This is our first year applying at and attending Franklin Academy....what a disappointment. For those of you thinking about sending your child here, be sure to do your research first. The children are packed into these classes like sardines and there are 28 children in my child's class. After hearing nothing but positive from the community I've yet to see what all the hoopla is about. While the direct instruction is effective, the stress that is put on these children is ricidulous. AND, don't expect any support from teachers and especially administration. They don't care to get to know you or your child.
My 2 children have been students at Franklin Academy for 5 yrs now and they are thriving academically. I could not ask for a better school. keep up the good work teachers and administraters
My son is finishing up kindergarten at Franklin Academy. So far we are very pleased with the school. No school is perfect, and FA may not be the right fit for every one, but for our family it is great.
Echo all the things that the other reviews have said. Fantastic program and wonderful, caring teachers. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have gotten in to the school. It was even worth having to endure a year of school with children in different schools.
I love Franklin Academy. This is our second year there, and we absolutely love. My daughter is going to 5th grade this July, and my other daughter is going to kindergarten. We consider ourselves very lucky to be at Franklin Academy because of its dedicated teachers and staff they made us feel welcomed from the first day. Also, their academics are very strong and very good.
I love FA because it is a private school education funded by the state and run by an outstanding staff!
My children have blossomed since attending franklin academy. The staff is there for the right reasons, to educate not only the abc's of education but the entire child. Community service, character traits, and just the love that each child needs once in awhile. Nothing like it. This school is non-profit and only does community service for others.
They have great teachers with a great program. We like the strict discipline policy. My kindergartner has learned much more than I ever expected him to learn in his first year of school.
After moving from Franklin Acadmey to a NY Public School. I have learned how good my kids had it there. It is a fantastic school !!
We have three chrildren at FA grades K, 3 and 6. The sixth grader has attended since kindergarten. Best way to sum this uo is that we would forgo job promotions and any other reason to leave the area based on the concern we could not match the educational experience. Every school has pros and cons, but FA has been great for our three children and us as parents as well.
This school has teachers who CARE --and greatly remind me of the wonderful teachers I had as a child. They are far superior in technique and skill than the teachers my daughters encountered when they were in school.....my granddaughter is receiving the kind of education and motivation that I experienced so many years ago and which crated a life-long love of learning. Thank you, teachers and staff of Franklin Academy!
Franklin Academy is a school with big ideas and high standards, and a small intimate feeling. The teachers make an effort to know all of the kids. The teachers' great attitudes rub off on the children, showing them to be kind and to care for their classmates. Great instruction and curriculum too. I could not be more pleased.
Overall the school is wonderful. The children being seperated and taught at their own level is wonderful, however having a gifted child they feel the normal classes are challenging enough without doing anything extra (do not agree). The FAPS (Franklin Academy Parents) members try very hard to get parents involved, this I've seen is not always successful after 4th grade (where did the parents go?) The school has a very stringent discipline policy and you better like it or your child is not meant for Franklin Academy. This school is a huge improvement on what you get in public school.
I've been going to Franklin Academy for eight years and I think it is terrific. It's a school where everyone is friends with everybody, and is very safe. It has a great music Program Compliments Of Ms. Burn. I'm Chris Mathews and I love my old school
School is very safe, rigerous education, FANTASTIC music program. The uniforms (slacks and collared teeshirt) are wonderful. We moved to GA to a shool with no uniforms and we constantly deal with issues of not having the right clothing. The teachers, however, are WAY over the top with discipline and are not likely to work with you if your student has any special needs. If you don't conform, their well-worn excuse is to take your child our of charter school and back into regular school.
We have been at Franklin since my child was in K, and is now in 5th. This has been a positive experience for all of. The school offers opportinuties for you to continue to be a part of your childs education, by being a volunteer for the different committees. By doing this our children are able to see that we are proud of their school, and therefore they too take pride in their school.
Wonderful school all around. We feel so fortunate to have found Franklin! Our son loves his school too.
This is our first year at Franklin Academy. Our son is in 5th grade and was at his previous school since Kindergarten. He was very upset to move to a new school but after the first week at Franklin he told us that he should have transferred here years ago. He is so very happy and the students and teachers welcomed him with open arms. We are currently waiting to hear if our 1st grader and 3rd grader are accepted for next year. Great school and staff.....
This was our first elementary for our first child so my experience is limited. The academic programs seem to be good - many projects and constant homework although I think there could be more. Facilities have been limited but with the HS being completed they have more space for other activities. As this is a charter school the lack of buses and the drawing of students from all over the area is good & bad. Very diverse but I think it limits parent involvement in that it isn;t a 'community' school.
We feel very blessed to have gotten in to Franklin Academy last year. I have a 1st grader and a 5th grader and they both love 'their' school. We love that the school teaches children at all academic levels; dividing them into different classes according to their ability. This method, even in kindergarten, allows students to be challenged no matter where they are academically. It is very much a family atmosphere and we feel confident leaving our children in such capable hands. The teachers are incredible and the parents are excellent! The band program will blow you away. The discipline methods are stringent but needed in this day and age. We couldn't be happier!
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