August 09, 2015
Scecina is one of those schools that used to be great, lost it's greatness, and has the potential to gain it back. The problems they retain unfortunately cause a drastic decrease in their overall quality. Main problem being some of their staff, particularly in admissions. Some of them are not the most effective of counselors and lack a certain energetic and motivated attitude. More recently they have become more active about weeding out their less effective teaching staff. However, this was something that should have been tended to constantly. Also, their discipline has been more lenient in general but especially for more serious infractions such as fighting, disrespect, and extremely low grades (way below what should be aloud). At a private school like Scecina, there should be an extremely low tolerance for both unacceptable behavior and academics. Especially if the student is attending through any financial aid, which is something being offered more lately with no extra expectations in behavior or academics, causing the overall image of Scecina to worsen. Nothing will make you angrier than when your child comes home from their day at high school to tell you about a fight that took place by below average scholars with financial aid, only to then be informed that no expulsions were made. Though the school now might seem as a low quality private school, as i said, it has the potential to be great again. These problems could be simply eradicated if only the effort was put forth. The school has one of tge best music division I've seen lead by their current best staff member ,Donnie Glowinski. From my experience meeting him and watching him turn my child into the musician they are now, i can easily say he is their secret weapon. You can overlook all other schools who have a lot of what Scecina doesn't, mainly what I listed earlier, but no school has the energetic, compassionate, knowledgeable, and just outstanding teacher that Scecina does. He's their golden star. On top of that, they also have a lot of students who surpass academic barriers and climb to the top with the best of behavior. Scecina is a far from perfect school, as many are, but so long as they have the potential to be great again, willingness to fix their obvious problems, and of course Mr. Glowinski...then I wouldn't have my child attend anywhere else.
- submitted by a community member