I'm very pleased with new superintendent. I'm so surprise, embarrassed how people certain people just like confusion. Fallbrook is an awesome prep school with caring teachers. I don't understand if someone is unhappy just pull your kid. But to constantly have something bad to say and keep your child in the school is just so wrong. This school is making a difference in the community. The one person that say no books, I know students have books. The school is not doing anything wrong.
After sending my daughter to private school for years, I was thrilled to learn about Fallbrook College Prep Academy. The promises of education excellence, low teacher to student ratios, and parent involvement were astonishing. After attending orientation, I enrolled my daughter and step-son. Unfortunately, the experience has been an unbelievable nightmare. The enrollment rate is high, students are crammed into classes that are overflowing, principals do not respond to issues as they arise, and communication with parents or the lack of is unbelievable. This year has been a total waste in terms of education for my children and an experience where they have been subjected to bullying and retaliation from complaints that I've made with staff. Fallbrook College Prep Academy is failing our students miserably and has no regard for children learning but only for the funds that the school receives. Another issue is that the church is not suppose to be in anyway affiliated with the school but from speaking with other parents (some of which who work on a volunteer bases) this has been found to be untrue. The only thing this school is doing, is collect funds for the children who are enrolled!
This school is clearly NOT ran by a professional body of educators. The administration is unprofessional and common with parents, there's absolutely no PTA, the school seems anti parents and the uniforms are way pricey! I can't get anyone to have an adult conversation with me because they act so defensive with every question that I ask. My daughter will attend this school next year. I gave it 2 years, I can't do another.
No school is perfect but as for my family FCPA has been a blessing thus far to my family. Before my children attended FCPA they disliked school due to the behavior of other children (fighting) and felt as though they were not learning much. My children love it there and the faculty are very attentive to the children's needs such as ensuring that my children are learning what they are being taught and not just attending class. The teachers are always in contact with myself and children because I make myself available to them. I firmly believe that it takes a village to raise a child which means that you must have a hand in your child's education. As far as communication goes its a two way street. I would definitely recommend Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy. The uniforms when cared for (by parents and students) give my children a respectful look and they have higher self esteem. I love the fact that I don't have to worry about my children sagging their pants to school or wearing skirts that are too short. Keep up the great job FCPA my family hopes that things improve.
This campus is so full of it, it so disorganized, and ran with complete dysfunction, I grudging gave the one star. It s a pitiful shame they even have the nerves to attach anything related to GOD to this campus. It s very clear HE is nowhere in this mist of their foolishness. This is not the campus for our future. My child had been on the campus 3 years prior to charter I had great hopes for the charter. With all the lies and promised they made from the opening. There is no communication at all with the parent. And the students are not learning they are well dress learning nothing. We will not be returning to this cirrus, at this point they have proven what that going to do our two years in the charters have been terrible and they have no intentions of changing for the better. Parents run as far away from here as possible
My child was in attendance at Fallbrook prior to its charter status so I had very high hopes for this new program. Last year was extremely rocky. My child had about 5 different teachers between Aug. and January. Even though I was reluctant to continue, I felt that maybe with time there would be improvements. Wrong. They are very disorganized. There is no communication with the parents or not with those of us who aren't apart of "the click". I am a teacher and can tell they don't have the proper resources to meet these student's diverse needs. Discipline seems to be lacking; and, I really hate that middle schoolers are in contact with 7 year olds... not a good mix! I have been working with my child but can tell there is a learning deficit that has occurred with all of the transitions. I feel like he lost his entire first grade year and was hoping for results with all of the promises that were made at the beginning of the year. I would suggest seeking schooling elsewhere, especially if your child needs that early foundation for success.
The problem with Fallbrook is in the administration. Overpriced uniforms that no child really wears. Lost clothes collect in a pile and never returned. $20 gym shorts for 5 year olds? $80 jackets that they are allowed to take off? Why? My son is in K and has a wonderful teacher. Many parents volunteer, sometimes more than 1 at a time. The K teachers I have met are caring and experienced. No PTA, only an "alliance", which means NO PUBLIC CONTACT FOR PARENTS TO GET INVOLVED IN A MORE ORGANIZED MANNER. What a waste of parental resources not to have a PTA or other group that isn't some bougie friend of someone in the front office - hence the overpriced uniforms. The school is fairly safe and bullying is not tolerated. Discipline seems fair and swift. There is just no organization. However, the classes are just as big as at a public school, yet the rooms are tiny as the school doesn't have it's own building. I don't think my son has learned anything new this year as he went in ahead of the curve. As a charter there is no advanced program and they do NOT believe in the Montessori principles. My son has had to give an oral report with a chart that challenged him and loves school.
My school is awful. The only way to get better is to be honest. There is unbelievable dysfunction at every level. I am an active parent who is also an active member of the church I love. You will be disappointed if you are a parent expecting a high standard of excellence in education and administration. FCPA needs much prayer and Joe Clark from "Lean On Me". The only things that differentiate this school from any other inner city, public school are high-end, adorable uniforms and no public transportation. I would pay premium tuition to change the school to a private school with qualified, professional educators and visionaries who are able to prepare our girls and boys for accredited, high achieving colleges and universities. I suspect the charter will be pulled eventually. Check the 2012 STAAR scores , come observe, ask a parent and listen for the red flags words in their conversation--"I'm praying..." I will be making changes so I'm trying to save you the grief and expense of our super nice uniforms.
When I choose this school for my kids I was impress by the information that was provided in the meeting summer 2013; now that my kids actually attend the school I am not impressed at all. It seems that everything that was stated in the meeting is not be upheld. My kids' teachers have changed more than once and that is unacceptable. I am planning to allow my kids to finish out this school year due to the fact I have invested almost a $1000 or more for their uniforms and other stuff. I am trying to bare with the school as I know this is only their 2nd year been open and they are working through the kinks any new school will have to deal with and truly praying it gets better. I definitely will be researching other charter schools to enroll them if this school doesn't work our because education is the key to success in this world we live in and I only want the best schools with structure and true commitment to their mission statement to teach my kids along with my help the parent as we the parents have to be involved with their education. I sure do hope things get better at Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy.
So far I have been unimpressed with FBCPA. It seems that the school is more interested in what the student in wearing vs what they are learning. I'm all for uniforms but at $400 its not worth it. My child has already reported that there have been fights on campus. In addition, we're not even a month into school and all of the 5th grade teachers that started at the beginning of the school year have moved on. This doesn't sound good to me. Lunch is $3 per day yet on the first day of school my child was a slice of ham with gravy. I will be looking into other options.
I love that my children are being thought so well, i just wish the administration had better advance notification about events. I also love the personal relationship you get to develop with your Childs teachers, great communication between the parents and teachers.. my Children will be turning this year...
The school is amazing for educating the children at the level that they do. But I have to say communication and consideration of parents are sub par to say the lease. To top it all off; Kindergarten graduation is Thursday morning at 9am? Did they forget that parents have JOBS!!!
FallbrookCPA is going a great job as a first year charter school. My grandson is learning by leaps and bounds. If you live in the Spring/Klein area and public school is not for your child...check out FCPA.
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