This school has the good teachers. There is alot of drama here. But as a parent I really care about how my child is doing in class. Yes I am concern about the lunch room. All parents should be concern about that. I don't know what goes on behind close doors with all of them. That is why they work there and I don't. I only care about what goes on with the kids. The grown ups can be just like kids them self. There is alot of good about this school, but there is also room for improvement as with any other place. We just need to stay out of the drama in the school and place our concern on the kids. This is how I feel. The kids has to be the up most concern. Has any child really been hurt here. I don't mean the deal with the lunch room. Has any teacher or office staff hurt any of our kids? Other schools are alot worse than this school. I can name some real quick. The teachers there don't step in on anything. Here they do the best they can. We need to think of our kids. I am not telling anyone where to place their kids. But look at other schools before you make any move. Thats all I have to say.
This place has hit Rock Bottom. I have three children that have been there from yhe begining. At first it was a GREAT school!! The past year has been a total disappointment. The other reviews are correct, what kind of school does not I repeat DOES NOT want parents involved in their childrens education?? Answer a school that has many things to hide. I have first hand info of the administration making the teachers change failing grades to passing ones. There is a video of the 6 7 and 8 grades being made stand nose to the wall with their hands behind their backs. And then they fired the teacher of the child that made the video. COVER-UP!!!!!!! Do not get me wrong we have a GREAT group of teachers, too bad the are getting fired and the others will not return next year. Any potential Parents Of Students You Have Been Warned.
THIS SCHOOL HAS FAILED OUR KIDS. We got letters today that 5th and 8th grade did not meet state standards on the Math and Reading Taks. They took them a few weeks ago. They did offer tutoring but on several occasions they called an emergency staff meeting so tutoring had to be cancelled. Advantage Academy is not up to par on their teaching at all. You have straight A students barely making B's now. I do not recomend this school to anyone.I personally know people who have left and their kids are repeating grades. That is not fair.
This school is going down very fast. It is out of control. The teachers are under so much stress to where it is affecting the kids. 3 math teachers in 1 year. fired music teacher, art teacher. Makes kids throw out lunch because the teacher got mad at the kids. Then she made all 6,7,8 graders to stand against wall with nose against wall arms behind back for the rest of lunch. Why hasn't TEA been in yet? Someone needs to save the kids and teachers from the administration. You can't get anyone at the Grand Prairie campus to help with anything. In the office they know so much but yet knows nothing. They are rude to the parents and bully the teachers. And yes they are trying to keep parents from being at this campus. This school needs to start firings in the office and go up as far as need be. Teachers and kids are being bullied by people who want to control and break their wells to their thinking. Again what country do we live in? Someone needs to come in and help ASAP!!!!!!!!
The last post must be coming from someone in administration because teachers and parents alike feel otherwise. Yes, the teachers are awesome and doing what they can. Yes, we should and do praise the teachers with doing their best when they take orders from an insane central administration who brings in a so called expert to introduce "metacogs". Where is the proven research that shows Dr. Leaf's methods work. I am not an ignorant parent who does not know how to look this info up. She has no background in education and every bit of info on her background has no valid documentation to back it up. They should not be using our children as guinea pigs. As another parent posted we are treated as outsiders and prevented from coming to campus and communicating with teachers. They have gone as far as to have police come to the campus to keep too many parents from coming to the Christmas parties. Limiting classrooms to two parents per class. What is that.?! Not parent involvement for sure. So unless the changes begin at the top there will be no improvement in this school. I suggest looking elsewhere.
The school is on the decline. If you check with TEA, none of the so called Campus Managers/Principals are certified. The two certified administors they did have were both fired, because they were not liked by the truck driver-Son-In-Law Kevin Mcdonald, who now calls himself the Director of Operations! Thsi school is a joke, it is a crooked family run school, that is pocketing money and does not pay us teachers what we deserve! The Director at Waxahachie used to be a P.E. teacher and has no degree, but now she runs a school? Stay away from this school
I thought this was a good school, it does have some really great teachers who unfortunately are not treated as they should be treated. It had a great Principal and Vice Principal last year but they have both been replaced with unsatisfactory people who do not care about the well being of the students. The new Vice Principal acts like he is a drill sergeant and violates the children by making them throw away their food because he says its not healthy, he illegally searches their personal backpacks and takes their cell phones, speaks to them in demeaning tones. I do not recommend this school AT ALL!!! BEWARE IT IS NOT AT ALL WHAT IT SEEMS!!!
AA-GP Campus Loved the fact that that AA incorporated character assembly which was similar to chapel when my child when to a Christian private school and incorporates prayer! Loved the fact that all her teachers where Christians and well qualified for her grades of 3rd-5th. Now entering 6th grade this school year and too many changes have been made and very disorganized. Orientation was chaos, recieved letter saying my son was in for the school year and then a phone call later this summer saying letter went out by mistake..still on waiting list. 3 prinicpals in the last three years and it just seems to keep going dowhill from there. We have 2 vp and a head principal..little to reserved and stand offish for me to be the first day of school! Can't be timid, meet and great, direct the flow ...that's why they gave you the position!
My kid's campus had 4 principals in 2 years, 3 math teachers in 1 year, grading policy changed in the middle of a SIX WEEKS with no parental notification, teachers pulled from class for WEEKS at a time for "special training" and subs are not qualified. Facilities are run down, teacher turnover rate is high, moldy food twice in the cafeteria, expired milk, they run out of food!! There is a handful of great teachers - rumor has it they are quitting. WHY!?
This school was a nightmare. The students are out of order, and kids who want to learn can not becuase of the attention being placed on trying to quiet the kids. The well behaved kid are picked on by the rowdy majority who stick together. Many of my friends have had the same expereience were their children were abused by the others and the teachers did not do much to change it. This is true for the Duncanville and the Grandprairie campuses.
They really care about each child. They work very hard with what limited funds they have. They teach our children to love America as well as each other. They teach them to respect authority and try to build into them self esteem and integrity. There principle sets high goals and expects the very best from the students.
We love this school. Eagle Charter schools are more 1-on-1, parent friendly, great academically, and they stand on a spiritual foundation. My daughter went from K to 3th and now returning for 6th. The other schools were ok but she and i missed Eagle... Well Advantage Academy now... I had everyone of her teacher's email and a cell# for some of them. The only 2 disadvantages back then was they didnt have sports or music programs so we enrolled her in outside extracurricular and secondly, the North Duncanville location is in 2 buldings across the street from each other. There are busy major businesses next door but they have a full time cross guard. When i win the lotto my community donation would go to a Brand new, hi tech building for this school.... Go Eagles!!
I personally like this school (Grand Prairie campus) my son attended 6th grade last year there. He made commended performance on his math and did well in his other subjects. Because it is such a small school I feel that he gets the attention that he needs. However I feel that discipline is too lenient. Which in a couple of years maybe cause the school to have a down fall.
I have a son going into the 5th grade. The teachers at Waxahachie Advantage Academy have been a wonderful role model for him. He is ADHD. The teachers and staff have worked with him and are very understanding. This last year he was commended by the state on his TAKs reading test. I believe that the school is on the right track towards building champions!
I cannot praise this school enough! My child is being challenged academically and her social skills have improved greatly. This is her second year. Last year there were some issues and the staff went out of their way to get it resolved in a fair manor. We are just sad that Ms. Smith is gone this year. :(
My daughter is in Kinder and has been at Eagle since Pre-K. I wanted to thank Mrs. Lozano for the awesome job she does. She goes that extra mile, she cares for each student's education. She is now learning how to write her name in cursive. She can also read! She's also learning sigh language! Thankyou Mrs. Lozano! Oh must I add the staff is all very polite.
My children went to Eagle Advantage for two years and they learned so much and love going to school every day. The whole staff there is very caring and loving toward each child. I moved and took my children out thinking for convince everything would be fine, but I didn t feel that they were not learning that much and fell behind at there new school, so now I am going to be driving that extra time to have them go to Eagle Advantage because of the entire outstanding job that every one there does and I will continue to take my children there no matter what drive.
that's a great school and i believe that they are building champion's
I have been very dissappointed with my childrens education at Cornerstone Eagle Adv. this year. There is a lack of communication between parents and teachers, and the teachers to administers. I find the whole school full of confusion and disorder.
Lets just say that I was not Pleased with this school that I put my 2 children in another school and my 6th grader is now so far behind that she is already struggling. She didn't have a permanent teacher last year for Math. And she did not get the tutoring that was promised to me. She even felt that the teachers did not care. I also had a child in Pre -K and he learned a lot last year. But he did not go to this campus. He went to the campus on Shelly Street. I don't think there is enough teachers or qualified teachers for this school.
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