Guy-Perkins High School has some of the most wonderful faculty and staff that I have been around. They truly care about the students and strive to help them any way they can, both academically as well as emotionally and socially. They educate the whole child.
My children have been going to Guy-perkins for over nine years and now all of a sudden our children are considered guilty until proven innocent oh excuse me even when given proof of innocence their still guilty (because they said so attitude)and my child and her friends are discriminated against because of their race and the fact that we dont come from one of their families and have money.
My kids have been attending Guy for a few years. The new superintendent took the 'fun' out of going to school. It shouldnt be all about work work work. Its hard for anyone who is not related to family that grew up in that area or great at sports to be accepted. Anyone that has family can do as they please and get away with it or be forgiven quickly (just about everyone is related somehow). But outsiders coming in will feel a wrath on their mistakes. Watch out standing up for anything you believe in Right or Wrong. You will be branded as trouble.
I have lived in different areas of North Carolina and Arkansas. My child is an A/P student who consistently scores high on standardized tests. Guy-Perkins High School has exceeded expectations in academia. My complaint is not with the education system there, but with the apparent lack of team effort between faculty and staff. A job in public education is hard to begin with. A lack of motivational support only makes it harder. The school board needs to step back and look at quality programming with key, top teachers. Guy-Perkins is small enough to be a great school. I hope the powers that be allow it to be so.
We are new to this school and have been very pleased with the quality of the education, and with how well our child has been received by the students, faculty and administration. This is a small school where faculty and administration are committed to quality education, and the superintendent has a real vision for the future.