As a senior in the graduating class of 2017, i strongly believe that this high school has prepared me for college. Besides the main courses that are required such as english, math, science, and history classes there are many elective courses geared toward different majors offered in college. Business courses such as personal finance, online marketing, accounting, Entrepreneurship, and economics are just some of the many options. Psychology and sociology, criminology, legal studies, and so many more classes that can help students make sure they like the topic they plan on majoring in. i also feel incredibly lucky to have such a fantastic "CTE" program for kids who plan on going into the trade business. Cosmetology, automotive, carpentry, childcare, and allied health are very popular options helping to prepare students for their upcoming careers or college. There is equal opportunity for all students to succeed and plan their future by choosing different classes to get a feel for what they enjoy. this will help them with choosing their major. when becoming a senior, students will be asked to choose their career pathway which is essentially what you plan to major in when going to college. the senior class then must complete a year long research project on a topic in their pathway. this really helps students prepare for upcoming college projects and research papers graduates have told me. i truly am grateful to have attended such a great school and feel prepared for what life has ahead of me, thanks to a clean, caring, and equal opportunity high school. MCAS scores are also higher than the average scores in the state of Massachusetts as a whole.
there is a no tolerance policy and bullying will not be allowed. most kids don't bully here, of course it happens everywhere, but most kids are respectful enough to not waste their breath with negative words.
I give the school a below average because of its Principal-seems out or off campus alot-well at least for the 09-10 schl year-has no compassion for parents concerns or feelings-so where or how does he have compassion for his staff or studenst-now wonder the students arent happy here-
I'm a freshman, and after two days I've made up my mind about this school. The rules here are really strict. If you forget your ID badge, it takes a ridiculously long time to get a new one. Good luck trying to get back to class on time if you go to the office with a question. On my second day of school, I was yelled at for being late to a class. I didn't think it was very fair, since I'd only had one day to learn my way around the building. I was told that if I arrived even mere seconds after the bell, I would recieve a detention, which gives me ultimately 2 days to learn my way around the huge buildings.
I attended my freshman year at Weymouth High School last year and while academically it is an average school, I think they have too many rules for silly things. I once was very late for a math test and missed review because I had to spend a majority of the morning hunting down a Dean to get me a temporary ID, and I wish I could have been there for review since I really needed it. One more thing is that I am more artistic than athletic, and while I enjoyed the teachers in the art programs very, very, much, I feel as if the funding took a backseat to athletics. And finally, I am extremely happy that I am leaving Weymouth High before they get rid of studies and enforce a non rotating schedule, as I would not have enjoyed that kind of schedule. However, it is a decent school.
Weymouth High has too many rules and alot of kids are either in detention, IWS or suspended for petty things and are not getting an education. So much for no child left behind, the students at Weymouth high are being left behind. We spend more time in detention than in the classroom.