As a student, I can honestly say that Annapolis is one of the best schools around. We have great music & art programs, our business and classes to help you with life are really helpful and worthwhile. The curriculum is really good too. The history classes are really interesting, along with the English. There's AP classes in multiple subjects. Not only does the school offer all of that, but the teacher's and staff are some of the coolest, most helpful people I've been around. They care about you as an individual, where you're going in life, and if you're going to make it. The school is honestly the best & I hope it stays that way for another 50 years.
Before I enrolled my kids in District #7 in 2010 their grades were poor. They came to the district and arisen academically, both of my kids were in NJHS, which at their old school this was not even an option. After attending OW Best, they went to Annapolis and got Silver & Gold Honor Roll each trimester. The teachers are very supportive, are good with one on one time, and actually care about the grades. I'm glad to say that my children are going to the district that I attended and excelled in. I love Annapolis & it forever has a good reputation in my book.
This school is honestly the best, the staff tries so hard to help the students learn, as long as the students try & learn themselves and that's what I love.
I am currently attending Annapolis High School. When I first came to the school, due to outside issues, my grades were not the best. The staff thankfully understood and helped me, if I needed it. As of now, I am on the Honors track, in programs, and, in my opinion, I am successful. The teachers are very caring, and they wish for the best for their students. Some students (not including myself) find that some of the teachers grade on a harder level, but they only wish to prepare their students for what lies ahead of them. The school dress code is a bit extreme, but it is well manageable by students willing to listen. The principal is more than willing to help, should a problem occur. The activities that the school runs is quite impressive and appreciated. The only flaws that can be seen as a problem are the strictness of the dress code and the students who are unwilling to put in their full effort.
This school is horrible. The teachers only care about getting paid and themselves. As a student at AHS I struggled, I was always asking for help from the teachers but they would never help. They would say look it up in your book or ask a student. I would ask to come before school or skip lunch for extra help but they would say they were busy. when I would go late to practice after school to get help they always rushed me out of the classroom and barley helped me. I would stay up past midnight struggling with homework almost every night. I had friends who were scared to go to school because of the way they were treated by other students The students had to do everything on their own. We helped each other learn and stood up for the students that were getting picked on by others. We knew we couldn't depend on staff and teachers who would just stand around and watch kids be bullied. I ended up transferring schools in the middle of my junior year. I was sad to leave all my friends but excited to get out of that school. If you are thinking of placing your child in Annapolis I strongly advise you to do otherwise nothing good will come of it.
I have had the horrific experience to have to talk with Mr. Brown. I have only talked to him a couple times about my child at Annapolis High on a couple different occasions.. Mr Brown would not let me even speak or finish my sentence. He is very unprofessional. He defended the teachers before I could even finish my sentence, He is only for the teachers and not the kids, I had to ask him nicely can I please finish, I was not done talking. He again interrupted me and said WELL I AM NOT FINISHED TALKING, when he was not even talking at the time. UNBELIEVABLE, CHILDISH, AND SAD! Mr. Brown must have been socially unaccepted as a child or a teen, they tend to be bullies as adults and Mr. Brown is definitely a adult bully. He should be another profession, and not working with children. And my child is in fear of me asking for a meeting knowing after we leave she will be singled out by Mr. brown and Ms. Pat. NO CHILD SHOULD FEEL LIKE THAT PERIOD!!! Mr. Brown should be ashamed of himself but bullies usually have little self confidence so they tend to take it out on the kids. Annapolis staff especially Mr. Brown treats all kids guilty by association, just because they are a child. sick
Great school for those students that are disadvantage, prides itself with an excellent academic curriculum and overall great teacher involovement regarding the students work performance standards.
I would not recommend this school if your child has any disabilities or mental illness as they will do more harm than good for the child. Also, they do not want these types of children in their school-they only want perfect little angels. They make it very difficult on the parent, too, are very judgmental, and even cruel if you are a Christian. It has been impossible for me to get any cooperation from these people.
I have a niece that goes to this school as I have went to this district many years ago. I am concern with the education and policies that the district has set forth for children in the education. I thought that the policies for dress code, absentees, and cheating was not allowed however, It has. I did not know that you can mis most of the year and still pass on the next grade. I also did not know that we as parents can do our childrens work and they get the credit for it. I did not know that your child can dress without a dress code in place. I have thought highly of the school district until my niece can not spell, missed half of the year of school because she don't like school, and time and time again getting her to do her own work instead of her
The staff at the hs is as good as there is in the area. The difficulty is students coming to the hs unprepared because they lost interest in the 6-7 grade. Parents in the heights need to accept responsibility for thteir shortcomings in that they do not push education in the home.
Good school, teachers are usually very helpful before or after school. Ive read people complaining of the dress code, however, compared to others that use uniforms, you cant complain
I agree with the school going overboard with the rules. I understand rules have to be implemented, however, I believe the punishment shouldn t be so extreme.
I understand there has to be rules, but they really go overboard. The academic programming is ok. The teachers aren't the greatest. I don't have a problem child in school either. They need to give them some room to be kids.
I disagree with many people on here saying that the school is good.The school does not allow children to be theirselfs.Your not allowed to wear certain things your not allowed to do this.Many of the kids here are stuck up and everyone looks the same.everyone dresses the same and teachers only recognize you if your on sports or others.This school is the worst ever. Dont send your child here.
Annapolis needs to be cut some slack. In my experience there, student failure was mostly due to laziness, something faculty is not in control of. Annapolis produces a remarkable amount of prepared students, despite being very average. As a senior in 2002 I managed a 3.5 in all 'honors' classes. Sure, there wasn't enough emphasis put on science and they had recent graduates teaching classes they knew nothing about, but at least they made attempts to offer a competetive curriculum! They have room for improvement, but we can't expect this under funded bedroom district to be perfect. Despite their flaws, every member on my family(myself included)has graduated from college and my friends have gone on to be medical students, engineers and mid level management.
I have a daughter that attends this school and pleads with me not to send her brothers there. She is an honor student and is involved in different clubs there but still hates the school. A lot of the head staff are rude and many of the school activities are unorganized. I can't wait to get my children out of this school district.
Annapolis can be a great experience. My son is doing very well there. In my opinion, this school offers a lot to the interested student and for the most part can challenge every student to be their best. The school is small and offers many opportunities not available in the bigger schools. Many of sports programs are good (Wrestling, Baseball, Track for instance) Football and Basketball have a ways to go to be competitive. I would give it a B- over all.
Annapolis is an underrated school for the most part. While they are lagging in science they are wonderful in all the other subject areas. I graduated from Annapolis in 2003 and went to be a very sucessful college student and will graduate in the fall from Wayne State. I think I was on pace or better than most students at my college. My brother also attended Annapolis is doing very well for himself as an engineer. My cousin attended Annapolis and is currently a highly-respected doctor.
The main complaint that I have with Annapolis is that if a student is having trouble keeping up with his/her school work, they are just left behind. I feel that the teachers and staff do not care about the students who may need extra help. When I attended Annapolis 86-88, they had 'track' classes which were taught differently according to student abilities. They do not have those classes any longer. My son, who has A.D.D. attended there and failed almost all of his classes. He now goes to Cambridge High (alternative ed.) in Garden City and is on the honor roll.
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