My son and I are grateful for our homeroom teacher Mr. Scott Harmon. He is a great listener who is very helpful and courteous. These qualities attribute to his effectiveness as a great homeroom teacher. Throughout the school year, he has served as an awesome guide, making sure my son was adjusting to his classes and encouraging him to continue to make good grades while focusing on his future goals. Mr. Harmon also made sure my son was enrolled in proper classes according to his desire to attend a four year college after high school. His support, phone calls, encouraging words, and keen eye and ear for details has not only contributed to a successful school year, but a successful future for my son.
This is our 7th year with SCCA .Our oldest child has graduated, and our youngest graduates this year. The first six years went by rather smoothly; however, we’ve encountered too many difficulties this school year. The homeroom teacher is looking for ways to mark students truant. One contact every two weeks is required. Contact requirements include contact with a teacher by phone call or live lesson; webmails don’t count. Not all classes have live lessons. Furthermore, live lessons are useless if your child is ahead in daily lessons. Failure to meet this requirement will result in truancy. 9-12th graders are required to turn in 6 assignments per day aka hours. One hour per assignment; regardless if it’s an essay or 5 page research paper. If your child falls behind in school, your child will be marked as truant. It doesn’t matter if your child was working on school work. We personally experienced this. The homeroom teacher only asked if my child was sick. She would not listen to me. If the teacher had not taken over a week to reply, my daughter could have turned her essays in. She would have never been marked truant. This teacher teaches several grades and has too many students to respond according to the school policy which states that they have 1 business day to respond to webmails and 5 business days to grade work. However, it takes more than a week for this teacher to reply to your webmail and more than 3 weeks for her to grade your work. Failure to mark attendance hours may result in truancy. State testing is required. Failure to show results in being withdrawn from the school. At the last state testing, teachers were withdrawing students without contracting the students. Books are not available in all core classes. My child was accused of cheating. The teacher did not contact my husband nor I. “Check My Work” is required and the teacher still had no proof. She said she thought my daughter cheated, but couldn’t prove it. As a result, my daughter now had an “academic dishonesty” on her school record. Other teachers and one of the assistant principals started treating my daughter differently and some were quite rude. Books are not available in all core classes. Online textbooks are available yet very difficult to navigate. SCCA doesn’t have AP, SAT, nor ACT test sites available. You will have to work with your local school district to find a test site.
There's a special person, Ms. O'Neil, in the counseling dept. who answers the phone quite often. When one of the counselors never took the time to return my webmails and texts, this person took the time to take care of my needs. Thank you.
SCCA students cover all material in the textbooks. Local schools cover half of the material in the textbooks. Working on the weekends, during Christmas break, Spring break, and other holidays is normal just to stay caught up.
My daughter has heard a teacher in a live lesson say how the teacher favors students over other students, esp. those who attend live lessons. While the teachers are being quite honest, this is not a fair policy.