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4601 Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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4 stars
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August 29, 2014
I went there since kindergarten and it use to be a good school. The next thing you know, it turns out awful. The school use to be in Northeast Philadelphia in a church. The teachers actually cared, they truly did. Suddenly, when I was about to go outside, I see orange tape on the outside of the grass. A bunch of months sooner, our sister school called Wing Site in West Philadelphia get burned down. This was on fox news. We ended up having to become one school in West Philadelphia. I ended up hating that school, the students: mean, the teachers: bad (only one was good), the ceo and principal: they don't care, the environment: awful. They lie to you about the things they will add to make the school better. One time, I saw one of the faculty members at the mall and I said hi. I already left the school and they don't even remember me. I was always loved by the principal and now they forget about me forever. I called the school to just visit my old classmates cause I thought they changed and I wanted to see them, but they said I would be disturbing them. (Btw they turned my friends into bad inappropriate friends). In conclusion, NEVER GO THERE!!!

- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2014
My school is a great school. They care for us and want us to succeed at all level. The Collegiate Academy teachers are doing a great job of preparing me and fellow scholars for High School and the Future ahead of us. The school is also embracing diversity by allowing the 7th and 8th graders to learn the language Chinese which is very exciting. The Global Studies ( History) Class is also preparing us scholars for our big trips to Canada and the Bahamas. This is a great and wonderful school. I have been going to this school since 3rd grade and I am now in the 7th grade. This school has took me under my wing.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2012
I must admit that GLA which stands for Global Leadership Academy is the most unprofessional, uncouth and disorganized learning institution to send your child/children to become educated. Such vast amounts of the staff members failed to manifest leadership skills and sound minds themselves. A lot of you prospective parents please note that GLA will bump your child on the waiting list to get theirs on board first. Also, please don't have a disagreement with the administrators there regarding your child, because almost every staff member is involved. When I say they're a bunch of miserable, petty and immature group that's exactly what I mean.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2012
My daughter started GLA in Kindergarten and is now going into the 4th grade. I can say that the only reason she has been there thus far is because of the academics. Now that I have the pleasantries out of the way, heres what I really think of this school. The administration at this school are the most unprofessional people I have ever came across in my life. The teachers are wonderful, and I have no complaints about them, however the Principal, Vice Principal, office staff, and Dean of Students are the worst! These people are in serious need of proper training when it comes to working with parents. They are rude, insensitive, and extremely unorganized. My daughter is Academically Advanced as well, so my opinion is by know means coming from bitterness, on the contrary, my opinion of this school is one of many of the parents they may have not given a rating. I plan on getting my daughter out of this school as soon as I am able because 4 years with no changes is enough for me. I am also fed up with the overly priced uniforms, and this school charges students different fees on a whim. I would not advise any parent to send their child to GLA, save yourselves the headache.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2012
My son started at GLA in kindergarten and he is now going into 2nd grade. I love this school and so does my son. All of the staff really love the children. He is academically advanced so the teachers keep him challenged but he still has time to have fun too. The work is challenging, no tolerance for nonsense, safe environment, clean bright& cheery state-of-the-art building, and many classes that aren't offered in public school. This year he had art, gym, Spanish, music, academics plus (for kids who work above grade level), technology, library, global studies, as well as the traditional math, reading/English, etc. this school is simply amazing. They are also very family friendly and more than encourages the parents to be involved. They have plenty of events all year long for families. If you choose this school you won't be disappointed. They will genuinely nurture and care for your child like their very own. I love it!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
GLA is certainly on the move. A friendly and always inviting atmosphere where a "smile", a "hello" or some form of peasantry opens the door before one enters the building. My daughters, (the younger one begins in Sept.) love this school! scholars are rewarded with mini celebrations from time to time after "academic" achievements. Music being a part of the cirriculum, offers the public entertainment in the form of a school choir which is rare today in most schools. The annual Christmas concert is truly a "TREAT" , which takes one back to the "days of ole'.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
My daughter will be Attending GLA in September, all the new parent received a few invitatiions already to meetings and events, went to orentation everything sound so wonderful, they are very organized, I'm excited for my daughter

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2010
My daughter and I love GLA. Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Tellis, Mr. McBride, and Dr. Booker are the greatest and really care about the kids. They go out of their way to make sure the kids are getting all of education they can get to become great leaders in the future. From the trips to different countries to the lessons they learn about different countries at this school; shows how much this really want the kids to learn not only through research but by first-hand experience. Whether the school is moving or staying, my daughter will continue to go to GLA through 8th grade no matter what location they call home.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
My daughter goes to GLA. She has gone there for third grade through 8th Grade, so she has seen the school change from RHQ to GLA. The teachers are caring, they really do care about their kids. They challange the kids to learn. Because of GLA and their teaching standards my daughter has been accepted to Philadelphia High School for Girls, a very hard school to get in. GLA has my child academically ready to deal with Advanced classes in many different subjects and I would recommend it to any parent looking for an academically, safe, and loving environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 03, 2010
This school is just not what it used to be. The parent Laison is the schools laison when things are going well for the school and the parents laison when she needs the parents to assist with defending the school. With that said this school use to be the best Charter hands down. It currently has much to be disired. First of all teachers have to be held to a higher standard personally and professionally. Parents shouldn't be made to feel like he or she has been in a street fight mentally with the administration when staff members clearly showed unprofessional behavior. This school will only get better if they clean house.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 11, 2010
I am pleased with the teaching staff of GLA. My son has been there since the 1st grade ans my daughter since the 4th grade. Althought my son has had three different third grade teachers I can say that Mrs. Williams is an awsome teacher. My daughter's middles school teacher are great too. I love Dr. Booker for the many things she and Mrs. Kim Fuller and the other GLA staff have done eith my children they are confident and the are truley Leaders. I love GLA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 08, 2010
I don't agree with the statement about our CEO Dr. Booker. Some of the staff members have something to be desired but Dr. Booker absolutely has our kids best interest in her heart. That's why I love her. Again I have been through some situations with the administration and believe that Dr. Booker had the last words. She is firm but fair.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
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September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
My children used to attend GLA and I did not know how much they did not know until they left. When they were pitted against children with a more rounded education they came up lacking.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
I disagree with the web site's assessment. This school has historically done better than a lot of other charter schools and public schools. My daughter has attended GLA since she was in pre-school and she has made honor roll every year. The school has incorporated the importance of globalization in their curriculum and balances the need for traditional classroom study with a holistic approach. If more schools operated on this level, there would be a higher percentage of overall highschool graduates in Philadelphia.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2009
I have a student that has attended this school form the beginning of their school life. I must say that we were afforded some of the greatest teachers every. The school however went through so many changes that it was crazy. I would have taken my child out had it not been for Mrs. Fuller-Green. She would always told us to hang in there it was going to get better. She would have all kinds of things at the school for everyone to try to keep people encourage. Student of the month, my child made that achievement often. They would come home and tell me of the wonderful party Mrs. Fuller-Green would give them for coming to school for making that achievement. So much starting happening with the school that the parent meeting always would be so many questions about if the school would be closing, she would always put at ease with letting us know that the school was not going to close. She had an uncanny confidence about it as if she knew something that we did not. She was right it did not close. Now the school has changed so much 99% good. There is always room for improvement. The school looks good smells good and every one seems to about the business of the children. I have read some of the comments on this site I just felt compelled to respond to you. I love the fact that they are preparing my child for the PSSA test. But I do not know what school your child attends. But my child is always being tested on something at GLA, and homework is much, sometimes to much! But I know that they are preparing my child. The shows but they are the best! I know that Ms. Fuller does Sister to Sister because even thought I have a son she always invites me to be apart. Mrs. Evans seems to be carving her way there and that is good. Even Mrs. Scott seems to have gotten a little nicer. That s a good thing! I love this school and it is going places. I can not come as often as I did in the past but I know as long as you have people like Mrs. Evans and Dr. Booker and do not for get my girl now known as Ms. Fuller around you will sore to great heights. A committed Parent

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2009
I have a student that has attended this school form the beginning of their school life. I must say that we were afforded some of the greatest teachers every. The school however went through so many changes that it was crazy. I would have taken my child out had it not been for Mrs. Fuller-Green. She would always told us to hang in there it was going to get better. She would have all kinds of things at the school for everyone to try to keep people encourage. Student of the month, my child made that achievement often. They would come home and tell me of the wonderful party Mrs. Fuller-Green would give them for coming to school for making that achievement. So much starting happening with the school that the parent meeting always would be so many questions about if the school would be closing, she would always put at ease with letting us know that the school was not going to close. She had an uncanny confidence about it as if she knew something that we did not. She was right it did not close. Now the school has changed so much 99% good. There is always room for improvement. The school looks good smells good and every one seems to about the business of the children. I have read some of the comments on this site I just felt compelled to respond to you. I love the fact that they are preparing my child for the PSSA test. But I do not know what school your child attends. But my child is always being tested on something at GLA, and homework is much, sometimes to much! But I know that they are preparing my child. The shows but they are the best! I know that Ms. Fuller does Sister to Sister because even thought I have a son she always invites me to be apart. Mrs. Evans seems to be carving her way there and that is good. Even Mrs. Scott seems to have gotten a little nicer. That s a good thing! I love this school and it is going places. I can not come as often as I did in the past but I know as long as you have people like Mrs. Evans and Dr. Booker and do not for get my girl now known as Ms. Fuller around you will sore to great heights. A committed Parent

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
I have been teaching at RHQ/GLA for over 6 years. I have been a teacher for 11 years both in private and public school and I can say without hesitation that our staff headed by an excellent, well organized leadership team are 100% for the education of the children. No one has any clue the amount of planning and desire it takes to operate a charter school. I am tired of the nit picking people who have no idea what goes on behind the scenes to make our school the succsess it has become. I guess the Voter drives, student government, speech contests, spelling bees, dances, celebrations of achievements, breakfest with the principal opportunities, going to Canada, Science fair, Olyimpic Day, Brother to Brother, Sister to sister, Global Day celebrations, the great Booker buck celebration. We are not on the decline, get out of the way, we are on the rise!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating February 05, 2009
I am becoming increasingly unhappy with GLA. The friendly, family atmosphere is waning. The administration is very disorganized and I don't feel the children are being challenged sufficiently in the classroom. The entire day is geared towards math, reading, writing, with a smattering of computer, spanish, music and gym thrown in. A lot of teaching is geared towards passing the PSSA and other standardized tests. I don't know where my daughter's grades come from as there have been very few tests this entire year. And the discipinarian is very quick to single out kids and accuse them of wrongdoing at the word of other children. There is never the opportunity for the kids to work out their differnces on their own. I had high hopes for this school. Now I am just frustrated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 08, 2009
The school is better than the neighborhood schools; however ir does leave somethings to be desired. My kids teachers are great,but the administration is disorganized. Also Dr.Booker, the principal, is rude towards the parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 17, 2008
GLA is an innovative and excellent Charter School, exemplary of how successful schools can prepare our children for a global future. The more I learn about the teaching methodology and the leadership the more proud I am to be affiliated.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2008
My grandson just started at Global this past September. I am very involved and admire the teachers and administrators open door policy. They don't hesistate to call me immediately when something is wrong so we can work together as a team to get things resolved. This is a completely different atmosphere from the school he attended last year. I am looking forward to watching my grandson grow, learn, and excell at Global.

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 10, 2008
The Principal Mrs. Evans, is a very good leader at this school and a great asset.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
I have a daughter that's been attending RHQ since kindergarten I must [say] she been through some ups and downs, but the teachers and staff there worked with her and did not give up on her, now she love going to school. It's like having a second family around your kids. Thank you so much RHQ, Good Job!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2007
My two daughters attend RHQ both since kindergarden. The entire staff has a great one on one relationship with the parents and the students. The leadership starts with the loving support of Ms. Blanding. I wouldn't send my kids to any other school. We are here for the long haul!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2007
I am so glad we were introduced to this school. The teachers and staff there are wonderful. They really take time to let you know what is going on in class and with your child specifically. The Phila. School District was horrible. The classes were too big and the students do not get that one on one like they do at RHQ! When you go to RHQ the staff actually knows you by your name! I must admit that this is without a doubt the best school in Philadelphia! Thank you RHQ for making my children feel like part of a family in school and not just another kid in a classroom! Many thanks.. Elaine

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
I have 2 children at RHQ Friendship site since 2005 and have been very pleased with this school and the teachers and very happy that I took my girls out of public school they are learning so much more since the classrooms are not that big and the children at this site are very well mannered and sweet! Keep up the good work Friendship! Two thumbs up to Ms. Blanding!

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October 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 18, 2005
The academic program appears to be very good. However, there needs to more artistic programs such as music, art, and foriegn languages. My son is a very good reader and he loves going to school.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
The level of parental involvement is very low. They have no outside activities for the children and are struggling to maintain the interest of the children.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2004
My Children have been enrolled in Raising Horizons Charter school since its inception in 2002. I must say that I am quite pleased with the educational benefits that my 2 Sons have received. Chancellor Russell is a caring, supportive and steadfast leader. She really cares about the Children. My Sons have received many benefits by attending the School. This school provides a safe and nuturing environment for the Childern. Chancellor has an open door policy. I would love to be a part of this organization for many years to come. RHQ is indeed the greatest! -Signed, Ms. Fofana

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2004
RhQ has an excellent program and focuses on every aspect of the child's development, not just the intellect. RHQ provides not only the students with guidance,but personalizes programs for children with challenges.If necessary they will outline a program for parents as well. The teaching staff truly believes that it takes a village to raise a child. I am thankful that both of my children will only have to attend one school. Keep up the good work RHQ!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I think this school is great and the teachers are good. It starts at home if our children are well disciplined they will carry it out in the world. GOOD JOB QUEST! Keep up the good work.

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Global Leadership Academy Cs
4601 Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA  19131
(267) 295-5700
Last modified Global Leadership Academy Cs is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Global Leadership Academy Cs Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews.