FLACS IS AN AMAZING SCHOOL. As a Parent of an Eight Grade Graduate Student who attended FLACS since Kindergarden, I am honored to say that she attended and received the best elementrary education a child can get. Thanks to the amazing staff, faculty, teachers and guidance counselor not only did my daughter remain with an honor roll academic grade but she was also accepted to one of the best NYC High Schools.
FLACS is unique in that it is family focused and addresses the needs of the child in all aspects.The school excels in addressing the needs of children whose first language is not English (ELLS). In addition to a rigorous curriculum that includes wellness, music, and art along with language arts, math, science, there is also a focus on nutrition. FLACS has a Chef who prepares well-balanced meals daily. There is an after school and Saturday program to support academics. Character development is at the core of FLACS. The Parents' Association is active and parents are offered fitness and English classes. Parents have a voice in the school's governance with active representation on the Board of Trustees. Graduates have traditionally been accepted into some of the best High Schools in the City. Teachers participate in weekly Professional Development sessions where they also have an opportunity to share best practices. Each class also has a teacher's assistant (TA).
I absolutely love this school because they push the children to do their absolute best. They not only care about our children's education but also their values, health, and well being. They have a great healthy meal program that I am very grateful for because I know my child is not only getting quality education but also healthy meals to stimulate his mind and better prepare him for the task he has ahead of him everyday. This place is really like a family and I am sure my child is in good hands when he's there.
I am the parent of two children at Family Life Academy Charter Schools, or as we affectionately call it FLACS. my first child graduated a few years ago and even though the program at the HS is challenging her experience at FLACS has prepared her to meet those challenges. My younger child will be graduating this year and I know that he will also meet the challenges at his new HS. I know that as a parent we know the strengths, challenges and character of our children and how important it is to help them mature in all areas. I believe this is what students and parents receive at FLACS. It is not just about preparing children for exams but preparing them for life. Also FLACS has helped me as a parent to be a part of their education even when a subject like math may be a challenge to me. I am grateful for the years that my children spent at FLACS, a place they felt safe at, were part of a community - not a community a family and one they will have wondeful memories to cherish. Thank you to all the faculty and staff that poured a little dash of something to their lives and mine.
My child school embrace children with individual learning beacuse they get help and extra help by another teacher that is with them at their class for they can observe and check children with what they need help like reading math science writing e.c. Power words.. They also have children help for the ones that have special e.d. For children w disabilities. For now i am very happy with my son school.
I am an intern at FLACS & i hands down to recommend this school to anyone because it gives everyone that 5 star education we all need to change our today and improve our tomorrow.
My child attends this great school since last year. He is now in first grade. I thank the lord he was taken out in the lottery. This school is great. The teachers are caring and treat parents and students like family. This school couldnt have a better principal then Mrs. Marilyn Calo. She has really high expectation for her students and school. I wouldn't give this school up for nothing in the world.
My children have been attending FLACS since Kindergarten and both she and he are doing excellent academically and personally. As a father I am comfortable with the Teachers and Staff at the school and how involved they are with the children and parents. Ms. Calo, the Principal is very hands on and also has great expectations and goals for our entire FLACS families.
FLAC's has all the qualities all parents would desire for their children to succeed. The principal, staff and atmosphere are superb. Academically they are way above avearge and continuously strive for above average grades from the pupils.
My son is one of the top student in this school. I am very thankful for the effort and the work the teachers are doing with this school.
This is a wonderful school! My son have been attending this school since he was on Kindergarden. Thank you so much to all the staff at the Family Life Academy Charter School.
The School is great. I couldn't ask for a better school for my child.
My son has been atteding FLACS since he was in Kindergarten and I couldn't be happier. Now he is in third grade and hopefully he will be there for another three more years.
My son has been attending FLACS for 2 years now and I couldn't be happier with the School. The staff is wonderful,the teachers are very professional, open to parents, caring and in touch with each individual child's specific needs. This is very hard when you have 25 other children in your class. I think the principal Ms. Calo is a great leader and has every child's best interest at heart. Overall I couldn't feel better that my son is attending FLACS.
I think Family Life Academy is a great charter school. The attention to the children, the student to teacher ratio is great. The availability of extracurricular activities is also great. I recommend this school to any parent.
Both of my daughters attend this school and they have excelled in all areas. The teachers are excellent with the students. My daughters feel a sense of peace when they enter the school. I was amazed to see that my youngest daughter is reading so quickly and her math skills are excellent. This is all due to the quality of teaching at the school. Parents if your looking for an excellent charter school, I recommend Family Life Academy...you will not be disappointed. -Mary T
Family Life Academy is an excellent school. I am very happy with my son's progress. The curriculum is well-rounded and the teachers are trained. For the most part the school uses the workshop model teaching balanced literacy and hands-on math. Various art and music programs are being implemented throughout the school and across the grades. In addition Spanish classes are taught to all children as part of the regular curriculum. There is a sense of community and warmth all around the school, but at the same time discipline and respect are one of its highest priorities. There is an after school program that runs independently from the school but it's in the same building. I will recommend This school to any parent.
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