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.
Despite the dire warnings of how American high schools are failing, based on high dropout rates, low academic achievement and underprepared graduates for college education our schools have come up with many great solutions to assist students with remedial needs. Many schools now focus on the following strategies to help underperforming students, moving, in general, from the traditional model of education to individualized education. - Allowing Students to Retake a Failed Course - Reduced Class Size - Learning Labs - Mentoring THIS is CASLV - Coral Academy of Science - Las Vegas #1 school in Nevada
Yesterday, I was at Coral to see the campus. When I got inside I thought that the floor was wet. But later on, I realized that there was no water on the floor. The cleaning company cleaned the school very well. People who say the school is not clean should go to the campus and see it. It was great. ( Just a suggestion to the people who think about the campus is clean or not. :) )
If you want your child to have a great education don't send your kids here... All they care about is $$$$. They dont care about the staff nor the kids... All the good teachers quit! I dont know how this school scored so high! They cram kids into the class rooms. Last year all the kids were getting sick due to the un-cleanliness of the school... pleas do yourself a favor look elsewhere.......
Hi . Online here I noticed that lots of parents are discussing how much they love coral. But the students don't really talk but when they do they really don't like this school. Ive only found one here that says they liked the school and they attend it . Well anyways i left coral after attending it last year. Within the first few weeks I left . Once I left the school I went to liberty and all the ciriculum is WAY harder. Lucky I managed to get all the help I needed from tutoring and now I have a 4.0 . So yeah . Coral just wasnt challenging . Lucky i left before I got even more dumber . BTW , my friend is a softimore and she said that more than half of the 10th graders FAILED the proficiencies . Sorry coral . But i loved the campus . BEAUTIFUL . And the people were super nice and outgoing. Just wish they had a better education. :(
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...
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