I have my own issues with AFBES, but I will definitely say that when it comes to education and trying to get the students ontrack...they take great pride in it. I do not agree with all their policies and or procedures however my daughter has definitely received an excellent education here and I can not imagine removing her from under the Achievement First umbrella.
2011/2012 academic year has been the worst experience . This school force children to attend Saturday academy after school hours and extra tutoring to take the state exam and at the end of the school year they left back many third grader because they did not reach the academic level and told parents that the state test was not taking into consideration then if they still were failing children why push them to do all this work . They pressure these poor children just because teachers wanted to keep their jobs not because they really care for the children's education . My doughter cry when she found out she felt I told her it was not her fault because I saw how hard she work all these months.
I have a child in third grade. Her academic performance is on par with my great expectations. All or most of the children at AFBES fare well in all areas. The true concern is moving forward to Middle School, any of them. We can not ignore the countless number of families fleeing this charter because of the new, erroneously pervasive insistence of character and moral education emphasis mandated once in Middle school - acting as if they are entering a reform school. I believe the teachers to be stellar in elementary school level. I have few if any complaints that weren't addressed or corrected. The staff from the office are pleasant, the principal greets every child by name and the school culture is "family". The PLC could be a powerhouse if they organized their efforts like getting employee matched donations, ice cream socials and dual language insistence to meet the needs of the community and future based earnings criteria. My biggest issue would be the unpreparedness or unwillingness of the two schools to meet and connect to make for a smooth transition. Its as if they - the corporation) want our children to support their product (charter school) so it can be sold to NYC
I'm so happy on my choice to move my daughter from catholic school ! she has always been a good student, but AFBC is just putting the "icing on the cake". In a matter of months her math skills have grown so much. There are some areas they can improve but overall my daughter and I are very happy . Thank You AFBC keep up the good job
Achievent First, is an excellent school and proud to have chosen this school for my child. My child comes home every day so happy about what he learned. Is an excellent choice of school.
This school is always putting kids first - no matter what, the goal is for students to be successful academically and socially. I'm proud to work with the amazing teachers and families of this school.
Teachers affirm excellence, commitment, self-esteem, patriotism and respect for others.
the teachers are committed to excellence and strive for achievement!
Excellent Teachers, curriculum and organization. Looking forward to sending my grand children to AFBCS.
The dedication by all team members is shown in every positive phone call, every 6:30am arrival, every parent meeting, every smile, and every handshake.
Beacuase it is filled withmotivated teachers, paretns, and students...all working towards the same goal...getting the students to college.
Our school is unlike most others. With a committment to excellence, joy, and hard work, our scholars, teachers, and staff cannot wait to come to school. We constantly work towards the ambitious goal to send our scholars to college and subsequently be leaders in their communities.
Everyone- the teachers, the parents, the students, the staff- works together to make sure our school is the best!
Is a wonderful school. My daughter loves go to school now since is in AFBMS. the teachers communication with the parents is great.
The dedication I see on a daily basis to our collective mission and shared values has not only inspired me to be a better instructor of math, but a better father to my sons and a better husband to my wife.
AF Bushwick has a strong core of teachers that care about making a change in the community. Vote to keep this group of caring individuals together. 'Many Minds- One Mission
The teachers are so dedicated. They work long hours and yet have high energy everyday. The school is clean and bright. I love the focus on college. Every classroom is named after the school from which one of its teachers graduated. The students appear to be joyful while also very dedicated to their work. I think it would be a great place to work or go to school.
Bushwick has committed bilingual teachers who make a difference each day in the lives of their students. I know that many of the Bushwick teachers often dedicate their free time to working with their students, even taking them to movies on the weekend to reward them for hard work.
The studenst are challenging and the teachers are great, up to the challenge of meeting the students' needs
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