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721 students|Venture Academy
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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The school is proactive by teaching kids how to be inclusive. When someone does something inappropriate, the teacher stops and talks about it with everyone in a positive way to teach everyone how to respond and act in that situation. The kids are taught directly and I have never seen a problem with bullies there as a result.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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Venture Academy avoids worksheets as much as possible. Instead they have several hands-on projects and presentations. Guest speakers and "real-life" activities are frequent. This allows for students to learn in many different ways and present material in many different styles. They hold a celebration of learning to showcase success. They encourage students to try and fail, rather than never try. The focus is on learning, not the "Just get it done" attitude.


Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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The administration is very willing to work with parents and listen to student suggestions. They don't talk down to the students, but invite them to come up with solutions and then really follow through with the ideas. The students themselves lead the parent-teacher conferences (not the teachers) and take responsibility for their learning.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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I have never seen a better culture and environment than at Venture Academy. The students learn to include everyone, avoid clicks, and show respect. They have "Life Skill" Lessons to teach them how to show compassion, communicate better, and resolve conflicts. The students have several group and social opportunities to practice these skills too. The school is amazing.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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The teachers make a big difference at Venture. They are willing to tutor kids after school as needed or meet with a parent. When we first started, some of the teachers even emailed me several times that first week to make sure my children were adjusting well. They care about the individual and not just "mass" production like what is seen so often at public schools.


Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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The homework is about the same as any other school. My 2nd grader has reading plus an online math review. My 6th grader has reading, a math page, and usually a small writing assignment. My 9th grader usually has math and projects to work on from other classes. It is normal expected amount. The difference is the teachers are willing to work with struggling students and help them succeed instead of just pushing them through.



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I enrolled my children (K, 2, 6, and 9th grades) mid-year at Venture Academy. The teachers and students are amazing. They instantly befriended my children, helped the transition go smoothly, and included them in everything. The whole atmosphere and culture at Venture is different than any other school we have been to in the past. They are "Crew" meaning they are like family and it is an inclusive wonderful attitude felt in all the activities. The hands-on approach, fun field days, and amazing social activities are also a big bonus. I cannot praise the school enough. They are worth the extra drive and effort to be enrolled with them.



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Admin and faculty is afraid of any sort of confrontation to a fault. Is not forthcoming about issues needing to be attended to whatsoever. It seems the whole school is afraid of offending anyone to the point of seeming very nice but ending up extremely passive aggressive. This leads to a very superficial environment. There is no depth to this school.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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One teacher in particular, Jennalynn Olsen, is absolutely horrible! She has zero compassion for her students. She acts, in front of the parents, as though she is shy and considerate. In reality, she is verbally aggressive and manipulative towards the students. I have since pulled my daughter from the school and filing a complaint with the state board of education. Stay away! Beware!



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One teacher in particular, Jennalynn Olsen, is absolutely horrible! She has zero compassion for her students. She acts, in front of the parents, as though she is shy and considerate. In reality, she is verbally aggressive and manipulative towards the students. I have since pulled my daughter from the school and filing a complaint with the state board of education. Stay away! Beware!

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Last modified Venture Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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