Treetops School is really being drug through the mud here, for what or whose purpose I do not know. The kindergarten class is not a discipline issue nor 40% learning disabled(but if it was that would be ok, all kids need to learn), the high school kids are not 'goth', and I wonder why anyone would post such. College attendance should be based on ACT and SAT scores, the number of AP classes offered not the fact that due to economic times, MANY students are attending TCC for the first two years of basic coursework. I have children at all levels attending Treetops. For perspective parents, I say come and see for yourself; to those who post falsehoods, shame on you.
My son graduated from Treetops last year and has a 4.0 thus far in college- he is self motivated + lively + involved because Treetops nurtured him, encouraged him to grow at his own pace, taught him to respect others+the environment, to think for himself and take appropriate risks to achieve what he wants, Treetops gave him confidence. Lou, the principle,has culled a staff that want to teach here because they care+want to make a difference-she has guided the school through a challenging transition from private to public + it continues to grow+nurture kids at every level. Many of the staff have known my son since Kindergarten+he still seeks them out to listen+laugh with. Treetops is more than a school, it's a caring community that teaches more than what is required if you are open to it +I am forever grateful .
I am always shocked that this site allows anyone to say anything, without any verfication of fact. I am a parent of two children who attend TreetopsSchool. The last reveiwer obviously has an ax to grind, but spreading viscious rumors is just wrong. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but you must state fact as well. Please take it upon yourself to verify that all teachers are certified, this is a public school, where all students are welcome, the faculty care but will not cave to a parents whim, and an adminstrator who is always on campus and willing to meet with parents. Public schools welcome all learners, I am thankful Treetops offers a safe environment with faculty who love and educate my children.
This school is awful and what the teachers are allowed to get away with is unbelievable and the administration is just as bad. The teachers are not certified and this school has no idea on how to teach children. The things that my child has gone through since attending here has just been awful and I plan on taking it up with the TEA which is something that I recommend everyone does that is having issues with this school because you will not get anywhere with the office. They hide behind closed doors on what goes on around this school. Be very careful when considering this school and its teachers.
Be very careful about this school. Do your research! We couldn't even find out who the board members were and when they met to air our grievances they hide this info from parents just try to go to one. We sent our children here for a short time and we were very disappointed with their experience. This was more like an alternative school for students with behavior problems. It seems like the teachers spend most of their time correcting behavior than teaching. This doesn't even touch the problems with the administration and their liberal views on discipline. Our children did not receive the education we expected and were promised from this school. It is dirty and unsafe. May teachers are not certified or alternative certified which is also a joke. Please keep your children in public school or find a private school if you want them to get quality education.
Treetops is the best thing that ever happened to my children. My kids went to an exemplary school prior to Treetops. My daughter would cry every evening and every morning about having to go to school. She has a learning disability and the exemplary school didn't help her. They were so TAKS driven and the school was like a military camp. My daughter felt that she was dumb. Since we have been at Treetops my daughter feels successful and confident. There are no more tears about going to school. She is no longer afraid of school. She has made huge improvements academically. I am pleased to say that she actually reads for pleasure now. She is a different child. My older daughter did okay at the exemplary school, but she wasn't happy. She also feels more confident and successful. Excellent education here!!!
My daughter graduated last year from Treetops, and i could not have been more pleased. The teachers make sure students understand the material. They stay after school and tutor students if they don't. It's a small school. So there is lots of individual attention. As the say on Cheers, at this place Everyone Knows Your Name.
My child is in kindergarten at Treetops and so far we couldn't be more pleased. The small class size has really allowed his teacher to customize her lesson plans to each child's current level. I love that my son is already working on 4th grade language arts. The 60 hours of volunteer time per year are a lot, but in my mind, they help ensure that the kids who are here are here because their parents want to be involved, and not just because the state says they have to be.
Treetops is an awesome alternative to oversized schools in the local ISD's. The teachers are wonderful and are devoted to the motto of the school which is 'enabling all students to reach the height that is their own'. Every student is given individual attention.The school is not top heavy with administration like some local schools and it is very easy to meet with the headmaster and get your voice heard and issues resolved. Parents commit to 60 hours of service (per family not per child) or pay $10 per service hour if they cannot volunteer. This is a small price to pay for a child to be educated in such a small close- knit community. We do supplement our child's education with community sports and music lessons and keep a close eye on his progress. We want our child to graduate with less than 40 seniors not with 1,000 seniors!!!
My children go to Treetops and I have been very pleased with the education they are receiving. It is a wonderful, nurturing environment. The teachers really know their subjects and they have high expectations for the students, which I really appreciate!
This is an awful school! The people are rude. The teachers and staff aren't flexible to the requests of the students. You can't even choose the classes you want to be in they have so few classes. The teachers can't teach. The classes are boring! You have to complete 60 hours of service to the school each year or pay. Yes, that means scrubbing toilets. There is no sports program and they certainly don't make up for it in academics! Also, thier AP program is a joke! Please Parents, Don't send your children here.
I have four children who attend Treetops School from 2nd grade to 11th grade. We have been here 6 years and it has been a wonderful experience. My high school student scored well above average on the SAT and ACT and all of the other students have demonstrated higher level thinking skills. I love how the principal has an open door policy and that every student is known by name.
First i must comment on the following post: 'I am very disappointed in the level of education my child received. There is no focus on encouraging students to take higher level courses and the TAKS preparation is non-existent. If you want your student to just barely achieve this is the school for you - however if you have a bright child who needs to be challenged - think twice before sending them here.' No this school doesn't focus on the TAKS test or teaching our children to take the dang thing, and I for one, as a parent of 3 Treetops students, LOVE that about them. Yes, they stress the importance of the TAKS test but they do not obsess about it.
I chose Treetops for my family because I love the dedication of the administration and faculty to every student. Students are not just a number, they are known by everyone on campus, K-12. This is not the school for everyone, if you are looking for after school activities, join UIL in your neighborhood. Many of us commute to this campus because of the environment and education value. I have three children at Treetops, 3rd, 7th, and 11th. My high school student ranked well above the national average on her ACT and SAT. There is so much more to school other than state mandated testing. The real question for us as a family is whether or not our children are safe and are learning at their ability.
I taught at Treetops for 4 years before moving back to my local public school. I only wish I had the kind of support given by the principal, fellow teachers and parents at Treetops at my current school. I no longer have any choice about what I teach, when I teach it, or the ability to indiviualize for each student. I am now teaching how to be a good test taker so the schools rating will continue to be exemplary.
Where else would the teachers contact the parents when an assignment is missing, a student is absent, or even know all thier names. The administration may not recognize me but they know my child and that is what counts!!
My high school student has learned far more than the state minimum, including community service projects with real meaning! Her scores for the ACT and SAT were exceptional, AP scores high enough to allow college credit.
I am always concerned when I see parens who rate a school negatively, especially one as diverse as Treetops. It is not the school for everyone, as they tell you during enrollment, but you cannot question the integrity of their teachers or principal. Academics are excellent, above state standards, discipline issues are dealt with swiftly and fairly. I am grateful to have schools of choice, Treetops has been a wonderful choice for my family.
I am very disappointed in the level of education my child received. There is no focus on encouraging students to take higher level courses and the TAKS preparation is non-existent. If you want your student to just barely achieve this is the school for you - however if you have a bright child who needs to be challenged - think twice before sending them here.
As a military spouse, I value a good school when I experience one. I sent my African American son to very diverse school this year. I honestly do not have a bad thing to say about it. His teacher, Ms. Sara was engage and actively worked to establish a great rapport with both my son and I. She was open to parent volunteering. And even allowed my to bring my two younger children along to field trips and class activities. My 7 year old went from being shy and withdrawn to very friendly. He has learn and immense amount through out this year, I only regret moving away and being unable to re-enroll my sons next year. If you are looking for a close knit, but not clique-ly school, that focuses on learning and relationships, Treetops is for your child!
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