Tr has two nice buildings, though without gyms or libraries. But shiny buildings do not make a great school. The reality is the quality of education is below average. Every year, the teachers in my kids classrooms were new; not just new to tr but new to teaching. Many teachers learn on the job and basic reading and math instruction lose valuable time to the teachers' own learning curves. We moved out of d.C. And learned the reading and math skills that met two rivers standards were a full grade behind the standards in our public new school system. My kids were unprepared for the grade they were entering, their skills considered par for beginning the grade that they had just completed at tr. Two rivers' definitions of success are low, many teaches are in over their heads, and the school s leadership isn t open to making changes for improvement.
I also agree with previous posts that the school is good in some areas and poor in others. The education my child received in the early years was adequate for a start up school. Where the school lacked most as time went on was in leadership. When we noticed our child had difficulty reading and writing, we were extremely disappointed with the school's response to our request for help. After a year of trying to get services for our child, we decided to leave and put our child in a school that would enable her to learn. Today we are very happy with our child's progress, and have no regrets as well.
I feel confident that Two Rivers School staff is equipped with a well qualified and patient staff who has the ability to deal with students who are not always in the top five of their class. The tutoring program at two rivers has great reviews also, I'm hoping for the best from it for my son. I'm very excited to be member of the Two Rivers Charter School Family!
Two Rivers' students are on an expedition to learn about life, themselves, and the world around them. It's a school where my daughter will be challenged and have fun learning for years to come!
I agree with previous posters who wrote that the school is great in some areas, poor in others. Our child's education in the early grades was quite adequate. Expeditions integrate various subjects like math and social studies. Arts curriculum is a plus. Some of the teachers are stellar. But . . . We were unhappy with the school leadership's response to an increase in bullying and a lack of challenge that our child experienced last year. After a lot of consideration, we left the school and have had no regrets. Bottom line: I recommend Two Rivers for the early grades, and there are a few great teachers in the middle and upper grades; however, the school administration needs to take a proactive approach to addressing social and academic issues that derail many schools in the middle school years.
Two Rivers Public Charter School is a great school with a devoted community of educators, students and involved parents.
Two Rivers Public Charter School is an extended family where parents and students know each other and care for each other. Everybody (staff, students, teachers, and parents) work together to find what is good for the students.
The staff is committed to helping all students succeed in an extremely challenging environment. Staff coninuously challenge themselves to find new ways to meet the diverse needs of their students.
Great teachers (2 in each room), Great school (new buildings), Great parents (constructively involved). Teaching style adapted to students' needs and encouraging. 'Expeditions' focus on a topic for a semester and incorporate reading, writing, math, social studies, art, drama, music and field trips.
Thoughtful leadership, committed and responsive teachers, close-knit community, and a whole school dedicated to what is best for whole children, not just to test scores.
Two Rivers has caring, dedicated and skilled staff. This school recognizes the need for creative arts programs to produce well rounded and educated students.
Two Rivers is an exactly school with great leadership (Mr.Jim, Ms.Maggie and Ms.Jessica)
Extraordinary learning community with devoted teachers and staff led by a strong sense of compassion and purpose
Parent, teachers and children enjoying learning through activity and experience, instead of one way communication.
Two Rivers is an excellent school that uses expeditionary learning to give real world dimensions to classroom abstractions. The school is having good results teaching leadership and citizenship to low-income students. The diverse student group is good preparation the world these students will live in.
Two Rivers has impressed me this year by tackling issues immediately, for example, stats showed that the reason the school missed the mark by a hair on test scores was because the tutoring was offered after school and most of the kids who needed to be tutored could not get back to school at 5 or 6 pm. Two Rivers making tutoring available during the school day to address this issue. that is reacting in a timely way!
Two Rivers provides a wonderful educational environment for children.
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