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Waterbury Arts Magnet School (High)5
Posted September 11, 2014
- a student
Being a student at WAMS was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. The teachers are approachable and willing to help with anything, be it academic or otherwise. I got to experience several aspects of the visual and performing arts, from running the sound board in the Palace Theater to constructing a sculpture from old books to producing high-quality digital music. There were countless opportunities available, such as interning in the Palace Theater, tutoring younger students, taking honors and AP classes, and participating in in-depth science labs. I would recommend this school to anyone who is willing to take the initiative to apply themselves and embrace the many opportunities here. WAMS has prepared me extremely well for college, and I hope that others will have the same positive experience there, as I did. :)
This school is awful, my 5 children went for 4 years and there were constant problems. My kids are good kids, All went to top colleges in the country and had to deal with a hard middle school and high school. Honestly I would not recommend it.
The recent changes to administration around the school are killing the love for music and anything that isnt Visual Art. Favoritism has spread throughout the faculty, though the working enviornment is still exceptional.
This school provided me with an incredible base education that has provided me with enough knowledge and experience in my field to keep me at the top of all my college classes. Not only did it help me to find what career path I wanted to follow, but it put me years ahead of my peers.