June 19, 2014
Good on paper, but inside is not actually a particularly good school. My child exited 8th grade without knowing how write an actual 'paper' with cited sources, a works cited page, MLA format, etc., nor was he instructed on grammar outside the basics, like nouns and verbs. He seemingly spent the entire year in language arts making posters, writing poems, and writing 'stories'. I'm not sure he read a single piece of quality literature, either. Completely inappropriate for middle schoolers - they should not be doing this stuff as freshmen for the first time ever. I do think the teachers and principal here are very nice, well-meaning people. My son will remember them fondly for being positive role-models and great mentors. However, the instructional methods and curriculum need to change for this to be an effective school. Less fluff would be an excellent way to begin.
- submitted by a parent