My autistic son is going in 8th grade this year, and his brother in 6th. I've found this school to be top of the line for help, resources, and I love the SNAP program that teach mainstream kids to understand about special needs kids. Everyone gets a win-win from this type of environment.
My last one has just finished here. Good experiences. If I had filled this survey out 7 months ago, it would have been different. They have gotten a new VP, Mrs. Rendi who seemed to change the mood of the entire school. She was able to get the principal to loosen up some. Kids love her. Too bad the bad apple she replaced is going on to Northern. Teachers have been encouraging and caring. Will miss this school but love Northern so all is well.
I came from W. Bloomfield to Walled Lake. They made transition smooth by finding out what the child likes, what he needs for support, and what courses he needed to fill for that grade. So from 6th and 7th grade (this year) I only have high praise. Bob B from AI works wonders with special needs children (My son is Autistic).There is LapTop Program|SNAP|Summer School all there to help. (AI Resources needs donation of a treadmill to continue special requirements for the kids, if you want to get a tax write off). So I don't understand why anyone would write negative about such an excellent school! But it does take PARENT involvement (only you know your child best), they will do their best on their end to make it a WIN|WIN situation for all. I highly recommend this school.
I can't believe that there were negative comments associated with this school. My son just completed 7th grade and has grown leaps and bounds academically. There are those teachers better than others, but overall I have no complaints. The english curriculum( especially Mrs Graham) at this school is remarkable; not only teaching grammar and sentence structure but emphasis on descriptive and detailed essays. The band teacher is superior as well. There is not a great deal of parental involvement here- but this is a Middle School-not an elementary school. Kudos to the way they keep parents informed.....Progress reports are sent home regularly. I am very please with Walnut Creek and quite honestly am surprised at some of the negative commentaries above. This is a great school!