I have siblings who are attending this school at the moment and a few months ago the counselors suddenly started to change schedules due to some of the classrooms being too full and over the specific class count for that class.Instead of fixing it they only made it worse.Not only that but they did not even have the consent of those who got theirs changed.One of my siblings got a class she already made up in this program called "Cyber high" and when she mentioned it they had to go check for themselves. Shouldn't they already know of this program in the first place if they were the ones who encouraged it on students?Another thing that infuriated me the most was when they changed another one of my siblings schedule and completely messed it up.They tired moving her into a different forensics class and ended up putting two classes in the same period so they would often called our house saying that she's "Absent" or "missing school".When she went to confront them about it they just told her to sign some paper and tried to get rid of her as quickly as possible.This is ridiculous.They even blamed her for this incident saying that it was her fault when she had nothing to do with getting her schedule changed in the first place since they did it without her consent. Another thing they told me was about the college things being discussed.The counselors say that they "Encourage" you to try to go to a UC and such but when they discussed it with students individually, they started saying "Oh I recommend community college if they had a GPA of 3.0 or lower weather or not you tell them you're going to UC and whatnot which it completely ridiculous considering they said "We recommend you to go to UC and whatnot even if you don't meet the requirements..Not only this, but last year juniors did a test of some kind and when most of the IB students or other students op out they got mad started to called them stupid and one teacher (french teacher apparently) made told their class out of anger "I want you to write a 5 page essay about why you did not did not do the test.And have it in by tomorrow".Some even made a rude and racist remark to a student that caused an angry parent to come in and have to yell and discuss it with the counselors.
UNBELIEVABLY THE DISGUSTING EXCUSE FOR COUNSELORS LITERALLY EXPLAINED IN DETAIL TO MY SIXTEEN YR OLD HOW TO DROP OUT WHEN HE APPROCHED THEM DURING CLASS HOURS HOW HE LOST INTEREST IN SCHOOL AND AFTER HAD HIM CALL ME URGENTLY TELLING ME TO COME DOWN IMMEDIATELY TO SIGN A FORM I QUESTIONED THE COUNSELER ISNT IT STATE LAW ALL 6/18 YR OLD HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL? HE SAID NOBODYS CHECK TO SEE IF HE MOVED OUT THE AREA THATS YOUR BUSINESS??? BULLS$$%T!! NEVER GAVE HIM ALTERNATIVES NEVER TRIED TO FIND OUT WHY?
The teachers I don't have a problem with, but the COUNSELORS make you wonder how they even got the job. They are utterly sh*t. When it comes to students wanting to changes to their schedules, the counselors NEED the parents to tell them how to do their job.
I have a Junior, who started as a Freshman, at this school on an interdistrict transfer and I have been completely satisfied. There have been no issues that are unique to this school that I don't hear from other parents at other ESUHSD schools. This year I entered my Freshman and am not regretting it for a moment. People look at me strange that I moved my children out of a supposed "good" school. My children have made wonderful friends and the teaching staff is completely competent. This school has made and is still feeling their way through a major turnaround. Cudos!
My daughter is in her freshman year there and she loves everything about it. Her teachers love her too. She's happy, they're happy, she has straight A's so i'm happy. I think parents are becoming too lazy and relying to heavily on schools to raise their kids. Good habits start at home.
I am thinking about coming to Andrew Hill instead of Oak Grove because I have heard great things about the IB program and their Medical Magnet. However, when I call the office they never pick up, and they don't post anything about their classes online so contacting them is difficult. It makes it seem like the staff aren't very proactive as I have also heard before. I'll just have to find out. :) Very excited though..
this school by far the worst school i been to no offense but the staff are not the very helpful my son had to wait 2 period long just for violating the school dress code on the first day of school i understand if you make him wait like a week after school started but on the first day ? that just wrong i never been to a school that doesn't let the student go on the first day. Further more this school should change their school dress code is too strict and worry more about the student who problem not gonna pass high school if you continue to let them do what ever they please, also there is no security at all my son told me there only one police man, that is just not enough at least have more security maybe it would be a better place.
As a current student, I say that the best that Andrew Hill offers are the amazing teachers who want to see all of their students succeed. I have yet to have a teacher who simply doesn't do anything, although I've heard of a few who do. I would say that the problem lies within the administration of the school. This year has brought some changes to the administration, but there is still a lack of promotion to succeed and do more that what is asked of the students. You will rarely ever see the head principle around talking to an audience or even to a performing group at a school event, if they were to show up at all. The only times I have heard her speak in front of an audience were at graduations, or if there were "important" guest speakers visiting. Other than that, the best of Andrew Hill are the teachers who devote incredible amounts of time and effort to the students, which includes the whole lot. Also, there are the handful (compared to the whole school) of students in programs such as IB and Medical Magnet who truly excel and strive for more. Not to say that the rest of the school doesn't at all, but they don't have much motivation, for which I blame the admin.