Compare Success Academy Charter Schools vs Ascend Public Charter Schools BETA

See how Ascend Public Charter Schools vs. Success Academy Charter Schools compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 703 reviews)
3.4
(based on 88 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.7
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
4.0
Work-life balance
2.6
3.0
Senior Management
3.1
3.3
Culture & Values
3.3
3.7
CEO Approval
Success Academy Charter Schools Ceo Eva Moskowitz
62%Eva Moskowitz
Ascend Public Charter Schools Ceo Steven Wilson
N/ASteven Wilson
% Recommend to a friend
56%
59%
Positive Business Outlook
52%
47%

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What Employees Say

Pros
"Scholars"(in 57 reviews)
"Liberal arts"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 126 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 115 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 14 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 11 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at Success Academy Charter Schools

Pros

THE PEOPLE!, coworkers were great, learned a lot about charter school environment, learned more soft skills than hard technical skills (like learning how to navigate working in a highly politicized... and controversial company), I was lucky to be put in a good school with an awesome operations team.

Cons

Boring, menial tasks at times (eg. making phonecalls to parents to obtain physical forms, filing and organizing student files), only get to see the scholars for 3 weeks until summer vacation, some... other interns did not have 1 school they were assigned to and instead they moved around to several, so they did not establish a relationship with their coworkers.

Advice to Management

Structure the internship a bit more with more concrete tasks, allow students opportunities to see the moving parts of the greater network, standardize internship experience for all interns, assign... students to 1 or 2 schools so they can establish a relationship with their coworkers

"Know Thyself"17 Oct 2019

Current Employee - Special Education Teacher

I have been working at Ascend Public Charter Schools full-time for less than a year

Pros

Amazing, beautiful children. Amazing supportive wonderful hard-working colleagues. Beautiful new building. Excellent pay. A good growth environment for new or young teachers to get their feet wet.

Cons

No work/life balance. Contradictory regulations which create unsafe situations. Yes, this is a growing school but the dysfunction and constant new objectives coming at barely indoctrinated teachers... left and right makes work harder than it needs to be. Failing equipment, unable to complete basic prep tasks in a timely manner. Brainwashing ideology which, though well-intentioned, does little to empower kids or reach them on their level. Experienced educators will smell smoke two weeks into new hire training. Our kids deserve better than disorganization and empty promises. I had to provide books to my classroom library out of my own money just so kids had access to appropriate reading material. NO work life balance. Failing technology.

Advice to Management

Do NOT put two new hires together in the same classroom. Do NOT expect an entire staff of 60 teachers to equitably share two copy machines without multiple breakdowns. Do NOT change the script last... minute. Do NOT prevent SPED teachers from accessing SESIS. It's part of our jobs as data collectors. Be realistic. Do not fluff us up and give us empty positive catch phrases. Know thyself, Ascend. Decide who you are and who you need to be because as of now you are not sure and it is to the detriment of both students and teachers.

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