teach children self control, it is the responsibility of the parents. The school director is amazing, it is irrelevant how she dresses or how high her shoe heels are , she is dedicated to the success of the school and cares about each child. Our family love Crescent!
I agree with the comment on March 19, 2012. This is is horrible. The kids are out of control in preschool. The teacher does not know how to handle them. I feel sorry for her. She does however TRY to teach them. I have noticed that she is doing the BEST she can. But the principal! HA!!! Wearing 5-6 inch heels looking like she just got dropped off from a club around little 10-14 year old boys is AWFUL!!!!! What type of example is she setting for the girls in the school. RUN! I picked the school because I couldn't afford preschool this year. I'm so happy to find a decent Kindergarten school. I really wanted to pull my child, but some of us have no other choice. If you have choices, please DO NOT make this yours.
This school only cares about $.They start the day asking the kids to buy things.At this school they have NO supplies. The students in K-2 building have to share a box of scissors!They have 1 computer in a class of 29 kids!Most of the classrooms don't have chalkboards/dictionaries!They do not take the kids out for recess properly,even worse when the kids do get to go outside they play in the parking lot! The preschool rooms are so small(large closet).Most of the teachers only teach at the school, because they get their student loans forgiven.They could really care less about your child.They do just enough by teaching to the test, so that they keep their jobs!They under pay their para-professionals, which means they are always unhappy!$9!Discipline is a serious problem here!This small school has a "dean of discipline -many kids think it is a joke to see him!the school has plastic meals. This is the WORST! school I have ever seen in my life!!I assure you that the principal yells at the children like a mad woman. She has poor communication skills, especially when dealing with conflict&supports the school gossip&looks like a former exotic dancer wearing 5 heels-what a joke!RUN FAST!
Crescent Academy is a good school. I have a third grader that has been there since Kindergarten. She is doing exceptionally well and is prepare to move on to the forth grade in the fall 2011. What distrub me is Principal talking to children and parents inappropriate, and lunch room staff member saying inappropriate things to children. When called out about it they lie and Principal defend them. I am parent that all for discipline as long as it is fair and most time it is not. Another concern why is it they always focus on the older children far as after school programs like drama classes,basketball , cheerleading. Why not the smaller children? I read in a review that parent had concern about the school charging for every little thing. I had concern as well, when I purchased a gym uniform for my daughter which is tiny, and they only had a medium the principal told me to pin it up. I am paying my money to the school I expect the correct size. Other then that School is ran excellent with the help of Dean lett and Mr Bazzi. Good Job to the both of them.
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