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Brighten Academy Overview

3264 Brookmont Parkway, Douglasville, GA 30135 , Tel: +1 (770) 615-3680 Douglas County School District

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Brighten Academy Ratings & Reviews

May 25, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Four stars. Coming from a traditional school, Brighten takes some getting used to. Brighten grades according to mastery, not by letters. Your child receives a number based on how they have "mastered" a given area. The report card with several line items lets you see what concepts your child is learning and how they are progressing, unlike traditional reports that assign a letter representing one cumulative average per subject. Having come from Arbor Station, which we enjoyed, I do notice some significant differences. Teachers have more flexibility here to tailor an approach that works for your child. Beyond the gifted program, kids get to attend higher grade classes for reading, math, etc., if they require more challenge. Those who are struggling also receive targeted attention. The learning seems elevated from traditional schools too. I've never seen so many kindergartners and first-graders readingΓÇöchapter books, no less! Kindergarten here is like first grade other places; first grade is like second...The Crew practice is also nice. Daily, the class gathers in a circle and has discussions, which help develop independent thinking and presentation skills. It also fosters a team-like spirit among the children. The Expeditionary Learning component is also important. They don't just learn about wildlife in the classroom: They visit a wildlife facility in Savannah for the day. The teachers are engaged and make learning fun. The administration is good, but communication/correspondence needs streamlining. They also need to be better equipped to handle problem kids (luckily it's a small number). Brighten's school community is unique. The carnivals and movie nights really encourage unity among parents and students. One of my greatest disappointments is that Brighten does NOT do a good job recognizing academic achievement. Specials and character awards somewhat eclipse academic performance, and that's discouraging. It is an academic environment, after all. Receiving art and sports awards and the coveted Green Shirt for character is fine, but to NOT significantly recognize those who meet and exceed academic standards in the class or score high on the MAPS national assessment is a horrible, horrible oversight. "Most Likely to Be a Zoo Keeper?" Really? Stop it! When kids work hard, they should be recognized. Do better, Brighten. The kids deserve it!
July 19, 2016 Submitted by a parent
Our daughter has excelled through the professionalism and caring nature of the school staff. We've found a wonderful place for our daughter to be challenged and succeed.
July 13, 2016 Submitted by a teacher
Brighten Academy is an atmosphere of learning. Teachers, administrators, staff and students strive to learn and improve in an environment that supports creativity and critical thinking. In no way is the school perfect, but they work to support each other to excel. The best interest of the students is considered in every decision made.
June 14, 2016 Submitted by a parent
My children attend Brighten Academy. The education is good for elementary students,however,the middle school is small and the test scores are very low in math for middle school students. The school does NOT have a playground for the kids yet, so they play on an open field. Also, the director of the school should really reinforce the uniform policy, starting with her own children. Some of the students at Brighten come to school not in dress code., for example, the shirt is baggy/ faded, shoes are multicolored/bright colored. The students may be wearing the uniform colors, but some of them look very sloppy this includes elementary and middle school students. All students should look "uniformed." There is favoritism at the school amongst staff children,I have seen it first hand. The school does ask for money seems like every month, and it will drive you crazy but they are a charter school, and they require that you pay for your child to participate in field day at the end of the year,or they can't participate. Field day is FREE at other schools.
June 01, 2016 Submitted by a parent
I have been thankful for the relationships that I have built with other parents at Brighten Academy over the past 2 years, but the school overall has not been amazing nor anything close to what I expected. Some of the teachers are disorganized, lack communication skills and the favortism is BEYOND obvious. Little African American boys are treated very differently. It seems like they expect the worst from them, so they automatically receive discipline referrals and notes home for EVERY LITTLE THING, sometimes I even got notes home for what my child pretended or looked like he was going to do. Administration picks and chooses who rules will be enforced for. I have been belittled on numerous occasions by the staff. However other children with extreme discipline issues go under the radar. I LOVE the first grade team, especially Mrs. Andrade, but 2nd grade.... forget it, unless you want teachers who yell, scream and make your child feel like they aren't good enough. The grading is very subjective as well. There is no clear cut formula or mathematical equations to calculate grades. My son went from making low grades (based on the teachers opinion of him) to making straight As at his new school and receiving all kinds of awards and accolades from his teacher. Many have asked me my opinion about Brighten and if they should send their kids there, my answer has been and will continue to be absolutely not, unless you are ok with the things previously mentioned or for into their social clique. Since switching to a public school, we have been world's happier and stress free. My kids said they don't miss the school at all, only their friends.
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Average Rent in Douglasville, GA

  • Douglasville, GA Average Rental Price, August, 2018$984/mo
  • Studio$625
  • 1 Bedroom$859
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,011

Douglasville, GA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7001%
  • $701-$1,00062%
  • $1,001-$1,50035%
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Douglasville, GA Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School36%
  • Some College27%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree17%
  • Graduate Degree10%

Apartments and homes for rent near Brighten Academy

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Brighten Academy, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Brighten Academy, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 51 apartments for rent available in this part of Douglasville. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Brighten Academy is currently at Countryside Manor, renting for $735 per month, but if $2,005 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Brodick Hill. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Brighten Academy

Before you start packing, make sure Brighten Academy is really the best option for your child. To recap, Brighten Academy is a well-known charter K-8 school in Douglasville. It is located at 3264 Brookmont Parkway, Douglasville, GA 30135 and it is the second home of 620 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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