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September 25, 2012

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September 25, 2012

I thought I would write this as an my honest opinion to help parents make their decision. My son attended SCA for around a year and half. We love most of the staff there as they are friendly, christian based individuals. I would say from the newborn class to about 1 this is the best place in Schertz! After one things started changing for me. My main concern was that there was a lot of free time and during this free time the kids had barely any toys/books. Also I was really looking for a "school" atmosphere where the kids were constantly engaging/interacting with the teachers. We found this to be true bet 8:30- lunch and that was it. They have after care teachers come in around two that are constantly changing and found numerous times where I would come in and they would have zero interaction with the kids. The new place my son is at has the classroom schedule broken into fifteen minute intervals... constantly learning. Well I am getting cut short but hope this helped!

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Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 10, 2011

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August 10, 2011

Our son's Ladybug class had a teaching assistant that looks like Barbie, but isn't qualified to teach or work with children. According to feedback, she made little effort to connect with children, didn't seemed enthusiastic about it, and frequently stood around like a mannequin or sat at her corner doing her own things while the other teacher took up all the slack. Being pregnant never stopped other women from doing what they do, but it was a convenient excuse for Barbie to do very little. Is Barbie even certified to be there? My son didn't settle in well. Within weeks, he was crying to want to leave the moment he was brought in. That never happened in his previous school, where he was happy to being there every time. Schertz Christian Academy had given us a laundry list of stationery and materials supposedly for class projects/assignments, but we saw no more than two over five months. When we took him out after only six months, we never got those stationery and materials back. The school kept them! For school photos, the school hired a woefully incompetent photographer that wanted payment before shooting - the first time I've seen in any photography service doing that. The school claimed that other photographers didn't work out, but I suspect this one was picked because she's Christian. When I saw the photographs, they were atrocious! Subject's hands and feet partially cut off, subject's headshots that occupied less than 10% of the frame. According to reports, the photographer had trouble prepping the children for shoots. Clearly inexperienced. The photographer in our son's previous school had no such problems, took better pictures, and asked for payment after shooting. But this one claimed to see "Through His Eyes", thus the name of her photography business. Based on the photo sets, she does not have a talent for photography. Whatever eyes she thinks she has, it ain't His! She also endangered the well-being of the children by putting the photos on her website without access protection. Not only that, she also has photos of high school girls in various provocative attire. All are accessible by simply googling her business! At the Christmas pageant, the school went out of the way to embarrass my son with his complete unawareness. They specifically told us he must wear a sash around his waist. We saw to that, and even took two photos of him with the sash around his waist. The sash was still around his waist when he was dropped off. When he came on stage, the sash disappeared! What happened?! We later found it in his backpack. What was it doing in there? If he had a diaper change, shouldn't the teacher responsible made sure the sash was placed back around his waist. I couldn't help but wonder if it was malicious intent on the part of the school. None of the schoolteachers tried to point it out. He was the only child in his class without the sash, and that stood out like a sore thumb. Was it because my son looks foreign? Or maybe the teachers were so insecure that he was the smartest-looking child with the sash on that he could upstage their own kids and they couldn't handle it? So they took his sash off and made him look stupid. I hold Barbie and the other teacher responsible for this, though the entire school is also at fault for condoning it. When my son gets older, I will tell him about it. After we gave 30-day notice to take our son out of the school for good, we found his name removed in every location of the classroom the following day. Couldn't the school have waited 30 days and then do this? They are so petty. Our son deserves a better school, with teachers that will treat him with respect. Schertz Christian Academy isn't worth the money. If you read this and your children are enrolled here, take them out immediately. They are many schools that offer better preschooling at more affordable rates.

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taking our child to and from the school.

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Sacked Ms. Nikki, director and all the upper-level staff, and bring in competent teachers.

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