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The Education Center In Lewisville5
Posted January 15, 2014
- a parent
We took our daughter our of LISD in October of 2013 and she now attends this school. We are very happy with the change. Our daughter has blossomed with confidence and is so happy now. She always has a smile. Dr. Hill and all the teachers and staff are wonderful. The school work is up to date with the state of Texas. Our daughter is getting a better education here than she was at LISD. We could not be happier.
We have been with this school for 3 years. They switched from packets to traditional classes this year and even added Pre-AP and AP classes! They require their teachers to attend a lot of training during the summer and so far it's been a great transition. They have prom, athletics, Cosmetology class, and even a course for students to learn to design their own video games. The new superintendent (Mrs. Stanly, I think) and the principal (Mrs. Hill) have made great changes!
Well just look at the test scores posted here. This school is a joke and sorry to say, so are most of the teachers, if you can even call them that. A teacher will actually teach, these people just hand out packets. They are supposed to be comparable to a public school education but they aren't. I'm glad my child only had to deal with this place for a year in order to get back on track and be able to go to a regular school again. I'm sorry that I had to utilize this place but it was my only choice at the time. My child has been miserable there. Nothing is actually taught and most of the kids are nothing but bullies.
First I would like to say that the staff at this school are very nice, but we were very disappointed with our decision to put our children in TEC. The children are not taught, they work out of packets. It is confusing when your child brings home a packet with what they are supposed to do as homework and all you see is green x's, red x's and green circles. Also, it seems that the children receive detention for everything. If work is not scored correctly or done in time or goals are repeated, they receive detention. My kids began to dread going to school only after a short time. Would not recommend.
I really like the way the teachers and the principal are willing to work with you regarding special circumstances. However, I don't like their teaching methods. The kids are not instructed. They work on their own. I find that my child is getting behind, and I have to spend hours after school everyday trying to get him caught up. My child has been there for three years, but will not be returning if they do not upgrade their program.
Our child has been at the TEC- Lewisville campus for 2 years (about to start the 3rd year) has made significant leaps in academics and looks forward to going to school. TEC-Lewisville has embraced our child. I attribute this to the TEC prinicipal, faculty/staff, parent volunteers, and students. They all have made this school a productive and positive learning environment. This is the best setting for our child: challenging/goal oriented curriculum, supportive community, parent-teacher communication, and low teacher-student ratio.
We started out at TEC when it opened in Lewisville it was great my daughter had a wonderfull 3rd grade teacher and 4th grade teacher but when she started 5th grade what a joke the teacher could not handle the kids in there for anything. We had several meeting and phone calls with the teacher but it just didn't do any good at all. We went to the principal what a joke that was he told us if we didn't like it we could take our daughter out so that is what we did. To our surprize when she got into the public school she was so behind it was not even funny i felt so bad for her she has to go to tutoring everyday just to catch up.This school is a joke and should be shut down....
My children have made several wonderful strides in this school. The independence it teaches them is fabulous. Their action to help my child with learning issues has been swift and quick. The principal at TEC Lewisville is fabulous with the parents as well as the students.
I am currently enrolled at TEC Little Elm and i have been at the school for 6-7 years and this is my senior year... I came from the public school because the teachers were morons... i will admit at first i didnt like TEC too much, but as days went by i realized what a great opportunity it is to be able to attend a school that allows you to work at your own pace and not have to do homework every night. Many seniors and Juniors in my class have jobs, and i can tell you right now that if we had homework we couldn't do as much work... And at the end of the year, it is always a great since of accomplishment to know that you are ahead of your friends at the public school.