My daughter loves the program at HS@MC. She did not "fit in" at our local high school and was looking for a smaller, more intimate classroom setting. This school delivers a quality program and nurturing environment. All the kids hang out together which is a refreshing change. It can be challenging at times but frankly that is how students learn. The teachers are great and always available to help and guide the students if they ask. Added bonus is that the kids take college classes and get college credit for free while in high school! Great program!
At the beginning of the school year, the workload was much too high for our family. To their credit, this school cut back the amount of assignments immediately upon receiving clear and specific feedback regarding the impact their high workload was having.
This year has been an amazing experience for my student and I. I can't believe how he has grown. Although I was skeptical at first, this turned out to be a great family decision. I would recommend this school for students who want a positive school experience and parents who want something better for their student. Look more into this for your student.
It seems like the parent above has some personal issues. You cannot please everyone, but my son goes to this school and absolutely loves it. He is in his senior year and is very happy with both of his senior teachers. He has learned so much from both teachers and during dinner, cannot wait to talk about it. This school is definitely different than the average school and my son is a talker. He loves the four corners in his English class and the Socratic Seminars. This school gives the students a chance to use their voice. My son has improved his writing and communication skills, since he has been attending this school. I am a parent that is beyond pleased. The office staff and principal are helpful as well. It annoys me that certain parents take for granted teachers and staff that actually care, in comparison to the other schools. My son never got the individualized attention and care he gets now at this school. I would highly recommend this school to parents out there. The workload can be a bit much, but it is meaningful so it is worth it.
I am very disappointed in this school. The principal is controlling and does not know how to provide constructive feedback to students. This is the last year for one of the senior teaches, so he misses a lot of school. The other senior teacher plays favorites and is unorganized. She loses students work quite often but only makes some of the students redo it and turn it in. The other students she just accepts their word for it (favorites versus non-favorites). Even the office manager has an attitude. Our family had high hopes for this school, but it has turned out to be quite disappointing.