Good Morning BVSD Board of Directors,
As a parent of two children at Golden View Classical Academy I have been following what has been going on with the Ascent Classical Academy charter approval process. It has become clear to me that there is a lot of misinformation and I would like to give my perspective.
Both of my school aged children have gone to Golden View Classical Academy since kindergarten and we have been actively involved as parents and a family. Choosing Golden View Classical Academy has been one of the best decisions we have ever made for our family. Our children are absolutely thriving and love school. They are involved in extracurricular activities and love to take part in as many school activities as possible. Our family loves the small school feel and culture of Golden View Classical Academy. My kids love knowing older kids and families at the school and it is not uncommon for them to tell stories of seeing their older friends in the hall or at recess. The school truly promotes a feeling of inclusiveness and respect that makes everyone feel at home.
In regards to the perceived lack of diversity I can also assure you that my children have a much more diverse group of friends at Golden View Classical Academy than would ever be possible at our neighborhood school. They have both become friends with children from multiple racial, religious and economic backgrounds. As parents we have become friends with these families as well.
I understand that this type of school is not right for everyone, no school is, but I have no doubt that there are several members of your community that would love to have the option to send their child to this type of school. Within minutes of walking into Golden View Classical Academy you notice that it is different, but you also cannot help to notice all of the true, good and beautiful things that are happening there. I have no doubt that the same would be said of the Ascent Classical Academy in BVSD. I respectfully encourage all of you to approve the charter application so that the many families of BVSD can have this wonderful school as an option.
Golden View Classical Academy Parent