Quest Academy has consistently made strides to improve over the past year. New administration and new board members provide vision for the school's future and the teachers, as always, are some of the best in the valley. Class size is about on average with the public schools but the overall feel of a smaller charter makes each interaction with the school on any level translates to feeling very much like a private school. I've been very pleased with the learning that has been taking place this school year and will continue to enroll my children in this school.
This school is PHENOMENAL. My children have excelled because of the teachers and staff at Quest. The BEST decission I ever made was putting them into this school and taking them our of CCSD. The class sizes are great, the teachers are motivated, dedicated and certified to teavh my kids. The Administrator is AMAZING and cares about each kid and family individually. There is no politics or fighting. The Governng Board has made so many good and positive changes that can't be listed. There is a sense of excellence and devition towards the school succeeding as a whole. I love listening to the Governing Board meetings now because they have tried very hard to make this look like a 5 STAR school, and they are. The website is better, they broadcast the meetings via the internet and they keep making the right moves and changes. Quest just announced some growth that sounds very good for middle school and high school kids. And I hear they may be moving around the valley. This is a good thing also. TAKE YOUR KIDS HERE! ITS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!
This is an amazing school that prides itself on caring for each child's emotional, social, and educational needs. The Board, administration, and staff are dedicated to producing life long learners. Parents are welcomed in the school and take an active role in their children's educational and extra curricular activities
This school has a new administration that came in at the end of the 2013 school year. So far they have done an amazing job bringing the teachers, students and parents together. My kids love attending Quest Academy!
I have a 7th grader, a 6th grader and a kinder student at Quest. They all love the school and the teachers! The PTO is very involved and there are so many activities and school functions for the kids to participate in. I would definitely recommend Quest!!
Quest is a great school with very caring teachers. The students here care for each other. Both my girls teacher are the best teachers ever. Love this school
This school is amazing, my child has learned so much in just one day. This school is truly amazing
This will be my daughter's 2nd year at Quest. She will be in 7th grade. She loves all of her teachers. I find that a smaller school setting helps her learn more without even realizing it. The class sizes mirror CCSD, but with only 600 kids in K-8 it makes for a much better learning experience. They focus not only on academics, it focus on life learning. I am very happy with Quest and plan to send her through High School.
This school is a really good school with good teachers and administrators. What previous reviews failed to mention, the kindles and other gifts were given out as Christmas gifts, rewards for attendance, and for the less fortunate. My child was a student who receive one of these gifts. You will read in the media all the information, however as we know media never tells the full story in order to get high ratings. They never talked to.any of the parents of the children who received gifts. This school is and will continue to be a very good school. The principal is very caring and always goes the extra mile to help our children.
FIND A DIFFERENT CHARTER. The teachers in this school are wonderful, especially the kindergarten teachers. As of the principal and other administrative they are just cruel and horrible. The Principal embezzled $15K, took the school credit cards and fundings and bought personal things and christmas presents such as kindles, DVDs, video games, etc. There has been harsh environment in the school. They have proof of all these allegations. I do not want my child in this environment no longer. The staff and the principal try to bribe you to be on there side. This school is all over the news if you want to read further.
My son has been with this school since they were with Imagine. The teachers have always been great. The school has been great up until now. The principal (Connie Jordan) has been found by the state to have broken laws and embezzled money from the school with the board leader's (Christina Fuentes) help. Those that have spoken up against the principal have been fired, forced to quit or put on leave. The state has recommend that Connie Jordan and Christina Fuentes resign or the school will most likely lose it's charter.
When I reviewed this school last year, I gave it 5 out of 5. Not so this year. The teachers are still wonderful, but the administration has ruined the school. They opened the new high school and all of the focus is there. The teachers are under so much pressure from administration and are afraid for their jobs most of the time. The principal fired a teacher in my son's classroom in front of the entire class, during class, for turning in her two week notice. The principal has gone into classrooms and interrogated students, including my son, demanding answers in writing, as to what other teachers have 'said about her'. Discipline, which used to be swift and fair, is none existant. When the teachers try to discipline certain students, the principal blocks them from doing so and revokes the discipline that was placed. I am heartbroken that the school my son loved has been destroyed.
The teachers in this school are so dedicated and caring. The communication between myself and my child's teacher was unlike any other! I always felt comfortable and knew that my child was not an unknown face in the crowded halls of the public school system. This school is its own little community, where my child, and all students are well known members. I love it.
Small class size and caring teachers and staff is what makes this school top notch ! My Son has had the best school year here. Cant wait for the new Quest Prep High School.
My child attended when the school was Imagine in the Valle. Now that they have broken away from Imagine, I'm sure it's even better. Extremely caring principal, teachers and school board. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of time spent on CRT prep that, I feel, should be spent on educating the children, instead. I feel the language arts curriculum could be more interesting & educational than sample test materials. That being said, I understand there is great pressure for a public charter school to perform well on the CRT's. The teachers are GREAT teachers and dedicated to the school's success and the well-being of all children. Bullying is not tolerated and immediately addressed at the highest level. The school board is very dedicated and deserves a huge amount of respect for standing up to Imagine Scools Inc and having the bravery to go out on their own. Obviously, what's best for the children is their priority. I hope they now take this freedom to be more innovative in their choices of curriculum. My child loved everything about this school and every staff member. I'm sorry we left for a school closer to home.
My son went from HATING school to LOVING school when he changed to Imagine Valle. The teachers care, the atmosphere is positive, and I am thankful every single day that we found this school!
I Love to see my kids smiles when I drop them off. They no longer drag their feet to go to school. Teachers make learning fun & I love the idea of my kids loving school! Imagine Valle, keep up the work!!
A physical structure/building does not make a school great. Its excellent teachers, strong leadership of the principal, and challenging academic programs create a school's foundation and are what make a school great. Imagine School In The Valle is more than just a GREAT educational institution. We are a family. The teachers love, nurture and educate my child as if he were theirs. They are constantly challenging my son and piquing his interests and intelligence. I would not send my child to any other school!
We feel very fortunate to be a part of this school. The principal, staff, and parents are all very committed. Communication is excellent between staff and families. Art, language, computer lab, library and other classes have been included in the curriculum this year. The school works with children that exceed grade level work as well as with those who need a little extra help. Imagine Valle offers a wonderful, safe, and positive environment for the children.
I love the family atmosphere this school provides. My child gets individual attention and is challenged with additional work despite the large classroom sizes.
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