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 C.S. Lewis Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, C.S. Lewis Academy had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Utah average is 23 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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C.S. Lewis Academy Reviews
We'll see. It's only the beginning of the school year, but I'm nervous about the change. Mainly because we don't seem to have a lot of communication between one of the kids' teachers and we, the parents. She seems distracted and overwhelmed (and young) to be honest. I've heard rumors (from my child) that she is leaving the school either temporarily or for good, which does make me nervous for my child, as he has special needs and doesn't easily adapt to someone new. Not her fault or the schools', but it still makes me nervous.
Also, his teacher was putting him in time out of morning time sleepiness when this is based upon a medication he takes regularly, and she did so without communicating with us that he was sleeping in school. List of work he has allegedly missed and is being scored "0" for has been sent home without a call to me, the parent. As stated above, he's a special needs child and he has issues remembering to do work and sometimes doesn't bring work home. I'm waiting on an IEP meeting to remedy these issues and I hope to come back with a better report. However, right now, I'm nervous.
On a positive note, the staff is friendly and always listen to my concerns. We're excited that the kids have options like Sensa Learn, Orchestra and a moderate list of creative electives. I'll come back mid school year and report how things are going. We're excited but nervous so far about C.S. Lewis. Oh and let me just say, their food is healthy and amazing! So much better than other schools' menus.
I have 3 children attending CS Lewis, we have been apart of their "family" for 3 years now. We have tried to weather the changes. But I have to admit although I think the teachers my children have had seem to be very high quality (with one exception) and the curriculum is top of the line that the CONSTANT shifting in administration and teachers has without a doubt had a negative impact on my children's learning environment and education. I would recommend the school ONLY if they can stop the constant turn over in educators and administration. I do feel that many of the teachers they have "let go" are among the cream of the crop, it's been disapointing to see them go.
My children have been going to C. S. Lewis for 2 years now, and all i can say is they are wonderful. I have had trouble in our school that we are assigned to in our area, they were not willing to help us at all. I switched to C. S Lewis and they were able to help my child get back on track and beyond. I am grateful for all the help from the staff at the school, each one is really concerned to see our children excel and do the best that they can. _
My son has been going to CS Lewis for almost 2 years now. They have had many non-compliant reports from the state board of education sent to CS Lewis. They are on their 3rd Special Education Director in 9 months and the second School Director in 2 years. They have either fired or resigned over 10 teachers and/or aids in less than a year. Anytime you see such a large turn over of Administration in any organization in such a short time, it means there is trouble within the organization. If you take the total number of staff and divide it by the numbers they have lost in a year, I believe you will find reason to question what is going on at CS Lewis Academy in Santaquin, Utah..
My children have been attending C.S. Lewis Academy since it opened and we have been impressed with how well they have been learning how to read and spell. I am not someone that thinks charter schools have all the answers, but I feel like C.S. Lewis has a great curriculum (K12). And so far the teachers we have had have been amazing. They do way more than what is expected.