May 25, 2015
The high school advertises small class sizes and individualized, challenging courses. The first part is true, as all classes I've had senior year are five or less people. That does hurt the number of social opportunities I have here. Tuition is an exorbitant $25,000 per year. No humanities AP classes are offered, no clubs that look good on a college application (besides, maybe, Art club), an awful math course that was misused (ALEKS, which is used at colleges for course placement) as the focus of our course. You can sit a class out if you're in a bad way mentally, and you can talk to a school psychologist every week if you want. Those aspects did help, but only from the limits of the school itself. To add onto the math program, it comes across more as lazy than innovative. The program individualized students academically, which is ideal for college placement tests, but did not help whatsoever in the learning process. If anything, I was behind what a senior should be studying. The emotional support the school gives you balances out how it REALLY just keeps its head above water academically, not excelling in the slightest.
- submitted by a student