May 03, 2014
My School is New Directions Academy, and a saying that our principal says states it best ..."The students education, welfare and changing their lives for the better comes above anything and everybody..these children come first!" Those who complain about N.D.A., have never been there or choose to not care about whether or not their child does well or not. The facts speak for themselves. These kids are not mistreated, and corporal punishment is not used, yes, they may run laps, or do pushups, or other PT's, but nothing that is going to hurt them. They are taught to respect others, and in return, they get the respect that they deserve. If more schools/parents dealt like this, then there would be no need for an alternative school, but obliviously we parents only think we have control. My child is SOC (school of choice) at N.D.A., she loves it, and they love her. She has never been mistreated by any staff member, but she has learned what is expected, and that is what she needed all along. She refuses to return to a regular school, and why should she when she is doing so well there, even her grades improved, and academically, she is right where she needs to be with the district.
- submitted by a parent