Most teachers care and put their part - many just do the bare minimum. Get the kid involved in a program for the extra help if you know it's needed - contact the parents more often and put some urgency in some cases.
I have attended Piper High all 4 years of my high school career and I have a lot to say about it. First off please do not feed into the rumors of Piper being ghetto or dangerous because it's neither of the two. Whatever happened in the past is definitely in the past. I also want to add that Piper is a school that is very community oriented. Most of the freshman students are already acquainted because they went to millennium or westpine together. This is not a school of much pride but we do however have a great band, chorus, and JROTC program. As far as education and teachers go I must say our science department SUCKS ! Last year I had two science class and no teacher in both of them! Everything else is quite well. We also have dual enrollment with FIU ON CAMPUS !!! That's great ! Education wise I say for the most part Piper is great! As far as fun goes it's who you know and what you make out of your time there. There's no bullies and the school is pretty diverse so you can fit in somewhere. Our Brace adviser is awesome. Guidance is pretty cool too. Sports ... eh. AP is really great here too. Now that i'm tying this i'm realizing how great Piper really is lol. Go Bengals ! lol
piper high school has a small group of teachers that actually even care if you graduate or not. the administration group is horrible & rarely gives a student a chance to change his/her ways. you don't know what alot of students go through after 2:30! start caring for the student not your pay check. im done.
its a wonderful school. I have 3 children whom i switched from private school, and found similar curiculum and school environment. All teachers are very well educated and make the fullest of efforts to teach the children.
My son attended and graduated last year. He became a completely different person - focused, driven and hard working - during his tenure at Piper. I attribute it to strong and dedicated teachers at piper, who give up most of their free time to develop kids into successes - good parenting also plays an equal role here. Thank you Piper!
Schools are what you make it! By the time you reach high school you have attended school for 8 years and should clearly understand the objective of attending high school. Piper may not be the best school but it helps those that help themselves. A student is only as strong and determined as as the environment the student was raised in. My son does fine a piper, and all of his friends seem to performing about the same as he is. No trouble, good grades, honors classes and active in sports