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!
Average School. I have 2 children attending this and while the elementary is a little better than the middle it's still the same. there is no playground for the children to play. The pincipal does wear stilettos around the school and dresses like she's in a hip hop video. I choose this school because I think the academic program is great. There is Saturday school and homework help programs for those students requiring additional help, but for me using these services did not help my child. My student is still failing and there was never a quarterly intervention as promised by the handbook. Instead there was a letter sent to the home stating everything they offer to help my child. 5 weeks before the school year end. We were already using these. With this school your child cannot go on to the next grade if they average a D in any core class. So if math and science are D's and the rest of the grades are good your child will be held back. Something to consider if your child is borderline. Also there were no educational or fun trips taken, elementary or middle. No motivation at this school. Not at all like the website or the admissions tour makes it out to be at all.
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.
This is my son's first year at Crescent and it is a WONDERFUL school. The kids get breakfast to start their day and the teachers are so friendly and stay on top of communication with parents. My son came home the other day talking about how they are using computers and LCD screens as learning tools. This is GREAT! I personally got to meet the principal of the school who has an "open door policy" and loves parents to come and keep in contact with the schoo and the teachers. They also offered to take my son for Saturday School for free to get extra help on his homework or if he is behind. What school does that? This is a GREAT school and I highly recommend it for parents.
this year is my childrens first yr @ this school & with the experience so far,it is not a good school,they expelled my daughter for her behavior,they claim they sent 14 letters home & i never recieved them come to find out my daughter was signing my signature,but @ what point was the principal ever going too call me,should have known i wasnt just signing & never making any comments,also another thing i dont like is the school charge for everything,$25 per child for a gym uniform,$5 for a locker,$5 for a journal etc everything has a price on it,one of my daughters has scoliosis & had a doctors note saying she cant lift the text books &she need a 2nd set of text books some for home &some for class,the school couldnt offer that 2 my daughter saying they didnt have enough books,still sent my daughter home daily with her rolling book bag that felt like bricks was in it,i must say that that is horrible that crescent didnt care about my daughters disability,when she just had a spinal fusion posterior surgery aug,8,2010.
I am very please with Crescent Academy. My daughter has gone there since kindergarten, and still there as a second grader. The teacher there Ms. Flangin, Ms. Quinnlan and Ms. Chadwick excellent Elementary school teachers. My daughter is very structured and always willing to learn something new. However, there is always areas in improving in finding after school activities for the younger children verses the older children.
I am delighted at my student's progress at Ccrescent Academy. MEAP scores jumped from 300's last year to mostly 500's on the Oct. MEAP. He is in a friendly, nourishing environment where the teachers make the effort to educate! In some districts, African American students are segregated into 'special education' classes are expelled at disproportionately higher rates than other students. Bravo to Crescent Academy.
I am pleased with Crescent, I am glad to see that they are again offering Saturday classes, so far the bus serv ice has been running very well. I hope they will have a high school my the time my son completed middle school.
My daughter has done very well at Crescent. What made me change from Detroit Public Schools (DPS) to Crescent was the transportation. If my daughter (who is 7) would've attended DPS, she would have to walk to school, pass a huge field, because DPS stated that she has to live a mile away from the school. Her grades are excellent, and I have see the increased interest in reading and other topics they have discussed in school at home. They also have a great lunch program. Only downside I can think of is the 'fundraising'. The school charges the children for everything (i.e. $1 to dress down, $3 for movie day, always $$$ to attend an school event).
Crescent Academy of Southfield Michigan is an excellent school for children that are used to a structured learning environment. The classes are small and the teachers are very knowledgeable about the subject area they teach. The Principal is very professional and helpful. After having to deal with Detroit Public Schools, I was thankful to find a school like Crescent. Keep up the good work!
I am a new parent of Crescent Academy. My son is just started 6th grade at the school. He loves it better than his previous school in Detroit. He is excited about learning now! I prayed for this day! I have to give it to Ms. Issou and Ms. Hoover for encouraging my son to do his best. Also, the new principal, Mrs. Cupidore is very structured and professional. Keep up the good work!
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