my granddaughter is a totally awesome person after two years in this baccalaureate program. the school gets 99% of the credit (her parents are pretty good, too). the program has not just provided intellectual stimulation, but has helped my granddaughter grow into a good citizen. the program has definitely aided her to social and civic growth, a sense of belonging to the community and wanting to contribute to it in a positive manner. it has helped her determine for herself what further education she wants, the kind of college or university she wants to attend, what other educational goals she wants to achieve. the courses are not rote learning. the student is encouraged to think.
I attended Hardaway, class of 09, and I have to say it's a good school if you're in the IB programme or a good student. The IB Programme is more challenging than Columbus High's Magnet, and I am doing much better than those around me who graduated from CHS. However, outside of the IB Programme, the teaching quality varies. This was in part due to the students though. Also, now I have heard that the school is over crowded because it is one of two schools in the county, not counting CHS, that can accept students because they consistently make AYP. The administration is wonderful I must say. HHS is a good school if your child is going for school purposes.
The IB program at Hardaway is outstanding! The challenging work really prepared our child for college. He was an early decision acceptance with a Division 1 University. Thanks IB.
i am a graduator of 2007. i was an international student from Ukraine. i have very nice memories about studying in this school, especially about teachers. Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!! Vitalii Mykhlyk
This school is horrible!! It is my son's first year there, and the teachers do not care about the students. I have emailed teachers several times and never receive a response. Due to almost all the high schools not passing AYP this school has over 1500 student. The class size is too large. It's awful! My son hates it. I graduated from Hardaway in the 80 and it was awesome. I will be pulling my son out soon...
My daughter attends Hardaway.The IB Program is a wonderful Program. It will prepare her for College,like no other Program. We are so glad we made this choice.
The best school my daughter has been in since moving to Georgia. The IB program is the best around. It's in a great neighborhood, very safe. My daughter loves the staff. Had quite a few family members transfer from other schools to Hardaway and loved it.
Great school with the best college prep program in the area. The IB is second to none. IB is real, not a marketing tool. The school is safe. Administration is fair.
I have a 9th grade son at Hardaway. The IB program is incredible. My son is excited about learning. There are many opportunities for students...They just built an Olympic type track. This helps with the track team and the community.
Mr. Bell is an awesome principal. He tries to get to know all students. He supports all extracurricular activities. The man must live at the school. He really cares about all students.
Good school that is striving to be a great school. Administration supports teachers and expects students to be there best.
If one goes to Hardaway and does not enroll in the IB program, then it is a pretty average school. However, being in the IB program and staying with it all the way through high school will prepare a student much higher than college. In fact, some courses are said to be at the junior level in college. If Hardaway was based only on its IB program, it'd be the best school in the state. The kids in the IB program are probably more likely to succeed that those of the AP program in Columbus High.
I am a freshman at Hardaway and so far I am very pleased with the school's overall excellence. Hardaway is a diverse school and welcomes students of all ethnic backgrounds and interests. I, myself, am a cheerleader, a yearbook staff member, and a Pre-IB honor roll student. I encourage anyone who has an interest in having their child attend Hardaway or if you personally would like to. The teachers and staff of Hardaway have been very supportive, and I can honestly say that their top priorities are the safety and well-being of each student.
We have had two children at Hardaway. I continue to be impressed with the level of commitment of faculty and administration. We have had one child attend and graduate from another good school in Columbus, but I consider Hardaway the best public high school in the city.
I was once a Hardaway High School student. I have now graduated. I can truly say that Hardaway has the greatest teachers. Their JROTC instructors are some of the most infuential people their. There are many things that a student could do to keep themselves active around the school. The principal is great with the students. Some of the assistant principals can work on their skills, but is an overall good school.
My son is currently in the tenth grade at Hardaway. He is in the IB program and involved in several activities. So far, his high school experience has been a positive one. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in extra-curricular activities. There are competitive teams in academic areas and many clubs and organizations available for student participation. Truly, there is something for everyone. Class Council, Yearbook, Talon literary magazine, Hawk Talk newspaper, Model UN, Academic Decathlon, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Essay Contests, Art Constest, Drama-One act play, dinner theatre, spring show, Band, Chorus, Nathional Honor Society, FBLA, ROTC, Dance Team, Chess Club, HOSA, Teen Advisors, Student Tutors, Teacher Cadets, Athletics-Football, Volleyball, Track, Cross Country, Wrestling,Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Tennis, Golf, and Soccer, and the list goes on. Opportunites for success are available to all students and every effort is made to accommodate each child. We love Hardaway!
I have two graduates and one currently enrolled at Hardaway High School. Both my children graduated with an excellent education. They are maintaining their HOPE scholarships, my son at GaTech and my daughter at UGA. The teachers are demanding but fair and the administration superb. The school does require the rules be followed but my children say that is one reason the school feels so safe. It has something for everyone with strong showings in academic, athletic, extracurricular, arts, business, and leadership. The socialization of the different cultures and races is the best I've ever seen. The International Baccalaureate Program and work-study programs are reason alone to send your child to HHS.
I had two children to graduate from Hardaway. I can only say good things about this school. It is a school that provides you the opportunity to be successful. Hardaway is assigned students from many areas of Columbus. They like most schools have to work with what they are sent. Hardaway takes these students and provides them every opportunity to be successful. Sometimes this is a thankless job. As with other schools, many times parents only contact the school to express displeasure. To educate a child today, it takes both the school and parent working together. Hardaway has high standards and they should not have to apoligize for them. If more parents would raise their standards, then schools might could put out a better quality product! That product being, a well educated student that will eventually have to stand on his/her own two feet, with no parent there to make excuses.
Our oldest son is a 2002 graduate of Hardaway High School, a smart kid with documented learning disabilities. The great majority of his teachers and the other staff members we worked with during his four years there were caring and committed professionals, with a few exceptions. The principal was not helpful at all, for example, in supporting our request for accomodation for our son's documented learning disability in Mathematics by assignment to another teacher we knew would be a more effective instructor for an ADHD student. We provided his American Government teacher with a letter from our private psychologist regarding his learning disability, specifically in working with map information. She provided zero accomodation. Other teachers and staff, especially the guidance counselors, were responsive and supportive.
Our son is in his 2nd year at Hardaway. I have found the school to be more focused on disipline than education. They spend more time trying to make the kids conform to strict disipline codes than they do teaching them. Most recently they have banned boys from wearing the color pink because to many of them were wearing pink during a pep rally. They decided it must be gang related instead of just a fashion trend. If common sense does not prevail at Hardaway then how can academic education. They need to focus more on kids getting an education and less on if they have a belt on or not. I guess it is ok for girls to be in a gang because they may still wear pink.
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