Bullied children are made pariahs due to leaks within the administration such that bullied students, like my own, would rather be punished than admit what is going on.
Sadly, that speaks to a nation-wide problem that we are seeing as more people are divided than ever before. All we can do is raise our children to do better -- to BE better -- regardless of injustices from other students or staff.
Some teachers are EXCELLENT, while others are LAX. Some teachers here are impartial, while others are partial.
You will find this at any school, and, for the most part, NHS has some pretty good teachers. Even the teachers one does not necessarily agree with seem to be clear on what they require a student to do to pass the course. However, the teachers here do teach to the tests a little too much.
NHS offers parents a way to go online and check student homework and assignments, but it is left up to the discretion of the teachers to a certain degree.
Authentic teaching should balance classwork, projects, homework, and testing, so that a child that does poorly in one area may utilize their skills in other areas to improve and learn. Learning should be an overall positive experience so that students can become lifelong learners.
Some of the teachers/administrators at this school single out students (students who, prior to NHS, were straight A students) due to their socio-economic class, or due to their refusal to be in gifted programs.
Like clockwork, such children are unfairly penalized for lower offenses, and parents threatened, while such behavior is overlooked for other students.
While NHS offers a QUALITY program with good technology and a a nice campus, one has to weigh weather it is worth their child's record to attend here.
For instance, Mr. Bryant, gave a child a SUSPENSION for using a curse word with another student. While I believe this IS something worthy of a detention, a call to the parent, and a combined effort to impress upon the student why this behavior is unacceptable, a SUSPENSION goes too far and IS NOT utilized UNIFORMLY for all students at NHS.
Someone should investigate this.
There is no school spirit. The teachers are all former students of Naples High, and yet they put the minimum effort into it. The school has no clubs, no events, no Disney World trips, no nothing. The school is across from Coastland Mall, and there are no clubs that meet over at the mall after school, nothing to do for the students to bond. This school is just a K-Mart of Education. There is no special High School Experience for the kids who go to Naples High.
Naples High School is one of the best schools in Collier County. We have a great AICE program and that provides many AP courses. I have concerns with the teachers. The teachers are very rude to the students and stray off topic very often. The teachers don't teach, they show, especially in the math department. The teachers favor the more popular kids, and let them get away with dress code and not doing homework, etc. As a transfer from Barron High School, I believe that Naples beats Barron in everything (academics, sports, band, etc). But the school does not offer many outside experiences. No field trips were provided this year, except for the band. But the band and sports members receive special treatment. But Naples High School definitely has the best school design in Collier County. Naples is the only outdoor public high school in the county. As a varsity letterman in two sports, I have traveled to all the schools in the county and we definitely have the best campus. Gulfcoast and Barron High School feel like prisons, while at Naples you walk outside to all your classes. Overall, we need improved and fairer teachers, but we are definitely one of the best schools in the county.
Naples High School is obsolete. Where most schools have computers in every classroom, and the teachers are up to speed, at Naples High there is no investment in education. It is like going to school in the 1950s. The teachers are also generally lazy people, who just show up for the paycheck. Very disappointing school.