My child failed the 9th grade, I blame her and the system. One child can not learn anything with 30 plus kids in a class room and only have 4 main courses per week. She had more days off than actually being in school, I wish I could work having as many days off like she did. Something needs to be done, the school system is horrible.
Flanagan has the worst academic and arts perceptions. They believe that next year if they implement an all academic course for both semesters, that somehow, miraculously, the students will all pass the FCAT with greater scores than before. I do not agree with the school's decision to take away block scheduling and all arts class. What if someone was pursuing an arts career? The school would have no preparation in any courses to get accepted in a college that requires experience in a subject.
I didn't know schools this bad even existed. Every course my child took was a joke. Science class encompassed watching Jurassic Park and the Nutty Professor. English class encompassed watching the film version of classic literature instead of actually reading it. Teachers didn't teach. Counselors didn't help. Most of the staff were completely rude and unhelpful. Teachers would not come to the phone or show up for meetings. Grading is haphazard and arbitrary. Learning is nonexistent. I was horrified and rest assured my student did not return for a second year.
the school features 'block' scheduling with only 4 subjects a semester. For example if you have math or a foreign language in the sept-dec block you won't have it again until the following September. This is a poor system if you hope children will retain the information as a building block for the next level.
I have had two students go through Flanagan, the principal takes an active interest in the school, she can always be found out on campus amoung the population. Flanagan, faced with being one of the most over crowed schools in the United States did a wonderful job with what they had to work with. The population of our neighborhood grew 50% over a three year period without the addition of any new High Schools. The school had to be split into two different campuses miles apart from each other, yet, Dr. Shaulas (principal) and her staff did wonderful things with what they had to work with. They deserve an 'A' for effort and production. This year a new high school has opened in our district, this should enable Dr. Shaulas to be even more a part of her school only having to deal with one campus.
I only can talk about the nineth grade center. I believe the 110 minutes per class was to long and boring. My son didn,t have a good year. I called the conselor 2 or 3 times. She never return my calls.
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