I am a former student of this school, and am currently in high school. I attended SLA for many years, and I've come to regret that decision. They are extremely far behind in many subjects compared to public schools, including mathematics. I entered my freshman year of high school having no idea how to
... Read more solve an algebraic equation or even do basic geometry, and thus had to move out of honors so I could keep up with the pace. I knew many students who did absolutely no work the whole year, but were still passed on to the next grade and praised by the staff because they did well in Bible class, and those were high schoolers and middle schoolers. Good for elementary school? Yes. Anything beyond that? No. Read less
Posted by a other on 11/22/13
My children have attended SLA for several years and agree this has been their best year so far! They are glad they are able to learn without (former) students constantly displaying bad attitudes and disrespecting teachers and intimidating other students. Many thanks to the new administration for stepping
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Posted by a parent on 10/06/12
We had to remove our children from SLA after the problems we had to endure last year. I'm not sure what the last post means about 'haters' moving on because we loved this school and supported it with our time and money for many years. We were close to the teachers, students and their families and it
... Read more was extremely heartbreaking to have to remove our children from the school because of the actions of their leaders. Their athletic dept. is just about gone and they fired several teachers this year because they lost so many students (almost half have left). Can 80 families be so wrong about the new admistration? You can decide. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/23/12
This is a great school! The new administrator had to clean up a lot of things that had been allowed by past administrators. He came in and got rid of the bad apples, and now the school is moving forward in a positive direction. Great faculty, great atmosphere. Let the haters move on as Shining Light
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Posted by a parent on 08/18/12
I agree with the last post. I have had to pull my children as well. The principal that was put in place in 2011 runs the school like a military camp. the kids despise him and hate coming to school now. The pre k and very early elementary grades are good but from 4th grade up they are bad. This new
... Read more principal has single handed run off more than half of last years students. I would not suggest this school to anyone while Lenington is in charge Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/08/12
Our children have been at this school for 5 years and although it used to be a good school, the new principle who started in 2011 has caused a lot of families to leave. He has degraded not just our children in front of others, but many others as well. He has created an environment that is extremely
... Read more critical and hostile. Our children have been so unhappy this past year and after many attempts to work this out with the principle, schoolboard and pastor, we are removing our children from the school. I know for a fact that we are not the only families who have been forced to leave. This school needs to have more certified teachers as well. He fired one of the best teachers they had for high school and several others left before the school started. We believe our children are now behind those in public school and will have some catching up to do. I would not suggest anyone to put their children in this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/02/12
We have been here since K3 for one child and K4 for the other. We love it. Academically and spiritually a great school. My K4 child is reading at a level that I would have never anticipated. This is a great school. We love the structure and the discipline that the school provides for both our kids.
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Posted by a parent on 03/12/09
My son has been attending Shining Light Academy since K-4 (4 years old). In my opinion this school is great for its K-3 - 2nd or 3rd grade then it slowly declines acedemically. There are a less than a handful of above-average teachers at this school. What I do love about the school is that the teachers
... Read more are loving and the environment is very warm (something every kid needs to grow - academically, emotionally & spiritually). The school needs more emphasis on reading and writing. Read less
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Greensboro schools — Shining Light Academy is located at 4530 W Wendover Ave, Greensboro NC 27409. 4530 W Wendover Ave is in the 27409 ZIP code in Greensboro, NC Shining Light Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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