I do not recommend this school. Arriving at this school is like arriving at a prison. You would think after paying such a high tuition price one would at least be treated with respect and dignity. However, that is not the case here. They don’t greet you, you greet them. You don’t even get a return smile or hello or goodbye. My son has been here for a year now. It’s not a one day’s thing, it is everyday. The front office staff particularly, Linda is always demeaning with her responses and looks, her attitude express she is so much better then you. They are only there because their children are enrolled at Challenger and they receive a discounted tuition price. They are unapproachable and not there to help you. If Challenger teaches manners, how come they don’t teach their front staff? Did they even receive an education at all? It seems like the front staff does not even have the bare basics down. How are they suppose to educate our kids?After two weeks of sept the schools front | Office lady a women with a English accent and a total rude ***** told via voice mail that if we didn’t pay the tuition by tomorrow that our son in the 4th grade could not return to school Monday. I called and assured them the funds would be there Monday. Then we got another call saying that we must come to school at 9am to meet with the head master ! ( what if that time didn’t work ) | Then they called and left a message that | “They were going ahead with ACH ” Payments. | After some careful consideration we thought It was totally wrong to act the way they did . Never asking if there was a an issue or concern. | We went to Southern Highland prep School | Paid more money and were treated better and guess what our child comes home happy everyday eager to go to school not like a Challenger were their motto is | **** you pay me. Lastly the teachers were are just as bad rude and unapproachable.The Challenger curriculum post-Kindergarten is one size fits all; they do not account for different learning levels. The Challenger program is not well-rounded. There is no music class. There is no gym for PE. There is no art class. There is no program for social growth. There is no science lab. The computer class is programming only, real-world usage isn’t taught. Challenger is purely academic. That’s great if you think your kid will like a very formal setting with very limited social interaction, but let me tell you now – your child will not have much time to be a kid, at school or at home. Challenger lacks greatly in communication. If you have a question for the teacher you must call in and leave a message and wait to have your call returned within 24 hours. Challenger tells you that they have an open door policy, but the handful of times I have popped in to use the “open door,” it was closed and I had to make an appointment. There is no online access, nor can you email the teacher or call her/him directly. You can email the elementary director, but it was my experience that it was sometimes hard to get a reply and I have documentation of sending a 2nd email to entice a response. Parents are discouraged from coming into the school and all but forced to use car line. | Think twice on enrolling your child here, and know what you are paying for. The school doesn’t allow kids to take home in-class materials. There is lack of culture in the school, a lack of accountability with the teachers (they put the accountability on the student), a lack of parental involvement and there is no PTA. There is no school principle, just a headmaster and good luck on getting access to any school records on your child. There is no discipline on students that act out either; they make students write an apology letter 6 times on what they did wrong. At the end of the year they have their award ceremony. If you child does not receive one, your child is still forced to attend and watch the ceremony. Students start learning basic multiplication in the first grade, division in the second grade and basic algebra in the third grade. Students start learning to read in late preschool. Often students are rushed to eat their lunches. Older grades are always scheduled to eat later than younger grades. Despite the growth of the school, teachers are often coming and going every new school year. Challenger is always hiring. Also, there are no field trips or no school library.
Name: Challenger School Los Prados Campus
Country: United States
City: Las Vegas
Address: 5150 N Jones Blvd,
Phone: (702) 839-1900