Many teachers at this school don't have contracts for many years. They work for pay by 15 minutes at a time on a time clock not even hourly. They get no insurance no sick or vacation days and no social security. Even short lunch breaks aren't included in pay. Overtime rules aren't followed either. Duties of the teachers without contracts are often more than duties of the contracted teachers who are protected by the union.Temps work long hours sometimes for years but they don't get increases in wages or any benefits. Broward County Schools rules get broken every day like this school is not part of Broward. There are unsafe conditions for employees and students. There are a lot of problems with aging buildings especially mold and many other problems. Many instructors at this school are not really teachers at all. You should find out which teachers really have teaching degrees because so many don't. You should get what you pay for and not believe everything you hear.
I am student in the graduating class of 2010 and i must say that my experience at this school has changed my life for the better and it is one of the best high schools a parent can allow their child to attend.
This school is awesome. We have excellent group of teachers. I love this school. Students are very focused and really smart. They are very nice and reliable. We have tech programs that are very different.
There are many highly qualified instructors. and the facility's are fairly adequate in terms of technology and resources (books) yet not fully adequate. It is good for small atmosphere, but the extracurriculars are lacking, and the only serious one is robotics. Also the leadership isnt fully there, ultimately if your into small friendly schools then this place is great, but for more AP and intermural options choose to go private or the BCC collage academy is another good option.
The high school is relatively small with about 200 students per grade level resulting in smaller class sizes. My 9th grade son cannot get 'lost' in this environment. Faculty and staff know all the kids and so they are engaged they stay connected. Teacher quality is excellent. My highy gifted son stays challenged most of the time. Highly recommended for academics. Need a little work on transportation for extracurricular activities, in process.