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4 English questions out of 4

November 14, 2019

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Argosy Collegiate Charter School?

Pros

The students are incredibly motivated to do well and learn as much as they can in spite of being micromanaged.

Cons

This school fired half of a team in one day then threatened to fire the remaining teachers at a meeting that was called as teachers were on their way out of the building. There is no support for professional development. There are no substitute teachers. Teachers are required to cover other classes, sometimes indefinitely, with no promise of compensation or gratitude from administration. This is not a school where teachers efforts are rewarded. In my own class I had several students with severe emotional impairments who received inadequate support from the school. I worked closely with those students and their families in order to help them make significant gains throughout the school year. I continually reached out for feedback and support and was consistently told I was doing fine until May when they let me know that my contract would not be renewed.

There is no support for professional development.

November 14, 2019

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August 10, 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Argosy Collegiate Charter School?

Pros

The students are so hardworking. I’ve also heard some good things about the argosy’s high school and the quality attention students get there. Test scores don’t seem to indicate that, but the high school staff seem a lot more reasonable than the middle school.

Cons

There is an air of hostility, the most rapid employee turnover I have ever seen, and an unbelievable amount of micromanaging and communication expected at home. I would get emails, calls, and texts from leadership and coworkers about new tasks to do at such unreasonable times, from as late as 2 in the morning to as early as 4 in the morning. I was working all the time and getting very little sleep. It was an extremely toxic work environment and tasks were so often repetitive and meaningless. No room for creativity and things made very little sense. Culture of “work harder, not smarter”. I know many other teachers who have also quit and every single one of them is so grateful they did. If you are a parent deciding whether to send your kids here or the public school, absolutely choose the public school. Argosy is so desperate to hire that they hire teachers who have been fired for misconduct and your children won’t get the opportunities here for activities, clubs, sports, or friendship, that they will get at the public school.

Advice to Management

The micromanaging has gone too far. It should matter more that your students are getting quality teaching than if they are using a pencil from home. You really are running the most toxic work environment I’ve ever witnessed in my life. Your teachers need breaks. They need chairs. Your students need time to interact with their peers and enjoy themselves. They wouldn’t act up so much in class if they had some free time.

I would get emails, calls, and texts from leadership and coworkers about new tasks to do at such unreasonable times, from as late as 2 in the morning to as early as 4 in the morning.

August 10, 2020

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August 10, 2020

What is the company culture at Argosy Collegiate Charter School?

Pros

The students are so hardworking. I’ve also heard some good things about the argosy’s high school and the quality attention students get there. Test scores don’t seem to indicate that, but the high school staff seem a lot more reasonable than the middle school.

Cons

There is an air of hostility, the most rapid employee turnover I have ever seen, and an unbelievable amount of micromanaging and communication expected at home. I would get emails, calls, and texts from leadership and coworkers about new tasks to do at such unreasonable times, from as late as 2 in the morning to as early as 4 in the morning. I was working all the time and getting very little sleep. It was an extremely toxic work environment and tasks were so often repetitive and meaningless. No room for creativity and things made very little sense. Culture of “work harder, not smarter”. I know many other teachers who have also quit and every single one of them is so grateful they did. If you are a parent deciding whether to send your kids here or the public school, absolutely choose the public school. Argosy is so desperate to hire that they hire teachers who have been fired for misconduct and your children won’t get the opportunities here for activities, clubs, sports, or friendship, that they will get at the public school.

Advice to Management

The micromanaging has gone too far. It should matter more that your students are getting quality teaching than if they are using a pencil from home. You really are running the most toxic work environment I’ve ever witnessed in my life. Your teachers need breaks. They need chairs. Your students need time to interact with their peers and enjoy themselves. They wouldn’t act up so much in class if they had some free time.

There is an air of hostility, the most rapid employee turnover I have ever seen, and an unbelievable amount of micromanaging and communication expected at home.

August 10, 2020

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August 10, 2020

What are co-workers like at Argosy Collegiate Charter School?

Pros

The students are so hardworking. I’ve also heard some good things about the argosy’s high school and the quality attention students get there. Test scores don’t seem to indicate that, but the high school staff seem a lot more reasonable than the middle school.

Cons

There is an air of hostility, the most rapid employee turnover I have ever seen, and an unbelievable amount of micromanaging and communication expected at home. I would get emails, calls, and texts from leadership and coworkers about new tasks to do at such unreasonable times, from as late as 2 in the morning to as early as 4 in the morning. I was working all the time and getting very little sleep. It was an extremely toxic work environment and tasks were so often repetitive and meaningless. No room for creativity and things made very little sense. Culture of “work harder, not smarter”. I know many other teachers who have also quit and every single one of them is so grateful they did. If you are a parent deciding whether to send your kids here or the public school, absolutely choose the public school. Argosy is so desperate to hire that they hire teachers who have been fired for misconduct and your children won’t get the opportunities here for activities, clubs, sports, or friendship, that they will get at the public school.

Advice to Management

The micromanaging has gone too far. It should matter more that your students are getting quality teaching than if they are using a pencil from home. You really are running the most toxic work environment I’ve ever witnessed in my life. Your teachers need breaks. They need chairs. Your students need time to interact with their peers and enjoy themselves. They wouldn’t act up so much in class if they had some free time.

I would get emails, calls, and texts from leadership and coworkers about new tasks to do at such unreasonable times, from as late as 2 in the morning to as early as 4 in the morning.

August 10, 2020

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4 English questions out of 4