About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Paragon Academy of Technology's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Paragon Academy of Technology had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Paragon Academy of Technology Reviews
i love this school excluding all off the drama that goes around.I really appreciate all of the things that the teachers, and the SGA has done for us.They tried to make our school fun, but their is always going to be someone to mess it up.I am a student from 2010-2011. The teachers there are awesome, but unfortunately I'm leaving so love you paragon and all of my friends in it. BYE LOVE YOU ALWAYS
The school is overall great. I may say, it can be better. They need to bring back dress down fridays and need to add more dress down on special events like dances, earlie releases ect. They also need more fundraisers, so more activites can be done. This will make the school seem more fun. The cool chilled teacher is the science teacher. The exciting one is the american history teacher. Theres some good people there and some Flaws. Stick with the Goods!
My son was attending DATA Charter school that was closed down about 9 weeks into the school year. Many of the students that attended DATA took public transportation to get to DATA. Bussing to the new school was offered but no consideration was made by the bus company or Paragon in regards to needs of the students and the schedule. Many, many times students were left behind because the public bus they had to take to get to DATA was late. Requests were made by many parents to change the schedule by 5 minutes (still leaving plenty of time to get the kids to Hollywood from Downtown) and the answer was always NO. If the children were not at the school at 7:05 then too bad. The principal refused to offer any assistance and I was told the bus company makes the schedule- period. 12, 13 or 14 year old children should not be left behind in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale to fend for themselves, miss school and get back home on their own because the bus couldn't wait.
Additionally, I was not thrilled with communication of the teaching staff. Parents are only directed to the Teacherease website but the teachers don't put in many notes. If your child is struggling then attempting to get resources is like pulling teeth. Overall, this school seems lacking. I was very disappointed.
It's an okay school but needs to be worked on a little. The teachers are good especially the social studies teacher. It's a school that really cares for students you'll love the assistant prinicpal.
I think its great. Keep up the good work.