I have been with TMSA since the beginning. I have dealt with many schools. I am appalled at the separation for different children. It really does matter who you are in this world. Including this school. I have had to remove two students from this school for excuses being made, which are only good for the ones that give them. (Staff) They are not ready to endeavor or anymore students, until they are improved with what they have. Of course there are other schools but just the same, just like an occupation you have to do what you need to do, when you have no other choice. I would not recommend this school for anyone. Especially if your children are in upper grades.
Our son has been with TMSA since it first opened. Following a tour/orientation & conversations with administrators, we decided to give it a go.The reasons included their core curriculum, diverse student body and staff memebers, teacher to student ratio and we like the idea of our son staying in one school until graduation. Simply put, traditional public schools left us as well as our son wanting/needing more. What we didn't expect was this family-like atmosphere and relationship that has developed over the course of these three+ years. TMSA looks at and deals with the whole child which is critical component in child development. We love the concept of home visits. This small acts is yet another example that goes to support the family-like enviornment we're creating. Sure, there have been challenges-anytime one gives birth to something it stands to reason there will be labor pains. We're still making strides and will continue to do so because we (students, staff and administrators) are committed to positive growth. TMSA consistently seeks feedback and maintains an open door policy. To date, we nor our son has regretted our decision. (Please forgive any typos)
Our son transfered to TMSA during the first quarter of 2010. Coming from a small private school to any public school caused concern for us. He was able to integrate quickly into the school and all the teachers were very helpful. The last quarter he hit the "I dont want to do my work" phase and the teachers worked with him and us to keep him motivated. I especially liked the science program. He willingly spent many many hours working on his event and it gave him a lot confidence in himself and his teacher. My husband was also allowed to help and thatwas also a blessing. Overa;ll we have been very please with this school. My only suggestion is to have the math program rise to the level of the science.
For those who hear or read some claims that this school is funded and supported by some obscure organization who s intention is to spread some obscure religion of Turkish culture so called Fetullah Gulen's Islamic vision of Turkey. Think about it for a second, do you really think that the local, state and federal government would not have an eye on such a school, and would allow it to succeed the way it is succeeding; worst, they are funding this school with tax payer, they ve awarded $500K in federal grant; worst, NC state selected a team from this school to go to Europe an compete in Lego robotics. Worst, The President Obama hosted at the White house science team students who have won national competitions, from a similar private school opened by Turkish-Americans. Just do your own research, talk to parents, asked them what their kids are taught at school: Math, Science, language art, social study, like any other school, but at TMSA they are doing it better than other school and they are successful.
TMSA has been a wonderful experience for my kids. I have seen both of them develop an increase in self confidence as well as excell academically. As with any new school there are glitches that have needed to be addressed. The administration has been open with communication. A great school does not develop overnight. TMSA is making great strides and I am looking forward to supporting the school and teachers in their efforts to provide my children with the best education in Guilford County. With supportive parents a school has a great chance at becoming a fabulous school. Thank you to everyone at TMSA (staff and parents) that has made our experience a rewarding one.
If teachers are able to give both good education (and what I see is they pay huge attention to tournaments) and motivation, I personally dont care they are turkish or someone else. And until today, I am satisfied with the way my son is doing there.
TMSA treats the k-3 students like they are in preschool. The curriculum is a joke and the afterschool clubs are like daycare. The only grades that matter are the upper grades. The teachers try their best but are completely ignored by an administration that does what it wants regardless of what teachers, parents, and students advise. If you have a child below 4th grade, run as fast as you can to get away from this place.
Hello, Triad math and science academy (TMSA) is one of the best schools in Greensboro, NC. My wife and I are very satisfied with the school. My daughters like the school very much. Teachers are trying to do their best and very self-sacrifice. Even on Saturday, Teachers are coming to the school in order to tutor and prepare their students for the academic competitions. Discipline procedures are using very well. Technology is one of the best things for our school. For example each class has a smart board. One of the best parts for TMSA is parents can reach their child s grade, homework and discipline record by using TMSA connects. I believe that TMSA will be best school in North Carolina. I would like to thank everyone who is contributing for our school.
the teachers do not teach the kids anything they only review things that they learned about 3 years earlier
This is my son's first year at TMSA in 6th grade after completing elementary school at Jesse Wharton. He loves TMSA. We are very pleased with the dedication of the teachers as well as the staff to the kids. The after school clubs and tutoring is an added bonuses. The extra Saturday help for the EOGs is unique. The administration is quick to act on bullying. We could not be happier with the school and the education our son is getting and intend to stay through 12th grade. The only reason not to stay through high school is if your child wants to participate in varsity level sports, but I think the educational opportunities outweight even this issue in favor of TMSA.
I'm a TMSA parent since the beginning of the school. I'm proud of being part of the TMSA family. My kids love to go to school everyday! TMSA has dedicated teachers and staff. They are all caring and open to communication. I absolutaley love the weekly newsletter. I am using TMSA-Connect almost daily to check my children's grades. TMSA is unique with free after-school clubs and tutoring. TMSA has a very positive environment. Teachers and staff are even cooking kababs and baklava for the TMSA family at the school-wide Welcome and Spring picnics. I'm looking forward to the upcoming Spring Picnic on April 10th. Baklava is yummy!
I love the concept of this school, but the execution and follow through have left a lot to be desired. Double standards abound between students, allowing some to get away with manner of dress and behavior that another student may not. Physical bullying has been dealt with, and dealt with swiftly while mental and emotionally bullying has been ignored with no real consequences for the bully. Since this is only their second year in attendance it's expected that some issues would need to be worked out, but some things should have been dealt with from the very beginning instead of being brushed aside. Leaders in charge of the school have no child education teaching instead treating it as if it's a business. As I said, the concept of this school is wonderful, I just hope they can get their act together before this turns into one of those schools parents send their kids to because no other school will take them.
Absolutely love TMSA in Greensboro, NC! Diverse population, nuturing and experienced staff, and great communication b/w school and families. Kindergarten enrollment is Low...please tour the school, apply, so that we can keep all three classrooms and staff can keep their positions!!!
This is one of the best charters school in Greensboro and maybe even the surrounding area. The tearcher are great and the princples are true leaders. This is a very diverse school.Grades are from PreK-8th and will expand to the 12th. Look at the EGO results; that will tell it all. They have after school clubs and tutoring everyday excpet for on Weds. These children learn to be accountable, responsible, and self reliable. Where will you see 3th graders + with lockers & switching class on a bell? lol lol. They allow the children to speak and express themselves in class...all children ...no bias teacher behaviors. They are on terms and at the end of one you get a term report not a report card with no conduct report. Its about the whole child and allowing the child to be self directed. The teachers are Facilators. We love it!
very happy with the education my children are recieving here as well as the cultural diversity and respect shown to everyone. Dedicated staff that are excited to work with our kids make it an excellent choice for my children's education
Wonderful school, they have done a wonderful job of securing the best teachers, the staff is all warm and friendly. They have a hands on approach to teaching math and science that both challenges and leaves the kids excited about learning. In addition to math and science they have all the other standard courses that you would expect including art, music and PE. They also offer a huge variety of after school extension club options. The student body is culturally rich and diverse and these differences are celebrated to enrich the student body as a whole, which I love! My kids pop up every morning excited to go to school!
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