Mountain Island Charter School

Mountain Island Charter School

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Stanley Resident

Mount Holly, NC

#1 Sep 29, 2010
I have heard that a lot of students are leaving MICS and returning to their original school. Anyone else heard of this?
MountHolly Resident

Taylorsville, NC

#2 Sep 29, 2010
My child goes to MICS. So far, It has been AWESOME. They have done a tremendous amount of work in such a short period of time. The school was not approved until mid-March this year. They have before and afterschool care. They have enrichment programs before and afterschool. Enrichment programs include Chess, Piano, Guitar, Golf, Girls on the Run, Girl Scouts, Tennis, and Voice. This are all done ONSITE. I have been very impressed with the Head of School, the teachers and the OUTPOURING of Parent Volunteers. I am so excited about the future of this school. Can't wait until we get our permanent location.
Interesting

Taylorsville, NC

#3 Sep 29, 2010
Charlotte News 36 Just had a small segment on Mt. Island Charter. Good to see. The PE/Wellness instructor stated that all 6th and 7th graders will be CPR certified at the end of every school year.
Informed

Charlotte, NC

#4 Sep 30, 2010
Yes, a lot of students are leaving.
in the know

Gastonia, NC

#5 Sep 30, 2010
students leave every day
MountHolly Resident

Taylorsville, NC

#6 Sep 30, 2010
I have heard about students leaving. Didn't know how many. Curious to know why.
MICS Parent

Gastonia, NC

#7 Oct 1, 2010
My child attends MICS and we LOVE IT!!!!! I really think some of you are getting confused with Piedmont Charter. They have lost some kids. Also with every new school there are growing pains.
Informed

Charlotte, NC

#8 Oct 1, 2010
I'm referring to MICS, not Piedmont. There are a number of students leaving. I know for a fact that last week alone at least 6 to 8 students left the charter school to return to Rankin Elementary.
MICS parent

Mount Holly, NC

#9 Oct 2, 2010
Rankin Elementary is one of the better schools, but good luck from there and Good Luck getting your child back in any Charter School once you leave. These schools are not for every child or parent. MICS ecouraged parents during the application to seriously consider their choice for that very reason. Of course there is always someone with negativity trying to tear down something positive. Who knows why the kids have left? Each one could have different reasons so it should not be assumed something is not working out.The bad thing is a parent who really wanted a spot for their child did not get one that would have otherwise been available.

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#10 Oct 2, 2010
It doesn't matter where your kid goes to school. It matters how much the parent pushes and encourages the kid to study and absorb information. It also depends on the kid. Presidents have come from dirt poor schools. Drug addicts and murderers have come from charter/private schools. Don't depend on the school and teacher to make your kid an Einstein. It doesn't work that way.
Hope

Taylorsville, NC

#11 Oct 2, 2010
I don't think 8 students out of 607 is alot. This is to be expected with any school at the beginning if the year.

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#12 Oct 4, 2010
in the know

Mount Holly, NC

#13 Oct 4, 2010
Hope wrote:
I don't think 8 students out of 607 is alot. This is to be expected with any school at the beginning if the year.
that's just Rankin...there were 8 to enroll at MHMS in the first week of school and 3 more in the last two weeks.

Meanwhile, no one is leaving MHMS.
MICS MOM

Mount Holly, NC

#14 Oct 5, 2010
in the know wrote:
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that's just Rankin...there were 8 to enroll at MHMS in the first week of school and 3 more in the last two weeks.
Meanwhile, no one is leaving MHMS.
My daughter and 18 of her clasmates left MHMS this summer. Due to drama, poor admin., state standards and typical Gaston County get by theory.
We are from Florida where Charter Schools were established to challenge the bored students and provide a higher standard where children are required to study more in depth and provide an environment condusive to learning instead of which dance, fund raiser or who is dating who in middle school. The object is not push the kids through with only minimum goals.
We are very thankful for MICS and the teachers that actually want to educate instead of disipline. Respect, honor and manners should be taught at home by parents and not TV Reality shows.
MICS is an awesome school that has been challenging kids and actually educating students that are there to learn instead of socialize. I have seen parents that get involved with the education of our children on a much higher level here and do not have to rely the public schools or state to provide the minimum in education. MUCH the opposite! If you need the state to support your child with bus transportation, after and before school baby sitting, Free Breakfast and Lunch then maybe MHMS is your best bet.
Well my goodnesss

Mount Holly, NC

#15 Oct 5, 2010
MICS MOM wrote:
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My daughter and 18 of her clasmates left MHMS this summer. Due to drama, poor admin., state standards and typical Gaston County get by theory.
We are from Florida where Charter Schools were established to challenge the bored students and provide a higher standard where children are required to study more in depth and provide an environment condusive to learning instead of which dance, fund raiser or who is dating who in middle school. The object is not push the kids through with only minimum goals.
We are very thankful for MICS and the teachers that actually want to educate instead of disipline. Respect, honor and manners should be taught at home by parents and not TV Reality shows.
MICS is an awesome school that has been challenging kids and actually educating students that are there to learn instead of socialize. I have seen parents that get involved with the education of our children on a much higher level here and do not have to rely the public schools or state to provide the minimum in education. MUCH the opposite! If you need the state to support your child with bus transportation, after and before school baby sitting, Free Breakfast and Lunch then maybe MHMS is your best bet.
You are some piece of work. When is the last time you read where a Fortune 500 company was in need of a good chess or guitar player? You need the education. Since when did a child that has to ride a school bus, receive a free breakfast or lunch become the child of a lesser god? Does riding a bus or receiving free lunch and breakfast mean that these children are less intelligent? Look MICS mom, I took and picked up my child everyday to school, served breakfast at home and purchased lunch and this was all for private school attendance. Upon graduation, my child was still just average, and I could live with that. Charter schools nor private schools can produce intelligence when it's not there. Let me tell you, God forbid something happen to you, your husband or child and they need medical attention, are you going ask whomever is providing medical assistance what school they attended, where they finished in their class and if they rode the freaking bus to school? Will you deny your family medical attention if the attending physician doesn't meet your great expectations? Contrary to your belief, poor children can and do excel.
Hope

Taylorsville, NC

#16 Oct 5, 2010
CHARTER schools are CHOICE schools. Parents CHOICE. If a parent is not satisfied, they have the CHOICE to take their child to the public school in their district. I have heard Ida Rankin is an excellent school. Pinewood Elem is ok. Last year, MUSIC, PE and ART was all conducted in the MultiPurpose Room on a little stage. The teachers were awesome and did the best with what they had to work with. My child is at MICS. This was an answer to my prayers. I have been 100% ++ impressed with them. Just wait ...in time, Gaston County and Mecklenburg County will see the GREAT results of our new school.
Well my goodness

Mount Holly, NC

#17 Oct 5, 2010
Hope wrote:
CHARTER schools are CHOICE schools. Parents CHOICE. If a parent is not satisfied, they have the CHOICE to take their child to the public school in their district. I have heard Ida Rankin is an excellent school. Pinewood Elem is ok. Last year, MUSIC, PE and ART was all conducted in the MultiPurpose Room on a little stage. The teachers were awesome and did the best with what they had to work with. My child is at MICS. This was an answer to my prayers. I have been 100%++ impressed with them. Just wait ...in time, Gaston County and Mecklenburg County will see the GREAT results of our new school.
you're about as "Hopeless" as the last mom that posted. You people don't get it. Charter schools are not doing brain transplants. I don't care if they have MIT graduates teaching, a brain is only capable of processing and learning so much. Have you ever heard "you can't get blood out of a turnip"? I am glad my child attended private school with all the bells and whistles that seem to impress you people, but as I stated before, upon graduation my child was still average. What I think you people really can't bring yourselves to say is "I'm glad my child doesn't attend school with poor, minority children."
Well my badness

Taylorsville, NC

#18 Oct 5, 2010
Well my goodness wrote:
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you're about as "Hopeless" as the last mom that posted. You people don't get it. Charter schools are not doing brain transplants. I don't care if they have MIT graduates teaching, a brain is only capable of processing and learning so much. Have you ever heard "you can't get blood out of a turnip"? I am glad my child attended private school with all the bells and whistles that seem to impress you people, but as I stated before, upon graduation my child was still average. What I think you people really can't bring yourselves to say is "I'm glad my child doesn't attend school with poor, minority children."
YOU are just a bitter and negative person. I feel sorry for you.
Well my goodness

Mount Holly, NC

#19 Oct 5, 2010
Well my badness wrote:
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YOU are just a bitter and negative person. I feel sorry for you.
I'm not bitter, I'm real and also ashamed as you should be. Deep down I felt good when I dropped my child off at that private school in my BMW that there were little to no minorities and no children in need of free breakfast and lunch. I have gathered through rough deduction your child is in middle school, so I've got years on you. I know you want what's best for your child, but don't talk down about other children whose parents aren't fortunate enough because of work or lack of transportation to provide a way to a charter school. In our current economy I wouldn't be so cocky about free lunch and breakfast provided for children, you could wake up tomorrow with everything you think you own down the crapper. Keep on and you will be "my badness" and trust me, people love nothing better than to see a proud person fail.
Well my badness

Taylorsville, NC

#20 Oct 5, 2010
Well my goodness wrote:
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I'm not bitter, I'm real and also ashamed as you should be. Deep down I felt good when I dropped my child off at that private school in my BMW that there were little to no minorities and no children in need of free breakfast and lunch. I have gathered through rough deduction your child is in middle school, so I've got years on you. I know you want what's best for your child, but don't talk down about other children whose parents aren't fortunate enough because of work or lack of transportation to provide a way to a charter school. In our current economy I wouldn't be so cocky about free lunch and breakfast provided for children, you could wake up tomorrow with everything you think you own down the crapper. Keep on and you will be "my badness" and trust me, people love nothing better than to see a proud person fail.
I am not the one who posted about free lunches, free transportation, etc. I am a product of the "Free Lunch, Free Transportation, Food Stamps"... I know personally how it feels and I would never talk about or down to other children that need to depend on this help. I am the parent that supported the kids on ICE CREAM day so they wouldn't be left out.

My child is in the 3rd grade at MICS. I have not said anything negative about MHMS.

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