Keep in mind as you read these reviews folks that this school opened its doors in 2017. It isnt going to run as smoothly as ANY school that many of these families have as an alternative option for schooling their children. A rhythm, routine, and tenor have to be established and that takes time. With that in mind and knowing that going in to the school year, we did our due diligence to heed the requests and requirements of the administration as the year gostarted and as time moved forward I reminded myself and others around me to execute patience and sure enough the end of the year had many of the kinks, bumps, and skids worked out, and with even more hope moving into the future. Those who struggle with the idea of CAP being required at any grade level may want to reconsider the fact they are sending their child to a MILITARY structure based school. I absolutely loved how the overall, not each individual being spoken for here, staff goal was for growth. Our son had been labeled by a previous public school as a kid that will barely make it by in school and have a mediocre set of opportunities afterwards for him. Well I can tell you, on the slightly accelerated curriculum that the Academy had in place, the only struggle he faced was learning the higher accountability with turning work in unprompted. Outside of that our son was an A/B student and found a great deal of growth in the maturity department as a result of his excellent instructor. Our daughter, who has never faced academic struggle, finally found challenging work and an instructor who, despite an emotional departure, was exceptionally supportive and dedicated to her students. Any time I had a concern, whether academic or social she was there to listen and quick to act. The name clearly states military academy, which means one should expect grooming, attire, character and parental behavior standards that will grow over time as the Academy establishes its roots here in the community
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We started at the school under the impression of “resources” being available to my son. We trusted when the vice principal and teachers would say we are going to make sure it’s taken care of . We are looking into the situation ...So many people thought this academy was a reform school so the school was not prepared for half of the students being troubled children. My son who has always been a great student and on top of his work started suffering immensely when he got to this school. Not only did they not provide the adequate resources for IEP the excuses that have been given as to why no one has followed up with me are ridiculous . It’s unfortunate I couldn’t change schools right away and now my child’s education is suffering . False promises and terrible communication has still til this day been an issue. I would not recommend this school to anyone! Half the parents won’t speak up because their children are still there but it’s a known fact how unprepared this school was when it opened . Thankfully he has an amazing teacher Mr . keltner and a very patient teachers aide mrs. Shipe who have picked up where the administration has lacked and taken the time to try to and help him as much as they can. I wish again that with the number of phone calls and emails I have made that someone would have followed up. Again be weary of false promise that this “Stem Charter School” has to offer and all the “resources” that they put in their great tv commercial that we have yet to see .
Child care director cusses & belittles/yells at the children. She tells the kids that they are "pissing her off", told another parent when I was not present that my child needed to be "tamed", told me that she was on her 3rd bottle of wine for the week because of the kids, said the word "BS" in front of them and was over heard talking about "kicking someone in the nuts." I've called multiple times and left msgs but still have yet to hear back or see anything done about it. My child's teacher doesn't even have a Colorado Teaching License.They serve toddler like portions. Animal crackers, yogurt and a cheese stick is NOT enough to fill up my almost middle school aged child. I asked a few kids about the food and they said they were ALWAYS still hungry. My child has NEVER received a failing grade until attending this school and when I emailed to schedule a time to meet with his her, I was told email works best. My child got a busted lip and had to go to the nurse twice and I didn't receive one phone call to notify me of what happened. A staff member told me that due to their lack of funding they were shorted on their checks and as a result some have already quit.They send out an email every month telling parents to apply for free/reduced lunch even if we know we won't qualify just so they receive additional funding. A staff member told me that no background checks were conducted prior to the start of the year and that degrees were never verified. Birth certificates and immunization records were never verified.The music teacher stepped on a child's hand on purpose and made him cry because he was touching something that didn't belong to him.Then when another child was going to touch it, he said, "you want me to step on your hand too." A staff member told me a teacher threw something at a child for not listening. They refused to return the rest of my child's school supplies stating that they are "community items". They denied my kid lunch when he was short on lunch money.
Widefield School District 3 is a fantastic place for students and staff! I'm proud be a graduate of this fine district. Every day is a testament to continual improvement and doing whatever it takes for kids!
The love of Christ is evident through the administration and teachers down to the students. It encourages me as a father to see a school so dedicated to upholding the Bible and everything it stands for.
Both of my chrildren have attended Widefield School District 3 for a few years now. They have a good variety of activities and courses for students. I'm very happy with it.
Widefield School District 3 is a great school. I would recommend them to anyone in the Colorado Springs area.
The teachers and staff at Widefield School District do what they can to make sure the kids have a good learning experience. I really enjoy this district and would highly recommend them.
Widefield School District has done alot for my kids, and I appreciate all they have done. They are a great district all around.
Widefield is such a great community. The district is a strong part of that; there is a nice small town feel where the staff is very approachable.