My son has been in Kindergarten at CPA for the past year. I was a little nervous to send him to a charter school as opposed to a traditional public school or a private school since I have never been to one myself, but I must say I have been completely impressed by CPA! The leadership, quality of teaching and attitudes of the principal, Mr. Carr, as well as the staff is great. They are very dedicated to the success of the kids and have a very good discipline policy. I love the uniforms - the kids look great and it makes it a "no-brainer" for getting ready in the morning. I have friends with kindergarteners in schools around our house and my son is way ahead of them in his academic achievement. He was reading at a first grade level in January! I highly recommend this school.
My daughter started Kindergarten this year at CPA. I struggled with whether to send her this year or wait since she only turned 5 in September. But I can honestly say that sending her to CPA was one of the best decisions we made. We love it and so does she. Our school district does not have all day kindergarten and I think alot of kids suffer because of it. CPA has all day kindergarten and the curricculum is one of the best, and the teachers, principle and staff are truly committed to the kids. I can't wait to see what First grade brings.
This is my son's first year at CPA and I can, honestly, say that I am truly pleased with the curriculum, teachers, and staff. They are, definitely committed and determined to have positive outcomes. The teachers will address any concerns at all times, and I have no complaints. Thanks so much for all you do, and keep up the good work!
Most of the teachers have their masters, and those that do not....are currently attending school to get their masters. Go check it out, Mr. Carr would be happy to sit down and talk with you about this. Obviously you didn't do any research about this matter before you decided to trash talk here.
This school is a joke. None of the teachers even have Masters Degrees!!! The principal is too busy pulling out his eyebrows to pay attention to the kids and the teachers are so involved in the kid drama they don't have time left to teach. I pulled my daughter out a few weeks ago and sent her back to the district school, and she is doing much better. I would not recommend this school to anyone. If you don't like your district school, try to lottery into a different school, but DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!!!!!
My children have been going to CPA since they opened their doors 4 years ago. The school has improved since then. The only gripe I have is that some of the teachers tell the students 'I don't get paid enough for this' and 'Do your parents get breaks during their day at work, I don't'. Most of the teachers are wonderful and very very involved, but there are the few that spoil the bunch. My children are tired of these comments. All in all, we have been happy with the school and putting the kids first. The free breakfast and lunch this year have really helped the kids and the budget at home. My children will remain enrolled at CPA until the time we move out of the district range.
My daughter has now been going to CPA for 2 years, and I couldn't be happier. Her cousin goes the Gahanna Schools, and she blows right by him in reading and Math, so she helps tutor him :-). Mr. Carr has been amazing, addressing anything we thought was an issue. CPA is amazing and I hope the High School gets up and running before 2017 so we don't have to go elsewhere!
My son is in kindergarten at CPA and is doing fantastic. Initially I enrolled him there because they have all day, every day Kindergarten, but now I think we are going to stay because we are so pleased. The teachers are great, Mr Carr, the principle is firm but effective and has done a great job ensuring my child's safety. My son has learned so much already and I feel he is on his way to academic success because of the education he is receiving at CPA. He is learning Spanish and History in Kindergarten! How wonderful.
it is the best school ever! that school has no bullies at all! also i am more motivated to go to school now! i even get up by myself! i am always waiting to go to school! this school is the bomb!
My son just started Kindergarten a few weeks ago. His teacher has done a fantastic job communicating what is going on in the classroom and partnering with the parents for involvement. The school offers free breakfast and lunch and is very organized. I only enrolled my son for because our district didn't have full day Kindergarten but will likley keep him enrolled for elementry school.
I'm very please with this school. This is my son's 3rd year now, and they have came a long way! Mr. Carr has really turned this place around. The teachers are great, I have no complaints there at all. I would love to see more parents active with the PTO. We are currently working on our athletics program, it will be up and running by the fall. Yaayyy!! Sports!! =) Our basketball team went undefeated this year. CONGRATS to the students and also to Ms. Sullivan, the coach. AND, our cheer/dance teams have won 5 national titles (I believe!) so far, these girls are AWESOME!! I seen a comment posted regarding the new playground, they've decided where the the new modular will go, excavation on the kindergarten playground will start real soon! Any updates I get on the school I will try to keep posted on here for any future parents/students.
This school came recommended from a friend of mine as I was greatly concerned about sending my son to Georgian Heights for academic and safety reasons. This school has been outstanding for both my child's learning and development and I will continue to stand behind it. The Paragon program is fantastic, however I hope that the Spanish classes increase in number in upper grades. Keep it up!
We have been a very active family at this school for almost 4 years. It gets better and better every single year. My daughter has come a long way from being the shy girl she once was and the one on one attention my son has gotten to improve his reading skills is off the chart! We have lived in 2 different school districts and this school is by far better than any district around it! For the parent with the comment about the playground...there has been a playground there since the spring of 2007! They are also trying to install a specific kindergarten playground but must wait until the decision is made on to where to put the new modular addition!
This school is awesome! Parent-Teacher-Child relationship is wonderful. A good amount of family involvement activities. Principal is an outstanding, professional and compassionate person. My daughter loves him and so do we. He is always surrounded by the students when he enters the room. His introduction to the safe schools project has made our decision to send our daughter here even better. She is a kindergartner, by Thanksgiving she was counting by 5s and 10s. Her accomplishments and growth at this school is amazing.
This is my second year teaching at CPA. I love my job and all of my co-workers. As a staff we work together and I believe that this is what sets CPA apart from other schools. We have such a great team and awesome leader. Mr. Carr has turned our school around. The kids love and respect him. Our students are excitied to be in school and a lot of them tell me at the end of the day that they do not want to leave. The kids feel safe and cared for while they are in our building. We are currently building a new gym. This will bring in new extracurricular activities and opportunities for the kids.
This is my son's second year at CPA. I was so impressed with his kindergarten teacher Ms. Taylor and am definitely delighted with his teacher Ms. Johnson this year. He has done nothing but improved in behavior and education. I am pleased that I chose to put him in this school instead of sending him to a public school. I was not too sure about this years principal Mr. Carr...however I understand that he is just trying to displine our children and better our school. I would and have reccommended this school to anyone with children. The teachers are so involved in improving the education of the students. And are quick to help students, if they are concerned or even if the parents are concerned. There is free tutoring offered after school..busing no matter where you live in Franklin County. I love this school.
My daughter has now been attending CPA for 3 years since Kindergarten. This is the first year that I have felt like everything is starting to fall into place and I believe that has a lot to do with Mr. Carr and Mr. McGowan. I think they really needed someone like Mr. Carr on the staff and I really appreciate the changes he has implemented. I am still unsure about the growth of the school and I wish that the parents were kept more up to date on what is going on. I do also hope that they can get a program at the school for 'gifted' students where they can excel at their own pace and not be held back just because someone doesn't want their children to feel bad if they aren't doing as well as others. Keep up the good work!
My daughters started kindergarten this year. They absolutely love it! I can't say enough about how much they have learned since starting there. I haven't had much contact with the Principal, but he seems as though he is wanting to make a change. I love the curriculum and hope to continue sending my children to CPA. I think that the PTO should look at the duties of their officers and try to come up with a lighter load of duties; working mom's and dad's are already exhausted by their normal jobs that the duties seem overwhelming to me. If I was a stay at home mom, I would join the PTO.
Last year my son did very well at CPA and his teacher was excellent. This year, well lets just say that I am taking my son out of CPA and enrolling him in another school. The teacher that he has this year is not involved with the kids the way that his teacher last year was. She seems to be wrapped up in her own issues rather than leaving her problems at the door and doing the best job she can do for her students. The new principal isn't good either. I am very disappointed in the teacher and the principal this year because my son did so well last year. I would say to look into your child's teachers background before enrolling them. Every situation is different.
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