(please take into account that I am a high school student and not a parent, so I have a larger understanding of the inner workings of this school) Although I was not fully aware of other NHA schools being terrible, I can speak as a student that this has been one of the worst places to visit in my life, which has only gone downhill from then, the principal has an extremely tight grip on the staff, accomplished simply by making the ones she doesn't like simply hate third job, and keep the ones who agree, it has gotten so and that you could swear almost every position is cursed with the exception of a few. What really drove me to drive this review was some pure idiocy that took place in my last year, my brother's teacher (4th) had to take about 7 more students under her belt, and the principal was refusing to hire a new teacher, it sounded like a madhouse, which it was. While I wanted to take action, I knew I wouldn't get anywhere because as many have pointed out, the principals don't want to communicate with anyone. To finish this up, about 3 months after school got out, I was informed of a rumor that someone in the staff (ironically my favorite teacher) confronted the principal about her choice to have 36 students in a class, she yelled at him to get out with her only defense being that at her old school, she had 36 kids and could handle them all. Her old school district was Detroit, the district with the lowest test grades in the state. And that about sums up the entirety of NHA, destined to be the next Detroit schools.
The gym teacher put his hands on my daughter in rolesville nc. The principal refused to meet with my family about it. She brushed it under like it was nothing. Also my daughter was supposed to be receiving math interventions. She never got them instead she was placed in a remediation group which she did not need. Both the dean and the principal refused to meet with us. I am disgusted with the school and do not trust them with my child or anyone else's.
Review by Gielson1 year ago
In dealing with NDSD in Dayton Ohio my children will never attend another NHA school. I would not recommend any of their schools. I have made complaints about the staff at NDSD in Ohio to NHA and none of my concerns have been resolved. The staff at this school is terrible for exception of the main principal, and the secretaries. The teach don't know how to handle students with behavioral problems or IEP. They threaten children with more homework or suspension which they have no authority to do.
Review by Jackir2 years ago
Based on recent dealings with NHA representatives, and Grand River Academy School Board, it is evident that their mission is not being supported and adhered to; students with special unique needs and behavioral struggles are being put out of their schools
expelled and suspended without proper intervention strategies, adequate services and supports and disenfranchised educationally. The state and federal government mandates our students to receive an appropriate and free public education to include individualized instruction to support the unique needs of our students, for all students to be allowed to reach their full and maximum potential. Students are to benefit from the education experience: socially, academically, mentally etc.. Not be excluded from this. Students need to learn not just at home, but through collaborative efforts from all to include schools and community organitional supports in order for them to be successful in our today's society. This information is not new, but old. There must be equal access to an education not disenfranchisement from receiving an equitable education and discrimination. NHA has disregarded the rights of students who are citizens of the United States. They accept the State and Federal funding that is allocated for each and every student. NHA parents and stakeholder, this is your money and if it's your money; you are the employer. Therefore there is no excuse that our students at NHA are being prohibited from receiving a suitable and equitable education. They solicit us through false promises for the head count dollars and do nothing to fulfill their promise, the expectations of State and disregard federal requirements. Per their responses to many of their stakeholders, they suggest we call them to talk about the concern,well this too is a waste of time. We have reached out to many such as Board of the school, the Board of NHA, and their Chartering authorizer VP(no response); nothing but pure disregard. A class action US Department of education complaint with the Inspector Generals office and office of Civil rights needs to be done if anyone is interested please contact me at 313-452-2329.
Review by Zylpha2 years ago
I called National Heritage Academies in March because of issues with Emerson Academy in Dayton. I was told they would look into it and get back. No one ever returned my calls or my emails. Teachers are calling me because my grandchild is talking, not sitting down or listening. I thought teachers are the adults. I had a teacher call me today and when I told her my granddaughter stated three girls were bothering her. The teacher told me she was busy in class. Excuse me, I am at work, she interrupted me. Emerson Academy and National Heritage Academies are terrible. I think my next call will be to the State Board of Education
Review by Auttia3 years ago
I don't know where to start. Ok this school year has been one of the worst experiences ever. Very unorganized, no one knows what the other is doing all the way up to the board of the school. Teachers vary depending on the teacher but all the greats are leaving because i believe they see the plane going down and fast. Bullying in the school is at an all time high and even when done in front of a dean there is no repercussion for the bully. No one answers the phone, ever i, actually called 30 times in a day and never got an answer. Favoritism is shown to stay at home parents that have time to be in the school all day. It's a complete zoo, they don't know which children leave with who. This is a very bad situation and although at this point I'm being forced to take my daughters out, i would hate to see another child hurt or taken because no one spoke up.
Review by Laoiseach3 years ago
I have been so impressed and happy with Landmark Academy. I have two kids there currently and my 3rd will be starting in the fall. The education is top notch! My children are thriving there and I have been so impressed with all of their teachers they have had. I would recommend Landmark to anyone!
Review by Furnico3 years ago
Don't feel safe driving to and from school... The school needs to have more safety signs, signal anything that help promote safety!!! SAFETY should be the schools number one goal.
Review by Dtravis3 years ago
Hard to find a better school in the area.
Review by Fredeberto3 years ago
Great School with best teachers and awesome curriculum.
Review by Romfordpele3 years ago
Plymouth scholars is an okay school with average to declining academic standards, limited opportunities for extracurricular programs and horrible -almost inhumane serpentine pick up and drop off conditions in Michigan winter. Teaching excellence varies from a teacher to a teacher.
Review by Spoiltsuzie Tammert3 years ago
If your child fits "in the box"they will thrive at this school if "not"you and your child will be very frustrated at times
Review by Etzel Mrini3 years ago
Fantastic teachers, curriculum and I love the moral focus program.
Review by Younju3 years ago
Middle school teaching staff is in dire need for more training in regards on how to interact/ understand/ empathize/ discipline tweens.
Review by Thinesh3 years ago
I am impressed with the communication that the teachers have with parents. My kids' teachers tell me specific stories about my kids at conferences, they email me funny stories, and are upfront and calm about any discipline issues. The teachers care so much about my children; I feel safe about sending my kids to Excel.
Review by PhilipWalker Erculei3 years ago
Excel is a great school it teaches kids to be nice and not bullies it has great teachers like Mrs.still and Mrs. Debord and miss kystales there all good teachers,if you're thinking of a great school for your kids Excel is the best option.
Review by Sheileen Parfaniuk3 years ago
My son came into Kindergarten needing a speech therapist. They have a great one and he made his first big break through with that therapist! He's received extra help in reading an soon as he started falling behind. We are now in 2nd grade and I feel they go above and beyond to help my son succeed.
Review by Keirra3 years ago
Excel has help my son to be the best educational and as a person that he could be for a 12 yrs old.
Review by Damain3 years ago
I have three children who attended Excel Charter Academy. My oldest, who has recently graduated from High School, graduated valedictorian in his class. My 2nd son is currently attending East Kentwood High School and is ranked #1 in his class of 499 students. I believe that Excel Charter Academy has cultivated a solids foundation for future success in education.
Review by SergioMendez3 years ago
My daughter loves the school and we have had mostly positive experiences as parents. The students, parents, staff and curriculum are great! We had an issue with our daughter's teacher quitting after only a couple of weeks on the job, which led to a rough transition. Things seem to be better now in the classroom though. The homework is sometimes a little over kill and overbearing for a first grader. In my opinion, the school is what it is due to the strong support and the amount of involvement by the parents and community. Very happy with our choice so far!
Review by MDavis Dobrzanska3 years ago
We are new to Landmark, my daughter just started kindergarten this year. I cant rave enough about the moral focus assemblies!! and how these morals are used throughout the school, to remind the students how important they are in everyday life.
Review by Suzsnne3 years ago
My Family is very proud of being part of Excel.
Just reinforce the dress code to everyone, students and staff.
Review by Bromstone3 years ago
Last year, I moved my 7th grade son to Plymouth Scholars School. This year, I moved my 4th and 3rd grade sons too.
Plymouth Scholars School was the right choice
Review by Jillbob3 years ago
Excel challenges studentsi high academic standards and a moral focus atmosphere.
Review by Dernodo Zambeck3 years ago
The staff is wonderful but there is no money put in the school.