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Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School2
Posted November 30, 2014
- a student
Expectation: Fully participating and focused students Reality: Most students are honestly not enjoying the experience. It is noticeable that some students are in fact unfocused and problematic. Expectation: Caring and nice students Reality: If you are not "cool" or appreciated you quickly are outcast into independence with little to no friends. And it's not just me, many people are so lost they have no social group(which BDCHS boasts of not having). Expectation: Caring staff that will help your child achieve excellency and work with them one on one. Reality: "Caring staff" means after school tutoring that is always jam packed with kids. Which in the long run is a even more harsh than the average learning environment. Tutoring will not fix your grade but bring you anxiety and frustration without any extra credit. Many teachers are extremely and unnecessarily strict and should apply for military education rather than teaching "college prep". This the "no late work policy" combined with the limited extra credit makes any flaw expansively noticeable. Honestly you are better off going to a public high school and taking advanced or AP courses .
My son has just finished 9th grade. I was skeptical about the school at the beginning(coming from private schools) ect... But I am pleased to say, that Brooks has exceeded my expectations. This is literally a private school w/out the tuition. The academics are challenging, the behavior system is disciplined and respectful, and the teachers and students have fun in the process. I couldn't ask for a better high school!!!!!!
My daughter hated reading when she started at Brooks, today she purchased her third novel to read in the past few weeks with her own money! She also received a 4 on her reading FCAT, the teachers are awesome and we both love the school!
Education is one of the most important things I can provide for my children. Brooks Debartolo has provided a rigorous education program that is fostered in a mall environment with loving teachers and staff. My children are recognized as individuals and have been ale yo flourish in the environment.
Brooks Debartolo provides above average education in a structured, disciplined environment. Our daughter has thrived and her grades have improved dramatically during her time at Brooks Debartolo. Most of her teachers offer challenging schoolwork and homework. Her opportunities in her college search are a direct result of the education she is receiving at Brooks Debartolo.
Brooks Debartolo Collegate High School is an amazing school in many ways. It provides our children with a quality education that far exceeds other schools in our area. The teachers are caring, gifted and use evidenced based practices in their instruction. We are also thrilled with the opportunity of dual enrollment with our local college. This is an opportunity for our children's future like no other! And the principal and admin really cares about the children!
Challenging classes, a smaller environment than our local high school, a staff that knows your son/daughter's name, and they are ALWAYS there for extra help and tutoring. We are so happy and proud to be a part of the Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School family!
A great school. The approach to learning is focused and the new principal is working out just fine. There are some problem students, and I don't understand why they are kept in the school since there is a waiting list for students that would love to go here.
Brooks Debartolo is a os excelente School My son is currently a sophomore and he is not only doing dual enrollment and ap classes at this pace he can graduate early. The staff is very supportive and work with each student to make sure they are on the correct path to graduation and for college.