I want to start out by saying that I attended Saguaro in high school and I loved it so much that I wanted my now highschool aged daughters to attend. I now feel responsible for the bad experience that my daughter and I have been through with the Administration. After researching previous post, I am informed that exactly what I thought is true, if your child has any type of need or "issue", saguaro will do whetever they can to get your child out of their way!! Saguaro is known for their sports, mostly football and they do go above and beyond for the football players, which is great if your child plays football, but in the case that they don't play, don't expect any help from the admin in any way. My daughter had an encounter with the principal along with a few other students, one of which did the same thing as my daughter, however my daughter got kicked out of Saguaro and put in the SOL program, online learning through Scottsale schools. I wont go into too many details, but what we have been put
It's now our second year at Saguaro, and we're off to a great start. My daughter has everything she needs on her schedule (after a little bit of reworking) and has her honor classes. She enjoys dance company , which is great... and will be going on a trip to New York with her dance company. It's never easy for our kids to navigate through high school, but I know she has the support to be a success. It is exactly what each student makes of it, up to the student to keep up with their assignments and become the student they need to be.
So glad she loves her school.
Teachers care enough but the administration cares only about appearance. If you require any extra help as a result of ADHD, anxiety, ect. the admin won't even make an attempt to hide their agenda; running you out of the school.
Teachers really do care if your student wants to learn! I agree with the statement of the front office women. Very rude and enjoy 'talking down' to students and even parents. They should be lucky they have jobs! My daughter has been there since 2007 and she's doing extremely well. Teachers care and will do what it takes to help your student but you have to help also at home.
My child has been attenting Saguaro since the beginning of the 2008 Fall semester. So far I am not that impressed. I do really love the choir program. However, like many high schools, all the emphasis seems to be placed on sports. Namely the football team. Ho-hum. I too think that the front office staff is extremely rude and arrogant. Which is funny actually. I don't know why they act so superior. I think more parents need to complain about their attitudes.
Saguaro is the 'real deal'! Saguaro is a terrific school and offers all students challenging & stimulating academic opportunities in a 'real world' diverse social setting. We wanted a great school that wasn't Scottsdale 'plastic' or shielded from reality for our daughter to be successfully prepared and transition to any college. Also, the administration is extremely supportive and has does an amazing job despite all the unfortunate events that were thrown their way. Most of the Saguaro teachers work hard and are fabulous - our daughter recently took the Arizona AIMS and exceeded all three of her AIMS tests! Last but not least, the athletic programs especially football are second to none and one of the best that the State has to offer. In life, it is all what you of make it and Saguaro can offer the tools to make your child's education a positive and rewarding life experience.
Despite their unfair reputation, and uncontrolable events that may have happened in the past year, I believe saguaro is an amazing school. So far, my wife, three of our children, and myself, have all graduated in the top 10% on the SAT's. One of my daugters decided to choose to attend her freshman year at Chapparal Highschool, and completely regrets making that decision. She is now a junior at Saguaro, and I don't believe I have seen her this happy in a long time. I am more than confident that my children are getting the education they deserve, and I will, without a doubt, be sending my next three children there in the future.
I've had two children graduate from Saguaro. One tested in the top 3% on his SAT's. He went on to graduate from an honors college. When we moved to a nearby community during their HS years they chose to commute 45 minutes each way to stay at Saguaro. They participated in band, drama, choir, chess club, and numerous other activities. We travelled to NY to see the choir perform at Carnegie Hall (the choir and director were outstanding). The Saguaro community is diverse and the parent involvment that I saw was terrific.