I'm currently a senior year, and have to say my experience here was amazing! The rigorous atmosphere, but supportive staff helped me to better understand myself through all four years. They truly pushed me to my limit, and I feel confident and prepared for college. I never had to deal with typical high school problems, which helped me to focus on my extra curricular activities and classwork. Our outstanding principal stays extremely involved in our school, helping us get the funding we need. Overall, I became a better well-rounded person and more confident due to this school. I could never dream of going anywhere else.
I'm a freshman this year, and so far, so good! At first, it took time adjusting, but after a week, it was okay. What I really liked was the more mature atmosphere. While some public schools have drugs, fighting, and girls getting pregnant, you don't really expect this from Charter. Mostly everyone that's here cares about their education. Also, the uniform is pretty lenient. You don't have to tuck your uniform shirt and for pants, you don't have to stick to the plain khaki pants. Also, if the work is hard, you can always phase down and vice versa. The only thing is the teaching methods. It's a bit different then what I'm used to and some teachers don't explain concepts thoroughly, but that problem is solved by going after school for study sessions. Plus, the cafeteria food isn't that bad and the pizza's pretty good. :D
Charter is academically challenging and a big lesson of responsibility. As a graduating senior, I'd have to say that the workload is as large as you set your standards to be, and that you're surrounded by people who actually care about doing their best :) mostly.
Charter may seem very good academically because of their national ranking, but the success is really due to the hardworking students. Many of the teachers do not teach and expect students to know everything for a test. There is an unreasonable amount of workload and the grades are much lower in comparison to other local high schools. The students are very nice though. Bottom line: Only go if you want to be academically challenged.
i go to this school and i must say that it is so nice that you won't want to go to college after your senior year.
Charter is an excellent school! Consistantly ranked very high nationally by various magazines like Business Week. My son is a freshman there and he is loving it. The teachers and admin are excellent. He is involved in many after school activities, I can barely keep him home! FIVE Stars to Charter!
As a junior at the Charter School of Wilmington, I can tell you that it is a wonderful school! The teachers are all so nice, the kids there are very friendly, and we all are getting an excellent education. Unlike what most people think, CSW is not a competitive school. It has a very relaxed atmosphere. It's a great school, and I'm so glad I went here for my 4 years in high school.
This is a fantastic HS! The students work hard, the parents are involved, and the teachers have quality curricula. My daughter graduated 2 years ago and has repeatedly said Charter prepared her very well for college. My only complaint is the appearence of the school. It's very, very old & everything is shared with an Arts magnet school that also occupies the building. Still, what makes this school great was so much more than the physical building, that I dealt with the confusing layout and decrepit conditions. If I had to do it all over again, I would still send my daughter to Charter.
A wonderful education provided in a safe and positive environment. The peer pressure in this school is to excel. The Teachers are dedicated and the Parent involvement is great.
Outstanding leadership is provided to a school population full of self-motivated students. Most teachers are helpful and very accessible. However, the workload at the school is daunting and the environment competitive. This is not a perfect choice for every student.
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