Imagine Prep Surprise
- Public, Charter
- SURPRISE, AZ
Imagine Prep Surprise Reviews
Rating 3.77 out of 5 115 reviews
This is my seventh year at Imagine Prep. I have been enrolled since I was a 6th grade student. I like the small school atmosphere and have been able to make connections with my teachers. I especially appreciate the office hours and individual support when I need it.
The best part about Imagine Prep Surprise is the ease of access to help and support from teachers and staff. Office hours are readily available before and after school for students who are struggling in any class. Additionally, it is a smaller school which can be a benefit and a drawback depending on how you look at it. The only issue is that hallway passing periods do tend to get a little bit crowded, but it doesn't take long to get used to. It's a great middle and high school overall!
At IPS, I was able to challenge myself academically in ways that allowed me to excel in my grades and academic achievements. I was also able to make amazing friends and connections with my teachers.
Teachers were great and made a lot of close connections. Was very involved and loved the school spirit.
It was fun. The teachers were amazing and the courses were very informational. The sports section is very well included with are main sports being track, cheerleading, and softball. This year, however football has taken center stage with its decision 2 championship win. Over all its a great school with great people.
I have been at Imagine Prep for 3 years and plan to continue my studies until I graduate in 2023. I really love the Prep, I have moved around from school to school never really able to find somewhere I felt comfortable at. Until I enrolled at Imagine Prep. The school is definitely on the smaller side, but I personally like this. It gives teachers the opportunity to really grow a relationship with their students. Compared to other schools, where you can tell the staff doesn't care very much about this. The teachers at Imagine Prep make a great effort to get to know you, they are always checking in on their students and making sure our mental health is under control! They are constantly offering their assistance. While I do wish the school offered more classes and had more clubs. I try to understand that it is a small school so, this is a challenge. But, the school is always looking to make improvements based on the student's wants so, I am sure this problem will be met soon enough!
I have been attending Imagine Prep at Surprise since my 6th grade year, I am now a senior. Imagine Prep's faculty and staff are incredible! The staff is always checking in with you and are always willing to help you with class. You will never feel left out while you're attending here. The students welcome you with open arms and the upper class men are very nice and respectful to the younger students. There are after school circular activities like clubs and sports. I have been on the basketball team since 6th grade and all of the coaches have been incredible!
I started going to Imagine Prep Surprise when I was in the sixth grade, and it ended up being one of the better decisions I made. In my late middle school years I developed a condition that made me lose a lot of hours of school time. Due to this, I ended up playing a game of catch up for my high school experience. The school, however, was completely understanding and helped wherever they could. Sometimes teachers would even modify the in class work so I could do it electronically. Even though I missed a lot of school, the times I was in the building were memorable as well. Teachers, staff, and students were kind and friendly, although about as cliquey as you could expect from a high school. Overall, this school has done great for me and my family.
I love the community here. The teachers are kind, and the students are very accepting. You fit right in.
Overall it was a great experience, there were some memorable times that are definitely both good and bad, but then again its highschool. It's not always going to be rainbows and unicorn stickers.
The staff there is nice, but the students can be rude. In my first year, it was okay. However, I've always found myself sitting alone because of the students, not wanting me to sit with them, because of their rep. The education though is great, the teachers take time to sit with you, and work out your struggles, and very supportive of your future goals.
Sometimes being in a small school can have its pitfalls, but otherwise, I enjoyed my time here. I felt like I belonged, that it was easy to make friends, and that the teachers and staff genuinely cared about my well-being.
My experience with Imagine prep Surprise has been life changing. It provides a warm and welcoming environment to all who come. It's a safe and helpful environment that encourages all to do their best. All the teachers are extremely helpful, uplifting, and personable to the students at Imagine Prep. Everything is dealt with a fair manner and they provide fun club and activities for all to enjoy. The academics themselves prepare the students for a brighter and better future. Not only do they provide crucial core classes but college and life skills classes that I have always found extremely helpful. All in all, this is a wonderful school in my opinion that provides everything that I personally need and want.
Prep is a small charter school. I like the sense of community and teachers and administrators are great. But since it’s a small school, there are limited extracurricular activities. The curriculum is rigorous bit there are no AP courses, however they offer Cambridge AS and A level classes.
Imagine Prep is a school with very devoted staff members who make profound efforts to get to know their students, and work diligently to help their students succeed. With that being said, the students at our school are giving many academic opportunities to ensure that they have the best possible grades and the most possible opportunities to improve. Despite this, the school has a very limited quantity of extracurricular clubs and programs, and the clubs it does have are most often very informally operated. The school is also not very proactive about helping students to take tests like the SAT/ACT, and does not help students to enter into CTSO programs or courses that offer career preparation. The school also promotes Cambridge International curriculum, but does very little to acknowledge or prove the benefits associated; earning an additional diploma through Cambridge International does very little to help a student academically or in the process of college application.
I love how Imagine Prep provides a class specifically centered to prepare you for college and life. The class was called "College and Career Readiness" and taught by Mrs. Warner. I learned about different opportunities that one could have with a specific major and how to look for the college that best fits my needs. There was even a time in class where we researched different colleges and careers and presented them to the class. One of the greatest takeaways from the class was researching our dream cars and learning the difference between buying, leasing, and renting a car which we also presented in class. At the end of the semester the class got to dress up in interview attire and we practiced our interviewing skills that we had also learned in class. I am so grateful for Mrs. Warner because without her and that class I would not be where I am today. Because of that class, I was able to find my dream college and I am currently already a sophomore in college! Crazy how time flies!
The teachers and staff used to be stellar, but recent changes in the quality of employees has left much to be desired. While the prospect of a Cambridge school was thrilling at first, I quickly figured out that Cambridge consists of teaching to the test. Finally, the school has become overcrowded and difficult to manage by administration.