I am not a proponent of a lot of homework. If the teachers do their job the students should not need piles of homework. It's busy work in most cases. We prefer that our son have time after school for athletics, a proper dinner, family time and a good night sleep. Most of the time he gets his homework done during afterschool and his time at home is enjoyable.
This was one of the biggest reasons we moved our son from a charter school near uptown Charlotte to Mountain Island Day. We simply cannot accept students being disrespectful to teachers. We did not want our son in that atmosphere. At MID we no longer worry about it. Our son is very respectful and we wanted him in an atmosphere where his classmates and teachers were too. We found that at MID.
Absolutely! When our son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes his classmates were concerned for him. They learned what it meant for him and they all keep a watch for warning signs of low blood sugar. I never expected that much caring from middle school children.
We transferred our 13 year old son into this school Dec 1, 2015 from a charter school that was supposed to be great. We have been overjoyed with the teachers, the curriculum, the administration and the students. A month after our son started there he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The administration and teachers were compassionate about the situation and jumped right in to learn how they could help him during the school day. There is really an atmosphere of family with the students and teachers. We finally got the small class size that we were promised when we went to charter schools. As far as the curriculum we have been very pleased, it rivals what we experienced when our son attended the top rated charter school in the state. The tests they take are harder than the EOGs and they don't stress the kids out either. We are so happy we made this leap of faith and have found a home.