Apple Valley Elementary. My daughter hasn't started Kinder yet and I am already worried. They teach common core and don't seem to have an opt out policy in place. I DO NOT want my daughter using the common core learning standards. Does anyone know how to get the schools to have an opt out option? I am only rating 3 stars because I do not know any of the teachers, or the principal ect .. But from what I have read parent involvement is NOT encouraged what so ever. This worries me because that is how common core is, they don't want us anywhere near it..
I have 2 children attend this school and I thought it would be a better school from the previous school , however the parent involvement at Apple valley is none unless it is conference week, then by all means they want your attention. Parents were not allowed to attend todays field trip. The school my children where at before made sure parents were apart of everything...Apple valley wants you to be involved when it comes to PTA fundraisers or conferences. I thought moving my kids to a "better school district" was a good idea. But if a better school means being stuck up and selfish I'm moving them back to a school that teaches a lot more then being a stuck up snob!!!!!!!
We love Apple Valley! We are always welcomed with smiling faces and I have been amazed at how much my little Kindergartner has learned.
I loved Apple Valley! I went there from kindergarten to fourth grade, when i had to move up to the middle school, and the staff and teachers are so supportive and helpful and i was so lucky to have gone to such an amazing school.
We choose to enroll our daughter in the all day kindergarten program and we could not be happier. The academic growth my daughter has shown is tremendous, but it is the environment created by her teacher that has impressed us the most. Our daughter comes home from school brimming with excitement about what has happened that day. Not only has the academic side been excellent, but we have enjoyed the activities put on by the PTA. The experience at Apple Vally has put my daughter on the correct path to academic success.
In a day and age where children could use some creative teaching we have cookie cutter education. When asked for out of the box kind of learning and working with our family we were told that the curriculum is what it is. Children are individuals and should be taught as such. I feel as though my child in 1st grade is just a number. I also have not been allowed to volunteer in the classroom. Something I did a great deal of in our last school. I visit in lunch hour to see my son but I am obviously not welcome.
Great school for kids to learn and grow . The teachers work together to create a fun learning environment .
they teach with care each kid what he exactly needs,their kids can read in early k grade, start with plus and minus from first grade,they are great in science projects,they are trying to make learning such a fun! and school a great place to stay in! i like them and we miss them me and my 2 daughters.
This school does have excellent teachers who care about their students. However, if you are looking for a school where you are welcomed to be a part of your child's education in the classroom, this is not the school for you. I, and many other parents, have felt very unwelcome to visit the classroom, and no volunteers are wanted, which makes me wonder who is doing all of the things for them that I did for the teachers at my daughter's previous school. And what is going on that we can't be a part of. On the other hand, the after school daycare is great, and I believe the education is sound. I just enjoy a school that allows me to meet my daughter's friends and spend time with the children and adults that shape her day. This school just doesn't allow that type of involvement.
My husband & I had our home build in the Apple Valley district so our son could start Kindergarten at Apple Valley. He's going into first grade now. We were very pleased with Apple Valley. The teachers are awesome and so is the principal! They all make learning fun and not like a chore!
I have had two children go through Apple Valley. I have been extremely pleased with the caring attitude of the teachers and staff, and for their commitment to teaching to the standards.
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