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3201 East Morada Lane
Stockton, CA 95212

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February 21, 2014
All three of my daughters attend this school and I have been consistently disappointed by their politics and unprofessionalism. Staff and teachers gossips about our personal business and can't help but be partial to our kids. They excuse all my daughters for their absence and tardies without any doctor's notes when they are with their mom but when they are with me they ask for doctor's notes or something in writing before they get excused. Also, they get very snotty when I am talking to them whereas they are very accommodating and friendly with my ex-wife. Our kids are consistently being asked to do fundraising and sell stuff that has nothing to do with school or their academics. This school is nothing but politics and full or unprofessional staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
I was an eighth grade last year and I love it. It was also my first year in that school. Going to Benjamin Holt increase my skills. With the help of my teacher I was able to pass my exhibition in the first try. My eighth grade teachers prepared me to go to high school and to believe in myself. They taught me to believe in my dreams and goals. Also everyone can get an education if we try.

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2010
I used to go to ben holt, but recently left to go to a better high school. this school has an excellent teaching staff. the humanities department is one of the best in the state. However the administration is quite lacking. this school does not live up to the Aspire name. the teachers are treated with disrespect as are the students. the broken promises and ultra specific rules (the uniform policy being the worst) eerily and ironically remind me of communism. this would be a five star school with a new administration, more options for electives, and more freedom in general.

- submitted by a community member
July 26, 2010
I used to go to this school but recently left for a normal high school experience. My little sister got in and went to school today for a few hours. Not that much later my mom got a call that since I and my other sister didn't go there she would not be allowed to attend. So my mom had to go pick her up after already getting uniforms, some supplies, enrolling her, and starting school.! This was just crazy and unexcusable. I would not reccomend Ben Holt to anyone!

- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2010
the dean is a power crazy old hag and she is a mean overall person all but some teachers are nice

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 29, 2010
I like the education lavel an the dicipline is too important and the support they give at the students

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2010
I am currently a sophomore in college who has been a product of Aspire schools from 3rd -10th grade. Although I eventually left to peruse athletic opportunity; I found that it was Benjamin Holt Academy that instilled this push and established hope to not only make it to college but complete it as well. The class work may seem like a lot, but it is not to difficult because of the excellent teachers who have truly work in preparing their students to accomplish anything. I eventually left and felt that it was for the best, upon transferring to Bear Creek I found it difficult to complete college classes as well as regular classes. Benjamin Holt provides student an opportunity to take college classes as regular classes and funds them as well. Overall I am blessed for a school that has truly made an impact on my life. I hope that it will remain a strong academic school. Overall I gave it 4 stars due to the lack of athletic programs and clubs, but overall it is a great school.

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2010
My son goes to Ben Holt he is constantly overloaded with projects and homework. I think the school is overkill on some things, aspire was a great experiance in elementary but they lack very much a proper high school experiance, where are the sports programs, where are the social functions. I am not alone i know many parents who feel the same way. Ben Holt can offer a better experiance if they tried - the kids need a real high school experiance they are not robot drones.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2010
I am currently in high school at Ben Holt and the amount of work that is given out is outrageous. I am an over achiever that maintains a 4.0 GPA. There are no sports or after school programs besides tutoring. There are minimal school dances and functions that include one dance a year and 3 Saturday schools where parents and students are required to attend where teachers go over a senior project like activity that each student must present to a panel of judges every year. The uniform policy is ridiculous. P.E. is not offered at all after 7th grade and we have no time to socialize with our friends. Students have to share minimal sized lockers with other kids. The school meals are outstandingly terrible. The work load is ridiculous, you have to 3 times as hard than you would at a regular high school.

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2009
Ben Holt is run by Aspire Public Schools, my twins have been in the Aspire program since the first gradeand are now in the 11th grad at Ben Holt. An outstanding experience for my children. The the teachers ar Wow teachers nit just one or two like most schools.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2009
I'm an eight grader at Ben Holt. It's really one of the best schools there is...it really is. As a student, however, 99.99% of the time I am stressing out over all the assignments we have to do. To only make it worse in 6th grade we had to have substitutes for almost a whole quarter. In 7th grade we managed to have all our teachers for the whole year but had to share electives with 6th graders...In the 8th grade we got a new math teacher before the 1st quarter was completely over and now we feel behind and then we have exhibitions every year! The way the staff actually stresses over uniforms is just ridiculous! They should spend more time trying to make our school have more extra curricular classes and sports instead of nagging us on our uniforms...

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Loved the school. My daughter is a Junior in University, almost right out of high school, and was totally prepared for the college experience because of the great training and teaching at this school. I recommend it to all of the people in my life, as a much better alternative to the public schools in our area. The teachers actually CARE about the students, and it shows, daily.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
This is my son 2nd year here at BHPCA. We both enjoy the academics that the school offer to the students. I would love to see if there will be more electives, sports, and music classes. Also, please have an after school programs for students who needed help with their homework. Most important, please add a full kitchen in the school. We are both full time working parents, and have very little extra time for preparing hot meal for our kids. That why we are depending on the breakfasts and lunches at school. But our kids hate the daily meal at BHPCA. When is the breakfast or lunch time, it either too cold or too watery since it has to be transfered from another school. No wonder why their meal time was the worse compare to the regular public school. PLEASE FIX IT. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 29, 2009
BHCPA is a great school for academics, But I think they have too many projects and presentations. My child is up late completing homework assignments. For the parents that work it is difficut to find the time to help with your childs homework and juggle household chores. The students have to bring home a lot of work and her backpack is overloaded. I think there needs to be more diversity among the staff and students. The advisory class I think is good, because it helps to keep your child get organized and on task, believe me it is needed. This year I asked about student electives and was told the students will be rotating to a new elective every quarter. More parental input is needed. I think there should be more after school sports opportunities for the kids to join. I feel the principal should be more accessable to the parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
The school Is good academically, but for high school, it lacks the experience, something every child can have. Also, sports are at a none, and most students are unhappy there. Other schools offer AP classes, where the student can participate in sports, and be happy. I would NOT recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 12, 2009
The learning inviorment at BHCPA is great it is a high school with out the violence, the only problem that it has is that it does not give the high school experience. you do not get to go to a real rally or have nice clubs like a high school, there are no sports and if you do decide to play at another school they give you a hasle about getting out of school early. there are little things that are not to par but what high school is perfect!

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2009
I am a seventh grader at this school. We recently got a bronze award for one of the best schools in the nation. That's quite an honor. They provide college classes for free, so as far as academics, this place is 'the best'. But that's not all that makes a great school. Ben Holt lacks extracurricular activities and sports. They aren't really able to do that with such a small number of students. The high school program seems nice, but it really isn't the high school experience. No football games, no homecoming. And the uniforms are HORRIBLE. the supervisors will go around and say, 'your shoes aren't uniform, go to the office!' or 'i can see that your undershirt isn't white.' Other than academics, this school needs some serious help.

- submitted by a student
November 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2008
this school has way too many uniform problems and why are they worring about what im wearing instead of my work.well as i think that is how it is. and these student led confrences im so stressed about them, im already stressed about my grades and homework and i dont need anymore stress. god i cant even stand it. i am stressinrg so much i cant focus on other things, yes i know you are getting us ready for college, but its easier if our teachers lead the confrences and we can be asked questions and answer them and it wouldnt mean extra work with the confrences and homework and we can focus on other classes and what we can do to help us acheive our goals and try to get extra credit. its just way too much for only a 8th grader.

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2008
its awesome they pay for all my college classes

- submitted by a student
no rating September 27, 2008
This school is rigourous in academics and strives to be their very best. Not many extra-curricular activities like sports.

- submitted by a student
July 27, 2008
My daughter attended private school. She transfered to Ben Holt College Prep Academy in six grade. We are satisfied over all with the schools envinronment and the academic presentation. The only downfall lack of after school activities. Our priority is education, so we are keeping her in this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
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- submitted by a student
February 01, 2007
As a parent I enjoy the academic rigor that Ben Holt offers. My children have been pushed to achieve their academic best, but I feel that as a parent,if a parent has a concern, it is not attended to unless you are a parent that 'goes with the flow' and doesn't if it is a real parental concern that may potentially lead to something bigger, the problem is swept under the carpet and the parent is virtually shunned and ignored.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2007
Most of the teachers are excellent, meaning basically the academic achievement is wonderful. Parent involvement is excellent too, but when it comes to other details that usually are not considered by parents at first, can become a nightmare for students.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2006
As a high school student here, I feel that this school needs more extracurriculars like sports,cheer teams,etc. Teachers and principles come and go, it disrupts everything and wastes our valuable learning time. My parents are getting annoyed due to lack of parent teacher communication.Overall we would not suggest going here until they develop a solid foundation with teachers and principals.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2006
I actually was a student at ben holt. And might go back. It is a good school, and, yes, they do have some sports, I played basketball... But the parents have 2 volunteer to coach a team..My daddy did... Anyway, everyone at this school fits in...Everyone is everyones friend..A great thing!

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
There is a lack of competitive sports at this school but the academic standards are very high. My son has been going since 6th grade and has excelled in every subject. This school is still trying to work the bugs out being so new but there definitely needs to be more sports unless you want academics only. I understand they have a basketball team and maybe track. Parental involvement can be as much as the parent wishes with the community council.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
Small classroom size coupled with real parent involvement make for a great school. The emphasis is getting to college, so extra curricular is usually education related. The real exciting part for me as a parent is one school and one staff from 6th grade through high school.

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2005
Less students per class for a school that consists of middle and high school students. Prepares students for college and parent involvement is necessary for students to succeed so parent involvement is a plus at this school. There are no extracurricular activities as they focus on academics for student's success.

- submitted by a administrator
April 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
This school has a high turn over in teacher. The office staff is very lacking. There have been 3 principals in 3 years.Not a very sound foundation.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
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Aspire Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy
3201 East Morada Lane, Stockton, CA  95212
(209) 955-1477
Last modified Aspire Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Aspire Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top