Horrible school, both of my children attend and neither learns anything. The teachers have almost no training in any type of education, and most have thick accents that make it extremely hard for my children to learn. Furthermore the school is very unorganized, which I feel also sets a horrible example for high schoolers here that are going to be in college soon. The school itself is horribly underfunded and the building is falling apart. If you're thinking of sending any of your children here, I would think again about public school.
Administration is not tangible; they watch television when the teachers prefer to change up the lesson plans. Conferences focused on test scores only and are conducted without parent direction. The staff is not culturally diverse; therefore, relating to the children of color is less than poor. As a math and science school, why are the tutoring classes sooo big? Great music teacher though!
Great school and great job!! I am really satisfied with what are they teaching to our kids.
Please. There are no home-visits unless it's publicity-related. Every teacher is overworked and spread so thin they can't catch a breath. The kids are suffering. The classes are overcrowded and the students are throat-to-throat. There is little to no communication between any of the faculty. Troubled kids are stuck in ISS, they are not expelled. The administration will not even look you in the eye. How is that for 'insite'?
Not sure what agenda these people who are giving negative scores have but my kid is going to this school and doing extremely well. There is a zero tolerance for any misbehavior. Teachers have home visits and this really gives you an insite of how your kid is doing at school other than report cards. I would definitively send kids to this school if I did not already do it.
HSA Grand Prairie is a refreshing change from our local public school. There is actually a real Gifted and Talented program. There are field trips and learning activities that promote multiple forms of learning. Even my 6 year old has learned how to use the computer. No school is perfect but I would take this any day over regular public school. The teachers are kind and those that are not don't last long.
Their approach is to simply raise the bar and put the burden on the parents to make sure their kids achieve it. If they don't, then they're kicked out which raises the average of the school (making the school look good on paper). Harmony also dumps extra projects on the parents. For instance, their science fair is 100% parent taught. They don't even guide the children during the course of the year. They give the parents a list of deadlines and some loose instructions then the kids and parents do the entire project outside of school, with a lot of guesswork regarding how it's supposed to be done. I've never been so frustrated with a school and my kids have never hated school more.
My son has been at the school for 2 years now. It is better then the public schools in our area. But I am not happy with main core classes being taught by teachers with very thick accsents that are hard to understand. I have to have thing repeated. Their favorite thing to say is "how do you say?" I wish public school would step up their game. Until they do we attend schools put forth by other countrys.
My older son attended HSA GP when it first open and now my younger son is enrolled. They both are learning so much and they are being challenged everyday to learn more. I think this school was the right choice for my sons.
I have two kids 7th grader and a 5th grader in HSA-GP. When my kids first started it took them about 2days to settle and get used to the school system, the friendly staff and student made it easier and faster for my kids to like the school. All office staff are very nice, friendly, and very helpfull. My kids' teachers are will knowlageable, my kids like them and always have something niceto say about them, they have sence of humer at the same time they have control over the students at all times. My kids do after school clubs. The school have so many after school activities. Both of my kids are in the school soccer team, science olymbia and in math olymbia. Principal, assistent pricipal,and both Deans have excellant leadership. I am involved in the school because I love the school and I recommended very much.
Academically wise the school school is good. But they have some rules that are not very logical. Sometimes I get the feeling they make some rules based on their culture. One more thing is too many kids per class.
My son loved Math and Science in Harmony. It is the best choice in the area now. I strongly recommend Harmony for its academic program.
This school is new and has great potential. The education being taught is far beyond what I expected and the kids receiving it are priveleged to get such an education.
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