I am a freshman at Peterson and I must say I am very impressed. The first quarter is where they weave out the kids who don't needs to be there. I like that the class sizes are small. This gives mor one on one time with teachers and students. My regular school has a max of 32 kids while at Peterson there's a max of 20. A big difference. I'm in the culinary arts academy and it is by far the toughest academy there! My chefs are extremely strict and screw ups are not tolerated. It cost $100 which pays for ur chef uniform and ur safe staff training. U will go to working in the on campus restaurant in about ur second month in the school. U strt off as a waiter and work ur way up. It is a full servise restaurant under the NRA. Plus it's award winning!
My daughter is an Alumni from this school and is now a full time college student. But her professors are astonished at her age when asked. I know this is because of the many opportunities she recieved at Frank H Peterson while in attendance. I've gotten numerous calls of praise from her proffessors about her knowledge in the graphics department. While in High School she recieved enough credit hours in her elective to be only a few classes away from an AA in Graphic Design. She went to other states for competitions and made many business connections that will put her through any school she chooses. Her teacher Mr. Fuller gave her so much knowledge about her field that she is teach college students how to run an office. She went to mentoring programs and events that have given my daughter people skills as well as confidence in her own achievements.
I went from 2000-2004. I wasn't stellar in my academics, graduating with a 2.3, but I loved the television production program. Teens across the nation would kill for the opportunities I had. Since then, I have worked for Clear Channel (which is the FOX and CBS Networks), HBO, The Jacksonville Film Festival and done some Promo work for the Army National Guard...I'm 23. This school helped me launch my career, but I had to do it - I had to want it. Sending your kid to the 'best school' is not instant success. You are successful based on your own effort. I have recieved a full-ride offer for my bachelor degree, now I am now picking out graduate schools to apply to because I have recieved another full-ride scholarship to cover it... But what does a C student know - right? See you in the movies :)
I am most proud of saying that with in my school, Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, there are loots of helpful and caring adults that treats you as professionals. For when a student attends FHP, they are thought with the fundamentals and principles of there chosen vocations. Sure there are teachers that doesn't care much about how a student progresses, but here in FHP there are only a few of them left. As our principal is doing all he can to see to making FHP much better, and although FHP doesn't have a lot of sports to offer, we do have SkillsUSA as an alternative. What is SkillsUSA? Well, SkillsUSA (previously called VICA) is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to insure America has a skilled workforce. The only thing that FHP needs to working is to expand their academies.
My daughter felt safe at the school last yr. Teacher conferences were available and helpful. Always kept clean and staff is friendly. Most of my daughters teachers seem to put 100% into reaching my child's needs even if it meant after class help. The front office seemed unorganized a few instances when I needed information on school yearbook or the irregular absences of one teacher. Stronger discipline needed for students who skip classes. Availability of sports at this school so we don't have to take them to the neighborhood schools for activities. Schools get out at different times making it impossible to arrive on time for practices. We have to check child out of school early for the away games which makes her academic teachers not too happy. Therefore I'm not sure if my daughter will be able to participate in soccer this yr.
So far I like my school this year I would be in 10th grade. I am looking forward to enjoy this school year as much as I did last year.Also this school has taugt me some good deed but the only problems I have is some of the drama, if they get some of the kids who really don't want to learn they need to get them out of there!
Great Principle, teachers are mostly fair, some clubs but not much involvement, I don't't see much parent involvement, Safety and discipline is very poor- many students walk the halls with little or no worry of being caught. You do learn a bit in your academies; however their not as focused and well constructed as I expected. And again security here (mainly 'security guards') seem to be very slack and careless, there more of friends to the students rather than authority figures.