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Old 03-21-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Centennial, Co
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Hi,

I have been looking into the Charter schools in the area, Union Acadamy to be specific. Does anyone have any input on this school? It looks great!

Also, does anyone know how hard it is to get into? How long are people usually on the waiting list?

Are there any onther Charters close to the Charlotte area that are K-12?

Thanks so much!

Terri
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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hi my neighbors grandchildren go there and they love it!! I think it was a year round school but I am not 100% sure of that, may have been the school before but they are very happy there! hope that helps!
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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Fwiw, Union Academy didn't receive such good parent reviews at greatschools.net. Doesn't mean that's the gospel, just something to be informed about, in your research about this school.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Centennial, Co
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Fwiw, Union Academy didn't receive such good parent reviews at greatschools.net. Doesn't mean that's the gospel, just something to be informed about, in your research about this school.


Ya, I saw that, that's why I was hoping to get some more input. They have good test scores, but that doesn't mean much if the families aren't happy. Seems like they have a lot going on with clubs, athletics and such. I hope to hear some more favorable reviews!

If anyone else has anything to add, I would love to hear what you have to say!

Thanks again,

Terri
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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Fwiw, Union Academy didn't receive such good parent reviews at greatschools.net. Doesn't mean that's the gospel, just something to be informed about, in your research about this school.
Everything I have heard has been positive. Have not read any of the reviews but if I had to guess the parents complaining are probrably the ones that are unhappy about having to donate 60 hours a year to the school in order for their children to attend. From what I heard they help build strong character in their students along with academics. If all I need to do is donate the time for my children to attend than sign me up. By the way I do not believe it is a year round school.

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Old 03-21-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Centennial, Co
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If all I need to do is donate the time for my children to attend than sign me up.
I agree 100%!
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:22 PM
 
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Also keep in mind that your child getting into this school is on a lottery basis, but once you have one child in the system the sibling has priority over those in the lottery system. So if you have more than one child a few years apart this is nice.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:27 PM
 
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Also keep in mind that your child getting into this school is on a lottery basis, but once you have one child in the system the sibling has priority over those in the lottery system. So if you have more than one child a few years apart this is nice.

Ya, I have 2 kids, 9 & 6 as of now...will be in 6th and 2nd grades by the time we would get there. I wish we would be there this summer, but unfortunately there is no way to sell our house here and get out there by the start of next school year.
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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By the way I do not believe it is a year round school.
Why do you choose to not believe it is year round calendar?
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:23 PM
 
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Union Academy is not year round. They do start in late July/early Aug and then get a one week fall break, 2 week Winter break and a spring break. UA is also 190 school days instead of the traditional 180 days.

I have friends who have their kids there and they can't say enough positive about the school. The curriculum is fantastic and what is wonderful about this school is that it will eventually be K-12 so the kids won't have to go to a middle school with 4 other feeder elem. schools. Some people love that, but I really like the K-12 idea.....the same kids in K are still there in 12 (minus some moves, etc...) but the same numbers.

Lottery sign up was due in early March and the lottery is April 3rd for the 2007-2008 school year. It is too late to sign up for next year. Also, you must attend a parent meeting for 2 hours to even get an application. They don't allow applications to be given out at any other time.

Dawn
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