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Seabrook Intermediate School1
Posted November 22, 2014
- a parent
Many instructional practices out of date. Labor intensive busy work and copying assignments keep focus off critical thinking. Pre-ap classes focus on loading kids with more lower level work instead of higher level critical thinking curriculum. Kids are "advised" to drop the these classes when they struggle to meet heavy busy work demands. When parents question, teachers load kids withmore work, pencil with them with grades, and make them feel bad about themselves until they finally quit. Antiquated mindsets are leaving many kids with potential behind. When confronted about they way they treat kids they don't deny anything. Their position is, "yeah, that's what happened.... and... too bad..."
Special education is very ineffective: don't follow protocol, don't follow ARD recommendations, and they will suspend your child in or out of school to avoid providing services. Get ready for tickets if you have disciplinary infractions from not doing an assignment to curse word in halls--CCISD is famous for ticketing! Teachers rarely respond to emails. Grades don't get updated regularly and paradoxically rigid with students following instructions to the T. Move to Space Center Intermediate if you can!
Had three kids go through SIS. Had a problem with one teacher that was quickly resoved. Otherwise, can't say enough about the faculty and principal. My kids were better prepared than most for high school.
Livid. School called demanded that I disclose the information regarding her race. Because she has more than one background, none of the little 'boxes' applied. They claimed they couldn't even give me a reason why they needed to know, either. Does the race of the child determine how they will be educated? How they should be treated? She's an American. She was born American. Both her parents are Americans. Grandparents on both sides are American. Why do they need to profile the children?
This school has excellent programs and teachers.I was lucky enough to get accepted to the Scinece Magnet Program, run by Janet Larson. Unforntunately I moved to New York in March Halfway through the school year. I miss the school and all of the wonderful kids and teachers and LMC,the afternoon program,where you take care of over 60 different species of animals. This program teaches students responseablity and how to take care of animals. THe science teachers are great here including Mr.Lowe , Mrs.Moore, and Mr.Miller. All of the teachers are great in fact. I wouldn't be able to pick my favorite. This school has great teachers and staff. I would love to still be there to finish my 7th and 8th grade there. Any person lucky enough to get accepted to this wonderful school, treasur it forever! A great school like this should be accounted for!