I do not recommend this school because the kids do not learn much...they are playing almost all day long!!! Elementary school so so and middle school bad. The Middle school teachers dont teach much at all. The CEO one day like you the next dont...do not value your work! Again I don't recommend youthis school!!! Some of the teachers are excellents others I'm not sure if they are teachers???
As a former teacher, I'm glad I got out when I did. I was treated with disrespect as I had to teach some of my enrichment classes in the hallway. I truly feel for the students, as the turnover for both administration and educators has run rampant. Teachers, administrators, and staff alike may be put on the chopping block mid-year. This school harbors a culture of fear and the students suffer for it. I do not recommend this institution.
The lack of communication and respect for staff and teachers is lacking. The positive effort and dedication we put forth is met with no appreciation and we are chided with negative feedback and criticism rather than given support, encouragement and respect.
my child has been at this school since they opened the elementary shool is EXCELLENT but the middle school is not lack of communication with the teachers no matter how many meetings you have with them and say the same things teachers have to give respect to the kids to get it i just dont see that at the middle school my child will not be there next year
My kindergartner has been at this school since the fall and is making huge strides in self-control, academics, and enjoyment of group activities. The teacher is accessible and loving with the children, the staff is great and they all know our names. The teaching methods are standard but they put a large emphasis on relationships, which really helps the kids center. There are aspects of the overall curriculum that are innovative, like daily music classes and weekly dance. The classrooms are calm and the kids understand that they are there to work. My main gripe is with the transportation system, which relies on the city school district and leaves my 6 year old sitting on a bus for 1-2 hours at times. My other gripe is that they don't get enough exercise when the weather is really cold. They really encourage parent involvement, though not all parents are able to be very involved. I am very happy with this school.
Now a K-8 school it is an amazing school that truly has the best interest of the children in mind for all their decisions.
Urban Choice Charter School has the best teachers and staff, with an overall enthusiastic approach to learning. My children just love it there....and so do I!!!
My son and I love this school, the teachers are caring and the administrators really care about the children. The diverse curriculum is great and when my son comes home everyday, I ask him how his day was and he says; 'Awesome'. Can't complain about that!
This is an amazing school. The administration and teachers are the best. They all care about each and every student and the acedemics are great.
I love this school! There is an amazing sense of family and community the minute you walk in the door. The teachers are WONDERFUL! The vibe is strong and the teacher student ratio is extremely small. Would not be anywhere else.
I used to love this school but between the principal, the lack of parental respect and the lack of real school environment has change my mind and opinion about this school. Some of the teachers are out of touch with the children. There is a lack of togetherness.
Economics, comparative religion, engineering, music, second language, LOTS of physical education, differentiated curriculum. And this is elementary school! What more could you ask for? This is a great school.
Academically the curriculum is sound, even innovative, teacher support, dedication, and enthusiasm are wonderful. Best of all, the classrooms are calm, not chaotic, but the kids still have fun. It's not prison, just a good place to learn. This school is a hidden gem. You need to see it before you make a decision. I know many of the surrounding schools and it ranks above them all in so many ways. Parent involvement is an issue, but that's because it serves a large poor population, who work many jobs and not much money.
I love this school! The principal, teachers, and other staff are enthusiastic and really care about the kids. On the first day of school, returning students were hugging their previous teachers. My son has been there one week, yet everyone knows his, and my, name. I also appreciate the breadth of the academic program. In addition to core subjects,art, music,fitness,Spanish,technology and nutrition, my kindergartner can choose an elective, which could be anything from quilting to dance, to take 3 afternoons each week. My son loves school and his teachers. I like the community atmosphere. There are so many caring adults on hand to supervise and instruct the students, and they focus on creating a healthy and safe place for students to learn.Teachers reach out to communicate with parents and families, and not one returning parent I spoke with had a bad thing to say. This school is worth checking out.
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