Thank you to the Counselor, you warned me freshman year that Ipoly was not the place for people with high aspirations. Back then I did not believe you, and thought you were only cold and mean. Only now, I realize you were trying to save me, only I didn't want to be saved.
Generally, these are the only classes that assign any homework:
Freshman(1st sem): English, Math, Geography
Freshman(2nd Sem): No homework
Sophmore(1&2): All Classes
Senior: Physics, Math
Please, prospective parents and students; heed my warning. As a student who has recently graduated from Ipoly, I can tell you, applying to Ipoly will be the worst decision you will ever make for your near future. If you expect your child to go to a UCLA, Berkeley or Stanford, I can assure you, they will not. The academic rigor imposed at this excuse for a high school is akin to the rigor of an eighth grade classroom. There are no APs, IBs, Honors, or sports programs- which colleges exclusively look for. Some days we did absolutely nothing, other than watch a movie, and have a teacher talk about their day while they surfed Facebook. While they offer classes at Cal Poly Pomona, rest assured your child will have to settle for the lowest classes College freshman do not want.They will be forced to take "religions of the world" or "intro to acting" .On top of this, there is no comrade. Trust me, everyone hates each other -it is not a family, it is not a unique group- it is about 100 teenagers who clump into mini cliques and hate each other. The teachers either don't see it or don't want to see it, but most of the kids hate the school aswell. I wish I could write more about this God awful excuse for a school, how I wish I could. But there is no point. In the end, you either heed my warning or end up wasting the best times of your life. Please, parents! Look beyond Ipoly!
Our son recently finished his freshman year. Excellent teachers. Interestings projects that integrate learning across disciplines. He had other choices. After experiencing Infotainment in the spring we knew we made a sound decision.
My daughter is a senior this year. Her experience has been one of growth not only educationally but personally as well. This is a very good school which takes children and turns them into young adults. It teaches them to become responsible, contributing members of society. It prepares them very well for college. The teachers and administrators are all very respectful and responsive to both the parents and the students. I highly recommend this school as it will prepare you child not just for college, but for life in general. BTW my daughter and her friends have never had any problems with college students bothering them. College students don't wander onto the i-Poly campus, but i-Poly students are allowed to use the college facilities. If you have a concern about your child mixing with college students tell them to stay on the i-Poly campus.
Like the author of the previous review, I graduated from iPoly this year, took college classes, and noticed a dramatic improvement in myself in many areas. What iPoly really helped me do was become more of a social being, a community member. I can hold conversations with a variety of personalities now and can deal with my fear of the novel much more effectively than before. I thank the numerous group projects, talking to professors to get into classes at Cal Poly (math classes filled up quickly so I had to act accordingly), and the overall atmosphere at iPoly for this. We are a family. I discovered hardship, friendship, and myself at this school and am a better person for it. They accepted me and all my quirks and I've, thus, learned to accept myself. That's a gift I feel no other school could have given me. I love you, iPoly, and I'll see you around.
I just graduated from iPoly, and the school really changed my life. In the four years that I was at iPoly, my communication and time management dramatically improved. I learned how to overcome my shyness, and gained confidence through all the presentations and group work we had. Teachers were very supportive, and you could tell they really loved helping the students. I was able to take college classes the last two years and had a great experience.. I really feel ready for college. Last but not least, I am proud to say that I was accepted to 5 of the 6 colleges I applied to!! I feel that iPoly gave me the confidence I needed to succeed in college and in my future.. Thank you iPoly!!
As we participated our child's graduation this June,we felt so proud of our kid and also appreciated a lot for I-poly. This school trains students with different thinking and learning process which makes students comprehend the knowledge by many presentations. Through the process, students know to present themselves with logic thinking. Another important benefit to study at I-poly which student has chance to take the course from Cal-poly, Pomona. This benefit helps our kid is admitted by UC Berkeley.