The purpose of this school is to process kids through it as quick as possible. Whether they learn or not. In an out in 4 years that's the goal. College readiness is not the goal. I guess we can t do anything but leave the county, for a better education or pay a private school.
This Principal has little control of the staff and is terribly disorganized. The Principal of the school, Dr Brennan met with me on two occasions. On one of these we were interrupted five times in the first few minutes by other staff members coming into the office for various reasons. Both times Dr. Brennen was going to get back with me within a week and neither time did he ever do so. Teachers refuse to return calls as well. The staff refers to any parents attempting to participate and show interest as "The peanut gallery." My son's medical documents were lost three times.
Staff members catching students with drugs just take the drugs and tell the child not to do it again. I wonder where the drugs end up. Students make drug transactions in plain view of others because of lack of interest by staff. Student fights are almost a daily occurrence.
While claiming to want to make academics his leading task it appears that this school goes to great lengths to recruit athletes from other schools. It appears that Dr. Brennen's lack organization and perhaps feckless managerial skills has turned an A school to a D school in his short time here.
The Principal of the school, Dr Brennan, received one star for leadership because it will not allow me to leave zero stars. In only half a year, he has taken a school that had just been designated an "A" school and dumped it into the toilet. He has effectively ended all extracurricular activities with the exception of football by requiring the activity leaders to submit written plans for all activities and fundraisers for the year, and then refusing to approve or deny them. The chorus has been bumped from a free event because they did not RSVP in time. They will not have their uniforms in by the scheduled date of their first concert, because they haven't been approved. The male choir and the jazz band have been terminated, for no real explanation. All band classes are now the same, so that juniors and seniors who have played all the way through high school are now stuck in classes with freshmen who don't know which end of their instrument to blow into. He states that he wants to focus on academics, but is obviously so short sighted that he doesn't realize that limiting or eliminating extracurricular activities is going to cause his best students to go elsewhere.