October 07, 2015
- A Parent Shadow Ridge is a diverse school economically, and academically. In 2014 a new Principal took over and the administration and staff are in a transition, with an awesome goal is to provide every student with a Google Chromebook. The have a split schedule providing longer class times. On even days students go to 2,,4,6,and 8th periods, and odd days 1,3,5, and 7th period. Not all schools in CCSD provide 8 classes to students allowing more options for electives and less homework time. Unfortunately it is part of the worse school district in America. Schools are desperate for money here in Vegas and the cost for students to participate is too high for some students. They try to make a profit off of everything, which in Nevada is the only option to fund education. Lower income families will have to say no to students on issues like Prom, Yearbook, and $6 lunch fundraisers. PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEES CAN BE WAIVED IF YOU ASK the Principal! They do not advertise that...It's discrimination to offer things you can't afford. Including band trips to IRELAND. The collective group will pay for your student to go as long as you try to fundraise for some of the cost.
The Special Ed at department at Shadow Ridge has failed my one child with an IEP. My second student is having a good year. Get accommodations is a process. Parent Involvement is for the very rich parents. Poor parents not so much...
2015 I have seen some AWESOME changes at Shadow Ridge, and I would love to say due to some of the issues I have raised. More than likely it's due to some very hard work by a new Principal Mr. Warnick, and Ms. Shipp. I gave them 1 star last year. This year they get 4! Change is hard for everyone and sadly it takes time. Kids get lost, and left behind in the process. ADVOCATE FOR YOUR KIDS FIND SOMEONE TO LISTEN, and TAKE ACTION. Hopefully in the process the kid you are advocating for will learn to advocate for them self. Clark County Schools need a lot of improvement. They do have some awesome programs going on, and awesome teachers that perform miracles. Odds are not good for your student and that is why you have to be involved, and that's why you have to push.
- submitted by a parent