I know, some people are telling a lot of Gulen charter schools lies about Magnolia Schools. I recommend one thing to all those. Check out the Washington Post’s High School Challenge Index that ranks America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Let me give you a hint about a school showing up among the top 50, Magnolia (48). Now you tell me this and that, I give you a link from a completely objective source.
My kid is one of the witnesses of the quality education provided in Magnolia, but I don’t want you to believe me. Check out that link and try to tell me that our teachers are doing badly. Let me give you another hint, this time about your answer. You should say “No way they are doing badly, we were the ones doing wrong” if you have conscience of course. So, start doing something good for them by stopping those lies first, at least.
It’s sad how a few people out there are trying to defame Magnolia Science Academy with lies and invented “Gulen charter schools” term. In order to support our school, I want to share my thoughts about MSA, where my son attends:
Without a doubt, the most positive experience my child and my family in general has been the one-on-one support my son has received at Magnolia Science Academy and the amazing communication between teachers and us.
The entire team; teachers, administrators, counselors, and resources services have spent a significant deal of time and effort to support my son’s learning. I was very pleased to know that he recently made the honor roll. This is the same child that was diagnosed with some form of learning disability (was told by many before MSA), who would always do only “ok” at his best. Thanks to the academic and personal involvement by MSA staff, he is exceeding everyone’s expectations and continuing to grow.
I think believing in the student, caring the student, and working as a team (parents, teachers and administrators) is one thing that I think all public schools should adopt. Magnolia Science Academy is beating the odds year after year. When MSA sends some of the news regarding their achievements like their great rankings in California and Nationwide, it is no surprise to me.
I am glad, some of my friends had suggested MSA to us. After one educational year, I am delighted to observe how MSA improved my son’s progress.
Recently, when surfing on the Web, I came across with some Gulen charter schools comments. I also found Parents4Magnolia website, and I thank Magnolia Science Academy parents, who’re supporting their schools by sharing their experiences. I want to share my own thoughts about our school:
All the staff at MSA are kind, caring and loving. They know all the students by name and beyond and they listen to what anyone has to say. They are open-minded and fair and exhibit a true love for the children, the school and their job. They have never made me feel bad as a parent if I am unsure as to what to do regarding a situation, they offer kind, constructive help and they believe in what they do.
I really enjoy the unique programs that are offered at MSA. What my child learns in Getting Ready For Life class is such a wonderful idea, I wish I had that when I was in school. Also the fact that most/all of his graded tests that he brings home are fill in the answer and not multiple choice which I think is great and really teaches the children to study and solve the problems rather than answer is a, b,c…. The elective classes have been lots of fun for my child and they learn so much in such a short time. He states that he likes all his classes and all of his teachers are wonderful.
I know many kids don’t like to go to school at all after 4th or 5th grade. Somehow our education system starts breaking at about those grades. Magnolia magically keeps students motivated to learn and enjoy at school.
Thank you, MSA!
Quality and Individualized Education, that’s what separates Magnolia Science Academy from other charter schools. My son got into UC system and he’s so grateful for everything that his school has given him. Don’t get stuck with what’s been said outside. We believe you are there for our future.
A parent devoted to his children’s education, I cannot say enough how dissatisfied I was with the traditional public schools.
MSA administrators, teachers, and leaders are ready to be flexible. They can quickly adapt instruction, resources, and many other things to address students’ learning styles. They are attentive to parent requests. They are willing to listen to parents’ concerns. Helloooo! I get phone calls from the teachers about my child’s homework. Phone calls from the teachers in his previous school? only when there is an emergency. In Magnolia Science Academy, not doing your homework is almost treated like an emergency.
The other day, my son’s teacher called me and asked when they can visit our home. How about that? The teacher taking the time to visit us at home to talk about my child. What else can Magnolia do to offer the best education to children? What else would you expect?
MSA offers a future for my child, working together hand in hand with parents, teachers, and administrators unlike any other school system that I know. Spend your time on something good instead of wasting it with ungrounded Gulen charter schools allegations that the parents disagree.
Hey fellow parents,
How great it is to share our thoughts and opinions about our children and their school. The feeling of community in the Magnolia is the one I like the most.
I want to give a quick shout out to all the teachers and staff members at MSA. My God! How great are you guys! I feel like Magnolia is our second home!
We love the school’s diversity; our kids have a chance to explore different cultures at a very young age. I have no doubt that’s going to make them stand out, one step ahead of their peers. Those Gulen charter schools rumors around the web about immigrant teachers and ulterior motives? Let them blab away! I’m proud of our teachers and thankful for their dedicated hard work!
Last year, my son had a chance to go on a Europe trip with his teacher. This is a middle school student going out to see the world, opening his eyes and widening his scope. I know, I wasn’t going to be able to make that happen for him. You should’ve seen the way he came back and retraced their steps of the trip. Even I learned a bit of history from him!
I’ve been reading some Gulen charter schools comments
regarding teachers at Magnolia and it really ticks me off. Many consider Policeman and Firefighters as heroes. Not to take anything away from them but I consider teachers heroes as well and find this mudslinging quite unfair. These self sacrificing teachers have done so much for my child’s future
, words alone cannot explain my gratitude towards them. All I can say is “keep up the good work, Magnolia teachers!”
I was doing a web search for my daughter’s school and found out outrageous accusations about Magnolia. These teachers have devoted their lives to our kids’ education and well-being, but, still, few people are making false allegations such as school being staffed by foreign nationals, claiming a connection to so called Gulen charter schools. There is only one person in her school born overseas, how does that take over the whole public school or relate it to someone? Ridiculous! I don’t think, those who spread Gulen charter schools argument have ever visited MSA or any of its sister schools, talked to parents of their students, or witnessed the efforts of Magnolia teachers at all.
If we don’t stand up for our teachers, who would? If we don’t protect them from the lies that are going all around, who would?
I believe in praising hard-working people and their contributions to our society. If somebody is at least trying to do some good for this great nation of ours, then she or he is the one who deserves utmost respect.
I respect and love you, Magnolia teachers. Tomorrow is going to be better with your commitment to our prosperity.
My son enrolled Magnolia Science Academy last year. We moved in from another state and we were a little worried whether our son could adapt to his new environment and his new school. Before coming to Southern California, we did our research on schools just like any other concerned parent would do. We decided where we will move. We looked for a great school on California Department of Education websites to learn more about schools’ academic successes and wanted to learn about the school’s social and cultural options. We found out that MSA was one of the most successful schools within our neighborhood. It was offering free HIGH quality after-school programs and clubs.
We also found out some websites claiming MSA to be part of a network. We came from a state and a town where there wasn’t much diversity. So, I understand clearly how some of these folks could be paranoid, suspicious and mongering hatred towards any foreign national. I tried to understand what these folks claim and wanted to further investigate while I try to find out the best school for my son. We visited MSA and met with the school principal and the assistant principal. We were glad that there was an opening in my son’s grade. We learned the school’s philosophy, approach to learning, and its programs. I also asked about couple of Gulen charter schools allegations I learned from the website. The principal wasn’t surprised that much. He explained that their staff is diverse and they serve a very diverse student body.
My son’s educational experience at MSA has been phenomenal so far. He adapted to his school, teachers, and friends. The classes are small so all of his teachers know him pretty well. We get periodic updates about his grades and behaviors from school’s information system. Whenever I find time, I visit the school and volunteer. I may say that, I observed my son’s school pretty well this year. I am glad that we did the right decision by selecting MSA for our son. I believe MSA will grow academically as they often did in the past.