I'm currently a student in High Horizons. I am in seventh grade and have been here since kindergarden. I absolutely love it here. All the staff actually care about you and help out whenever you need help. Last year, some kids with mental issues came and everyone is nice to them, made friends and this year they are graduating! This school is very challenging but if you need help the teachers will take their own time to help you out. Everyone knows each other so it is a very welcoming and loving place. I recommend this school to all parents looking for a good school for their children.
The teachers are awesome. No child fails at HHMS, every effort is made to make sure every child is simply the best by doing their best.
High Horizons Magnet School, is such a well challenging school. i love it here. the teaches push you to do well. everyone is very intelligent. if i were you, i would put my child in this wonderful school.
My daughter has been going to high horizons since kinder-garden and i absolutely love this school and so does my daughter the principle and the teachers are wonderful, concerned, and fair they love all there children.
I'm an eighth grader at High Horizons and I love it! The teachers are frim but fair, and they even let you make corrections to tests. They dont mind if you need extra help during lunch or at school, they actually care about us. The principal believes in us and want us to succeed. We have lost a lot of activites but gained a lot such as Japanese, Honor Choir, Yearbook, Newspaper, and Peer Tutoring. I am going to miss HHMS when i graduate.
My children graduated from High Horizons Magnet School. Its extraordinary faculty and mission of excellence are second to none-public or private! 2008 Blue Ribbon Award winner from NCLB.
I feel High Horizons Magnet School is wonderful and I'm delighted to have my children there. My daughter has gone to High Horizons since Kindergarten and now she is in sixth grade. My son started Kindergarten and now he is in first grade and with the help of the staff you can't go wrong. All of the teachers there are because they have a passion to teach and a dedication to all these children .. They have a promise to themselves don't give up on these children in need..
High Horizons Magnet is a terrific school. Our three children graduated from HHMS and have gone on to great success in high school and prominent colleges. The foundation for future success was laid at High Horizons. The principals, faculty and staff were always helpful. The school IS for average and ABOVE average children. There are strong demands for self-discipline and academic performance. If you want the best for your child, High Horizons Magnet is the proper choice. Over the years, I noticed that the children who had problems were the ones who did not DO the work, not the one who struggled with it. Sometimes a parent might not realize that this school is not like the other Bpt. schools. At High Horizons Magnet, children must work to the best of their ability. What a wonderful school for the parent and child who are willing to accept the challenge.
I am absolutely thrilled with the way my daughter is being taught at High Horizons. She is exceptionally happy and thoroughly enjoys the whole learning experience. She came here for kindergarten and now has just completed first grade. I have another daughter who is two years older attending a private school and I can't help comparing their results and curriculum casually. My High Horizons student is learning the same things that my third grader just did!! She can also read really well, as well as her older sister. I am constantly amazed by her progress and the love she has developed for learning. I couldn't be happier with the school as a whole. Top Notch all around. We moved to Bridgeport almost 3 years ago knowing full well that the public schools were not really recommended. It is so well worth applying to one of the three Magnet Schools in Brigeport.
I am very happy with the school administration and teaching staff. My child has flourished here, and the expectations of the teachers for her high performance have always pushed her to learn more and perform better. My disappointment comes in lack of parent involvement. If parents can't read to younger children, how are they expected to learn to read? If parents can't encourage work and show that it is a priority for the child, how is a child to learn that lesson only at school? We had a reading program in the kindergarden class where, during an entire school year, most parents reported reading fewer than 50 books to the child -- in 180 DAYS OF SCHOOL! Many children only reported books in the single digits. How can a child's mind flourish under that level of parental involvement?
Before deciding to put your child in this school, be prepared to help him or her with homework daily. Once they hit seventh grade, its sink or swim. It becomes just like college courses. They recieve sylabus and homework in every subject every night. There is no extra help for your child,unless you demand it. The children have no chidhood if they are average children. If they are above average they may get by. But be prepared to see your child struggle and to be stressed out,unless they have help. But I rather have my child challenged and in this school than to be in other public schools in Bridgepot.
My child attended kindergarten at this school in 2003. I absolutely hated it! The principal Mrs. Dunlap, teachers, teacher's assistants, nurses; everyone treat these children like they a 'have no better chance' My child was a happy, loving, well behaved child, whom loved school: only to dislike school after a short couple of months into the school year. These people lack any sense of encouragement or sensibility towards the children involved in their school. I could only go on and on with the bad stories: parents beware! Complain and you'll see what I'm talking about. My child still remembers about how bad H.H. WAS!
If you are thinking of sending your child to this school I hope your child has no special needs. I had a child who had some mental disabilities and this school only made them worse. The teachers are great with the average child but anyone who may need alittle more understanding and patienc is not wanted. They tried for 3 years to get my child out of their school. I finally had hime removed when he was refusing to attend school. My child loved school and then he hated to go. The principal was always calling to come and pick him up from school. He would call at least 3 times a week and that caused me to lose my job. This school has a no tolerance policy when you have mental health special needs.
This school encourages students to become creative and effective writers. There are many specials, including french classes starting in fourth grade, performing arts, cooking and tech ed. Teachers focus on problem solving skills, and the social worker is excellent at attending to the special needs of students.
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