This school is amazing and has a great leader this year. Cannot be happier!!! My kids are thriving in all aspects.
This school is an amazing place. We've been part of this school for ten years and been through 5 principals and I think Mr. Bryan is shaping up to be one of the best to date. I have two children in attendance and one who has graduated and I don't think I could drag my kids back to traditional public school. No single place can perfectly suit all people but this comes as close as it gets.
I cannot imagine a better place for a kid to grow up. This is a school that really cares about my kids and pushes them to be their best. The teachers are a dedicated group, and the new principal has provided phenomenal leadership. We have been with the school for a long time and are excited that the current principal is finally head of the school. We are grateful for Woods!
I have been a member of the Woods community for more than 10 years. The new principal has not reversed or undermined any work done by parents over the years. On the contrary, he is revitalizing and re-energizing the staff and community. My children have thrived at Woods and I am grateful that I found the school when it was still in the strip mall! There was no wait list because most people cared more about the facilities than the wonderful people inside. Those of us who looked beyond were rewarded with an excellent educational institution and a fantastic group of teachers who care about each individual child. I have no doubt that under the leadership of Mr Bryan, Woods will put down strong roots in the building and community which will benefit youngsters for years to come!
I have a response to the person who wrote "New principle in his 1st year is not capable,". First I note this person did not say if he/she is a parent of one of our students, a student or a staff/teacher. Second it would be interesting to know how many years this person has been involved and volunteered at Woods. Third this person needs to spell principal correctly. I have full confidence in the principal and he has worked diligently for several years to help Woods. If this person has some positive recommendations to make I am sure the principal would be willing to listen. Grandparent to student at Woods for seven years. Lastly, if you don't like the school or the principal, there are other schools available.
Sending my two children to Woods is the best choice I have made in regards to their education. Really happy with the new principal and the kids love him. I do wish more parents would volunteer because it seems like it is the same group of great people, but I would love to meet more families.
New principle in his 1st year is not capable, and a very poor choice for this role. It has been very sad to see how quickly years of work by parents can be reversed and undermined. The ratings posted from previous years just simply are no longer the present situation.
Great facility and community... Secure environment and feels like home.. Excellent academics and small class sizes. Very good parent involvement. Most importantly kids are happy!
We are entering our 5th year as part of the Woods community and it has been nothing but a positive experience. My two kids are thriving with the small class sizes and phenomenal teachers. The new administration is committed to taking WCS to an even higher level of excellence - it is simply a great school!
My 2 grandchildren attend Woods Charter--one for 10 years and one for 7 years. For them there is no other school. From the principal to the teachers to the office staff the school works to help each student. The office personnel know the children by name and are so good when a student comes to the office sick or a fall at recess. We do have to stretch our dollars because the taxpayers do not pay for our building, buses or desks, etc. Woods is great because of all the hours our volunteers put in from working in the lunchroom to spreading mulch to helping in classrooms. We work together; that is why Woods is great.
We absolutely love Woods. Our son is in first grade and is thriving. The teachers, administrators and parents are passionate, engaged and involved. The small class size fosters a sense of community and enables each and every learner to grow and develop. If your family is fortunate enough to win the "Woods Education Lottery," you will not be disappointed (!).
We are new to the school with out child entering kindergarten. It is early in the year, but we've had a great experience so far. We feel the teachers are great, the administration engaged and the parental involvement outstanding.
Woods charter is an AMAZING school it has very supportive teachers and the students there are really cool. I absolutely love going there I will be a sophomore in 2014 and have never been to a better school ever before.
I'm surprised Great Schools only rates Woods Charter 9 out of 10. I've had kids in two Chapel Hill elementary schools, and switched to Woods Chartered to help our kids get a better education. Teachers like Ms. Green, just to name one of many outstanding teachers, made a real difference in my daughter's life. Woods does have to do more with less money, which may help explain the 9 rating, but the people involved in making everything work out are outstanding. The single biggest problem at Woods is the painful lottery to get in. I hope with the recent change in NC law, more great schools like Woods Charter can be created.
This is my daughter's 3rd year in the high school at Woods. We've been very happy with the school. Although before 9th grade she'd been begging to attend the big high school to which we were districted, we wanted the small school experience for her. Two weeks after starting she said 'Mom, I'm so glad you sent me to Woods - it's like going to my other family.'
This is our 4th year at Woods. We have children in elementary, middle and high school here. All have done very well. The teachers are very accessible and always willing to give help when needed to every student. Since it is a small school everyone gets to know everyone so you feel comfortable about who you child is hanging out with. Parents are very involved and it shows in all the activities offered at Woods
The small classes, personalized attention, and the enthusiasm of the instructors.
The teachers are committed to ensuring that every student is successful. The classes are interesting and engaging. All learning styles are accommodated. The students and teachers don't leave anyone out. Teachers are responsive to parents. My kid tells me every day how much she loves her school!
I can't say enough good things about this school. My son is medically and developmentally disabled and Woods has done everything he needs to help him. They worked with us way above and beyond what our base school would do. Because of their support, my son has caught up with his peers and no longer needs extra services. I can't say enough good things about this school.
After having taught in public schools in Virginia and North Carolina, I left teaching altogether. I was disenchanted with the general idea of teaching after all I had seen at the public schools. A friend let me know of an opening at Woods, and I have never been so happy in my life. The administration here is wonderful, the faculty are superb, the parents are involved and supportive at the same time, and everyone who is here every single day seems genuinely happy to be at school. The facility is wonderful!
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