My children have been going to Roots PCS for 4 years. The staff over work these children, do not supervise them at all times, and many are not qualified. I was uneasy a little last year when several of my children's friends did not return this year, now I truly understand why. There is a lot of focus on African American roots, but no focus on what is best for these children. I will just say lack of supervision really shows day to day in my children, and cramming things into kids never REALLY works because they are kids.
I love Roots PCS because it has excellent teachers and high academic standards.
ROOTS teaches children respect for others and learning, it makes everyone feel like family, we are all envolved with our childs education.
Roots PCS provides strong academics as well as an african centered approach to learning. The environment is filled with hands-on materials available for child to expore and investigate. My son did very well in this open space multi-age leveled school.
I looooooooooove Roots because it reinforces the foundation i've set for my girls, the 'know thyself', thy BLACK self and to be proud of it.
The curriculum meets the needs of African American children. The success of the children is a reflection of the school.
My children receive a great education they learn about there culture, have wonderful teachers, and it feels like one big family.
It's a school dedicated to educating well rounded children who are culturally aware. It's family oriented and a safe place for children to go.
My son first attended Roots ALC and he fell in love with the staff. I fell in love with the mission of the schools: to empower young, African boys and girls with a strong sense of heritage and community. My son is currently enrolled in the pre-primary class where he enjoys academics with his peers, who are grouped by ability and not just age. I especially appreciate how they accommodate the dietary restrictions of the vegan/vegetarian children.
My granddaughter has been part of the Roots family since the infant center. She is now in her last year at Roots PCS. Roots have some of the best teachers. I think the students are more advanced than some of the students in other area schools. This is an excellent school.
Roots provides a family like learning environment for our 3 children. We are very happy with the educational experience at Roots!!
I must say , my son has been atending roots since second grade and is now in the sixth grade there, when he first started out there it had good qualities, but over the years it has gone down , they have no control over the students nor teachers, the staff is very lazy. Many parents have with drawed their kids from there. I would not recomend this school to any body , unless they do and make alot of changes.
My 6 year old daughter and 8 year old son both attend Rotts PCS. I don't thnk Roots is a very positive school. I have had my son came home several time being told that he is not able to learn with the other students because he is not smart enough. I otherwise think that the school itself is still very negative. The teachers are not paying attention to the students as the princable is not paying attention to the teachers
People, Roots is one of the best schools I have encountered. Being a single mom of a male child is, or was frightening to me, until I discovered Roots PCS. Not only is my child exposed to high academics, national competitions and the Arts, my child is exposed to some of the most positive, couragous, energetic and intelligent male teachers I have ever come across. The energy of my 4th grade teacher is so high that sometimes I actually feel intimidated upon stepping into the classroom. (Smile) I feel so welcomed, so loved, and I'm free to be myself. They call me 'Momma Saleemah.' How cool is that? Our children, our community deserves the very best of what this Universe has to offer. I believe that Roots PCS is part of that Divine Plan to change the World. Peace, Saleemah
Roots is a true God send. The teachers are the most caring I have encountered in my twenty-plus years in dealing with the educational system. The school work is demanding, but so interested my son eaglerly completes each assignment. Having positive male role models in the lower levels are such an added blessing. My wish is that Roots would go through the 12th grade so that my son would be there throughout his academic career.
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