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2 Positive Place
Vallejo, CA 94589

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May 24, 2013
Despite this school being incredibly disorganized, I believe that MIT holds great potential. Many of the teachers who currently work there show commitment when it comes to the education for their students. It may not have the best campus out of all the Vallejo schools; However, if I had to choose which high school offers the best education in Vallejo, I would probably choose this one.

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January 11, 2013
A couple of things worth noting about MIT: 1. There is a separate listing here on GreatSchools for MIT's Middle school. It's listed as Mare Island Technology Academy for some reason. They are the same school but with separate Charters fyi. The HS is Grades 9-12. 2. This is a small independent Charter school so it does not have a huge number of students and staff. So, comparing MIT to the other schools is just not fair as it generally has less than 400 kids in either the Middle or High school at any given time. 3. This school got a new Principal & Vice Principal in 2010. Most of the old complaints before 2010 no longer apply as these 2 folks have made great strides in improving the schools. 4. MIT just got up & running about 10 years ago and they've been working on getting a better facility the entire time. 5. In 2012, the School ramped up its existing uniform policy to add embroidered patches which cost the families $1 per patch. They look great and help improve school pride overall. 6. Overall, the high school is great - safer than the others - smaller and with lots of Parent Support & involvement.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2012
The school itself is fairly good, have had family kids go there but the administrators are complete morons. Tried to get my kid in, was accepted. Had an orientation date we couldn't make so ahead of time we called to reschedule. Only 1 person is incharge of this and never sneers her phone or voicemail. We called numerous times and left message after message. After missing the date she FINALLY answered her phone and basically told me we were SOL because we missed the orientation. After explaining we followed THEIR rules and called ahead of time to reschedule she couldn't care less and said she was on the waiting list. After calling the head administrator and explaining all that and the fact my sister inlaw was able to reschedule her sons orientation he said he would look into it and call me right back ASAP, that was over a month and a half ago. I've called many times and they take my name and number and assure me the administrator will call ne back that day. Never happens. All in all decent school with a horrible staff.

- submitted by a community member

August 02, 2010
..A school shouldn't be labeled "bad" if only one area is focused on. Before teachers, administration, or the system is blamed, take into account students as well. Chances are if they "hate" MIT, they're not going to give their best. Parents are required to complete a certain number of volunteer hours, but many complain that parents don't have a voice. I do apologize, but whenever I saw parents volunteering (in the cafeteria or office), they were in such a hurry to finish that they would make themselves invisible (so much for supervising), let students get away with leaving trash on the ground, and leave before cleanup. Of course, there are parents that really do care about the school and always offer their help, but there are too FEW. Instead of being negative, be involved, supportive and respectful. Go to the meetings and follow up on promises! - Alumni '08.

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August 02, 2010
MIT was a small, yet comfortable, environment. I didn't have any problems with other students. I focused on my work. I respected the teachers and staff. By my senior year, they were like family. I sincerely miss my MIT days, however "unorganized" it was. People complain that it doesn't focus on technology. However, if students were more careful about school property, for example, not damaging computers and using them properly (going on their myspaces is one of the frequent violations I've seen), those costly computers would be used in classrooms more often. Cont d

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April 15, 2009
My student has been at MIT for 4 years, since 6th grade. From the other posts, I agree that things were very unorganized in the past. I have seen a drastic changes in the school for the 2008-09 school year, and am hopeful that things will continue to improve. I know there is new Director and many new Teachers. MIT is a very unique school and a great option in Vallejo.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2008
I Have Attended MIT Academy for my Whole Middle School ( I Just Got Promoted to 9th Grade Yesterday and I'm Of To Hogan ) First Year of sixth grade consisted of fun classes, teachers, activities and delicious food, but as 7th grade came the food became less delicious, and more deadly, the learning became more.. eh, not learning, and the activities seemed to cease. by my 8th grade year a lot of things have changed.. MIT became more unorganized and i seriously think they need a file cabinet to keep all of our information because sometimes, computers are not reliable. It May be a Technology School, but all things do not have to be Technological. At the beggining of the eighth grade, most students didn't even know their full schedule, they had missing classes, and two classes at the same time. but, it's still pretty good for portables and hills.

- submitted by a student

May 29, 2008
hello I am an 8th grader who started in MIT since 6th grade MIT is an ok school but the way I see its an unorganized school sometimes they leave things last minute and they somehow always get something messed up with grades and there computers are always going down it probably because we have such a large network but anyway its not to good to go there because they are very unorganized

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February 26, 2008
My son started in at MIT last year as a 6th grader. I was very hopeful that this would be a good choice of schools. However, I feel that Administration is overwhelmed with issues. Issues brought to the attention of the Director are resolve quickly. Like any school there are good teachers and some not so good. There was a time when one of son's teachers was not consistently showing up for class and administration was slow to respond.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2007
I became a student at MIT my 11th grade year. (I transferred from Jesse Bethel High) Everyone seems to have a problem with the teachers at MIT, and I don't. As with any learning institution, there are a few bad ones.. But in this case, I don't believe the clich 'one bad apple spoils the bunch' applies. There are many great teachers at this school: Mrs. Aufdenspring, Ms. Bofill, Dr. Patterson (who recently left on maternity leave- the best physics teacher in the entire world- I'm telling you her method of teaching is so well thought out and understandable it's crazy), Mr. Anderson (He did a tremendous job teaching me Algebra II in summer school), Mr. Garcia... Although the teachers are wonderful, I'm not too sure about the administration. One last note: If your student is not motivated to do work, do not send him/her to MIT High

- submitted by a student

March 05, 2007
MIT academy's expectations of students are very high. Yet, the expectation of their teachers are not high. Parent involvement - is doing your volunteer hours and participating in fund raising. Fundraising seems to be were MIT excels.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2004
Despite is modest student population and caring teachers, MIT Academy continues to struggle in the all-important area of Academic Performance. This is in part due to the lack of Administrative leadership and teacher support. In addition, parent involvement is perniciously reduced to volunteerism; which is to say, parents have little or no voice particulary in those areas that matter most to parents: curriculum design and behavioral policy. Ironically, MIT Academy continues to struggle both academically and in its student discipline. Moreover, extracurricular activities are virtually non-existent and students are seldom challeged academically. Again, this is no fault of the teachers but rather an extremely waterdowned curriculum map that they are forced to follow. I simply cannot recommend MIT to any parent beyond middle school. I truly believe that absolutely No Student should attend MIT High unless they are highly self-motivated and self-directed. But even then, parents must super-supplement and fill the academic gaps that are a natural by-product of a weak math and science curriculum. -

- submitted by a parent
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Mit Academy
2 Positive Place, Vallejo, CA  94589
(707) 552-6482
Last modified Mit Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mit Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top