August 13, 2012
I loved South. I thought classes were challenging, but not too hard. Some reviews say AP courses make South, but I disagree. I have met students at my Univ. who went to private schools from all over CA and OR, both college prep and religiously based, and I was better or equally prepared for college as they were. I was OVER prepared for English and writing, and thought I would struggle with math. However, I was well above average in math too. Other schools don't require 4 yrs of math, or calculus. South expected both. I had teachers I didn't care for, but I don't think any of my classes were a waste of time. The band program has flourished in recent years, and there are now multiple levels of band, a very competitive marching band, and multiple Jazz bands. I too was slightly annoyed w/ many changes in administration through my years, but saying the principal is not relevant is, in my opinion, wrong. There were a few fights and other behavioral issues, and all were handled with privacy and strict, reasonable punishments by the principal. I never felt that anyone questioned his authority. He is friendly, and remembered my name by my jr. yr., even though I had never been in trouble.
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