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Old 01-29-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Can anyone who has kids or had kids at Woods Charter School tell me what is good about it and what they would like to see change? Any information would be appreciated.

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Old 08-21-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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Woods Charter was an excellent school for my daughter for grades 5-7. During 7th grade things have changed and it seems to be moving from an emphasis in family involvement, recognition of diverse learning styles, and balance of strong academics with social skills and balancing life to trying to be a copy of the Chapel Hill Schools which we left. We originally moved to Woods because Chapel HIll Schools seemed to focus on test scores and gifted kids to exclusion of the average A-B student and kids that may have special needs. My daughter has some learning issues and I was told at Chapel HIll Schools not to expect her ever to make As. She's now making A's and B's but the pressure is now equivalent to ridiculous pressure put on kids at Chapel Hill Schools. We have a doctor who tells me, parents in Chapel Hill try to get their kids diagnosed with ADHD so they can get amphetamines so that their kids can study all night. That seems a bit sick to me.

Anyway, we've loved Woods until the past year and 1/2. Listening to parents has diminished, I believe, and I'm afraid ts becoming a Chapel Hill School wanna be. We will be making decisions ourselves soon about what to do. I 'd love stay and help move the school back to the balanced and inclusive school it used to be. The teachers are excellent by the way.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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Woods Charter was an excellent school for my daughter for grades 5-7. During 7th grade the administration changed and it seems to be moving from an emphasis in family involvement, recognition of diverse learning styles, and balance of strong academics with social skills and balancing life to trying to be a copy of the Chapel Hill Schools which we left. We originally moved to Woods because Chapel HIll Schools seemed to focus on test scores and gifted kids to exclusion of the average A-B student and kids that may have special needs. My daughter has some learning issues and I was told at Chapel HIll Schools not to expect her ever to make As. She's now making A's and B's but the pressure is now equivalent to ridiculous pressure put on kids at Chapel Hill Schools. We have a doctor who tells me, parents in Chapel Hill try to get their kids diagnosed with ADHD so they can get amphetamines so that their kids can study all night. That seems a bit sick to me.

Anyway, we've loved Woods until the past year and 1/2.

I've recently been told they want to focus on the elite gifted kids -- what a thing to say and admit as a publicly funded school. The teachers are still fantastic, by the way.

Disappointed

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