Where I currently live, charter schools are the highest performing schools. I entered my children’s names in all of the Charter schools in our area last year, thinking that it would be better than a regular public school. They were both accepted to school that was opening up a Pre-K program so this was great in terms of our commute.
However, we didn’t know the details of their kindergarten program. We are a Christian family and within the first month my 5 year old was talking about Egyptians, Osiris and organs being taken out. The school calls this “History”, but having the children learn the names and characteristics of the Egyptian Gods as well as the detailed process of mummification doesn’t quite feel right. Going into details on how the organs were removed, seems too much for a 5 year old. When we had our first parent teacher conference at the kindergarten classroom we saw images of Gods from all over the world and they called it history. This is a “Classical” Charter school. I realize that there might be a time where my children will learn these things but at 5 it seems like if is too much. I won’t make this long winded but if you can, please do all of the research that you can. Just because a school has a good grade, does not mean that they are teaching kids what is appropriate for their age. Below is the history book that they are using. The Barnes and Noble website says its for children ages 7-11. We are looking into homeschooling or putting them in a regular public school for 2019.