RTA is an excellent alternative to Newark Public Schools. Academically, they pride themselves in being the 'best' and constantly enforce that concept on the children. So, what self-image will the children have if they do not meet those standards? RTA is a traditional school setting disguised as progressive. Kindergaten barely has 'play time'. As a parent I would like to see more focus on making the kids well-rounded as oppose to just scoring high on state tests. What about courtesy week? conflict resolution training for the kids? daily physical activity? co-operative projects? child centered learning in order to promote self-directed learning? RTA can be great, but for now it is a work in progress.
Academically it's an excellent school. I encourage my child and so does the teachers, we work hand and hand. But, there is only one problem they do not promote physical activity (social skills)and/or extracurricular activity, there is no playground for the child to vent or socialize which is also very important, especially today with the obese problems. They need to work on that aspect and then it will be a well rounded school. This has been brought to their attention on many occasions by many concerned parents.
This is an excellent school! In the City of Newark public schools parents are not able to have their child(ren) attend a safe, secure, and professional academic environment like the Robert Treat Academy. I am an honored parent who really feels blessed that the State Lottery was able to select my child. We must remember, that education and discipline begins at home. The teachers, staff, and personnel at the Robert Treat Academy are extremely dedicated in making sure that our children are getting the 'best' education. They are preparing them for their future which is very competitive; therefore, I rate this school as a perfect #10. Parents need to become more involved and understand the importance of the curriculum given to our children--it's only going to help them do the best they are capable of doing in life.
An excellent school. However, there are litlte to no physical activities provided at this school. My point, a child must be nurtured not mentally but also physically.
This is an excellent school as far as building up a childs mind. This however is the place in which a child has to remain seated throughout the entire day of classes. What is the goal, to create smart couch potatoes? Or to develop a well rounded child both mentally, emotionally and physically.
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