When my daughter went to Carver, the 3rd grade classes always made a huge field trip t Albama Town. All the children were encouraged to try and dress like the time period. All the parents would try and cook dishes that would have been served back then, and after they go back everyone would eat and talk about what they learned.
We are so lucky to have what we have here in Montgomery. This is a wonderful museum, in the most serene setting you could ever find. My daughter has gone on several field trips to the museum, an has even played with a string ensemble for a function. It's wonderful to be able to show children how to act in a museum, and to be able to explain, why there is no touching, or running etc.
They have to go a whole lot further for the kids coming from Carver and going to Floyd or Baldwin. My daughter was so lost in math when she got to Baldwin. No because she wasn't an A student, but because they started offwith things that were supposed to have been already taught to them, but it never was. There was too big of a gap in math going from elementary to Jr. High.
You would think the curriculum would be the same for each grade, but it's not. There are also lapses in subject matter. When my daughter went from Carver t Baldwin, she was lost in math. She is an A B student, but from where they left off at Carver, and where they started at Badwin, made me think that Carver Magnet Academics were not where they should have been.
Montgomery County Montgomery Public Schools Schools Senior High Booker T Washington Magnet Lunchroom
The school lunches are usually the same from school to school. My daughter says they have the worst food she has ever had in a school cafeteria. Everyone is very nice, butthey need work on the food.
My daughter went to Carver several years ago. At the time she had a supendous strings teacher by the name of Greta Champlin. My daughter plays in an orchestra and is hired by churches and other organizations to play events. This was all because she got this incredible musical foundation at Carver. The academics could have been brought up a notch though. There was a big gap where Carver stopped teaching math, and where Baldwin began.
My daughter was at Garrett and would go every Tuesday to Dannelly for the QUEST program. This i a program for gifted students that I am sure not many parents even know about. They have to have ther work looked at by th school and then they have to have an IQ test. A board then decides if they will be admitted into the program. The can choose from subjects like Egypt, languages, Detectives, and so nuch more.
My daugter started at BTW this year. So far she has been in a musical, joined the Fellowship of Christian Students club, the Archery club, and has all A's. They had block study which is wonderful. They only have 4 classes per day. They are very long classes, but once you finish the semester you are done with theclass. The principal is a real cheerleader for everything. If the 1st half of the semester is any indication how he rest of the 4 years will go, I can only hope. This school has so many clubs, functions, studying, and what not, they really don't have time to have any school sports. I haven't heard a single complaint.
When I moved to Motgomery in 200, my daughte was 7. The realtor told me how the city was going back to the neighborhood school system. We ended up at the brand new Garrett. This was a super school. The teachers were so wonderful, and the principal was outstanding.
My daughter graduated from Baldwin this past year. She loved every minute of it. All of the programs are great. My daughter was in show choir and strings. The end of the year trip to sing at Disney for chorus and band was the most organized undertaking I have ever seen. God bless all the teachers at Baldwin. They gave my daughter a super start toward college.