ISABEL MARIE LAVROV
COMMITTED TO PLAY SOFTBALL AT
UCSD IN 2017 AHS JUNIOR, 4.0 GPA TWO TIME ALL LEAGUE VARSITY SOFTBALL,TWO YEAR VARSITY BASKETBALL PLAYER , RUNNER UP LEAUGUE MVP IN BASKETBALL 2014-15 SEASON
The mere fact that are required to study so many hours requires them to have grit, and the teachers are very demanding. Grit is a very abstract thing. are you born with grit, or do u develop grit, or both. I think grit comes from family, and ones ability to overcome failure and succeed that creates grit.
Most of the students I know or observe are very polite ,respectful, and act very mature. of course now and then a couple students may act up. They respect each-other for the most part and u rarely hear of any fighting.
Albany High School is a mixed bag. I love that AHS is part of a tight-knit community where most families know one another and value student success. With so many high achieving students, academic opportunities, such as AP classes and special programs, are limited and there is fierce competition. Mid level students often fall through the cracks, despite the fact that many of the teachers are dedicated, exceptional, and engaging. The upper administration disappoints in regard to their concern over student safety and well being, which is quite unsettling and doesn't seem to align with the core values of the community. I would love to see more emphasis on character development. There are a number of opportunities to join clubs, play sports, or participate in other extra curricular activities. Overall, my student is content at AHS and it certainly beats many of the alternatives.
PE Classes. Thats my concern at this school. How are the students graded? What criteria is involved to measure student participation? Attendance? On time? Dress Code? Miles? What about students with disabilities - do they get PE waivers? If not, how are special needs students treated in these classes? Fairly? I am afraid, Not. One of the PE teachers doesn't even care about posting grades and upcoming activities on Aeries. How is it possible for the parents to monitor the performance of their child in PE with no such communication from their PE teacher? Other than leaving things on trust on this teacher, there is no way for the parents to find out whether their child finished the fitness mile in the allocated time or not. If this is the participation class, shouldn't it suffice that the child actually ran the mile? Why is it that this particular PE teacher fails those who take longer in finishing the mile? Neither she knows how to motivate students with sportsman spirit, nor is she fair in her grading. With no clear parameters for grading in place, it's only evident that she uses a lot of subjectivity and judgement in her grading. Sadly disappointed.