My daughter graduated from here, June 2013. She had a good time here. The school is for average students. A few honors and A.P classes are offered. Not too many sports or clubs. There aren't any fighting allowed nor gangs so the school is pretty safe. CHSAS is very diverse and small, only 500 students cap. My daughter is now a freshman at Western Illinois University and she is doing really well. Overall, the school fit her academic needs. If youhave a above average/gifted child, this isn't the school for them but if your child is average learner and you are looking fora diverse and safe school, then consider Ag Sciences.
This school need to expand because overpopulation of students and these students need to stop being so racist to one another, they need security outside after school to crack down the trouble teens plus this school need more activities and more sports to do after school.
I was a student at CHSAS. The freshman teachers are great and help make the transition from 8th to 9th grade smooth. After that, students are on their own but are still babied by some teacher from time to time. Junior and senior year I still had some classes that wanted me to color for homework. I came to the school for the diversity mainly, and I was pleased that all the different ethnicities got along so well. The neighborhood is not a great place for minorities sometimes, but the school doesn't have any race related issues. It's hard for the small student body to be cliqueish, but it does happen. Everyone is relatively freindly, though. When I hear students who get accepted to REAL college prep schools (the school says it's a college prep, but the cirriculum is very easy to many) reject them and come CHSAS, I go crazy. The school is a great option for those who really don't have anywhere else to go, as I did, but if you are offered the opportunity to go to a much better school, take it. And the FFA is an absolutely wonderful organization, but they shove it down the students' throats at times. CHSAS is a great school, but needs to improve on some things to be better.
I am a parent of a freshman and junior at Ag High and I have to say that I am pleased with the school. The school is safe, nuturing, and the teachers are great! My daughter made the honor roll and my son is doing well. The academics at this school is extremely challenging. My kids recieve a good amount of homework each night and they tell me that they are challenged in the classrooms as well. The school is also very diverse with; African Americans, Cacausians and Latino children in attendance. They all get along and there isn't any tension amongst the students. My daughter was accepted to Whitney Young H.S and we turned them down after visiting Ag. Why travel so far to Young when Ag is equally just as good and has the sports, activities and excellent academics. In addition, I love how small the school is, only 530 students, so your child will never lost or not be noticed by teachers. Lastly, Ag H.S does a excellent job with locating college scholarships for their graduates and providing a yearly college fair at the school. I am glad my kids were accepted to Ag High School.
I am the parent of a CHSAS student. I chose this school for my child based on good ratings in the past. Except for a handful of teachers, I found the teacher quality to be average. There are extracurricular activities offered. In my opinion, parent involvement is not encouraged--except on the literature handed out at beginning of year. I got the feeling that they really did not want to hear from us. Until earlier this year, there was no good good way for parents to stay informed about how their child was doing before report card day. The safety is pretty good. The discipline is okay, though at times overtly unfair. In the past year, the school has come under a new leadership. In my opinion, the school is on the skids, very cliqueish. I would urge parents to get a lot of recent info before deciding on this school.
Better than private schools! Hands on learning personal attention towards students, and spactacular special services for children with special needs!
I attended CHSAS from 1994-1998 and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I was a bit reluctant about attending this school at first due the the lack of sports, but what CHSAS lacked in sports it made up for in academics, scholarship opportunities, and overall charm. Thanks to my education at CHSAS I received a full scholarship to a four year university and I am now gainfully employed by the United States Government. I take great pride in being a Cyclone and hope this review will help influence parents and chidren alike to become a part of the Cyclone family.
This is an excellent school. The teachers inspired my child to acheive excellence, and she did. She received a rounded and balanced high school experience, that exceeded my expectations in every aspect.
I have a sophmore student at CHSAH; we both love the school. My daugher came from a multicultural enviroment and this high school was perfect for her. I love the hands on and the animals since she loves animals too. The academic program is that of a private high school; I know because I sent my son to a private high school in Chicago. It is a safe place for your children
My daughter is a freshman at CHAS. I love their focus on academics as opposed to athletics. They offer great programs in math & science. They also grade on a higher scale than other CPS schools. I love the teachers dedication and salute Ms. Hamilton for keeping CHAS safe & running smoothly!
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