The school is completely opposite from the negative assumptions of charter schools. The administrators and staff are caring and effective professionals going out of their ways to make the school great. Students are motivated to learn and growth is evident!
Admin. is bad news. Students are great. Teachers are amazing. Administration is frustrating most of the time because they are inflexible and not up to date on pedagogy. They do not accept input from staff members or use their human resources wisely. They don't get the idea of tapping into teacher strengths to make a greater whole. If you don't agree with their canned computer based curriculum, well then, employment is on at "at will" basis and anyone who disagrees with the totalitarian regime can just go somewhere else. These people are beyond cold. They're very rigid and disrespectful to teachers, always threatening them with job loss. Nice!:)
The teachers are really good and caring, but are limited in what they can do in terms of meaningful wholistic curriculum. They are mostly new teachers who don't know what they should be able to expect from admin and they work in fear because admin threatens them with job loss on a weekly basis for failure to comply with their ridiculous edicts.