- Public, Charter
- DOUGLASVILLE, GA
Brighten Academy Reviews
Rating 3.2 out of 5 5 reviews
Brighten Academy is not a good school at all. First of all, there have been rats running around the place, mainly in the CAFÉ. Secondly, the food isn’t good nor is it healthy. The food makes your stomach hurt after consuming. Third, the teachers don’t care about how to students feel. All they care about is the money. They have TEENAGERS pay them to where hats. HATS. Do you know how stupid that is? To make a teenager pay you to where clothes. Lastly, the teacher’s solutions to everything, ISS,CDR, or ADR. They don’t look further into things. They just give out referrals, because they are too lazy to do anything about it. So in conclusion, this school isn’t somewhere you might want to send your kids.
I attended Brighten Academy from the first grade until the eighth grade and received a first rate education from an assembly of highly qualified staff members that prepared me for a life time of learning. I am now preparing to receive my bachelors degree from Wake Forest university and it is all thanks to my wonderful experiences received through this institution. Gratias Tibi Brighten Academy.
Elementary grades were good. Poor, very poor quality of teaching at the middle school level. Administration lacks organization and management skills. Some of the middle school teachers and administration use bullying tactics and humiliation of students. Overall, the quality of education is declining at this school.
Brighten just does things differently. Mastery takes a minute to get if you are used to traditional grade and teaching. But it makes so much sense. The Crew mentality teaches respect and reaches beyond the classroom—includes the parents, making it an energetic, STRONG community that is incomparable in Douglas County. The teaching style fosters critical thinking, lots of conversation. Kindergarteners and 1st graders reading—chapter books in instances. The social media campaign with the parents is really amazing. Very good behavior overall with kids, though more toughness would make me happier with problem children. The principal is a former salutatorian of Douglas County Highschool. Her standards are high and she is compassionate and passionate. Like in all places, there is room for improvement, but I have to say there is something special going on there.
The atmosphere at Brighten is unlike any school in the area. Teachers have high expectations, and the students rise to the occasion. We thoroughly enjoy being part of the Brighten crew!