15 Parent Reviews for Providence Creek Academy Charter School
This is the first year I've enrolled my daughter into this school and I cannot get her out fast enough. Her teacher is wonderful, new to the profession but she is trying her best giving the limited resources she is offered by the administration. In fact, you can tell most of the teachers (with the
... Read more exception of a few) are rather young. From what I've heard, they have a high turnover and seem to only be able to recruit young teachers. It has become very difficult to meet with the principal or anyone else in the administration. I'm always told they are "in a meeting", or "on a conference call" (we all know what that means) or that they will take my number and call me back (they never do). You can also tell that the school is too concerned with their physical image - no expense spared on the landscaping or athletic fields. But from what the teacher tells me, she has to spend her own money on classroom supplies, furniture, and she even had to pay to get her own classroom painted! Security to me is also a concern. You can easily walk around campus before being noticed. And it's too easy for a kid to let someone into the building by themselves. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/30/13
I've been at PCA for 9 years and I think its a great school overall. I excel in the grades and tests scores. The teachers really care about the student well being emotionally and academically. The environment in the school is friendly. Mostly everyone knows each other and gets along. The teachers share
... Read more a bond with the class bigger than just learning. We laugh and have a good time but we actually learn something. I recommend this school to anyone with a passion for learning. This is my last year at PCA and I know I'm going to miss the memories I've made for the past 9 years. -A student at PCA, 8th grader Read less
Posted by a other on 10/04/13
This is my son's Kindergarten year at PCA and we all LOVE it so far. He has learned a LOT, both in core subjects and also in specials, especially in Music. His teacher is wonderful, always going above and beyond to help the students out in whatever way she can. My only regret is that my daughter(5th
... Read more grade) DIDN'T get into PCA this year because there weren't enough spots(28 students on the waiting list!) I wish they'd open a 4th 5th grade class to accomodate some of this students! I sure hope she gets in next year. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/31/10
This school's most recent test scores have dramatically improved. The 2009 test scores received a superior school rating. This website needs to be updated to reflect those scores.
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Posted by a parent on 05/16/10
I have 6 children in a safe learning enviroment. They all fare excellent on these state tests. There has been an influx of poor students that good parents have moved to this school for improvement that may have brought the state test scores to average. Thay would be way below average if it was not
... Read more for this school's commitment to teach. My children are lucky to be smart and in a place where they can grw and learn. Robert Bailor. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/31/10
I love this school. 2 of my children attend PCA and I could not be more pleased with the teachers or the school itself.
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Posted by a parent on 01/20/10
This is my daughter's Kindergarten year at PCA and we just love everything about it ... from the teachers, to the parents, to the curriculum, to the security measures active in an effort to keep our children safe. Thank you !!
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Posted by a parent on 10/03/09
My oldest son started PCA in the 7th grade and since we liked it so much we decided to put our youngest in there as well. He is now in second grade and we have been pleased with all the teachers so far. We like the fact that they wear uniforms, cause I feel the kids don't judge each other by their clothes
... Read more and seem to all get along. I like the atmosphere of PCA and the parental involvment. I have always felt welcome there anytime. I work near by so I would go have lunch with my son once a week and in the process I really got to know my childs class mates and teachers this way. We also like the transportation team. Most of the drivers work with your schedule. I'm looking forward to my son going to school there until Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/23/08
After a few problematic initial years, PCA has really improved in the area of academics. The new curriculum director and administrative staff have the school moving in the right direction. More athletic teams are forming and student involvement in band, chorus, ballet and other extracurricular activities
... Read more increase each year. Parent involvement is high through the PTO, various committees and even board participation. A new school is schedule to be built in the next few years and things are looking quite positive for PCA to continue its journey toward excellence. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/22/07
wow there is really not much to say, but im glad that i switched to PCA. im not a parent, im a student there for my first and last year because i will be going into high school next year.i had such a strugle in math and now, im happy that i have mrs.aspinwall. she is a great teacher and i thank her for
... Read more all her help so far.im adapting to the way they are taught things. Read less
School Profile for Providence Creek Academy Charter School
DSTP* Test Scores
Test Year: 2009
Providence Creek Academy Charter School
Providence Creek Academy Charter School
* In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Special Education Classes
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Adult Education Classes
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English as Second Language
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Clayton schools — Providence Creek Academy Charter School is located at 279 W Duck Creek Rd, Clayton DE 19938. 279 W Duck Creek Rd is in the 19938 ZIP code in Clayton, DE The school district for Providence Creek Academy Charter School is the Providence Creek Academy Charter School. Providence Creek Academy Charter School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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