Guidance sucks. There is no guidance or assistance to help your child succeed. My child went from being on honor roll all through elementary and middle school to being average and struggling. Load of work and know reward with good grades. I have constantly reached out to teachers and counselors and they just threaten he doesn't want to go to his boundry school. Well I think his boundry school grades would reflect on his GPA for all the hard work and effort he puts in everyday all day doing hw and studying. And on top of it Ft. Lauderdale High's big shot debate teacher SUCKS! I was so impressed with the orientation and open house but in actuality there selling a big dream to parents. My child is outta there. Not letting this hard ball sorry school ruin his chances for getting into a good university. The Cambridge program should be an option. Whats the sense of making it mandatory to magnet students to set them up for failure if thats not there intrest. How many people want to send there kids out of the country anyway for school in these horrible times we live in. THIS SCHOOL IS A SET UP FOR FAILURE EVEN IF YOUR CHILD HAS DONE WELL AND SUCCESSFUL IN PREVIOUS SCHOOL THEY HAVE TO BE A GENIUS TO BE SUCCESSFUL THERE.
I feel sorry for all the students that are in this school, I have to take my child from this school, when she wants to spoke with the counselor she was NEVER AVAILABLE even for me, the guitar teacher in 2 years NEVER teach a thing, I am still upset. The chemistry teacher nasty scream to the students and doesnt like to answer any students inquires. Rude staff, I my opinion this school should closed, and all staff should be doing other thing than being in a school, They are giving BAD EXAMPLE to students.
Is there a star less than terrible? Everything said below stated by another reviewer is true: The campus is very dirty and not taken care of, the guidance counselors are almost never available and they mostly don't take the time to help any student or parent to a useful extent. Also, most of the teachers show a lack of discipline themselves and only a handful show genuine concern for the education of their students. Students can always be seen roaming the halls during class time and in class, teachers put no stop to texting or disruptive talking. The security guards that go around the campus pay no mind to students, even though they are supposed to check every student for a hall pass, and they often show favor for certain students, allowing them to disregard the rules while they punish others at the same time. The two lunch periods are also a problem-there is never enough organization or time for every student to get through a lunch line and have a significant amount of time to eat. The lack of space and seating for every student is also a daily problem for many students. Not just this but counslers not only are nowhere to be found but blame students for there wrong doings. I spent weeks trying to get my dual enrollment paper work on track, when asked what classes I wanted to take for the program I said to the counslers to choose what she thinks is best. Weeks go by and no answer if my classes got approved I then finally is able to meet and she said I did not get any of the classes and that it was my fault because it was to picky then promptly told to leave and try again next year after a month of work I put into getting everything together. Again the lack of motivation teachers have is so bad that when students try to switch out of the class because they want a better class that actual teaches they are threatened with lowering there gpas in turn forcing the students to stay in class that does nothing for them. they are also now taking the pre law program and making it only Cambridge which I saddening since Cambridge credits only work for some colleges and majority of the students go for that magnet program. If you want your child to succeed I hope you have personal teachers at home because all they will do is struggle to teach themselves rather than the teacher. (Teachers who would rather socialize than teach)
Rude staff, the COUNSELOR (never available). Guitar teacher does not teach at all but nothing, Teachers dont really teach and dont care about students.
The school should make better choices in regards to who they hire and parents should think twice about putting their children in this "school".
The cambridge program does not have any significance if the kids are not learning anything due to the lack of motivation teachers have to ensure that every student knows the material that they are teaching