May 31, 2015
I used to attend Highlands for 5 consecutive years, from elementary all the way to the commencement of high school , and let me start by stating that asking to be taken out of this school and put into public school was one of the best decisions I ever made with my life. First of all, the children that I went to school with (Can't say how it is today as I have been graduated for a couple of years now) were some of the worst people I have ever met. Most of them were judgmental, rude, and unfriendly. I remember that I experienced the worst bullying here in my life, which has negatively impacted me to this day. Also, teachers would do little to nothing about such issues, and asking the administration for help against the antagonists was a futile effort. The level of favoritism which exists at this school is also mind boggling, as there was always a couple of students which all of the teachers favored and who the whole school knew about. The level of education which you receive in this school is sub par to that of a C rated public school, as most of the textbooks were outdated (back to the 80s-90s) and contained inaccurate information, as most of them were from a "christian" perspective. Although I understand that this is a christian school, this does not mean that you have to provide students with outdated and inaccurate information, nonetheless information which you educate to children to send them out to the real world/universities. The level of hypocrisy was through the roof at this place as well, as teachers and administrators would harshly judge you if your actions, ideas or thoughts directly contradicted their own beliefs, both philosophical and religious. The thing that disgusted me the most over my time at Highlands was the fact that faculty would praise certain students for their involvement in the religious community present there, and then you would see those students directly contradicting what they preached on stage at a chapel ceremony, bullying students and partaking in "unmoral" extra curricular activities to say the least. Ironically, my time at this school converted me to an agnostic after seeing the blatant hypocrisy prevalent in religious institutions as such.
- submitted by a community member