This school DOES not return papers and WILL not allow parents to see what is being graded. Their AICE Program is a joke, is arbitrary and unavailable for perusal. Find someplace else for your child, unless he plays football.
there is a support system, and the best choice for academics in place for every child no matter what their interest
What a wonderful learning environment. The Chorus Dept. is amazing. Mr. Dodd is a wonderful chorus teacher. Art, music, dance, guitar, voice, piano, drama...St. Augustine High has it all. I graduated from here in 1972, now my daughters have attended, maybe I'll have grand children attend St. Augustine High School - the best in the County.
While the AICE teachers and JROTC instructors are fantastic in the least, I must admit that several of the non-AICE and AP teachers are pathetic in their ability to instruct a classroom. The staff is technology ignorant at best, and many are jumpy and unsure when they must make decisions related to computers and their use. The disciplinary staff make no decisions for themselves, and merely do as the computer program says, making little to no effort to judge the situation with any higher thinking skills. The staff communication is mediocre, and I found that some teachers/staff were never even informed of major decisions made by the administrative staff at SAHS. The only things I found not lacking in this school were the AICE staff, Computer & Fine Art staff, and the JROTC cadre.
My son was home schooled before we moved to the Saint Augustine area. Although we are in the Nease home district he was accepted into the Saint Johns County Center for the Arts. I have found that the school is a very caring and accepting place for creative teens. My son found a place where he can be his self and is thriving. Unlike other programs, students can 'cross' into the other Art areas as long they meet the audition requirements and have room in their schedules. Many students are in the honor/dual enrollment/ advanced placement and /AICE courses/programs . Mr. Dodd, the Director of SJCCA, is also the head of the choral program. He was Saint Johns County Teacher of the Year and is committed not only to the arts education but to the nurturing of his student's characters and the awareness/consequences of their choices. Kudos to the SJCCA!
I'm a student now of Allen D. Nease but I was a student of St. Augustine. The teachers at St. Augustine are 3 times more loving and caring then at Nease. The J.R.O.T.C. program is better as well.
Great school! The teaching acadamy is great. AICE is not for everyone. Schools graduates are going to the top schools nationwide . High GPA's abound and the school has a good diversity. State cuts have hurt. The school had an orchestra but it was disbanded due to a teacher with other priorities. Teachers can help all they can but the student also has to be interested.
My son attended this school for four years in the AICE program. He graduated with a 1500 on his SAT. I could not have been happier with the relaxed atmosphere and so much work was done in the classroom each and every day. This is an awesome school !!
I think this school is perfect for my child's education. Plus I went there too. I love this school!
So far it;s mediocre as far as academics go. My son isn't challenged enough and gets bored. Also,I would like to see a Lacross team at this school!!The other two high schoold in our county have teams.
Good school but limited academic excellence effort. Too many teachers have liberal bias in teaching and very ignorant about world events and history. Why high school teachers have to share their personal opin.s i sbeyound me.
I have two daughters at THE High School, and we could not be more pleased with their experience. Both are members of the AICE program, thriving academically, socially and athletically. The diversity of students at SAHS is an anomaly in St. Johns County, and I guarantee you that it will better prepare them for life than an homogenous student body. The teachers are great and the student body friendly. Excellent school.
I am so grateful for this school.We moved from a very small town in Illinois.The school had 100 students, from 7th grade through 12th grade. This may sound wonderful because of class size, not true.Because of the small size, they were limited to the classes they could offer to students.My son has really excelled since moving here last year.The drama program is awsome.He loves it.He has had so many opportunities open up to him.He is more challenged, and feels great about himself when he achieves his goals.The teachers truely care about the students.Thank you so much for all you have done, and will do for my son in the future.You do a great job involving parents also. Paula Oliver
School is on the way up. It is now a school for the arts and has some top academic programs. Time will tell whether the programs can bring the grading up.
Well, St. Augustine High is a very well popular school with lots of smart and bright future students. The principle keeps the students going calling himself the 'Bus Driver'. Teachers are getting down with the kids, telling the subject in a way they would understand what is going on. The Athletic department is wonderful as well, with the most outgoing coaches you would ever find. Don't get me wrong the biggest part of the school are the students, they are who make St.Augustine the best and the number one Yellow Jackets ever. And a big thanks to the class of 2003 making history through their four years of high school.
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