April 05, 2011
My student graduated from D'Evelyn several years ago. Yes, it was hard work. Yes, there was a lot of homework. Most of the teachers are wonderful, a few not so much. And every school has politics. But the result is a well rounded, VERY well educated student. ID'Evelyn is not for everyone. If your student is not willing to put in the effort, don't go to D'Evelyn. They expect a lot from their students. And they (students, parents, administrators) don't tolerate bad behavior, so the teachers don't have to put teaching aside to babysit. If I ask my student now, was it worth it, I would hear, absolutely yes! She has a great work ethic. She has been tutoring students older than she is all through college. She can write intelligently, problem solve, and is not afraid to challenge a professor, who lacks in teaching skills, in a diplomatic manner. You can go to another school, work less and get good grades. And in the end, the colleges probably don't care what high school you went to and how hard you worked. But it does make a difference to the student. By the way, Jefferson County-great school, less expensive to operate-why aren't there more schools like D'Evelyn?
- submitted by a parent