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  • lynne0312 Nov 12, 2012

    NBC 17 wrote an update over the weekend. No one was able to reach them. Something very strange is going on. I keep checking for an update to this story.
    http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/nov/10/7/co-founder-closed-wake-forest-private-school-now-u-ar-2769158/

  • beef Nov 12, 2012

    If every parent cared enough about their kids to send them to private school, there would be no need for private schools.

  • foghat001 Nov 12, 2012

    SO - what happened with the meeting between the parents and the school official Friday?

  • luvstoQ Nov 9, 2012

    fuzzmom, my younger son was more than ready to start school the year before he did. Our older two (girl & boy) both started K. at 4 because the cut off date in that state was 12/31 & their b'days were Sept./Nov. Not a biggie to me, but ages in our experience mattered little - they were all mature and ready and did great. One g'son, on the other hand had to repeat K. because his mind was in the "air" half the time LOL. Sure hope the children from this school don't suffer a lot of missed days before other arrangements for them can be made - would be very emotionally tough on them even so.

  • ladyblue Nov 9, 2012

    tax deduction that you do. So we pay more to educate your children than you do

    hahahahaha, there goes that income tax deduction cry again
    MK1114

    yep and considering he/she's ASSUMMING... I have no small children .. lol have already raised mine..

  • whenindoubtchoosetheconstitution Nov 9, 2012

    ladyblue-- You seem to miss the fact that many of us dont have children and we dont get that income tax deduction that you do. So we pay more to educate your children than you do

    hahahahaha, there goes that income tax deduction cry again

  • tarheel86 Nov 9, 2012

    Here's a link to the school's e-newsletter with links to tuition costs and the application process. These links are still working.

    http://fs8.formsite.com/keepinghrreal/form715920186/index.html

  • fuzzmom Nov 9, 2012

    jma47, it is "child" specific. Some children need the extra year, and others are simply punished. Just like siblings can have different needs, children with the same birthdays can have different needs. Yes, private school (based on bday issue) is a "need" for some children. I'm not talking about the parents who just want daycare. I agree with you on that one. I'm glad things worked out for your son. It "works" for boys, who "tend" to be more immature than girls of the same age. There is no "one size fits" all for children. This school addressed that "need" and it's sad that those children are left in a lurch.

  • lynne0312 Nov 9, 2012

    Something is wrong here. The husband says he doesn't know where she is but that she's okay. That makes no sense.

    This is really bothering me because Adriane is such a nice person, always invited us to school events, let my kids try classes there, never pressured us about enrolling and accepted that we were homeschoolers. I really want to know more about what's happening with this situation. I wish she would make a public statement.

  • krimson Nov 9, 2012

    "What wrong with teaching YOUR OWN KIDS and not have the gov teach them."

    We've learned as a country and society that an educated work-force is a good thing, and that illiterate mouth breathers are a bad thing.

  • foghat001 Nov 9, 2012

    So, "Books, files and other school related items were strewn everywhere. Garbage and debris remained, but anything of value like smart boards, computers, TVs and other expensive items were missing." Sounds like the D.A. might want to have a look at those files?

  • superman Nov 9, 2012

    A private school that depends on tutition from the parents and has small class size should be an immediate red flag. They have to at least collect enough to pay the teacher and other expenses. I dont think they had enough students and they were bankrupt.

  • luvstoQ Nov 9, 2012

    fuzzmom, children will thrive, and survive quite nicely if they are a little older when starting school because of their birthdays. Some parents are so anxious to get their children in school for the babysitting and their convenience - not the childs! Yes, I know some. Our youngest one's birthday is Jan. so he was almost a year older that some (not all) in his class. He did great, was our merit scholar - no problems for him or classmates because of his age (some were his same age anyway for same reason). Not a valid reason for private school.

  • fuzzmom Nov 9, 2012

    Hello, some ppl sent their kids to the school because they were understanding about the "birthday" issue that public school makes nearly impossible. Not all kids needs to be "held back" over a silly birthday issue. That is not to say you can't get a good eduction in public school, but punishing kids for what day they were born on isn't good either. So sorry for these children, parents and teachers.

  • luvstoQ Nov 9, 2012

    vinylcarwraps23, that statement you made has to be one of the all time most ridiculous statements ever made. With public schools available (that we pay taxes for) since *forever* why wouldn't we send our children there? We sent all three of ours there, they got great educations, honor students, one a merit scholar (free choice of any of 5 universities), great jobs now. I'm not a teacher, would that enter into the equation? Maybe you should *think* before you make such a ridiculous, broad statement.

  • esteryates69 Nov 8, 2012

    I so disagree Obama had nothing to do with the school closing.Put the blame on the ones who was in charge of running the school,question the woman husband said he did not even know where she was.Some very wrong here.

  • ConservativeVoter Nov 8, 2012

    The school couldn't afford Obamacare and the other Obama regulations. After the election, the school gave up and closed. Obama is out to bankrupt businesses in this country.

  • foghat001 Nov 8, 2012

    tired2, that's a very facile answer for a very big problem

  • tired2 Nov 8, 2012

    Do I feel sorry for the parents - NO...do i feel for the children - yes.....if parents who used private schools spent as much time and energy HELPING (not crying) to make public schools better and spent as much time with their children, there would be little to no need for private (FOR PROFIT) schools. period.

  • ladyblue Nov 8, 2012

    ladyblue-- You seem to miss the fact that many of us dont have children and we dont get that income tax deduction that you do. So we pay more to educate your children than you do.
    superman

    stop assuming. i have no small children and am not a grandma so my one GROWN ADULT child i do have has to pay for the others...

  • superman Nov 8, 2012

    ladyblue-- You seem to miss the fact that many of us dont have children and we dont get that income tax deduction that you do. So we pay more to educate your children than you do.

  • ladyblue Nov 8, 2012

    What wrong with teaching YOUR OWN KIDS and not have the gov teach them. Cant teach them? Dont have them.
    vinylcarwraps23

    well well well-for one thing my tax dollars go out to pay for my kids education so maybe i dont' want to teach them through high school, since most of time since half of what you teach doesn't count towards credits needed for good college.... how do you teach them when you work all day unless you are one of those "i got a husband with a good job that the economy hasn't hurt...

  • krimson Nov 8, 2012

    "No but the kids at this school probably learned more in the first few months than the average public school teaches in a year."

    Yes, these kids learned quite quickly how there futures could be dashed... Glad they learned early! Feel sorry for those public schools kids, please!

  • knockitoff Nov 8, 2012

    hmmm they own a few other things like KHR Executive Group which is a Consulting group...wonder how many of them are going to lose a job now!!! There HASSSSSS got to be more to this whole story!

  • ladyblue Nov 8, 2012

    seems to me someone has collected the enrollment monies nad skee dattled...hope they figure it all out..

  • krimson Nov 8, 2012

    Where is Kent Misegades to defend the private/charter system and bash the public system???

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 8, 2012

    1100 hundred dollars for kindergarten? What is so wrong with public schools? I have 3 who attended public schools, and all are in college, and on the Deans List. Private schools are for parents who can afford it.
    Toddler10-21
    November 8, 2012 9:13 a.m.
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    What wrong with teaching YOUR OWN KIDS and not have the gov teach them. Cant teach them? Dont have them.

  • vlwise59 Nov 8, 2012

    When you go to the link it says "Sorry, website has been disabled."

  • whenindoubtchoosetheconstitution Nov 8, 2012

    For thos of you worried about the administrator you probably shouldnt be. A little research on the internet shows that she has done this same thing before and is currently staying with her cousin. Seems like a typical scam to me!

  • venitapeyton Nov 8, 2012

    This is wrong. Where's the governance? Lines of authority? Respect? Accountability?

    If the NC Dept. of Public Instruction sets some rules of curriculum, might they also have the authority to step in to make things right for these children and families?

  • whatelseisnew Nov 8, 2012

    "Think about it, now they have to go out and find a new private school, or have their child enroll in the public school."

    Well unfortunately these parents are also FORCED to pay for the public schools. The State and county and the Feds should hand over the equivalent amount of money that is spent per pupil in the public schools. Had that been in place then enrollment in this school would not have been a problem. Unfortunately Private schools can not simply steal money from people as the Government schools do.

  • MizzZeta Nov 8, 2012

    The website has now been disabled. Is this a private school or a charter school?

  • traceyamccartney Nov 8, 2012

    As a former employee of Millennium Academy, I have to say I am amazed it stayed open as long as it did. I feel sorry for the remaining staff, parents & the kids especially!! Adrienne Young was the most unprofessional and out of touch directors I have ever worked for. There MUST be soooo much more to this story. Just wondering, did she abandon all the animals as well? There are so many charges that she must be facing at this point. It would make sense that she has gotten out of Dodge!!!!!

  • miyata Nov 8, 2012

    Very unfair and selfish of the administrators to treat the children and teachers this way. Noone has money to throw away and to take the money from these parents and then close the doors is very selfish. The whole thing stinks!

  • superman Nov 8, 2012

    The teachers should have been smart enough to know that the number of students in their class was not sufficient to pay their salary.

  • something2say Nov 8, 2012

    I just feel for those kids and teachers. My children go to a private school. We made this choice for many reasons one being the ability to be with the same kids for their elementary and middle school kids. It makes for a tight community of like minded parents and children. This has been ripped away from these parents and children. The other aspect is they paid for a service that is now gone! Think about it, now they have to go out and find a new private school, or have their child enroll in the public school. Both schools may be fabulous but their child will have to go about trying to make new friends mid-year! I know from my own experience that is very difficult!

  • NCMom1 Nov 8, 2012

    y didnt this just happen last month to a Raleigh church school where they closed the door because they were out of funds ...ChicoDusty

    ChicoDusty, I seem to remember an article about that but I think it was just the upper classes that were cancelled rather the entire school (...I could be wrong)

  • C6-YA Nov 8, 2012

    Sounds like Bankruptcy to me.

  • aquamarine46 Nov 8, 2012

    Website has already been disabled.

  • foghat001 Nov 8, 2012

    ALL schools, nomorethanthat, are under gov't regulations, whether private or public. There are all sorts of requirements they have to meet to get a license to operate.

  • NiceNSmooth Nov 8, 2012

    hey didnt this just happen last month to a Raleigh church school where they closed the door because they were out of funds after receiving tuition but pastor has a $1.9 million home?

  • Mags1998 Nov 8, 2012

    It is a private school so there is no "government voucher" and not all private schools and daycare make you pay the entire fee up front. Sounds like the $1100 was a monthly tuition rate to me. If it was a business model that failed fine, but don't sneak off like that. Have the decency to give the famalies some notice to look for other options.

  • Scubagirl Nov 8, 2012

    SHE is still on linked in......with a picture

  • baracus Nov 8, 2012

    "This is literally a situation in which 'You get what you pay for'. Sorry for sounding bitter, but when your probably getting some 'government voucher' to send your child to some half-baked school, and I have to bust my hump and forego what for some will be the equivalent of a 3 bedroom house in four years (or the Porsche 911 Carerra S that I wanted) alone, well, you get the picture."

    You can buy a 3 bedroom house in MN for $100K? Well, la-de-da.

    We don't know what that woman's $1100 was covering. The school required a non-refundable $250 application fee, so I kind of doubt full tuition was just $850 more. Heck, many daycares around here can run more than $1100 a month. As far as I am aware, there are no "voucher" programs in NC to help send a child to private primary school, so that shouldn't be a factor.

  • nomorethanthat Nov 8, 2012

    "The private school, at 231 Capcom Ave., was empty Wednesday. Scattered school supplies dotted the floors, but computers, smart boards, projectors and other equipment had been cleared out."

    Good chance all that whiz bang tech stuff was rented and the company or companies that leased the equipment to the school reclaimed it when the rental fees were not paid. Just another question to ask about what a school can provide before sending your child to it and is germane whether or not the school is private or charter.

  • Tarheel born Nov 8, 2012

    Website is now totally disabled.....get the money and run....typical shysters......WRAL how about posting their pictures on the website. The public has a right to know.....

  • realcloak Nov 8, 2012

    I WISH I could send my daughter to a quality private school for $1,100. When you pay something tantamount to a college tuition, i.e. $25,000 for a Kindergartner (Breck School here in Minneapolis) and the rug is yanked out from beneath you, then I say complain.

    This is literally a situation in which 'You get what you pay for'. Sorry for sounding bitter, but when your probably getting some 'government voucher' to send your child to some half-baked school, and I have to bust my hump and forego what for some will be the equivalent of a 3 bedroom house in four years (or the Porsche 911 Carerra S that I wanted) alone, well, you get the picture.

  • Whosays Nov 8, 2012

    ...and now, the site is shut down.

  • lynne0312 Nov 8, 2012

    More than anything, I'm worried about Adriane. My kids are homeschooled and she opened up the school to homeschoolers. My one son took a science class there and the other took piano lessons for a while. She was very nice, the teachers were nice, the class sizes were small and things seemed in order. I really hope she is okay.

  • java323 Nov 8, 2012

    Millennium has taken down their website. I was able to view it earlier.

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