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 Derrick Thomas Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
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Derrick Thomas Academy Reviews
I use to go to tis School and i LOVEd it i was in the gifted and talented classesit was a great school and i miss every body ther i was also in band ther as well
I am a current student and I can honestly say this school is very disorganized. Also us as high school students shouldn't have to stay in school til 4:00 pm like we have jobs. The fact that we get out at that time is playing with my money and other high school students money we have needs and wants and with us getting out at that time is making sure we don't fulfill those needs and wants. They feed us uncooked and cold food like we are in jail. We don't have snacks nor venting machines where we can buy snacks so we won't be hungry for a long period of time. Its a lot of fucked up shit bout that school that I can talk about. I am in the 11th grade the school isn't all that but it will be much better if they think about what's best for us as high school students. Them keeping us there longer is not gone help us get a better education its just gone irritated the hell out of us and a lot of fights gone break out this year. I'm just gone go for this last year because its gone close down after 2013 anyway and I swear to god I'm glad because I'm tired of being a caged animal. They can't give us enough freedom why should we support them they just using us students so we can score high on the test to keep them from closing down well too bad all the smart people left the school because how strict they was and the dismissal time. No high test scores this year and they might as well get ready to kick people out because I can promise you 4:00pm with hot bothered high school students is not gone mix so DTA get ready because its about to get raw and uncut in the year 2012-2013.
PS I'm really a student the options wont change me from parent to student . This school I see only the quieter students succeeding, to me I'm one of those students tin the ninth grade and fighting for a way to get my scholarship; I'm glad that there are some teachers willing to help, but truly ... I as a student I say that this school NEEDS TO get rid of most of those students who really is making such a hard time for other students. Especialy the teachers are receiving hard times :( I blame it on the kids.
I think that it's a great school but it does not give the middle and high school students enough freedom. They treat them like they are unstable people by making them walk on the line but other then that it's a great school!