Imagine Prep Coolidge
- Public, Charter
- COOLIDGE, AZ
Imagine Prep Coolidge Reviews
Rating 3.07 out of 5 15 reviews
A small community is tough for funding for any high school. In Coolidge, there are multiple high schools, and Imagine Prep Coolidge, being a charter school, receives little to no funding. As a result, teachers come and go. One year I had 3 English teachers. Another year I had 3 math teachers. For 3 years, I had the same math teacher who did nothing for students, refused to teach, and his class was considered a free hour to students. But the admin did not fire him because they had no one else to take his place. As a result, math is now by far my weakest subject. Not to say that all teachers there were terrible. There were some stars that came and that stayed and put up with low wages and horrible treatment from the administration for as long as they could. They did this because they cared about the students. Another downside of not enough funding was that there was not enough space for extra-curricular activities. As a result, many classes were cut, including art, piano, and guitar.
This is my first year here and I like it, of course I'm learning from home but the teachers try their best to make it work with what little we have and I like that.
I have been a student at Imagine for about four years but I did attend the elementary right next door since fourth grade. With being at Imagine it is very small but it is easier for you to branch out and become friends with others. The teachers and facility are very friendly and helpful when students are going through a rough patch. I could always count on my cheer coach or any teacher if I needed help or was just feeling down.
I would like to see change in the fact that they just hire on everybody and months into the school year they don't have teachers so unqualified individuals step into sub and we never get real education. I never learned math while being at this school and it definitely needs to work on discipline
I enjoyed the focus on the arts programs, but the administration changing every year made it hard to be successful.
I loved the school itself and most of the staff and students, but the administration had a huge problem of firing or losing what many students believed to be the best and most helpful teachers.
As going to Imagine for almost all my life since 3rd grade to my upcoming senior year, there are many things that can be improved such as getting the teachers and students more involved in school spirit and getting teachers to be more involved in the student education and focus on if the student is learning things and not so much getting the passing grade. Imagine is a good school just needs more focus on certain areas .
I like the smallness of the school, but I wish it was a more stable school. The e turnover in teachers and administration each year is insane.
My Daughter Samantha Davis has been at Imagine going on three years now. She has been through a lot but after meeting g with Principal West, Mr. Margot and Mrs. DePrimo it was all taken care of and dealt with. Imagine has some awesome teachers and a they work really good with the students and care about their education. They work together to better educate the students.
We do not have a lot of extracurricular activities other than sports or the occasional tutoring group. Many of the clubs are not well advertised so if we had a club many of the students would not know. An example is I had no idea we had a chess club till the last week of school. I also was one of the leaders of our Anime Club and we did advertise a lot however most of the students either did not listen to the announcements or tore down our posters due to being shoved against the wall because of our cramped hallways.
In all honesty its just a school, I go get my education, go home and repeat. What made the school okay was the students. Most of the students are outgoing and they could either be extremely inappropriate and rude or some of the nicest people you will ever meet. No one at our school really has "School Pride" we are all just trying to have fun, we fail due to either budget reasons or the students are not motivated enough. Our staff does not really care as long as they don't have to be involved which they usually always do so in all honesty its just school, I go, get my work done, go home, and repeat.
I transfered to another school. I go to chs. Imagine is not your typical high school. They don't have that many clubs offered and its a pretty small school. There are so many more opportunities and different schools. admin is totally different than years ago, its not good. so many people from class transferred out because it just got bad. i am in so many different clubs, getting a good education (straight a's) and have had many different great opportunities going to a different school. I'm glad (like many others) that i left imagine!
I think this school is great because it is the perfect learning environment. The class sizes are small, which allows for more teacher-student one on one time. All of the teachers care about the students and desire to see them grow. There are many ways to get extra help, and the teachers are always willing to work with students. This school teaches character qualities that will help you grow for the rest of your life.