Imagine receiving a private school education... for free. That is what Coral Academy offers. The class sizes are a fraction of what they typically are in public schools. Coral nurtures the children's natural abilities and talent. They also just started a new lunch program. Yes, it's pricier than typical school lunches, but then again, processed food is cheap and that's not what they're offering. Overall, it's a great school and really pushing our son every way and he's enjoying it every step of the way.
My son and daughter have been at the different campus for the last 5 years. And the last 3 they have been buying their lunch everyday. I am so sorry to say never again. They had such a great lunch program and now it's the worst. We are now bringing our lunch and I would suggest you do the same.
this school expects nothing but the best; however, make sure you pack your child lunch.
I wish I could give it 0 stars.. this school is the most unorganized dirtiest school with the highest turnover (with teachers) any where on the entire US..
To the person commenting on PE requirements: In CCSD, students are only required to take one semester in 6th grade and 8th grade. At Coral Academy, Students take a full year of PE in 6th and 7th grade. Also, it is available as an elective in 8th grade if students want to take it. They may not be required to take it in 8th grade, but middle school students at Coral Academy are still getting double the amount of PE than they normally would in the district, and probably most other middle schools in Vegas for that matter.
Coral is not for everyone, but our family has been extremely pleased with our son's education. He had an inspirational 1st grade teacher who exposed him to history, economics, social studies, & science. Her approach to math helped him learn the "number sense" emphasized by the new common core. His teacher promoted independent reading and encouraged him to ask questions. The parents, students, & teachers who comprise the Coral Family at Tamarus also make the community a special place. It takes a huge commitment to attend a charter school that may not be housed in the fanciest structure, or closest to your neighborhood. I like the diversity and parent involvement with each student's scholastic achievements.
Am I the only parent that is bewildered that they do not REQUIRE Physical Education for 8th grade students? Yes, education is a priority, but it is equal with the overall health of the students, and with all of the news coverage regarding overweight children, to not even require 1 day of PE for 8th graders is unacceptable!
This school is not someplace that I would ever want my child to go to again! The school is not cleaned daily. The restrooms can be smelled down the hall which is disgusting. The classrooms are too small for the amount of children put in them. The kids seem to get sick all the time because the school is so unclean and illness seems to continuously be passed. The administration has no idea what some of the teachers are doing in their classrooms. It seems that there is no accountability for the teachers at all and it is pretty much a free for all. I have not been impressed with the school curriculum or lack there of. Outside where the children play there is no grass for them to play in, it is all dirt. The school is very unorganized which I believe is caused by poor administration. My child in second grade has had four different teachers this year and I don't understand how a child is supposed to learn with this high of a turnover rate of teachers. From what I ve seen year to year many teachers leave within a year or two and they seem to have to hire many new teachers each year. This should be a huge red flag for both parents and the administration.This place is horrible!
This school is fantastic !! the principal and office support staff are friendly and efficient . The campus is clean and well appointed. But its really the teachers here that shine the brightest . The teachers here go above and beyond for their students. They have given my son the extra time , attention ,and tutoring when needed , to help him excel and succeed . They are always communicating with me , so we can work together to make my sons school experience positive and successful . I am so grateful to have the opportunity to send my son to such a fine school. I would like to express my gratitude to two exceptional teachers at this school, math teacher Annette Martin and reading teacher Danielle Swords . If you are fortunate enough to have these teachers for your child , I am sure I will be reading your positive review here soon
I love the school. They really do great on every area. The deans are doing great.but there should be one more dean not to be overloaded.
To start about this school...1. Education wise is ok but Teachers lack communication with parents. We request over and over to communicate with us about the kid but they don't seems to be doing it. 2. There are many areas that this school lacks behind. For instance, in Sanitation and discipline. After school care is very poor with no maintenance of the playground and leaving the kids outside for hours and hours of play in dirt irrespective of weather conditions. Kids are getting up on Allergies, coughing etc because of this. Poor Kids get a small chips pack snack in the after school care and get an additional one for those who picks up the trash in the playground. This treatment towards the kids is not right... Kids are not Janitors to do this kind of stuff - clean someone else trash etc. we are paying fees to learn stuff. They play a movie every day in the after school care after hours and hours of play. I believe education is very important but at the same time proper health is also important. I feel this part of the treatment towards kids is not right and we are thinking to pull out my kid out of that school.
I really expected this school to be great. They were very disorganized. I had no contact info for the teachers and did not know what my children were supposed to be completing at home. The teachers skill level was average at best and would regularly yell at the children. When meeting with the teachers to discuss the issues we were having one of the teachers could not even pick her head up off of the desk for our meeting. I thought the curriculum it's self was good but the delivery was not.
This school is very disorganize at the beginning of the year. Days and weeks of time are wasted at this time. The Sandy Ridge school principal needs to be more visible and accessible every day. Some teachers need to improve their English skills. I don t have a problem with an accent of any kind but poor basic English grammar and writing skills are unforgivable. They crowd too many kids into one campus. The high school campus is not suitable for high school age students. It was built as a middle school. The PowerSchool is not updated regularly It should be done at least weekly, during each quarter. Not all on the last day of a quarter; the science department is particularly bad at this. Some teachers don t return work and test sheets to kids after they have been graded so they and parents can see strong and week areas. Again the science department is particularly bad at this. They wast time giving endless detentions for ridiculous rule infractions the Dean can never keep up with. Rules are rules but they need a better system. Teachers and staff direct traffic every day? What a wast of their time and it s depressing to see. I have never seen such a thing at any school before.
Designated ''quality school'' by State Public Charter School Authority. This school is a great school and becomes a better one every new school year.
I have four children attending this school, and couldn't be happier with the quality of the education they are receiving . We enjoy small class sizes and very high academic standards. The teachers are of a superior caliber, and many have their master's degree in in the subject they are teaching. This makes such a difference in their knowledge and enthusiasm in the classroom. As our school has grown are getting better and better with each passing year!
Coral is the best school and it is a fact. Because for 7th grade i went to Sig Rough and it say s it is 10 state school but it is not. Coral is a competitive school Rough is not. If you are a competitive person coral is the place. like i said i went to Rough for 7th grade it was bad the math teachers cant teach but coral have great teachers.
My daughter is a 7th grader and new student at Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV). I am very excited that she is here. I had various reasons for applying even though I really liked the middle school we are zoned for in the CCSD school district that she attended for 6th grade. When I got the acceptance notice, I gave her the choice and after thinking it over for a few days she decided to accept. When she completed the 6th grade I was very concerned by what I saw in her Math grade Final Exam and researched further to find out that she was missing several foundational tools to progress, yet her final grade was a "C"... It concerned me that the reports I received all year showed that she was fine... I was excited to learn of CASLV's standards for learning and promotion. My daughter was hesitant over the summer when learning of CASLV's academic expectations and uniform policy, but when I picked her up on the first day, she was very excited and told me how happy she is to be attending Coral Academy and understands the foundation she is receiving to prepare her for High School. I appreciate the administration's focus to prepare the students for success in school and life.
This school is a great school. I do see some of the parents/students bashing the school and I don't understand why. Many of the student that do this come from Public School. Where they are familiar with how Public School is ran, not a Charter School. I've been apart of CASLV for 5 years now. When I first came to the school it wasn't a very pleasant school for me to be attending because I can from a Public School and didn't understand how the school worked. But as time went on the school really started to shine into an academic BOSS that it is today. It's not as bad as some people make it out to be. The Campus is clean, the teachers are getting better and better very year, and the activity's that the school is having, Home-coming and ect, is also improving. This school has classes for everyone. From smart to below average. ( and as for one of the comments talking about how the 10th graders of 2012-2013 school year failed is because of their own attitude towards that test, most of them didn't care or are too lazy to even attempt that test, yet not all of the 10th graders are that lazy )
Well,the new school year has begun in a very smooth way. The schedule was ready, school was very clean, everything/everybody was very organized. Shortly, everything was ready for the students for their education. Hope, it will continue in this way and this 2013-2014 school year will be very productive and successful for CASLV. If you are a parent and looking for a very good school, CORAL Las Vegas is exactly for you.
If you want a great education go to this school. Before I was going to a public school and the teachers treated me like I was stupid. I came to this school in 4th grade and they really advanced me. I'm learning 8th grade science and pre-algebra in 6th grade! This school is knows for their math and science programs but, the do advance you in language art, though not as much. However this school does not have a proper nurse. Most people say that they want to leave this school when the make it to high school because this school doesn't have homecoming or prom. The reason for this is because my school supports diversity. I am bummed out about this however, I care more about my education than school parties. Also, if you graduate from coral, a school that wins math and science competitions all over this United States, it will look really good on your college resume. If you look more forward to the American school dream, go to a public school. If you care about you education, career, and future, this is the school for you.
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