My son was previously enrolled at this school and this is thee worst school by far. My son was enrolled here and he's in first grade and he has behavior issues and the staff was not very helpful or professional. They kept my son in the office all day & when it was an hour left in the day they would call me to pick him up. I tried speaking with the president Judy Merryfield and she was no help at all. She insulted me by saying her school only deals with college bounds students not children with behaviors. I called Judy to talk to her about her staff's handling of my child and her response to me was once she talked to her staff she really didn't feel a need to call me back and she also admitted to me that yes they would keep my son in office all day so therefore he was not receiving an education. This school is ran by an unprofessional and her staff also fits this mode. Kids with behaviors they dismiss and treat as troublemakers, the staff is rude and the teachers they have working there this year are young and unqualified. I wish I could find someone over Judy's head and make a formal complaint. This is thee worst school ever!!!
Administration doesn't support their teachers here. There is lack of control from administration on handling situations. There is consistent fighting between kids and nothing happens. This school is always in danger of having their charter revoked because of low test scores. There are some great teachers that work here, but the environment is hostel. There needs to be better management at this school to turn it around. The current staff just isn't cutting it.
My daughter took advanced placement courses her last three years at MAS. There were numerous nights of tears just to get through her homework the first two years but she stuck with it and I am very happy and very proud of her. She is now in her second year at UW-Madison!
My son graduated last week and was accepted to the University of Memphis! I am very, very proud of him. Although he had to take A LOT of science classes, the small size of the high school made all the difference in the world because his teachers made sure he stayed on track.
My HS counselor is ALWAYS talking about college since I was in the 8th grade!!! She s cool and we have already visited 2 college s and that was fun. I don t know what some of these parents are talking about but you should check it out for yourself or visit my facebook page. I LOVE MAS!!!!
I was not to sure about the school last year until i met with the a coordinator who explained everything i should expect. She was very patient and helpful when i registered my 6 yr old boy. After our 1st year i would say i am more impressed than i expected to be. My sons teacher and assistant are so kind with him. They made him feel very special and thats all i care about. I am very happy i moved him there.
I have two kids who are going into their 3rd year and I am very happy with the school. I have to say that my kids teachers made all the difference in the world and although the focus is on science and math, my son really liked his art class the most. I would highly recommend this school to any parent!
I have 3 children there and all of their teachers are caring. They go out of their way to improve their reading levels
my son is in k5 I regret i sent him to this school. the teacher spend more time getting kids in control than teaching. The teacher don't have the right education to teach.. when a problem occur don't expect much from it, they seem to care less about the kids well being, They are so frustrated with the kids there, when you come to them about a problem you just another complaint waiting to be unsolved. If you want your child to advance and be around a good environment don't send your child here.
Yes. This school has very high expectations. If you don't send your child to school every day or if you don't follow through with home expectations, your child will not do well and the administration will be on you every day 24/7. This is a very unique school and parents have to be involved in order to appreciate everything that goes on. If you are one that is sitting back complaining and yet you don't volunteer at least once a week, you really have no place to talk. Kids cussing out bus drivers isn't a teacher problem. It's a parent problem.
I'm a parent of MAS, I have to say it did NOT reach my expectations. The students are disrespectful to the teacher's, there are constant disruptions in my child's classroom, how can any teaching be going . The teacher's have very low expectations of the students. The bussing situation is a joke, they can't get the students to sit down. Let alone stop them from cursing out the bus driver and/or stop them from fighting. This is a very toxic environment, and I would not recommend sending your kids there.
We have really great school and it is very smart and it is not all about school and smarts it is about what you know and what you wanna know they understand your need we just dont learn all day either we have fun to we go on lots of fun activities we go on lots of Fun Field Trips. Our School is entersting and I would really recommend it to all student it goes up to 12TH Grade and starts at Headstart!
Great teachers who go out of their way. My son's teacher helped tutor him after school.
This school is a great school and I know because I experienced it first-hand. I attended this school for 5 years [3-8] and the only reason I left was because my family moved. There is nothing wrong with this school; the teachers there strive for excellence daily and print it deep in the students' heads while being gentle but strict...
The school is going downhill. I really liked it at first, but the newer teacher have lower expectations and things are disorganized. I plan to change my kids school, although they have been there for 7 years. Many of the teacher have a negative attitude towards the children and parents and it reflects in their low expectations.
My children has attended since the school opened then 5th grade now graduating this year as a senior. That alone should mean something. I've experienced very little problems compared to what I hear from other parents at other schools.Every school has issues as well as all teachers are not the best at all school! proud MAS parent
This school is a complete mess. I pulled my child out of this school after 4 years. I thought the school was going to get better but it never did. It's sad to see a school fail so many students. This school is sad and it gives charter schools a bad name.
I believe the teachers in this school have a lack of control over the children. This is a poor example to the younger children, seeing the older schoolmates act out the way they do.
Excellent quality of academic programs especially science, very good music and art programs as well as extracuricular activities (although my child is still a bit young to participate). Parental involvment as volunteers is very good. I agree, the school is improving and gets Better each year.
The teachers really work hard for the students! The school gets better each year, both academically and behaviorally!
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