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Since: Nov 09

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Nov 30, 2009
 
Does anyone have any information to this school? I was thinking of enrolling my grandchildren there next semester but recently have heard a lot of terrible things in regard to their staff. I would think as high as their tuition is that all students would have a equal opportunity but I hear they take your tuition money, make you promises and then cater to the richer students. My purpose would be for a smaller classrooms and a sincere caring teachers that really cares about each childs future not how much money their parents have! I am no way rich but want to give them something now that would nourish their future but would this be a waste of my money? Does anyone have suggestions for a better private school?
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#2
Nov 30, 2009
 
st. francis de sales
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Nov 30, 2009
 
As I travel to class every day at Mountain State University, I see the Mountain State Academy students and parents blocking the roadway between the building. They seem to not care, acting as if they own the road and they will do as they damned well please. Students just walk right out in front of cars. Teachers are usually standing there allowing them, not offering any correction.
Well, of course I could also complain about the Mountain State University maintenance department trucks that also park in no parking zones and block the narrow street between the buildings. As far as their academic program, I can't comment. But they sure don't teach common sense courtesy or safety.

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#4
Nov 30, 2009
 
Thanks WICKERBILL.. I have heard that St Francis is a nice school. Do you have to be a member of their church to attend there?
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#5
Nov 30, 2009
 
Try Greater Beckley Christain and Trinity Academy..I heard St Francis was good too..
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#6
Nov 30, 2009
 
Greater Christian is good
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#7
Dec 1, 2009
 
no you do not have to be a member or catholic, but the tuition is higher for non catholics. i do not at all regret sending my child there. excellent school. when he started junior high he was way ahead od the kids that went to public school.
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#8
Dec 10, 2009
 
Their faculty turnover is extremely high - just like at the University because they don't take care of their employees. Don't waste your money. St. Francis is the best education in Beckley - their standardized test scores speak for themselves. I've heard that Greater Beckley Christian and Trinity have shown extremely poor performance in the past.
Who new

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#9
Dec 21, 2009
 
Agreed. MSU Academy is too expensive and they've not only a high turnover, but questionable teachers. One author who wrote bizarre literature and the weird guy who used to deliver for Fred's, spits all over the place, both of them taught or teach there.
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Dec 22, 2009
 

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West Virginia rates St.Francis No. 1 in Raleigh County academically, and judging by the awards they take, and the excellent students they turn out, you can be assured your child will graduate with the best possible education. Many end up with degrees in law and medicine. Trinity and Greater Beckley students rank low, even in comparison to the public schools.
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Dec 22, 2009
 
Who new wrote:
Agreed. MSU Academy is too expensive and they've not only a high turnover, but questionable teachers. One author who wrote bizarre literature and the weird guy who used to deliver for Fred's, spits all over the place, both of them taught or teach there.
The history professor who used to work for Fred's, Carl Wolfe, no longer works at the academy but still teaches at MSU. He's an excellent professor and one of the most respected historians in West Virginia.
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#12
Dec 22, 2009
 
Yellowbird wrote:
West Virginia rates St.Francis No. 1 in Raleigh County academically, and judging by the awards they take, and the excellent students they turn out, you can be assured your child will graduate with the best possible education. Many end up with degrees in law and medicine. Trinity and Greater Beckley students rank low, even in comparison to the public schools.
Students who are intelligent,have good work/study habits and supportive parents will succeed regardless of the school. The public schools, as a whole, have better teachers because of the higher salaries/better benefits they can afford to offer. Not to take anything away from the private schools, but to compare their accomplishments to public schools is an apples/oranges debate. Public schools must educate or attempt to educate the masses while the private schools operate with a much more motivated(generally) clientele.
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#13
Dec 22, 2009
 
True, Ditto. Hadn't thought about it like that. Most area doctors are Roman Catholic in the first place, which would account for the higher incidence of physician graduates.
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Dec 22, 2009
 
Yellowbird wrote:
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The history professor who used to work for Fred's, Carl Wolfe, no longer works at the academy but still teaches at MSU. He's an excellent professor and one of the most respected historians in West Virginia.
Yeah, Professor Wolfe is definitely "different" but I've heard nothing but good things about all the classes he teaches.
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#15
Dec 22, 2009
 
I heard the Academy is folding after this year. I was told this by a parent whose child attends, so it's likely the truth.
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Charleston, WV

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#16
Dec 22, 2009
 
Another proponent/supporter of St. Frances right here. Mountain State University and all of it's satellite institutions are poorly administrated from Dr. Polk on down. Once again any man erecting statues of himself only to build a trade school around it.... You be the judge.
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#17
Dec 22, 2009
 
i work for the board of education and Hollywood elementry is the best elementery school, IMO, in the county, beckley stratton is the best middle, and woodrow wilson is the best high school. woodrow presents the most oppurtunities in the county. They have great teachers and many, many AP courses
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#18
Apr 14, 2012
 
Why did this place close?
Mountaineer

Beckley, WV

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Apr 14, 2012
 
Question wrote:
Why did this place close?
Not enough $$$$$ or pupils. Probably just foreshadowing of the impending downfall of MSU.
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Apr 15, 2012
 
Why did they run out of money? Whose fault was it?

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