This was a great school to go to. I advanced in math and science. I loved that in this school you got to work outside and there was more hands on learning. I would like to be a teacher. I would recommend this school to anybody.
Coral Academy has a pretty good middle school criteria but the high school is utterly ridiculous. I could go on and on about how unorganized the school is and how the students don't care about the schools environment but I will just tell you about the education. There are two main qualities the teachers have at coral academy, they're too easy for the students OR they don't even know how to teach. My english teacher was my favorite in 9th grade due to his great teaching skills and his willingness to help. My biology teacher didn't ever follow up with her word and caused the majority of my honors biology to fail the final. Don't even get me started with my geometry teacher. The guy didn't care. I went to tutoring almost everyday, I went over every question I got wrong on every test,quiz, or homework and you know what he says to me everytime I fail? YOU DONT TRY HARD IT VERY EASY. Thanks sir thats really helpful. If you miss any quizess in that class he just places it as a zero. So much of a college prep school . WE HAVE RECESS ! Dear coral academy, please hire people that speak english and have the willingness to help students day in and day out. DON'T SEND HIGHSCHOOLERS HERE.
Don't believe the hype. It's a good school and will really look good on your college aps and I really am overall satisfied that I sent my child there. The majority of the teachers do make themselves available but be forewarned that you and your child will have to do the majority of the heavy lifting. If you are not prepared to be a highly involved parent or have a child who is not driven to excel in school then I would recommend you look elsewhere. Overall, Coral is a great small school. It's focus is (surprise) math, science and engineering - so, don't go here if you don't enjoy those topics. Social Studies is pretty good for a science school; the quality of the English courses is good not great. The kids are smart, friendly and nice. Unlike other specialized High Schools, there is not a drug or a cheating culture. It's not very cliquish either. The teachers really know my child and are available for extra help when needed. Even though it is a pretty new school it already has an outstanding reputation and collage acceptance list.There is great communication with the administration if a parent or student have an issue. I highly recommend this school.
Our campus may not be the prettiest (Sandy Ridge). It may be a little rough around the edges. But what the building is lacking is made up 10 fold inside with caring staff and teachers. My daughter is in the advanced Math and Science program in 6th grade and has excelled this year with a 4.0. We tried the private schools of Las Vegas and found them to be overcrowded and behind in Math and Science. I am proud to display the Coral Academy Magnet on my car and I am proud to tell other parents where my daughter goes to school. They are truly a college prep school and care about my child's future!
My son attended the Tamarus campus for Kindergarden. This campus is over crowded, not well maintained, no library, no art room (art is done on the playground), no school nurse, no science lab (as promised at the beginning of the year) and a very high teacher turn over. I see NOTHING to support the "math and science" attached to the schools name. Please do your research before sending your child to this school.
CASLV has many problems: high turn-over of staff, teachers with poor English skills, disorganization within the administration and overcrowding. There was not a lot of willingness by the administration to address concerns of the parents when these concerns were brought to their attention. The attraction of the smaller size was a draw, but failed to live up to its initial draw. Overall, the problems overwhelm the positives.
I've lived in Las Vegas before and have known the principle and some the great teachers of Coral Academy of Science for some time. They were all very educated and highly qualified teachers. Students were also very smart, polite and diligent. I really enjoyed being at Coral Academy of Science... My daughter loved the school as well while we were there...
I started at CASLV in 6th grade and am now in 7th. Its a good school with a great cultural diversity, in a even better area.Note that the school has alot of Turkish staff and students and they speak Turkish to eachother alot which can kind of leave you feeling left out, unless you take turkish class.Last year 11th and 12th grade was added.This year they took away lockersfor a cleaner space and I have to admit its cleaner.They also added new touch computers !!! They have many clubs for middle school but most is only fo 8th grade.For high school they only have a couple.They no longer give student store to 6 and 7th graders but a table with snacks to buy.Somedays we are given Panda express day for $5 or cici's pizza . Because my school osnt funded by the stay we are constantly raising money like every first friday is Cici's night. Overall its a good school although I wouldnt stay for high school due to limited dances and kaki colored pants to worry about of your a girl.
My daughter is currently in the fifth grade, and has been attending Coral since 3rd grade. The teachers and staff are very dedicated in making Coral a safe & fun learning environment for the students, and not to mention the wonderful arts program they offer.
My son is attending high school campus of this school. I deeply appreciate commitment of the school staff and the teachers especially. My son is attending AMSP program and he loves doing math and science because of this program. Thank you Coral Academy!
Not only academically but also socially good school. Activities, trip,Sport activities, Olympiads and so on. The Winter Wonder World Festival was the last activity that everybody enjoyed. Just 2 words: Great School.
We love Coral Academy. Our first child started at this school in 3rd grade and our youngest entered as a 1st grader. The class sizes are small, the teachers are dedicated, and it is nice to belong to a school community that has families that value education so much. The children are grouped by ability, so the students can be taught at a level appropriate to their abilities and talents. My children are both in the advanced group, and they are challenged far more than they ever were in public school. Because the parents who choose Coral Academy for their children tend to be very educated and concerned about their child's education themselves, the students who attend the school tend to be very bright and motivated. And there is nothing better than the synergy that happens in a classroom where creative and intelligent children work together to learn, guided by a dedicated teacher. I highly recommend this school!
Great school!!! Last year were my kids first year there but it was such a big improvement. My kids are learning a lot of things. Math and Science classes are so far beyond what they are teaching them in the public schools. Class sizes are right around 22 even for middle school and high school. When my oldest son was going to a public school, his 5th grade class were 35 kids. This school may not be tuition free but for $125 per semester and a total of $250 for the whole year, it might as well be free. They actually spend the bulk of their money on the rent on the building. Despite the limited funding they get, Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas actually do far more than the quality of education your kids will receive at any charter schools and public schools in the valley.Teachers are very caring and they really challenge the kids.
Three words-- disorganized, overcrowded, unsafe! My son attended there and I had a huge concern for his safety, school is overall disorganized and classrooms are small and overcrowded! The school does not have the right facilities, no lunch room, computer room, library, nurse! Wonder where the money is going! Do not send your children there!
This is my child's first year at Coral. She is very happy at this school. No bullying. Only 20 students in her class and all of her teachers care for her academics and learning. Finally she is being challenged now. She can stay for clubs and extra help after school; and they are all FREE.
I have two children in this school. Both are now in the upper campus. I originally moved my oldest child because he was getting bullied in public school and he is now happy and has a great set of friends from families who value intelligence and education. My younger child moved last year and entered from public reading in the 47% percentile. By the end of the year she was reading in the 80% percentile. I attritube this to the dedication of the staff, the free tutoring she got afterschool, and the dedication of our family to help her catch up. As with everything school related...it takes a team. If you are from a family who is willing to put in the effort, the Coral Academy Team is willing to work with you and help your child reach her fullest potential. Don't get worried about the mild disorganization at the begining of the school year... this is what happens when a school invests money in the students and not in massive overhead and administration like CCSD does. By the end of the second week everything falls into place. Overall, I love this school!
Im a student. I love this school! I used to get bullied! Now I dont. And one of my teachers worked at a public school. If they dont have a degree, then the public school didnt either!
This school has been amazing for both of my children. I have one in the lower and upper campus and both are challenged and have teachers who care about them. The school has grown quite a lot but it still remains the best option in a state that invests very little in public education.
We are happy parents of a child who attends this school. There is great focus on academics and the teachers are dedicated. Wonderful environment!
This school is of great value and benefit to all students and parents.They are very hands on with their students.
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