This school is awful. Many of the teachers are good and try their best, but the student's lack motivation and discipline. The entire grading system is based solely on test scores, which makes homework pointless in the student's eyes. Similarly, there are no consequences for not participating in class, so students tend to talk the entire time (distracting other students as well). The students are pretty much given the answers to the upcoming tests and then allowed to retake the test if they fail. So why try to study or even listen during class if you are just going to be spoon fed the answers on the retake? Also, the turnover rate at MAIA is so high that the staff cannot support the teachers in discipling the students. Physical fights and destruction of school property should be grounds for some kind of discipline, but MAIA lack the staff to give detention or in-school suspensions. Furthermore, the teachers are powerless because the students know there will be no consequences. I do not blame the teachers for leaving the school as soon as they can (often times in the middle of the semester). This school is not setting the students up for success. This school is just awful.
- submitted by a
July 12, 2012
Both of my kids where lucky to have *Mrs. Wright (Kg), I don't know what grade she teaches now but request her SHE'S AN AWESOME 5 STAR TEACHER in every way. WE LOVE HER !!! They have about 5 more like her. *Mrs. Wright should be paid to instruct teachers on how to care, teach, commit & respect all students not just favorites. 1st. I left MAIA because it began 2 hours earlier than the years b4, I live too far (Colerain Twn.) I hated waking my children @ 5:45 to get ready for school. 2nd. I agree, Principle Mr.Butler is nice, caring & respectfull BUT... he lacks authority, he appers to be frightented of mean teachers & Mrs. Douglas, she's rude + known to bully & embarass kids. Making kids pay.50-$1.00 to wear non-uniform is greedy & if they didn't have $ she would say loudly, "Call ya mama" even to KG kids. I kindly spoke with her 2-3X's about her rudeness but she would just say "I'll call u Ms.D". I paid $ to save some kids from further embarrassment by her. Even teachers paid for 1 or 2 unfortunate kids that got pass her judgemental eyes. Yes, Mr. Butler allows Mrs. Douglas rude self to darn near run his school (not good), he honestly needs a firm "Back Bone" & happy teachers .
- submitted by a
April 19, 2012
I cannot say that my experience has been a pleasant one. The teachers are excellent. However, the administrative staff are irresponsible and poor leaders. They do not handle discipline of the students appropriately if at all. My son has been urinated on, hit by other students and had an eraser shoved up his nose. After the last occurrence my son was sent to the school nurse and she called me and told me his allergies were acting up. She went on to say that he was crying and upset. In my opinion that is not related to allergies at all! Later that day my son told me that he was forced to the ground and an eraser was shoved in his nose. What did the school do about this? NOTHING! Furthermore, I called the board of education and was told that they couldn't help me because Mount Auburn International Academy wasn't governed by the board of education. I do not recommend this school, at least not until they get their act together.
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