I have nothing but good things to say about Chaparral. The family feeling that resonates through the hallways is a rarity only found in certain schools. Chaparral's education is far above other competing schools as well. And besides the classroom Chaparral has outstanding extracurriculars that never failed to amaze me. You would be doing your child wrong from keeping them from such a great school and overall experience.
I failed 3 years in a row here before switching to online school where I'm a straight A student on the honor roll. I had good relationship with all the teachers but the curriculum they have to teach isn't very helpful for the real world. The english department through and through has shown exemplary care and effort, more so than any other part of the school. However, it seems that department has been cut the most. The school has absolutely zero diversity. And when there is diversity that finds its way into the school, the kids don't know how to handle it because they've never been around it. And then they bully. The kids there don't know the difference between $1,000 and $10,000. They don't have parents they have nanny's. Just imagine a crammed school with kids of that upbringing around every corner. I was constantly bullied and made fun of, but it doesn't matter and the administrators don't care unless you're on the football or lacrosse team. I know I'm smart, but I constantly failed. Yet I watched the kids on the sports team who are dumber than a box of rocks pass with flying colors. It's not a good system.
Is this a 4A or 5a high school/ I would like a football season schedule sent to me.
I had two students graduate from Chaparral High. One attended University in Colorado - one out of state. They both excelled beyond their peers, and both credit the education they got at Chaparral as the reason. In particular, the English department was amazing, the teachers very caring & fun. My youngest graduated 5 years ago and she still talks about her teachers with fondness. I was impressed with the principal and his efforts in making each student feel that he knew them by name. Pretty impressive.
I have had two children attend and attended Chaparral. By in large, I think they do an incredible job without much budget. The teachers are caring and the students are mostly from middle class schools. Unfortunately, this homogeneous population leads to a level of racial and religious intolerance that can be troublesome. By in large though, there is not much friction in the student population.
There is so much enthusiasm and energy present in the halls. The level of respect among students and staff has impressed me as well as the professionalism of the teachers. It is a positive place to be. The academic culture is excellent and and there are so many ways to get involved.
My son attended Chaparral for two years and the school failed him both years. For an area that has very little minority students, they fall short promoting and educating their student body on cultural tolerance and acceptance. I agree with the previous posting, for the "average" student, they need to improve their strategies to ensure academic success. Very disappointed in the administration when assistance was needed to assist my student in feeling a part of the school with very little diversity and acceptance.
I go to the University of Colorado at Boulder and am studying Chemical Engineering. I went to Chaparral and upon coming to CU I became distinctly aware of how inadequately my high school prepared me. In my major I had to play catch up in math and science to anyone who went to any other school. It did not matter that I was enrolled in AP courses and actually took two courses at a local college. The teachers do not want to be there and the teaching is sub-par in many departments (except, perhaps, the English department).
Chaparral High School truly cares about kids and academic acheivement. From Mr. Peterson's leadership to the wonderful teachers I couldn't be more proud to have my kids attend Chaparral.
I currently have two children attending Chaparral and a few more on the way. As a parent who has always been heavily involved in my children's education, I have been very pleased with the school overall. From Ron Peterson's leadership down to the guidance counselors and teachers, I feel like our kids are being watched out for and cared for. I hope this can continue through the next few years even with the loss of the bond during the last election. Great job, Chaparral!
We moved just so our kids could attend Chaparral. I looked at all the schools in Douglas County before we decided on Chaparral. This school has been amazing in meeting the individual needs of our kids. Moving to attend Chaparral is the one of the best decisions our family has made...amazing academics,performing arts department and sports...This school has it all!
I was a student from the first class to graduate from this school. It was the best experience of my life. The teachers and classmates were amazing. I would send my child there in a heartbeat. Thanks
A great and compasionate student body, wonderful and talented teachers/coaches and excellent school leadership and management stemming from Ron Peterson's professionalism, capabilities and compassion for every student. We are very grateful that our daughter has been able to thrive at Chaparral - she's been fully accepted for who she is - a great teenager, who just happens to have Autism. With great appreciation, Allan Patterson
Chaparral is a great school if you have an above average student. I feel as though the students that need extra help are allowed to fall through the cracks, even with parent intervention.
I graduated from Chaparral two years ago and am extremely pleased with the quality of education I received. My classes, especially AP courses, challenged me and helped me to develop strong critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. I really do feel that I received a first-rate education. However, I am concerned about how CHS is handling the huge growth in its student body. Fortunately, a new high school in Parker is slated to open soon.
The school is a good school. Most of the teahcers are good and the principles and security really care about the students. The guidence counselors try to make each student fell like they have someone to talk to. The on thing that I don't like about the school is there are very many kids raised with money and when someone doesn't have money they are treated poorly. No one else will say this about this school but I will. Besides the clicks the school is great and I would reccomend it to anyone
This school is wonderful, Mr. Peterson has amazing students and the student government here is working hard to get the community involved these students are wonderful. The staff friendly knowlegable everyone is nice no matter what. The sports programs aren't quite up there but the education is good and the graduation requirements are some of the highest in the state.
This school is awesome. Chaparrals warm welcome upon arrival is strong while the front office may not be the friendliest the principals are. The school is wonderful.
I am not a parent but a student. My experience at Chaparral High School was great. Students here are so nice to everyone. We don't have hardly any crime whats so ever. All the teachers are terrific. Securiy is kinda strict but that's what makes this school the way it is, Great.
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