My children attended Soaring Heights Charter School from K-8th grade. It's a school that educates approximately 200 children. Having been raised in a small city in Upstate, NY, I was looking for a school where my children could feel safe and where my children would be known. It gave me comfort that the staff (Head of School, teachers, the nurse, support staff, and crossing guard) were as dedicated as they are and that they knew my children. One of my two children has a serious food allergy and asthma, and when kindergarten started, signs were posted in school about allergies and anaphylaxis., That doesn't happen everywhere. Handing your children with serious allergies over to a school system can be terrifying. I also appreciated the fact that security guards and metal detectors were not needed in this environment. In my search for a school, I interviewed several Jersey City public school teachers. The educators appreciated that Soaring Heights had been around since charter schools first opened in Jersey City. Additionally, they noted the fact that the school's founders were teachers that had previously taught in public schools. That classroom experience could not be overlooked. My husband and I took all of this into consideration when making the final decision about which school our children would attend and when weighing the public vs. charter school option. I felt, wow, how can we pass on this opportunity.
Soaring Heights is a hidden jewel that people need to discover. All of the teachers and staff are hard-working individuals who collectively work as a team to provide the best eduction to our children. I highly recommend Soaring Heights Charter School to those parents who want opportunities for their children.
Don't throw away your children's SHOT for a GREAT EDUCATION!!!
And by the way,........ did I mention that it's free.