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Monticello High School5
Posted May 21, 2014
- a parent
The size of school information on this page is inaccurate. I love this district. My children thrived on all campuses. One thing that sets MHS apart from other schools in south Arkansas is the ability of students to enroll in college courses while in high school. The schedule (4X4 Block) is perfect for aligning courses. It's a perfect college prep atmosphere. The high school offers AP in all core subjects, engineering, drafting, debate, forensics, etc. Yes, they need more electives; but for the small (comfortable & personal) setting, they offer much. I love this school system. It is a great place for "family" - focused people.
Academically speaking I would say that this school is average. There are not a whole lot of specialty classes. Music and sports are very important in this school district also being the best quality that the school has-availability of extracurricular classes. Art is very underfunded in this school district, they do not put much stock into the program. Parent involvement in this school is very high! Although at Elementary Level they do no have a PTA(PTO). Opportunities for special needs are lackluster and almost non-existent. Most children with sever special needs are bussed to another local district for a very restrictive-type environment. In high school levels there are excellent opportunities for accelerated students. Such as college classes/credit. Children interested in athletics and accelerated classes would benefit from this school. Children who are interested in art or have special needs would not do well here.