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Clark Shaw Magnet School5
Posted April 04, 2014
- a community member
Clark Shaw Magnet is one of the best schools in Mobile County. People that have already went to Clark are thanking the teachers and their curriculm. Clark Shaw Magent ha a variety of classes.Clark shaw is seriously a really good School to go,but the upcoming child that goes to Clark need to put effort in actually learning.
I am very proud that my son attends this school. I feel he is safe and encouraged by the staff. The school is strict but not impossible by any means. My son is happy and proud of his success. If your child is interested in learning you should apply.
Mobile has Magnet Schools. IT DOESN"T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, anyone residing in or around Mobile can attend any magnet school as long as they meet the requirements and their application is accepted. The magnet schools then teach at an accelerated level. Once accepted you must maintain a 60% average and cannot be a discipline problem. If you are removed from the program you simply attend your regularly assigned school. Parents are strongly encouraged to be active in their children's education. We monitor progress by talking to our kids and we can check their grades online at any time. We had a rough spot last year in math but between Saturday school and tutoring, the class average came up to 93%. If you are willing to put forth effort and really want to learn, the teachers and staff will do everything they can to help you. My children live for the engineering and robotic classes. The emphasis on engineerng is why Clark was our first choice of magnet school. Other schools emphasize humanities or performing arts, but our kids have always loved taking things apart and seeing how they work. They study harder because they enjoy the lessons. It's not work, it's play!
We LOVE LOVE LOVE Clark!! Great school with really good teachers. The students have lots of fun. They are have to meet grade requirements and the school is strict and I think its great. It pushes the students to do their best. And they WILL absolutely help if you seek it out.
This school is great. It teaches good discipline and work ethic. I do not reccomend Causey or Phillips. If you find this school too strict or too "spirit breaking" you should try Dunbar. I honestly believe this school is great and the teachers are the best. They will help your child if your child is failing. If your grade drops below a 60 then you will have to leave. But, of course, it is a magnet school. I think that this school is worth your time. You should check into this school or at least read some more reviews on other sites.
My daughters attended Clark and did well. I read all of the negative things that was said about the school. We have to teach our children that they are going to have rules everywhere you go. That's life!!! I am glad that they were strict and had high standards for our students. It's going to take that and more for them to make it in this world today. Right now you may/may not appreciate it, but one day you will.
Yes they do kick your child out for their grade dropping and they will say they wish they new their grades were low she would have sent them to saturday school but this is after they tell you to pull them out they dont care about the kids no love there and very prejudice
I went to enroll my child for school and after talking with one of the employees that worked there i changed my mind. The employee used intimidation towards me and my so that I wouldn't want my child to attend clark. She literally broke my son's self esteem by potraying clark as being so hard that he felt as if he couldn't do it. I decided that my child would not be another number or statistic because all they care about is a pay check how could they look as far as numbers. They don't really care about the children at all. They basically told me if your child drop his average he will be kicked out. They will not help your child at all. I will not reccommend this school but i will reccomend catholic schools because they show they care. Magnet schools are just public schools that teaches at a faster pace. No different. Catholic schools pray and teach religion and have way more to offer and more one on one. I would not reccommend this school, you get what you pay for. That's why im paying for my child to be where they show they care. I can tell that my child was not wanted. Catholic Schools are the best !!!!!!!!
Some great teachers, some very BORING teachers. Schoolwork isn't very hard, just advanced. Too strict with the uniform. No hats, scarves, non-uniform jackets, no nail polish, etc. etc. Should be more considerate with those type of things.