One word: horrible. Very out-dated curriculum that doesn't help students seek actual knowledge, no learning is provided through this lacking curriculum. Students are basically supposed to memories things by wrote and no hands-on or any beneficial teaching methods are used. Teachers play favorites, administration plays favorites. Disciplinary system is a flat out joke, it all depends on who your family is. Teachers label students and trash them and tarnish their reputation with other teachers. If one teacher has a problem with a student, all the teachers do and they hold the student accountable for that reputation they have.. but who gave them that reputation?The teachers try & make the school life like a soap opera or a reality show and continually gossip about students at the teachers lunch table.. Which is in the middle of the cafeteria, everyone's hears it. Most sports are jokes and whether or not you make the team is determined by who your family is and how much money you donate. The student body is very sneaky and superficial, everybody copies one another. Really not a good environment to put yourself or your child in unless you enjoy being miserable and labeled.
All three of my children attended and graduated from DC. All three were accepted at one of the top public universities in the State of Michigan. Each child had different strengths and needs, and the faculty and staff nurtured and encouraged each of to excel. The discipline and Catholic teaching were also important factor and DC was able to provide a safe, stable and academically challenging environment. Another important aspect is the diversity of clubs, activities and athletics offered at DC. Because there is a relatively small student population, "making the team" is more often the case than having to sit in the bleachers. The athletic department and coaches are an integral part of the overall development and growth of the students from young teens to young adults. DC also stresses parental involvement. This is such an important part of education and the staff and educators recognize and emphasize keeping parents on track.
I highly recommend this school because first of all i am a student and i really think divine child is hard but to be completely honest i think it is better for it to be hard. you need to be challenged in order to learn. this school is a college prep school and trust me it will help you get to college. there are so many counselors that are willing to answer any of the questions you have or any problems you have. the academics and athletics are both great qualities of this school.
The atmosphere at Divine Child is creative, spiritual and academically motivated by the wonderful students and faculty.
DC has suited my son well socially and academically....in the two areas where parent connections do not matter. However, we have found that it is EXTREMELY difficult for the parents from outside parishes to break into the DC social scene. The attention by the Administration to athletics is subpar. Many coaches are underqualified and ignorant to proper conditioning and nutritional support for athletes. Unless your child is the "Annointed One," he will struggle in athletics. Late Bloomers (esp. boys), avoid the frustration of pining away on the bench and stick to sports of individual merit like wrestling, CC and tennis. Those sports have excellent coaches and prior DC connections don't matter so everyone gets a fair shake. Academics are very good and will prepare the students well for college. Teachers are very involved and easy to approach. Counseling Staff has been cordial as well. Overall, great school but parents are very
excellent school, much better than the grade school, really prepares the kids for college
Re: the super-political sports comment: It actually begins in DCES... in the 4th grade to be exact. If you are not an alum, a coach or have only an average to slightly above-average athlete, your child won't be given so much as a second thought. There's no desire to teach or develop young athletes. It's pathetic. And a very BIG mistake I can't undo.
All three of my kids graduated from DC, are now in college. Great prep school for college. Sports programs are more than a little bit political though. Cross Country is the best sports program there, Miff and Ms P rock !
Sub par school. Football and baseball are terrible--Super Political--Esp. baseball-If you're considering DC, 'Don't Do It'. There are many other better choices--for sports and academics.
My three kids all made it through - all are successful college grads, all employed, all do volunteer work to this day, all have advanced degrees. They are confident, mature, and self-reliant. To find the DC difference, listen to any graduate speak: they all act that way. All three of my kids participated in several extracurricular activities all the time. Our family moved to be closer to the school, the commuting was really getting to us!
I have one daughter that is still in at Divine Child and one that graduated two years ago. Outstanding preparaton for college. Challenges each student individually, depending on ability. Caring and concern for each student -- great evironment to spend 4 years of high school
My daughter struggled at Divine Child because it is a school with high academic standards. However, she is now in her second year of community college and thanks me for keeping her at DC High! She feels the teachers and the high standards really prepared her for continuing her education. She feels she is better prepared for community college than many of the other students she has met. Thank you DC!
Best experience I could ever give my child. Nothing but positive remarks about Divine Child. My daughter was successful on Student Council as well as 2 varsity sports throughout her four years and is now completely prepared to move onto her next academic career at Michigan State University. Highly Recommended!
Highly recommend school! 2 daughters came from outside school & are thriving at DC! Extracurricular activities for everyone to choose from-school stresses participation in at least 1 activity. Lots of school spirit/pride and wonderful open/neighborhood atmosphere-something is ALWAYS going on in the school. Not a 'commuter' type of school at all. My junior scored in 97% on ACT and sophomore scored in 93% on PSAT-incredibly well prepared for college!
The kids are great, the parents tend to be cliquish..If your child is not from DC elementary, there is a period of adjustment as a freshmen. I found that the DC parents really don't appreciate 'outsiders' and I have felt uncomfortable trying to 'fit in'. My daughter loves the school..I'm still lukewarm.
I can't say enough positives about the school. I've had one student graduate and have a current Senior. Both have received an excellent education and have loved their high school experience. We came into the highschool from outside the parish and found the students and faculty very friendly and supportive. Both of my children excelled academically and socially at DC. I would only recommend this highschool for parents looking for a co-ed Christian high school experience in Wayne County area.
DC is an excellent school on two levels, overall education and the development of high morals. The latter is especially lacking, to a pathological degree, in our current society.
School is great, but very appearance-oriented, the people are snobs but the education is excellent, the tuition is also pricey.
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