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Summit Academy K-68

Chandler, AZ | Maricopa County


February 6, 2015

In 2009 Mark J Andrews took over as the Principal of Frost elementary. Our second son had already attending while it was frost in 2008. Whne mark came along, he made great efforts to clean the school up ie: teachers that were not up to standards were replaced, students with a bad track record got reevaluated to see if they were falling behind because of bad behavior or just needed to be on an IEP program. Marks goal was to bring test scores up to the level to gain approval by the International Baccalaureate Association. Once this happened MPS changed Frost Elementary and Hendrix Jr. to Summit Academy. Mark has had a positive impact on the school( saving it from being closed down) Better staff, better teachers, my children's self esteem has gone up tremendously along with their grades. Because Summit is now an IB school, Band is mandatory from 4th to 6th grades and an elective in middle school grades.. Having an awesome, fun but no nonsense teacher like Mr Brian Wilson has made the band/ orchestra/ concert band excel to high levels, and a lot of parents support this program and attend the concerts. Mr Wilson really works so well with the students to get them playing in no time.

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April 23, 2014

This is my second child going through Summit and we love the school. My second started Kindergarten this year and is learning so much. She can read and add and amazes us on a regular basis. She gets homework and her teacher is awesome. She is also learning Spanish and loves it. This is an awesome school!!!

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April 17, 2014

I Love Summit Academy. My daughter has attended Summit for three years now and we have been very happy.

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October 25, 2013

This is my grandchildren's first year at Summit Academy for elementary and middle school and the kids love it!!! So far we have attended the Band events and we are loving Mr. Wilson!! Great School

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January 20, 2013

My child was at this school for only a few weeks for kindergarten. I was shocked that they were doing everything she did in pre-k and never had any homework. Her teacher also made it clear she didn't want any parents in the classroom to help as she had some students that were rather 'violent' in the room. That is a clue to not have your child here. There was no communication and it was obvious this school was just 'getting by'. My child is excelling in another school just around the corner!

May 8, 2012

So far this school has been wonderful. My son is in the first grade and has a great teacher. The school has a great afterschool program also. I live in this neighborhood and can walk my child to school.

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October 12, 2011

Every year we have had the best teachers. My daughter had gone to a charter school 1-2 grades and was falling behind. The teachers have been exceptional at this school and now in grade 6 she is excelling. This is a great school and would highly recommend. The only thing disappointing which i know is due to budget cuts are the extra curricular actives ie fall festival that hasn't happened in two years now . reaching out to parents to help fund that would be an option but activities like that really bring parents/teachers/students together!

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May 16, 2010

Most of the teachers are great, the parent involvement is discouraging, and the behavior problems at the school aren't addressed to my satisfaction

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April 16, 2010

Robert Frost was approved as an International Baccalaureate School in November 2009.

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April 6, 2009

My children went to Frost last year and they loved it!!! They now attend a Queen Creek school and whenever theyre having a bad day there they say 'Mom, cant we just go back to Frost?' I have to say, I would love them to be able to go back! They were so much happier. I have to give special thanks to Mr. Jones! He never gave up on my son even through his tuffest struggles! Mr. Jones pushed him forward and kept him going! Thank you Mr. Jones!!! Any issues I had with anything involved with the school were takin care of right away.

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September 27, 2007

Our family has really enjoyed being a part of the Frost Family. Our two older children have been attending Frost since 2005 and we refuse to move partly because we are extremely satisfied with the school. We have been blessed to have had some wonderful teachers that are involved, excited and concerned about our children. Among those teachers are Mr. Kinslow, Ms. Bean, Mr. Vasquez and Ms. Bailey. All of these teachers have shown great amounts of support for our children's academic, emotional and social needs. They have all been really great about staying in contact with us in regards to performance and getting back to us immediately when requested. The school principal Mr. Moe is also a great help. The few times that we have needed to contact him in regards to issues from bus routes to academic ones, he has been quick to resolve the matters at hand.

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October 10, 2006

I think the kids club after school program is really bad... They do not watch your kids and they are very irresponsible. As far as the school and teachers itself... My daughter is very bright and at the top of her class. She has always been ahead of the other students, even in her old school. I don't think their homework and teaching plans are very good and they don't do enough after school events. My daughters other school always had after school events that involved the students and parents and it was fun, educational and safe.

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September 19, 2006

The Principal, Mr. Moe has been very responsive to my need for involvement in my child's education. I have to say that teachers like Bean, Kinslow, Vasquez and some others are very good about keeping you in the loop about your child's performance. Other teachers think your child's education is their business alone to work in tandem with your child, who maybe just 10 years old. I had a few problems with that factor but was assisted by Mr. Moe and the issue was remedied. I think the music program is good but I am more concerned with core skills like Math, English,Social studies and the like. The only way to make sure you know what your child is doing is to insist the day planners be used by the teachers otherwise, you will be completely in the dark. The day planners are communication enhancers they should be used by all.

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August 16, 2006

As a parent, I was steered away from being involved in not only my child's classroom, but also in her education all together. It was very much a 'My way or Highway' option atmosphere, and left little room for parental concerns or assistance. The principal refused to acknowledge any issues in parent/teacher communication, and even went as far as threatening me for insisting on being a part of my child's education. The teacher insinuated and insisted that my child had a learning disability, although testing at the top of the grade level said otherwise. The music program is spectacular, however, and is the one shining star to this otherwise dismal learning environment.

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February 22, 2006

Parental involvement at this school, insofar as PTo was concerned, was so low it might as well not exist. The principal seemed detached and uncaring about the students as individuals.

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