My daughter went to Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Schools from Kindergarten through eighth grade. She was WELL prepared to enter high school, is currently taking 3 honors classes, and one class at Macomb Community College, as a dual enrollment course. She maintains an A-B average. The school is a wonderful place for young people to grow and learn not how to just get by, but to strive to excel. The staff and teachers care about the children. We are not Ukrainian, but I felt that the opportunity to learn any foreign language, starting in Kindergarten was an opportunity to jump at. The school initiated an age 3-4 pre-school about 4 years ago, in addition to the K-8. Enrollment has been increasing in the last few years. They currently have over 200 students. The alumni love and support their school, many of the parents are alumni. The school is alive and growing. Keep up the good work, IC. Go Bengals! This is current information as of April, 2013.
Now I only have 2 kids at IC, one has entered an elite high school on a stipend due to high scores on the high school entrance exam. i am convinced that IC has prepared him academically to excel - he is in all honors (Advanced Placement) classes. My other kids are also doing well as a result of the outstanding teachers at IC. The Preschool program has been great at preparing for my youngest one for kindergarten. I'm really glad that we chose IC and pray that they reopen the high school soon.
Both my kids are going to IC. This school cares for its students and their families. since day one in this school we feel like a part of a big family. Besides it offers great education - the teachers are just wonderful and really caring, a lot of them IC alumni.
i <3<3<3 I.C. It is so great and the classes are so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are not Ukrainian, but moved to IC from another local Catholic School. My son went to IC for 7 years, had a tough time with academics. We thought it was the teachers and 'old school' teaching methods. We left IC and transferred to a charter school. My son stood out academically and made the honor roll in his first semester! I wish that he did that well at IC, but that convinced me that the consistent high standards prepared him to excel in public schools. We now wish that we never left IC and the solid relationships of the community. My sons still plays sports with his former classmates, and misses the close-knit feel of the school.
Immaculate Conception is, by far, the best quality school in town. My son attended another school before IC for two years. I volunteered all the time and NEVER met another parent -- even if they were sitting right next to me. In my first 10 minutes at IC, I met 50 new people! They are very warm and welcoming. We are not Ukrainian, nor do we belong to either of the sponsoring parishes, but we have been welcomed with open arms as a family. My son receives a top-notch education in a safe and warm environment with a great student-teacher ratio. I wouldn't think of sending my children anywhere else.
I would like to say I.C is changing for the better. I do know they are trying. However, they are not there yet. It used to be a great school. Then something happened. And now they are low on funds. It's hard to see if there's a light at the end of the tunnel or if their efforts to turn things around is a little too little & a little too late. They have potential. Just not sure they can live up to that potential. I haven't seen it yet.
This is foremost a Ukranian then Catholic school. I found only one other parent who was not ukranian. These people have their own culture, attend church, and events together and we felt very uch the outsiders. My son especially felt the other children were very 'clichish' and teased him speaking in Ukranian. It is very hard to fit into their tight little community!
I have been extremely pleased with the quality of education which my children are getting from the IC Grade School. In addition to the reading, writing and arithmetic which is all top notch, they are learning respect, cultural pride and a sense of worth. Yes, perhaps other schools can offer more in after school activity but as a parent I am more concerned about what happens during the hours school is actually in session. The small class sizes and personal attention they get enables my children to ask questions and instills a craving to learn more. To me, this is the indication that there is something special about IC that is hard to find elsewhere these days. ICs biggest down fall is it doesn't market what it has to offer well but this can be corrected.
The quality of I.C. is a little different than it was twenty years ago. The loyalty of a select few teachers is appreciated, but it isn't enough for the students to establish the same connection that other students could at larger schools. The extracurricular activities at I.C. are two stones thrown short of being labeled a 'joke'. The parental involvement with I.C. is strong, but do students consider that a positive thing? I.C. is a good anti-drug, but it won't shelter your children forever.
Immaculate Conception is a college-prep school with a rigorous academic program. It is the closest thing to a 'custom' education you can get. Educators are very willing to work with parents and students. There are a limited amount of extracurricular activities that do not take the place of academics, but allow students to explore their interests. I would not think of sending my children anywhere else. Everyone here is like family.
IC is a small school that emphasizes discipline, respect and a good work ethic. Small school size focuses on academics versus extra-curricular activities. Academics are strong, especially the English curriculum. Student teacher ratio allows for more educator-student attention, especially for students who need it. Graduates are well prepared for college. IC fosters a caring, long-lasting, real friendships between students and parents alike.
this is the best school you could ever attend. it gets the children ready for college, and it is a great way of making tight knit friendships.
This high school lacks in all areas of educational oppurtinities, student discipline, teacher certification and availability and an unprofessional administration.
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