My son's education has been enriched by this school. What St. Hope has done here has been amazing. The school is divided into several 'small schools', allowing children to elect a course of study focused around their interests and goals. It's like a college. The school emphasizes college readiness. However, like most public supported schools, it lacks the resources to provided start of the art equipment and facilities for the children. The level of parent involvement is not as great, given the type of community that the school is housed in. But I wouldn't trade this one for my neighborhood school! Lots of support for kids from teachers who really do care! Amazing!
Sac High has a great vision, and although they are not there yet, I believe they soon will be. The faculty is very involved in it's students and provide many ways to help a child grow and improve. The Arts program needs better teachers and structure in the classes. I don't feel my son benefited at all from being in jazz & comp in the Fall.
i feel the school has bent over backwards to give me the education i need and deserve. This school is also an extremly diverse school where i can flourish and prepare for college.
The Sacramento High School under the St Hope Academy is a great school. Administrators, Teachers, and Coaches really care for the students. However, the Parent involvement is in dire need to be increased. The Sacramento High School All-Sports Boosters and the School Site Council needs more participation from parents and community members.
The School of Health Sciences in Sacramento High School is far beyond any of the other small schools. They have an excellent curriculm, teacher who really care about their students and an excellent accountability system.
My daughter has been at this school since 9th grade, she is a senior now. I have had good feedback from her teachers when I needed it and I really like it better as a charter school. The first day is unorganized for whatever reasons my child gets to sit in the counselors office most of the day until they get her schedule straightened out but overall I am impressed with the staff and cirriculum the school offers.
The school is working hard to make sure all students are meeting state standards. There are some issues, as always, but the staff is dedicated to finding solutions. As one of only three teachers that were there before the move to Charter status, I can without a doubt say that there have been changes for the better. Overall, there is a greater sense of community and pride about the campus. Resources are easier to obtain and teachers have greater access to community events and leaders. UC Davis has been a wonderful partner to the School of Health Sciences, opening their doors for our juinors and seniors to get hands on hospital experience. Finally, the Nike athletic sponsorship has provided a much needed boost to all of our sports teams. The campus has a warm, safe feel, and almost all the students seem genuinely happy to be there -- uniforms and all.
Sacramento Charter High School has no academic progress and most likely will fail. I would very much recommend that anyone take their student to another high school. The elective classes are very widely available but are divided up by 5 small schools. Support for other sports beside football and basketball has decreased irreversibly and school spirit has dropped to a mere percentage of students. Parental involvement is found impossible from the St. Hope School District. They offer the lowest amount of information about the activities or security of the high school. Academically the school is succeeding because the teachers make all the work easier then it was before. about 40 senior students out of 320 are going to a 4 year college or university this year and the rest are going to Sacramento City Community College. This school is very unsupportive and irresponsible for the work being done here.
The quality of the academic offerings is above average although AP and Honors classes are not available in each upper level core subject each term. The 4x4 block schedule is best suited to students dedicated to excellence as less motivated students or slower learners may find the subject material difficult to assimilate at the fast pace. In general, teachers are caring and there is better than average parent involvement. Music, art, sports, etc. are available and students are not pressured into the constant fund raisers that one sees at many public high schools. A criticism would be student disciplinary problems are not handled effectively by administration and parents, therefore the same students perpetually prevent an ideal learning environment for serious students. This is a critical issue on the block schedule as every moment of class time is necessary for instructional activities in order for the state standards to be met.
Great school. Smaller classroom sizes (student to teacher ratios). The school is broken down into 6 different academy's (example: Music & Performing Arts, Medical, Journalism etc...). Each academy has it's own staff (principal, counsels, teachers etc...). Along with the smaller classroom sizes, that makes it so the students get more personalized curriculums, and helps students to keep from disappearing in class and not participating. They do a great job of keeping the parents involved and informed. They have more parent volunteers at this school than any other I know of. Also lots of sports teams. Public schools could learn a lot from the way they have the school setup.
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