they do not treat children right i know from experience (by former 10th grader) bully reports are ignored. also test scores should be a 2 for this school. they do not give good education they are teaching 10th graders 9th grade work .very awful school!
The dedication of the staff is wonderful. They seem to really care about the children and the education that they are receiving. The children come home happy after having a good day at school, and yet they are leaning at grade level or above.
As a parent of a TMSA student it has been great to see my child eager to participate, grow in knowledge, and confidence. The Teachers are the best in their field of studies and methodology. TMSA is a wonderful safe and futuristic learning environment!! School exceeds my expectations of a higher level academic achievement school. The Teachers' dedication at Triad Math and Science Academy is unmatched. The curriculum is challenging and the academic clubs offered expose the students to advanced science, robotics, foreign languages and many other subjects. The opportunities the students at TMSA have are unprecedented!!
My family is excited about our child to attending Triad Math and Science Academy. This fall will be our 3rd year there and I must say, each year has gotten progressively better. Our first year was good in that we saw growth (both academically and socially) in our child. I am extremely proud to see the emergence of the leader within our son and I can say that is largely due to the positive staff (all levels) guidance, leadership, professionalism and genuine care which is demonstrated each day. We have had a couple minor concerns and were able to discuss them within the same day to reach a positive resoultion. The staff seems genuinely concerned for the success of all students. The principal has a tremendous amount of responsibility, but I found it comforting to see him walking the halls to make sure everything was running smoothly. There were times when he would even ask, how are things going and actually waited for me to give feed back. All of my son's teachers have been extremely professional while also personable. My son has made some really great friends and lifetime mentors. I am thankful to have Triad Math and Science Academy to help nurture his academic career.
I have been working at TMSA for 3 years. I have seen all the growth and success. Students have been doing great on the state tests and on the academic as well as athletic teams. TMSA moved to its state-of-art facility in its third year. This year, TMSA will be a complete K-12 school with 700 students. The former substitute teacher, who posted a negative feedback, is obviously not at TMSA anymore because she doesn t fit in the mission and vision of this great school. Regarding the visa factory statement, there are only 3 Turkish employees (out of 60+ staff) who are on an H1B visa. TMSA is a very diverse school in terms of both students and teachers. It is funny to undermine this strength with this type of cheap and non-factual statements!
My children have attended TMSA for 3 years. At first I had a problem with the disciplinary rules, but it has improve greatly. The math and science teachers for middle school are great. My child was accepted into an Early College program which shows she was well prepared. There are several areas I like about the school. For example, they provide tutoring after school and during the spring break they have math camp to prepare students for the EOG tests. They also have various academic clubs such as Science Olympiad, Math Olympiad, Lego League, etc.. I found if you e-mail a teacher they will respond in time. Also they provide weekly progress reports that helps the parents keep up with their child's school work and grades. One 8th grade student was ranked 3 in the state of North Carolina for academic achievement in math. That is a testament by it self for the school. At Triad Math and Science Academy, diversity in the school is exceptional. My children have learned from their teachers and peers different cultures and ways of life. I recommend Triad Math and Science Academy for children who are serious about academic achievement. My youngest will enter middle school this fall.
This year has been a great year for my children. I found the dedication to go beyond what I have experienced in other schools and the opportunities are absolutely great! The free tutoring, after school clubs and extra curricular activities have all been a plus for them! There is no excuse for not succeeding! As a result of attending the afterschool teams they learn that working hard with teammates can be very rewarding. The school even offers full immersion language summer camp overseas. I can't wait to have the opportunity for my child to experience this opportunity and to share what could be a life changing experience. I love the emphasis on academic teams as well as having sports teams available. The diversity is a huge plus for this school. I can't think of a better place to learn tolerance and acceptance than in the lives of my young children. Thank you for a great year and we look forward to returning in the fall! P.S. My daughter told me she did not want to have to leave school for the summer and that she wanted to stay in school! NOW THAT IS AWESOME!
TMSA has been the greatest place for my daughter has been at shool for 4 years. We love TMSA because of the class size,the hands on experience that the kids get, the after school clubs and the free after school and weekend tutoring. The teachers and the administrators are great. They will respond to your concerns in a timely and a professional manner. My child has had a great year and we are looking forward to another great year of HIgh School. Thank you TMSA staff and faculty for making TMSA a great place. If there are any parents out there who are looking for a great learning environment then you cannot go wrong with TMSA. The diversity of the student population, faculty and staff reminds me of the United Nations!!!!!!
I transferred my two students to TMSA from a Guilford County School of Excellence. We were not unhappy with their old school but I wanted more for my children in their middle school years than what seemed to be a segregated population. My children have been at TMSA for two years now and will return in the fall. They have grown both academically and in character over these two years. TMSA provides a strong math, science, technology, language arts, and social studies curriculum. TMSA also provides a wide diversity of cultures that allow students to experience an environment that closely resembles what the adult (working) world is like and encourages students to learn from each other about their different cultures. It continues to be a pleasure to be part of the TMSA Family. I look forward to next school year.
As a former substitute teacher at this school, my advice to prospective students and their parents: FIND ANOTHER SCHOOL! This place is far too concerned about its prestige in winning competitions than it is about teaching students. Most of the students are badly prepared for more advanced work. The teachers work very hard, but the administration undermines their work by promoting students to higher grades to keep up appearances. This is by no means a "math and science academy." It is a visa factory for Turkish nationals who want to come to the US.
Tmsa was a good choice for us in the beginning but the main things are the language barrier with some of the teachers, mostly the middle school teachers and lack of discipline. I was so scared to go to school some days due to it kids there just run wild and control the classrooms. I love the elementary teachers and students but as you get to the higher grades there is a lot more favoritism towards the Turkish culture. One of my teachers who was Turkish completely ignored me when I asked for help and I failed the class while he was helping a classmate of mine who was Turkish who didn't ask for help. Mostly if you think you deal with a language barrier, poor discipline and lack of respect this school is for you, though the academics are great its those main points that completely destroy what TMSA wanted to be. Also their information site TMSA Connect is good on some points but most of my teachers are afraid of the computer and don't use tmsa connect at all. So if they tell you how great it is its not, my teacher doesn't like to tell anyone anything. For example he said we would have a test and the date was on tmsa connect, so that night, and test day, I went on and it wasn't there.
The best in town. The teachers really care about the students, your kids will really enjoy this school.
As a former parent I would suggest that anyone considering sending their child here do some careful investigation. I can only speak to the elementary school and the teachers there are wonderful, dedicated professionals. The biggest problems with this school come from the administration and lack of professional leadership. The Board of Directors are not "hands on" and allow the principal to dictate day to day operations. The students are not always held accountable to the same rules and the discipline policy is not used. Parents are discouraged from helping except when the principal gives them a specific task. Anyone asking questions is labeled as a troublemaker. Teachers are basically told to shut up and do what they are told. This school has the potential to be great but as long as the current principal is allowed to remain you will not see the expected growth. Excellent students and parents are leaving all the time. If you are looking for a school that adheres to the charter school concept of parents, teachers and administration working together for students then I strongly suggest you look elsewhere. Parents must be the ones to decide what is best for their child.
What I think everyone should know about TMSA is the teacher involvement and dedication to the student. It is an honor and a privilege to have teachers who are willing to give over and beyond their time, effort and energy to our students. My son is made to feel important and encouraged to learn AND enjoy learning.
I am sorry to see that someone was so unhappy with this school that they felt the need to post a negative review. This school is not for everyone, but for those who are willing to work hard & become a part of this dynamic community the rewards are great. My son has been a student here since the school opened & with only a few exceptions, I think you would be hard pressed to find a school in Guilford County that has a more caring or dedicated staff. The high school English, Math, & History departments cannot be beat and the High School Dean is the best around. My family is honored to be part of the TMSA community.
My son attended this school for one year. Many of the other students left before the end of the year. I kept hoping it would get better. It never did. So glad to be at a Guilford County School with teachers that understand how to teach and for us, it was important fot have the teachers and administrators speak proper English. I love diversity but it was so difficult to communicate with so many at this school. The Principal was horrible and that is very important.
This is the best school that my child have attended. TMSA has a caring and challenging learning environment and we are thrilled with the teachers and their efforts.
I put my children in this school because I thought they would get advanced knowledge of both math, science and other academics; I was terribly wrong. This school is HORRIBLE!!!! The teacher all the way to the administration is a laughable sad joke. My children were so far behind they had to be held back ; BOTH of them because they were not prepared for the next grade. If you value your children's education, do not send you children to this school. If it were possible to give lower tha one star rating I would.
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)
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