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.
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.
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.
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!
the dean is a power crazy old hag and she is a mean overall person all but some teachers are nice
I like the education lavel an the dicipline is too important and the support they give at the students
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This school is rigourous in academics and strives to be their very best. Not many extra-curricular activities like sports.
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