The counseling staff and most of the teachers are very passionate about helping students succeed, and this is were the GRIT does come in because they challenge the students that want to learn to go beyond their assumed capacities. From the athletic side, they are improving and I think as they get the right coaching staff with the best interest of all participates in mind they will continue to improve on their gains. The way a coach responds to and treats their players whether they realize it or not, impacts students going forward (either good or bad), and as mentors if they are experiencing any issues with players sooner rather than later they need to address the issue and not reiterate against the student. How are the students going to learn how to effectively manage conflict, if their mentors don't set the example. Students look up to these individuals, and both teachers and coaches should never, never leave any doubt in a student's mind that they wronged them. It's not good for a student nor their peers. This is something in my opinion that needs constantly discussed with staff.
As I mentioned earlier the teachers cannot do it all by themselves. It is not their jobs to be the parent educator, they are their to teach blocks of information and develop core life experiences and reasoning skills. Parents have to get more involved like it use to be in their child's education. As the majority of students if they have homework they will say "no" challenge that, and have them to show what they learned.
As a parent that has been very involved with my child's experience since Vista Peak opened its' doors I believe that the administration has had the best interest of the students as its primary mission. I do believe that needed changes in leadership have occurred, and that other changes are needed. I do feel like policy as I enforced confuses students sometimes and despite the reason for the policy, the best interest of the students may not be at the forefront; for example dress code. Either there is one that promotes the best interest of all students or not. I say this because we are in an era of increasing sexual related assaults/harassing behaviors however students are given free will to come, as they want. Daily when I drop my child off, there are students who are under dressed. It is my opinion that if we are trying to help them to become professionals then we should be enforcing dress codes that promote their success in the future. When they go into the workforce there will be dress codes, and depending on the college there will also be dress codes. Hormones are going wild during their high school years, so my question is why are some of the things that students are allowed to wear into the school allowed today. I know some will say well they can't afford this or that, but look at the cell phones and the shoes and in some cases the cars and that argument goes out the window. The counseling staff and most of the teachers are very passionate about helping students succeed, and this is were the GRIT does come in because they challenge the students that want to learn to go beyond their assumed capacities.
I question how a school can strive to develop fairness and integrity when it has a stated policy that attributes problems directly to White people. The school's Equity Team infers that many problems are caused by "Whiteness".
My daughter is a freshman this year taking all Honors or PreAp classes. The challenge has been great for her and her teachers have been wonderful with supporting her to challenge herself. The entire staff at the Prep are always warm and welcoming. You can truly see that they care about each and every student! I feel blessed to be a part of this community.
i see a lot of as i would put it staff like most business now a days looking for the great job and the pat on the back sort of thing rather than apply the needs of the kids in its self as well as favor tism has always been in the school system witch is sadly a distorshing in education