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Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy 5

Posted January 25, 2016
- a student
Firstly, let me say that I'm a Scholars alumna who attended all the way from kindergarten through eighth grade. It was an interesting experience, and I think that I'm better off for having gone to Scholars. The thing that has benefited me the most is definitely the accelerated classes. I'm already taking Chemistry, English II and Pre-Calc (which is mostly Algebra II review, ugh) as a freshman, much to the surprise of some of my classmates. I'm actually finding high school rather easy, even though I'm in the IB (International Baccalaureate) program. The intense (and occasionally superfluous) workload at Scholars certainly makes 9th grade standards seem lax. Other than a homework load that suffers from spasmodic bouts of absurd excessiveness, the other thing I disliked about Scholars was the social atmosphere. Although it was gratifying to be with peers who were (generally) equally as committed to academics as myself, the unrelenting torrent of utter "geekdom" could get tiring. As an extension of this, the academically oriented atmosphere generates a lot of competition and a huge amount of arrogance in those students who consistently achieve high marks. Furthermore, because of small class sizes and little introduction of new students, the social situation quickly becomes stagnant. If you want to learn how to make new friends, don't go to Scholars. All in all, Scholars is a decent school with rigorous standards when it comes to the amount (and generally quality) of work one is expected to do, but it students generally suffer from sever social awkwardness by the time they manage to free themselves from the quagmire of nerdiness that is Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy. TL;DR Scholars was usually academically challenging, which I appreciate, but I shed no tears when it was time to graduate. I shed like negative five tears (which isn't physically possible, but just go with it for the sake of the metaphor).

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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted January 25, 2016
- a student
I'd like to say "thanks" to Mr. Havner. He was a really good teacher, and I loved all the in-depth discussions we had in class. Also, he got my class to shut up for more than five consecutive minutes, which is really impressive, no joke.


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Amount of homework: Too much

Posted January 25, 2016
- a student
Sometimes, you get so much work that your brain (figuratively) leaves you a resignation notice and squeezes out of your ear to vacation in Malibu. Sometimes you get no homework at all. Most of the time, it's the former rather than the latter.

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted January 25, 2016
- a student
Scholars makes its students determined. Without determination, you crash and burn. Or it makes you resigned and vaguely stressed. Frankly, I'm not sure which category I fall into.

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Develops respect: Disagree

Posted January 25, 2016
- a student
Scholars students tend to be disrespectful, arrogant and oblivious to the fact that they embody those qualities. When everyone tells you that you're a special, brilliant, gifted, clever little snowflake, it's bound to happen.


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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted January 25, 2016
- a student
The environment at Scholars is very much "every man for himself", at least among the students. Everyone wants to win, and winning means getting a better grade than everyone else. Then rubbing it in their faces. Excessively. It's actually pretty fun. Just kidding! Maybe.

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Develops honesty: Agree

Posted January 25, 2016
- a student
All in all, Scholars isn't a big place for lying or cheating. The students generally consider cheating the "unintelligent" way to get a good grade and prefer to study instead. Considering the utter lack of street smarts that Scholars kids have, I doubt they'd be able to pull off cheating anyway.

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy 5

Posted November 20, 2015
- a community member
When we first applied to Scholars Academy for our son, we really didn't have a plan B for him. He is gifted, but he also learns differently from other kids. Not every moment has been perfect. The curriculum is challenging and moves very fast. There are times that he seems to be falling behind even though he is learning because he fails to keep up with the workload. This is frustrating for him, but as he grows, he improves and it teaches him a lesson about the value of hard work. This is an important lesson for a gifted child because they are used to "getting" things quickly without much work. The world can be a cruel place for someone who isn't used to working. The most surprising benefit to this school has been watching our son make friends who share his interests. He hasn't really been able to do that in any other setting.


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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted November 20, 2015
- a community member
I want to say "Thank You" to music teacher, Dr. Morris. He has inspired a love of music in my kids and given them the confidence to sing and play out loud.

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy 1

Posted March 09, 2015
- a parent
This school is often played up to be an amazing school, but it simply isn't like what it used to be. My child has had a teacher who had taught them nothing for three years in a row, which has significantly impacted her. The work ethic of the kids who attend has drastically dropped in the past few years, and the teachers teach at the pace of those who don't care. Overall, no better than public school.

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Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy
Seventy-Seven Center Drive, Charlotte, NC  28277
(704) 503-1112
Last modified Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top