SMU-in Legacy, 5228 Tennyson Parkway Building 3, Room 218-220, Addison, TX | Directions 7524432.931248 -96.840460
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Yorktown Education moved from this location three years ago, when they outgrew the SMU facilities.
This is an academically advanced school that requires some personal effort. My son has been there three years and is now two years ahead having completed his junior year of high school work with an A average. He is only 15 years old. I am looking forward to his advanced college work in computers and game design these next three years while he is still in high school!
While other private schools are struggling, Yorktown is growing and has taken an additional building next door for next year.
I do not know who KW is, but the post is strange. She says the school could be perfect - but nothing is and she (he?) makes some weird statements that twist the truth. For instance:
Yes, the school is full, so they leased additional space for next year. The science lab is in the new building. They are also fencing in a new play ground for the growing elementary school.
Yes, the elementary school has one room. They only started with 10 kids and a wonderful teacher this year. How many rooms should 10 kids and a teacher need? They move slowly to get things right for the kids before growing a school level and adding more kids. They started in High school, then middle school and just moved to the first elementary school class this past year. Maybe this is why they get such great results, careful management of the kids and teacher experience!
I think 6 of the 4&5 graders are now doing 7&8 grade level work in at least one subject after a year. These elementary kids also have 400 word Chinese vocabularies from the great Chinese teacher they have come teach the kids. How many elementary schools require Chinese with a native speaker who teachers with games and activities? Yorktown does - I have seen it!
90% of students are back and achieving, but some were asked to leave and are angry. Mr. Reiners has made the rules and all of us know the rules when we join. 90% + of us are happy he follows through on his word. Some badly behaving students and/or parents have slipped through in the past and then have to leave if they do not behave or do their work.
I think those are the bullies who are making up stories about swearing and other things. I know for a fact the stories about druggies, or suicides are not true. When a problem child slips through the admissions process, the administration deals with it. Unfortunately these losers who don't behave make up false stories.
KW sound like one on the parents who was not invited back and I personally know MH and his daughter below. She is a spoiled child with a badly behaving father who wrote the post. She was expelled and he wanted her back in. To get even he has been running around making up bad reviews and posting them everywhere to "force" Yorktown to let her back in. I am glad they are gone and I have not seen them for a year.
This school is still just beginning, to say the least. They are finding their way in the mess of online classes, which are horrid and incomprehensible. This school could be perfect, but is not due to the lack of interest in all students coming from the administration. So many stories come from this school, about the bullies and the druggies and suicidals, but also the repeated success of two students, the rock climber and the scholarship and the girl who finished earlier than the rest, which are displayed in the halls. Everyone is indeed under one roof, and there isn't much room for everyone. The entire elementary is stuck in one room, and the middle school in another, and the high school enjoys three rooms. The teachers are kind people, but some are known to pick favorites. The children swear and watch pornography and play rough during school hours. Art, however was a fantastic class taught by a great teacher, and I had my child get some really good art skills from her, but that's not a good enough reason to go to this school. They were supposedly going to get a science lab...and put it in the supply closet, because the school building is small, office sized, with a small side yard for kids to eat lunch when its warm, but also an unsafe place, being right next to the street with nothing protecting the younger kids from running right into it.
@SL - No, the school had been paid in full and in advance.
That was the most baffling thing to us - the utter lack of reason... Why the administrator was behaving this way.
As we learned from other parent's experiences, it's the way randy, the administrator operates... He's controlling - and we took that away from him... So he tried to lash out the only way he could.
randy, the administrator/owner, chose to make this a personal issue... It became a battle of wills between him and my wife. Utter foolishness.
Again, would simply advise all against...
Would advise all against anyone using this system. Randy, the owner, is abusive, to say the least... Due to the small number of high school students, we felt it in our daughter's best interest to have her attend a larger school to improve her socialization skills.
It took us over 6 months, multiple phone calls (from us and the new school!), infinite emails, and finally, a trip to the school - just to get our daughter's transcripts.
Once at the school, Randy, specifically, insisted we sign a document (he referred to as a 'release') stating that our daughter had been expelled!! A 4.0 GPA student, with no behavioral issues... Expelled! We refused to sign this libelous document.
As I told Randy during our visit, I've notified the Collin County District Attorney's office about this behavior and expect I will also reach out to the Texas Attorney General's office.
Sadly, as we also explained to Randy, his behavior completely destroyed any benefit provided by the staff and teachers.
No, wouldn't recommend this school - to any.
MH, why the school had problem to provide you the transcript and let your daughter go? Was it money issue or bad school administrative system?
Students achieving more!! – As a parent, we always want to provide more for the next generation than we had growing up. The environment at Yorktown Education not only allows the students to flourish in their studies, but also values the importance of individuality. The instructors are accessible and knowledgable. Together, the students and teachers are achieving great results.
Excellent Affordable Private Education – The teachers to be phenomenal. The heart and soul of this school is for the students to have an exceptional education. The administration has worked tirelessly in providing an atmosphere with firm and fair boundaries and freedom to be unique and expressive. Teaching each student the life skills they need to succeed in college and beyond are high priorities. A great school with a greater future.
Great Teachers at Yorktown – My daughter has been going to Yorktown for a year now and I have been really impressed with the teachers' coaching and encouragement of her as well as other students. They keep their standards and expectations, but have a caring, nurturing environment that helps keep stress down. Yorktown stresses respect for each other and maintains a positive atmosphere. The teachers are highly qualified in their fields, but at the same time seem to be able to convey their love of their subject to their students. Every child learns differently, I find that the Yorktown teachers do their best to find how a child learns in order to progress them to the next level. With always an eye on how it will affect the students college career, the teachers strive to impart the knowledge and study skills students will need for the future. If you are in the area and are looking for a great alternative for your student, you should check out Yorktown.
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