I graduated from Apollo High School during the summer of 2011. The instructors were great!
However being that the sole focus of this high school is to help failing student earn credits it does not challenge them enough academically.
While I do believe the instructors do the best they can to assist their students I feel the school and professers should place some emphasis on the importance of college.
If this were to improve I have no doubt the students would benefit from it.
Though I do admit the school did do a great job of referring students to programs such as CCOC. Eligible students were also given the option to attend night school in addition to their current morning of afternoon classes.
Students are normally given a textbook to take home. Material covered usually depends on the type of credits you are working towards. This mostly consists of reading articles/passages and then answering questions at the end of each chapter. Teachers also assign research projects but the majority of the work is completed in class.
My professors were great! However it is important to make sure you ask for help if you need it. My teachers did a great job assisting their students. They provided after school hours for students who need the extra help and were available if anyone had any questions.
I would like to thank Mr. Feldman for being a great English teacher. I appreciate the fact that he challenged his students academically. Thanks Feldman, I can appreciate Cornell note taking now. I would also like to thank Mrs. De La Cruz for her patience and her dedication to her students.
In order to remain a student at Apollo students had to follow their regulations. I can appreciate this to an extent because it taught students to appricate the importance of their education. Any fighting or aggressive behavior by the students called for immediate suspension if not expulsion.
It is important to acknowledge this school is similar to a continuation school. This means that the ratio of students is much smaller than that of a regular high school. Thus the teachers were able to assist their students one to one and give them the help they needed.
i am a graduate from apollo and it was a great learning enviroment with teachers who helped and listened when needed....im glad 2 have attended Apollo because i learned so much and made many friends in the process which include students and staff i entered apollo with 55 credits junior year and graduated senior yea with 200+ credits apollo helped me turn my life around.
i am a graduate from apollo and all i have to say is that this is a GREAT school it was a great opportunity to show myself that i could do anything i i try and im sure it was also a GREAT experience for all the other graduates from apollo