It's not uncommon for parents to wonder what the difference is between charter schools and private schools, so we wanted to take a moment to touch on this and provide a comparison of the two.
In a way, you can think of charter schools as a hybrid between public and private schools. Just like a public school, the education aspect is free as charter schools are funded by the government. This also means that the school must be managed in accordance to the government body that provides the charter--the state, county, or district--and the school will be in jeopardy of losing its charter if test scores are unsatisfactory. For many established charter schools, fundraising becomes a significant source of income for the school.
Here at SBES, our families play a primary role in growing our community. As a current family, you have experienced firsthand the quality education SBES offers in addition to the benefits of a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment. It's time your enthusiasm for our school is rightly rewarded.
As part of our marketing campaign this year (15-16), we have integrated a new Referral Rewards program. Our new program (starting July 1st, 2015) offers up to a $750 tuition reduction for every new family you refer that enrolls.
We encourage you to share your experience at SBES with your friends, family, and neighbors. Help our community grow - Refer A Friend!
One of the most difficult decisions that you will make as a parent is determining the educational path that your child will take. Many people often struggle as to whether they should enroll their children in the local public school system or choose private education. While there is not always one right answer, we wanted to take a moment to share some benefits of choosing the private education route:
1. Academic Excellence
Private schools earn an esteemed reputation in the community based upon the high standards that they set for enrolled students. If you review the standardized test results of both private and public schools, you will typically find that the scores are higher at a private institution. You will also often find that private schools offer more advanced level classes and have a higher percentage of students enrolled in these classes. This is because the teachers set high expectations for students, which therefore fosters a learning environment full of high achievers.
MRS. JULIE KAIDOR
I graduated from Stetson University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Education and I am currently working on my Master's degree. I am a certified teacher with an Exceptional Student Education endorsement. I have taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade right here in DeLand. I love spending time with my family. I have three wonderful children Jobe, Jacob, and Kane, and who will all be attending SBES.
MRS. KATIE WARREN
I like to make a significant contribution in the education of elementary children as a facilitator of learning, by providing all students educational opportunities within an environment conducive to learning. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I am a certified teacher and have endorsements in Early Elementary Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). I have been teaching in Central Florida for over ten years. My husband is a teacher also and we have a daughter, Anna, who will be attending SBES.
MR. CHET RODRIGUEZ
I have been working in all things technology for over 25 years. I have worked in education institutions in Central Florida for over 20 years as a project manager including Stetson University, and Volusia County Schools. I am originally from Key West, Florida and am a Veteran of the US Air Force. I have 4 children Katrina, Kaylee, Kristen, and Kyle. All of my children have attended St. Barnabas.