I went to West Ranch High School 9th-11th grade and struggled due to the fact that my mom had cancer. It seem as if no one cared that I was losing my mom! I got D's and F's in the 9th and 10th grade because of that. In the 11th grade my grades improved but I still failed math (my worst subject). The day of 12th grade registratuon I noticed my schedule was completely full and I needed a period free to go to work, so I went to my counselor and she told me that I wont graduate this year. She told me I need to go to Bowman. Thinking bowman was a bad school I refused, but later that day at lunch my mom told me to go look at the school and see what it was like. It was the best decision I ever made! They only except struggling students that really want to try! I went here for a whole year and graduated early and got two awards of excellence, I can't thank Bowman High School enough!!!
I graduated from bowman high the teachers were great unlike the other high school in Valencia like in Saugus high and canyon high were if you weren't a teachers favorite the would have nothing to do with you no matter how much help you asked for it was like you weren't even there when I finally got into bowman by my choice I had caught up on all of my credits I was lacking and ended up graduating three months early and received a scholar ship for both coc and California institution of art thanks to bowman high I received my high school diploma which wouldn't of happened if I had to stay in any of the other schools
I honestly never thought that the "bad school" would be the best school I've ever attended. I actually enjoy going to school each day and I will miss it terribly when I graduate. The staff is so kind and helpful and the other students are quite friendly. Having a choice between attending mornings or afternoons is very helpful as well. For parents and students that worry about the horrid rumours that circle around, I can assure you that none of them are true.
My daughter is a senior at Bowman High. She attended Canyon High and found too many problems to list. She went to OFL and after three years found she was falling behind in credits. I decided to send her to bowman because High School couldn t get much worse for her. Within the first week, she became excited about going to school. I was amazed. Bowman School, Teachers and staff make it the best School in Santa Clarita by far.
My son recently enrolled at Bowman and has had a good experience. Before, he attended Golden Valley High School and had a bad experience with other students and also had attendance issues. This school has been great and for a continuation school I have been pleasantly surprised by the caring attitude from the staff.
This is probably one of the best continuation schools in California. The schools teachers are dedicated and professional and many of the teaching methods employed can and should be used in the other high schools in the district. Length of time spent in class does not guarantee a sucessful education. Time spent with the students can help a student be succesful in their studies. Bowman offers 'time spent' to each student.