UPDATED REVIEW TO A PREVIOUS ONE .... in regards to the cjacs website. Again, you can tell how well this school is ran by the it projects itself to the public. The website is NOW just screenshots. With a link to staff web mail, and summer board meeting dates (not important items from the meetings or an agenda, just the dates). Very informative, they really sell themselves to the community, or maybe they are just realizing how horribly the school is ran. things that make you go .... Hmmmm
A new Principal last year and a renewed focus with has really improved the school. We are very happy with the focus on academics and care they show are daughter.
This school is finally heading in the right direction. The staff and caring and make time to meet with parents. The students are respectful and enjoy going to school. Like any school in this country problems will arise but when problems surface at this school corrections are made promptly. Overall this school is school is a good option for the families in Plainfield.
Quite possible the worst school. The management Company - Renaissance School Services have no idea how to run a school. This place should be taken over by the department of education and fixed.
You can tell how well this school is ran by visiting its website. When do you think is the last time it was updated? It looks like for an arts school they don't have much going on .... The calendar is a photocopy of the calendar from the first day of school (NO updates). For a school that boasts about an "arts" infused curriculum, It would be nice to see any sort of proof of the techniques used on a day to day basis while visiting the site. (The photos/ artwork is from what .....2011???). Also .... Why have a Facebook page if the last post on it is from last year. Guess this "school" doesn't have much of anything going on this year. I wonder how many new teachers will be listed on the staff directory next year (that is if someone finds the time to update it). Who would want to send their child to a school who starts something but doesn't maintain/finish it?
Wow!!! I must say that this school has sparked my interest. I recently had the opportunity to your the school. Immediately the staff was helpful, the principal was eager to speak with me and the teacher's were engaged with the students while touring the school. As an Educator who has taught for almost a decade, this school literally "knocked my socks off"! I recently began the application process, I am crossing my fingers and hoping that they are accepted! This school is an excellent alternative to public schools in Union County.
I am not comfortable with this school it has too many turn over in principals and also teachers . In grade 1&2 my child was doing much better in her grades ,because those teachers took time out to teach those children and make sure they understand. My child is in 3rd grade whether they understand or not the kids move on to the next subject.This is not fair to these children how can a child who was always a A student ends up getting fs i will be moving my child to publc school cause it does'nt make no sense .The teachers are lazy and does'nt care if the child learn as long as they get a check.
CJACS is a great alternative to a public school education in the Plainfield area.
i love the school,staff and children i enjoy to hear that my kids are happy and confortable as long as they are happy so am I and I feel my children are safe .
Central Jersey Arts Charter School is a great school. My child is thriving there. The teachers are patient and well trained. The arts program is exciting. I applaud this school.
This school does well in putting on a 'good show,' for the parents, that is. Once you leave your child at their doorstep, anything goes. Discipline is practiced in a very un-even handed way, and the students are well aware of this. There is no gymnasium, so outside recess is out. While some of the teachers are caring, the ones I have dealt with are nasty and condesending. The administration is worse. The school is currently on it's 5th or 6th principal, Mr. Fox, and he is difficult to deal with for a parent, and definitely difficult for a child who has problems. Bullying is a major issue in this school, and although they claim to have a manual in place, they use it when it suits them.
This is a horrible school as a parent who invested time and effort into the school...I took my child out for a better education somewhere else. Go behind the doors and see what this school is really like.
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