At a basketball game the visiting team, which was Trinity Catholic, was not individually introduced as is done by all other schools. We have attended 5 yrs of basketball games, and for some reason this is the only school that shuns their visitors. Our names were certainly not difficult to pronounce!!
There is a good balance of homework. I love that in some of the upper level high school classes there is flexibility. I spent more time working through classes with harder material, and less time on easier things.
I recently graduated for The Rock and it truly was the best experience for me. The teachers imparted so much more than just academic knowledge into my life. The helped me to become a good student, and they also demonstrated how to walk out a life that honors God. The administration loves each student and seems to always be looking for ways to improve the school for the benefit of the students and teachers alike. The Rock School is a wonderful place to be, and I actually miss being there.
During my classes teachers wouldn't care if international students or students during an exams use their "translators" AKA IPads to help them translate the sentence; instead they use their IPads during an exam and use google for answers. So they basically cheat every time. Which isn't fair because I actually study my butt off for exams while other students cheat.
THe Rock school has great teachers, a strong hard-working principal and vice principal, and a challenging academic program. Although I will never say any school is perfect and I have known some problems to arise, the comparison of this school to my children's prior public school is like night and day. No profanity, no teasing, no writing on bathroom walls, and only students that want to learn, care about grades that are respectful to teachers and parents exist here. Occasionally rules are broken but repeat offenders are removed from the school. The Christian guidance is great! Also as students graduate from the Rock, they clearly stand tall ready to face the world outside, unafraid of the future!
I emailed the school to ask if they were still enrolling. I sent a very nice letter almost a page. I got a one line response back telling me (the Principal) that he did not know if there was an opening and I just needed to stop by and get an application. No greeting, no closing. I was NOT impressed at all. And it is even a "Christian" school. What a dissapointment. It is very difficult to find a good school in Gainesville FL.
This is a truly amazing school. I am beyond pleased with The Rock and my children absolutely love it there. The teachers my children have had so far have been AMAZING! (dedicated, the highest quality, creative). There are high academic, behavioral and character standards. Also, for a smaller school, I was blown away at the quality of the sports program. There is also an atmosphere of peace, order and God's love on campus. I am so thankful for this school!