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 Columbus Humanities, Arts and Technology Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Columbus Humanities, Arts and Technology Academy had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Ohio average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Columbus Humanities, Arts and Technology Academy Reviews
This school really isn't stable, has a high turnover rate, and the teachers are unorganized.
I am very disappointted in the school for my recent encounter. I called the school asking if my child can start Kindergarten. She is 4. I was told to bring her in to get tested. Which we did. Every single test my child passed. We told told she can start Kindergarten. So my child is excited to start. I have received no phone calls from the school and today when I called I was told my daughter is not eligible to start until next year. Meantime I have taken my child out of daycare, she is excited to start school and I have no child care arranged for my child. Not to mention we have spend alot of money on school uniforms for her already.
First day of school is tomorrow and i am very excited! There is a positive energy among the teachers, staff, administrators, and students who have stopped by. I see a very bright future ahead for CHATA and am looking forward to a great year with my middle school students.
CHATA is a great alternative to Columbus Public schools. The teachers are very personal in their students' lives and care for them. Academically, the students scored higher than Columbus Public in 7 out of 12 state tests. Also, this year each classroom has Smartboards, making each lesson interactive for the students.
I joined the Columbus Humanities, Arts, & Technology Academy's faculty in January 2011. I am elated to be a part of the awesome faculty and staff of CHATA. Mrs. Glenna Burke, CAO, has created a positive, safe environment for the students. Care, knowledge, and 'best" teaching practices are brought to the students of CHATA through experienced teachers. Parents and Guardians who are concerned about their child's education should make a visit to CHATA and experience the positive atmosphere.
CHATA is a wonderful place to be! This is my sixth year with this school and I have seen the students that attend grow and thrive. CHATA is a place where students and teachers are empowered to learn and teach each other. Our extended school day and year gives students and teachers more time to work together. CHATA also offers after school tutoring to help those students who need an extra push! The Paragon curriculum allows students to learn the history of the world through music, dance, and art! We are also building a library so that our students may have another place to research, read, and learn! Students will be greeted each morning by all adults they pass with a smile and a friendly word or two! We have a wonderful, caring staff that enjoys working together to help each student reach excellence! Come and check us out!
Columbus Humanities is a great school! We are under new leadership with Mrs. Glenna Burke. She is taking our staff and empowering us to be the best teachers we can be. We offer an extended school year and before and aftercare for students. Additionally after school tutoring is available for students who need the extra push or are struggling. In addition to the core subjects (Reading/ELA, Math, Science and Paragon) students can will participate in Spanish, Music, PE, and Character Education. This past year, CHATA beat Columbus Public in 7 out of 12 standardized test scores. CHATA is a school that cares about you & your child.
My son attended Kindergarten at CHATA last year and I had a great experience with the school. His teacher was very helpful sugguesting activites to work on at home and could give me details and data about my child's performance at school. She was also very good at teaching child how to solve problems on their own (using their words to talk things out). I'm impressed with the rigor of the school and like the extended school day. My son was also able to learn Spanish! The teachers there care and it is a great place to send your child!
Last school year my son attended Columbus Humanities, Arts, and Technology Academy for Kindergarten. I was very pleased with the quality education and caring teachers. He had the opportunity to attend this full day Kindergarten program for free. While at CHATA, my son participated in many enriching activities involving art, music, spanish and social studies and was offered idividualized instruction to meet his academic needs. He was also able to take part in after school tutoring at no cost. I value the education he recieved at this school and he left there ready for all the challenges of 1st grade.
I Work at CHATA. What people don't see on the outside is that we work hard for our students? I Love my job. This past year, we outscored Columbus Public in 7 out of 12 academic assessments. We also move from Academic Emergency to Continuous Improvement with a two year period. We are making strides toward excellence.
I would not recommend any parent to put their child/children in this school. This is the first year my kids attended and it has been a roller coaster ride as there is no stability. I have a 5th, 3rd, and 8th grader, and I cannot tell you their teachers names. They fired the principal and their class rooms have had at least 4 new teachers since the beginning of the year. I don't know how they access the kids progress with all these changes. I have been thinking about removing my kids, and my final decision will be when I receive their report cards for the quarter. The Board of Education should really look into this matter. The only thing I like about the school is they offer free tutoring after school with an outside company.
I attened Columbus Humanities, Arts and Technology Academy in grades 4-8. ! I miss it so much if there was a day for all the students that have graduated from there could come back i would love it . ! ♥ The teachers there are great and most of them push you as hars as possible to help you stay on top of your work and education and i thank them for that because i am now a very sucessful 10th grade student at West High . !