Many AP opportunities, many sport opportunities, safe environment and many clubs and events for the students to participate in. They have an excellent dual immersion program for spanish language and a bio technology track as well.
The AP classes are college level courses and have a significant amount of work associated with them, but that is to be expected. The outside projects seem to be relevant and current topic awareness based when appropriate and the students are learning to use technology as tools not just entertainment.
Heard horror stories about Gilroy. Read the great schools reviews and noticed that the review were quite a while ago. I moved to the area and was concerned. I called school and asked to speak to the principal... I was amazed that he was available and answered all my questions. He asked me if I wanted to visit the school with my daughter. He took us for a tour! I was very surprised to see a very neat orderly and clean school. I talked to a few teachers and were very positive and enthusiastic about the school. My daughter is enrolled now and is having a great time! The campus is beautiful...impressed so far!! Looking real good.
The majority of the staff genuinely care about the kids at GHS. Their expectations for students are that they will be productive and creative, caring members of society and many of the staff live and teach by that philosophy.. I've been a teacher here for 17 years and have seen the school change dramatically from being overcrowded with aging facilities and huge teacher and administration turn over rates, to now a beautiful campus with a strong administration team and teachers and students who truly care about the students, school, and each other. I feel the difference daily in my attitude and especially the students' attitudes. A true vibe of pride in ourselves, each other, and our school.