This is the home of drugs and gangs, worst of it is that the administration is aware of it they are careless, going from the principal Mr Donohue to all levels. Their response is that they have an overpopulated school not to take care of all the incidents our kids have to face every day.
Teachers can grade the students as they wish, even gifted, responsible and brilliant students are graded with Z, if they get to have a great.
The counsellor Ms Medienta has no clue of any of the students and provided incorrect feedback or information to whom ever requests it. Mr Lefrance have no idea of anything neither.
If you visit the school they spect you to have an appointment when they never pick up the phone or listen to their voicemails or emails.
This is why we see so many lkids bullied and pushed to do drugs and wrong actions, wasting them and making them trash.
At this school encourage the students to take the parents out of the picture and make decisions on their own with no advise or orientation, remember they still kids!!!
I'm thankful for the decition we made to withdraw our boy from this nightmare, now we are part of a school with about 1,000 more than MBSH and the whole staff knows every students by name and grade, they have the time to follow up individually and returns calls or emails same day, no later than the end of the school day.
Please let's do our job as parents and not put our babies into a place where now they even need to have a K9 in campus.
There lunch is terrible, it's like eating carton board.
Let's make our kids stronger and confident not a wake vicious looser as this school environment and administration is.
The same day I withdraw my child many other parent were there doing same thing, I give them an applause.
We need a better and healthier society for out future adults.
Great school that has limitless potential for those who are willing to work hard and strive to be the best regardless if they're in any special program. There is something for everyone here at Beach High.
THE BEST SCHOOL EVER !! Compare this school to others and this school is like paradise compared to other schools trust me! I've been to to other schools because I am in the girls basketball team and we go around dade county to compete and all those other schools SUCK. Their dirty and nasty compared to our school. Trust me this school is the best the kids here are really friendly ! <33
Hard to believe the criticisms of the last few parents (some who can't use proper grammar) who claim that cheating is rampant (only) at Beach High. Cheating is a problem throughout schools all over the country. Beach High has zero tolerance for cheating and The Scholars Academy and IB Program, nor the school claims to be able to "get your kid into good universities or Ivy Leagues"....it's the hard work of the student in partnership with passionate teachers, a challenging curriculum and strong administrators which Miami Beach High has in abundance, that provides this outcome. Is it perfect? No, but no school, public or private is. Beach High is every bit as good if not better than costly, "elite" Miami private schools and it has a diverse student body, great athletic programs, great music programs and one of the best PTSA's in the country! I currently have a Senior in the Scholars Program and my older child graduated with highest honors from MBSH (also from Scholars ) and has been on Dean's List at their university for 3 years. Parents who are complaining the loudest should take a look at themselves and stop putting all the blame on Beach High for their child's problems.
I think Beach High offers those students that are willing to work hard, a strong and challenging academic foundation. Unfortunately just like any othe school, there are those looking for short cuts and some might resort to cheating to achieve good grades. At the end of the day it is only themselves that they are cheating.
Unfortunately, with all the pressure of getting good grades and all the competition in getting into good colleges, cheating seems to be on the rise at all schools (public and private). However, my Scholars Academy child would never, ever consider cheating and gets top grades in all classes. No one has ever claimed that by being a part of Scholars that one will get into the best colleges. Students have to do that on their own by their own merits. However, Scholars kids are well prepared and well received at good colleges. My child is receiving a quality education in a quality program at a really good school...