I agree with one of the previous posters about the math program not being tweaked for gifted students. My son was in an excel program in Cuyahoga Falls and when we told the school that they kind of brushed us off, but I assumed because Solon held their schools to a higher standard and most schools excel programs was the norm for Solon. But now that he is a 7th grader at Solon Middle school they saw his test scores and NOW they are advancing him to 8th grade algebra. But with that being said...Solon schools have so much more to offer and the communication between the school, the staff and the parents is awesome! We get emails about upcoming events and if there was a disruption at the school (ie...electricity went out one time and they sent an email stating the problem and another when it was back up). I LOVE SOLON!!!
Orchard provides a stimulating learning environment for all children. We have been extremely pleased with not only the curriculum and teachers, but the extensive extra-curricular opportunities provided for children who would like to participate in everything from sports to chess to robotics.
We have been very dissatisfied with Orchard Middle School. All students complete the same math program whether they are gifted or need support. The administration does not communicate well. In my opinion it is the weak link of the Solon Schools.
Orchard Middle School is an excellent learning environment with extensive opportunities, caring staff and unforgettably brilliant teachers. The people at Orchard work very hard not just to teach the basic facts but to become involved and stimulate all types of positive growth.