I'm a student at sjh and I can tell you that the only reason that this school gets all its 'hype' from is the IB program. That's it. Gangs. Drugs. Graffiti. A normal class that does not include IB or Honors, has about5% of students learning. The rest, well that's there future.
I am currently a senior and am about to graduate in a few weeks and I can honestly say that this is one of the best public school anyone can attend. This school only gets a bad rap from things done in the past. The school offers challenging programs such as the International Baccalaureate program and the Engineering Project Lead the Way Program. We have a caring administration and an accepting an and diverse student body! We also have new science and engineering buildings that will be open in 2010! SJHA is a stepping stone towards a great future! Go Bulldogs!
I am a current junior at san jose high and believe we are one of the best schools in california if not the best we have many great programs that are over looked because everyone assumes we are a bad school because of our past.we have a big portugues club,catt club,key club,ib program,Mesa,latino club, and many more if im taking the time to write about my school so much its because i really do care class of 2011
It's a great mix of kids and the International Baccalaureate program is outstanding.
The school is now under a new administrative staff, hopefully this attitude will change! Go Bulldogs!
I have seen great students come out of this school, the complain that I have is trying to have the Administrative Staff help with any form or appointment, they have the worst attitude as if they are to occupied all the time and never have the ability to give a smile or a simple caring answer. The times I've need their help I've came out more fustrated and upset then when I first went to seek their help. They need attitude adjustments.
As a community member I have seen a great turn-around over the last two to three years in the school's look! The students have always been friendly but with the new buildings as well as the new sign and clean grounds the school looks great!
Im a currently a student at San Jose High Academy, and I can say that this school has gone through major changes since my siblings have attended this school. This school is a great school, because its one of the most diversed and welcoming schools i have been to. The staff members have changed so much throughout the years, but i have to say that all the teachers that have worked here, have put some much effort in making these students learn. I have never seen any teachers, who are willing to dedicate their time to students who need help in their school work and other personal stuff. Yes, there is a huge gap between the IB students and the Non-IB students in test scores and how they overall interact with each other. But overall, everyone is friendly and caring. This school is recommended for anyone.
I am currently a student at SJHA and I personally think its a great school. What makes it even better is that it is an IB school.
I went to this school 6 years ago and now I have graduate from UC Berkeley and got a great job at IBM, and much of it was due to this high school. Here is my review: -Security: very poor. -Academic: the school average assessment score is not that great because of the big difference between IB students and non-IB students. There is a big gap in academic in this school; IB students tend to score higher on all tests while the non-IB students do really poor. Lots of advance course offering here! This school also helps students improve in academic in many ways: free SAT course, approve students to take college classes beyond high school level(MS. Hope advised me to take Math Calculus 2, 3, and Linear Algebra at SJCC). -Extracurricular activities: we are not good at any this, but we do have a wide offering! Go Bulldogs.
San Jose High has wonderful, caring teachers who are also very qualified and interesting. The student body is very diverse, but almost everyone gets along with everyone else. The IB program is challenging, but students can succeed in it if they put in the effort. I feel sorry for my friends who go to schools that are not as friendly and full of stressed-out kids.
Sure, it has a great IB program, like all high schools that offer an IB program, but truth to be told, San Jose High Academy is not a safe place. It's not even clean. There are gangs and graffiti everywhere, and even some of the IB students are out there just to socialize, and what is a little bit disappointing is that some of the teachers encourage this sort of fraternization/favoritism. Guidance Counselors aren't really present to guide the students and you are left standing there, with virtually no one to assist you. Library is great, on the contrary, and so is the Principal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Donna Hope.
As an active San Jose High alumni I would totally reccomend this high school to all students. It offers the prestigiuos I.B. program that is open to all students vs. the A.P programs which you must test for to be in. Not only this but it is also a wonderful and diverse campus where you meet different groups of students. S.J.H.A is also full of traditions that bring back many Bulldog alumnis such as the annual Big Bone and March Madness to name a few. I remember having the one on one attention with all my teachers through out the years because of the size of classes. It offers mariachi, orchestra, band, drama, and many art classes. S.J.H.A has a variety of sports from the traditional footbal to field hockey, swimming, cheerleading, wrestling and more, that have been financially helped by the active parent Booster Club.
San Jose High Academy is a fantastic school with great leadership, students, diversity and choices.
Excellent school! Great caring teachers especially if the parents are involved and engaged... Great IB Program that can help your child not only get into the best colleges but also start college as a sophomore. My daughters feel safe and a sense of family!
San Jose high academy is a great school. Though the school does not have th greatest API scores this year it has shown remarkable improvement in API score. It was also listed as one of the top 250 high schools in the country. The programs at this school are outstanding and the staff is very caring and well qualified.The IB (international baccaulaurette) program attracts students from all over Santa Clara and even Alameda county schools.
The International Baccalaureate program offers a comprehensive education and a diploma recognized anywhere in the world.
This is a wonderful school! The principal, Mrs. Doss, is a wonderful individual. She goes well beyond the call where her students are concerned (I've witnessed this first hand). Her connection to her student body as well as her presence on campus help our young adults feel safe and protected. My family researched many different 'college bound' programs in various high schools in the Santa Clara County. San Jose High's International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is the best in preparing our youth for a successful future. The faculty and staff are friendly, approachable and do an excellent job in communicating with the very diverse population San Jose High has. If you are looking for an academic program that will more than just prepare your child for college, San Jose High is where you want them to be.
Under new leadership and boasting a very enthusiastic staff, San Jose High is a great school where our kids feel safe and are academically challenged.
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