South Shore Charter Public School
- Public, Charter
- NORWELL, MA
South Shore Charter Public School Reviews
Rating 3.49 out of 5 55 reviews
This school was started to meet kids where they are - combined grades and small groups for students excelling beyond their grade. As the admin changed, the focus turned more towards kids on academic programs and those with behavioral issues. Kids who excelled were pushed aside and left to flounder. Complete lack of discipline such that kids who behaved had to continually suffer at the hands of those who did not. My kids exams bored, confused and unhappy. I pulled them out and put one in public school and the other in private. I wish I had never heard of SSCPS.
It is a very small school with nice staff. The students are amazing, and the activities are fun. They care very deeply about academics and its students.
This school used to be very good but everything has gone downhill. If you don't have an IEP or 504 this school will not help you get anywhere.
I was new to SSCPS this year but I have been pleasantly surprised with the hands-on teaching provided by staff. I've had such an amazing experience online alone and I can only imagine how well the school functions without being in the middle of a pandemic.
Great public school! Staff is friendly and care about each individual student. It’s a smaller school so students get to know their peers.
South Shore Charter is a very supportive school. They really help you with one on one help when needed. The teachers are very understanding. The counselors are very helpful when it comes to mental health and college information. My grades have gone up drastically from starting at this school from where I started at Weymouth Public schools.
South Shore Charter School is a diverse community with a family like history. Being a k-12 school you grow up with the students, teachers, and faculty. As a smaller school, they value the students opinions and education. You feel welcome and you can fit in. Its academically challenging even with little resources where the teachers will meet you half way in order for you to shine and find your passion.
Hands down the best thing I ever did for myself was transfer to SSCPS. Great environment and smaller classes.
Overall, this school has changed very much in the past. It used to be a very student and parent focused school. A few years ago, they started expanding the school and they must have tripled in size since then. There is not one club in the entire school. Not one sport. No cafeteria. It’s weirdly disconnected, and could possibly work as an elementary school, but definitely not a middle/high school. The teachers don’t seem connected to students at all, and right when the school day ends the whole school shuts down - no afterschool activities, meeting with teachers, anything. Very weird school. I feel like I missed out on a traditional middle/high school experience at this place.
i truly believe this is a great school up and downs but a-lot of ups. i appreciate this school more than a-lot. i was in a tough time in my life when i joined the schooled and it got me out of homeschooling which was a very poor idea for me and and i got out of toxic friendships because of it. i believe going to this school really did help change me for the better and will forever be in my heart and memories
SSCPS has a great sense of community. The diversity of students from different towns and backgrounds was great. The teachers, guidance and administrative staff were so supportive. The opportunities that were available were great because of the smaller size of the school.
This school is mediocre at best. There is very little variety in terms of choosing one's schedule. For example, for my senior year, the only math classes available are APs or one math class that does not have an honors level. This practically forces those that do not want to get standard credit, but honors credit, to take an AP course. Also, there are no electives at this school. There is a block in the day known as workshop, where one gets to pick one subject, such as art or music, and work on it throughout the year. There are no traditional music or art classes at this school. Also, one space in the high school area utilizes filing cabinets as walls. So, when I am trying to concentrate on my work, I can hear every other class in the area. I am not satisfied with my school.
It was a very unique experience for me. I had trouble in school and had little to no interest in it, SSCPS changed that for me
The people there are AWFUL! They are honestly so rude, and i can barely pay attention! I recommend going to Holbrook Elementary or Holbrook Middle-High School!
This school is rad. For all of the negative comments, they are either confused or are just being haters. The school is very nice, building and staff. Bullying/racism/sexism is next to none. Since it goes from kindergarten through high school, students can build long friendships. It;s accepting to a lot of towns (too many to name, although I don't know which towns aren't). Teachers are great at teaching and nice. Even though there isn't a cafeteria, the school lunches are very healthy. Yes, there is a gymnasium and art rooms. All in all, it's awesome.
I love SSCPS! The education is very good. The students are respectful and cognizant of one another. Everyone is kind and hardworking and always put in their best effort. There are no cliques and everyone is in almost every "group". Easily one of the best schools when it comes to both the students interacting with one another as well as teachers being well educated and giving the students the best learning opportunity possible. Overall, I would recommend SSCPS to anyone interested in attending a Charter. The staff is very helpful and give you a very smooth and easy transition regardless of what year you join the school.
Ive been at this school since kindergarten, and almost switched schools at the start of freshman year but I realized if I switched schools I would not have the same connections to the teachers like I do at the school.