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Sierra Vista Childrens Academy5
Posted April 08, 2009
- a parent
Both of our children went through their full day Kindergarten program, and had 2 different teachers. The curriculum, care, teaching ratios, all exceeded our expectations. Both kids excelled in 1st grade, and I can attribute much of that to their preparation from Sierra Vista!
My two children attend Sierra Vista. I selected this school for its well known long term management through local recommendations. I further checked with County licensing records-- I enrolled. Thus far I've experienced a very cheerful and friendly environment.
The management/ownership is a major problem with this school. Turnover is huge, my child had teachers quit mid-term in 3 different classes. They are understaffed and the aids are all college kids with body piercings, tatoos and low ride jeans with their panties showing. The school is in the dark ages when it comes to technology and communication is lacking between management and parents. If you have any choice I would strongly recommend not choosing this school.
Academics is strongly emphisized. The school prides itself on individual growth. There are no real extracurricular activities, some once a week extra activities, but they are minimal. Parent involvement is very low in general. During events you may see certain classes with a much higher involvement. Lots of potential upside if the parents would get involved to help better the school. It has promise.