Individual learning plans, devoted faculty and staff, arts based curriculum. Celebrated diversity in a small community based school.
I doubt this space is large enough for me to write everything I love about Highlander. Let's start with the dedicated support staff and the wonderful teachers, or we could talk about the student-specific teaching style, or maybe I should mention how my children are genuinely engaged and excited by school. Perhaps, though, it would be our award-winning after school program that would catch your interest. The bottom line is after having had my children in Highlander, I cannot imagine putting them anywhere else.
I love this school and one of the reason is because they focus on each individual learning process.
This is my daughter's first year at Highlander. She attended a local Catholic School prior to attending Highlander and we are both very happy with the change. She is excited about going to school everyday and about learning. Socially, she is accepted here for who she is, and I feel blessed that she has the opportunity to attend Highlander. Her teacher has over eight years of teaching experience and has really made an impression on my daughter. I see her challenging herself and becoming more responsible for her work each day. Thank you to all the staff for creatng the school environments parents dream about.
I've been a teacher here for 5 years now. I teach 8th grade math and science and I love my job and teaching children in Providence. The staff of the school is young (but experienced) and getting better every day,...I trust them and their management and creativity enough to bring my Kindergartner here,...we have a great chess team and field soccer, basketball and step teams,...
I am a parent with two childern in CVS Highlander. The staff is excellent. Teachers are willing too try what will work for each student. I have one child who needs extra help it is alsway provided. One child excells and is meet where she is at and she strives to excell. Truly is one student at a time! They desrive a big pat on the back. CVS is truly a Family and has the best intress for each of the students. Mt childern go to the after scholl program and when I come to pick them up they do not want to leave. Every one at this school give there all. More teachers in this state need to have an once of this and remember why they wanted to become teachers in the first place and not to have summers off! For the children! CVS Highlander Is GREAT! LOL
Fantastic. Staff and Teachers are wonderful. As a parent I am always welcome in the classroom, I am informed of what the kids are learning. They really do teach every child including the ones that are not struggling. Great job.
All the packaging is enticing, the extracurricular activities look good on paper but the achievers wait all day for the challenged students to try to get on task. Not the place for a student working at grade level. Young idealistic teachers, large turnover.
most of the teachers are new+ inexperienced. experimental teaching techniques confuse , don't get the job done or 'dumb it down'.Small class size doesn't necessarily guaurantee that each child is met at their level+ then raised from there. overall academic school performance has been average or lower. extracurricular activities seem to be numerous and varied but with limited space. Sorry but i'm very dissapointed
What else can I say this school saved my children's childhood. When my wife and were divorced,their whole world was swept out from under them like a in some practical joke gone bad. CVS Highlander was the only consistent thing in their lives. I am forever grateful.
Academic quality was poor. 'Individualized' learning pitched; yet, when my child expressed an interest in advanced learning, the suggestions were always denied. Music, art, sports etc. - good variety of activities. Parent/Caregiver Group highly active. Focused on serving previous non-achievers. Didn't value those already achieving to continue to flourish. too bad. Good philosophy - misguided by director.
Beware: a poor quality education! It is a place with low standards. Don't be fooled.
There is not enough room here for me to tell you how wonderful CVS Highlander is. It has been so refreshing to find a school that genuinely cares about its students. At CVS Highlander each student has a voice, each student is unique and no one gets lost in the shuffle. The academic program is magnificent for an Elementary/Middle school, and I can only say that I wish I had found it early enough so that my oldest son could have started in Kindegarten.
Both my children attend CVS Highlander Charter School and I can only say that experiencing the Highlander experience has truly been a blessing. I couldn't have picked a better school. Two thumbs up to the whole Highlander staff. Their motto is 'One student at a time' and I must say that they really do stick with that. My kids wake up every morning eager to go to school and see what's in store for them throughout the day. The teaching methods are superb and I commend all who have worked hard in making all this happen. God bless!
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