I am a Parent of an 8th Grader at TEAM this year, he will be a 2016 TEAM Academy Graduate. This school is the best. If you have a child with behavior problems and not being a TEAM player in the school or not getting along with others, of course as a Parent you will not like this school, because they are on point with discipline. They don't tolerate bullying and disrespect. The teachers are student friendly and if you don't believe me... they do have tour dates where you can visit the school before you make your decision. I recommend you take advantage of that opportunity instead of listening to negativity of this school. Believe me, once you see how happy the students are and how the teachers are working with the students, you will be breaking your neck trying to get your child in. TEAM Academy is a great school, take it from a Parent who has child that was almost failing and they helped him achieve his goal.
The teachers care very much about their students and work with each child based on their ability. They also show empathy if a child is struggling and very caring in doing all what they can to assure they feel they are doing their best.
My son currently attend the school and I have noticed changes within the school and from previous reviews.There are only a handful of wonderful teachers but not enough for the entire school. You never meet the principal only the "team leader". Do not be fooled by their persona. They do not make learning fun and have a lack of programs offered. My son will not attend next school year.
This is one of the best Charter Schools in Newark. The teachers are student friendly and if you child is struggling, they are on point to help. The children love Team Academy and every morning these children are outside an hour before the school opens and the school opens at 7:20 a.m., that is how much these kids love this school. Someone previously on this review didn't like the Saturday sessions, I don't know what happen in the past, but the only way your child would go to school on a Saturday is if he/she earned a trip. There are no classes on Saturdays on trips and events. I am a Parent and I love Team Academy..