I am the proud parent of a incoming freshman. I am happy that my student started her academic career in the much needed new builing. After having attended my first parent teacher conference, I appreciate the level of attention and focus she is receiving from her teachers. As a member of the orchestra I like the dedication and support of the staff and parents. As the year progresses I will update my comment. Up to now, I have no alarming issues or concerns.
As a Junior at 'Cass Tech',I feel that since we got the new building the teachers totally did a 360. They've tried to become more advanced and the book/homework load is crazy.The new school building definately is not at all cracked its up to be, I mean its nice and everything,for a airport,but its too cold in all the tiny classes.And how does Mr. Cohen (the principal) expect us to get up the 6 levels of stairs in 5 minutes, not to mention if you need to use the restroom or go to your locker (the lockers aren't even whole) and make it to your destination in just 5 minutes. How non-considerate could you be? If you take my advice DO NOT send your son/daugher here. I passed the placement test, but my mom MADE me come here, all because she didn't graduate from here. I just depise it!!!
My daughter graduated in 2003. She loved Cass and so did I. I wanted my son to attend, because being a creative person in the music area Cass has the best music program in Detroit. Cass was great for my Daughter if it had not been for Mrs. McCormick at Cass a whole lot of students wouldn't have been able to go to college. Every year she gets students in College. My daughter got 54000 dollars in scholarhip money. I really wish my son could have got in.
I just graduated from cass tech, and I can honestly say that I am proud to be a cass technician. Cass gave me opportunities that NO other high school can give. I was accepted to 3 of the top 4 universities (harvard, princeton, MIT). I chose to go to Michigan only because I got a full scholarship. If I didn t go to cass, I am almost sure that i would not receive the majority of the scholarship. The school has a perfect infrastructure for students. Students are prepared for the 'real world'. Students from cass tech earn more scholarship money then any other high school in Detroit. In addition, we have the most students attending 4-year programs than any school in the city. WE are the best, cass tech #1, second to NONE.
My Cass Technical High School had books which were worn and used, with the names of students in the back cover, covering every semester as far back as the book could handle. . There were lunch cards and bustickets for those who could not afford to pay. There were lockers on seven floors with enough for all students. My Cass 'Tech' had about 3500 students with a capacity for 7000 if hours were added as when my sister went, with a time span from 7:00am until 5:00pm. My day was from 8:00am until 3:00pm. We had a security and police presence.
I am a member of Cass Tech's class of 2005,and my mother graduated from Cass in 1971. This school is THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL in Detroit. Cass Tech produces leaders for tomorrow. I am proof. While I was enrolled in Cass I was a member of Business Professionals of America, National Honor Society, and a high ranking officer in Army JROTC, all while maintaining a 3.5 overall GPA. In the fall I am attending one of the best schools in the country, University of Michigan. There are so many reasons to send your child here, but the best one I can give you is the experience you have at Cass is incomparable to any other high school. Sure, the student body is big, and there are different types of people. That is the beauty of this school. Cass prepares you for college and beyond. I know I am ready because of Cass.
I attended Cass Technical High School and graduated in 2002. Yes, it is a challenging school, but I learned and enhanced the skills needed to make it in college. If you do not want to pay for a private school education, or you want your child to be 'well-rounded' send them to Cass Tech. Yes, you get a lot of work. Yes, there are Advanced Placement classes. Yes, the administrators conduct hall sweeps. And yes, it's EXPECTED of the parents to take an active role in their children's education, but all of these things help mold Cass Tech graduates into not only productive members of society, but HIGH ACHIEVING members of society.
I am a graduate of Cass Technical High School class of 1970. CT is the best high school in the city of Detroit, that has dedicated teachers and students. My daughter will graduate on June 13, 2005. She will be attending Florida A&M University. The abdundant wealth of knowledge she has acquired while at Cass prepared her for meeting all Michigan and, federal examinations thus allowing her to attend the university of her choice. She passed the MEAP Test while in the 11th grade and receiving a $1,250.00 scholarship. Why not go here? Cass Tech # 1, Second to None!
Cass is a wonderful school it one of the best high schools in the city. Cass has many extra actitives like band , dance, Jr rotc (ect).Cass is getting a new build in 2005 as you drive by it looks wonderful. My mother,father,all my brothers and sister attend or attending Cass came out sucessfully and are doing many things with their lifes . I advise anyone anywhere to attend Cass THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE CITY OF DETRIOT!
I have a 7th grade daughter at Golightly Educational Center, and she plans to go to Cass. I am a 1972 grad of Cass, my sister is a 1960 grad, our father was a 1935 grad of Cass. Also several cousins, aunts and uncles all were grads of Cass. I am an educator myself, a professor at the College for Creative Studies, so I follow closely what goes on in the schools; not long ago I participated in mural workshops at Cass with several students. While I am not pleased with the truncating of the Arts Department, which historically has turned out wonderful creative workers, I am looking forward to participating with my alma mater to insure that CASS TECH maintains its great reputation.
This very large school is very much so a stress load on anyone who attends or has a child who attends the school. It is a very unhealthy environment and lacks to bring out the potential in its students. Good features to the school are its many extracurricular activities and clubs/ organizations, and the upcoming new building for a much needed, better environment. The present building should NOT be occupied by people.
This is a small school one story buildings. Fits up to 5 grade levels (7-11) next year (8 or 9-12). This is a great academic school. We have nice educational teachers and would like more students to come to this school.
In all honesty, Cass was a pretty good school. The only issue in which people complained about when I was there (1997-2001) was the building quality. However, with the construction of the new school, those issues should diminish. While I had a few run-ins with teachers whom my parents and I had problems with concerning their overall respect and attidute for my education, there were numerous faculty personnel avaiable who made up for these lackadaisical attitudes. As an athlete, I found that the competition was relatively poor compare to other schools outside Detroit, except in basketball. There is a strong parent and alumni support for Cass (great school spirit), which helps the school obtain a certain level of excellency and pride. Also, safety was never an issue for me while there. Overall I enjoyed Cass for what it was, and can only assume that they're steadily building their educational standards.
My child will be attending his second year at cass and i truly love the school the leadership that is being taught as well as academics. One thing that really sits well with me is when your child is not in class the school recording system will call you and inform, i think that's great do to how many children actually attend cass. I must commend the counselors over at cass at least my childs counselor when i e-mail him he actually gets back with me. The one thing that has not been to my satisfactory is that my child has not taken the classes in which the program he has signed up for.
I loved attending Cass Tech. I am a graduate of the class of 2002 and am entering my 3 year at Michigan State Universtiy. Cass is a very unique school. It is the only public high school in the country to have a harp program and I am happy to say that I was a student of this program. Cass has majors for the students so when its time to go to college the students kinda have an idea of what they are going to major in. Cass is a very competive school. I graduated with a 3.004 and there were way more kids with higher GPA's than below mine. I loved the teachers I had at Cass, even the 'hard and mean ones'. I was truly prepared for college after my graduation from Cass.
Cass Technical H.S has been a part of my families history for quit sometime. I've had 2 children attend CT and they both graduated with honors. I highly recommend Cass for any parent/guardian to encourage their child to attend this school, especially if they intend on furthering their education. Cass has been a great when with instructing and showing children the imporance of disciplining themselves when it comes to applying themselves to there studies. I applaud the staff of Cass Technical H.S class of 1999 & 2002 of which my children were a part of and now attending College: Wayne State Univ. and the other attends Baker College. My sister-inlaw, class of 1969 a niece class of 1993 all Cass Alumni graduates and I my nephew will be graduating this year 2004.
My son is currently attending Cass Tech. and I have found this school to be an excellent school for those children that can keep up a rigorous schedule. They offer a vast array of extracurricular activities and they really keep the kids involved. Their entire program is geared at college bound students and they have access to programs that most other schools don't even know exist. I like the fact that they stay up on your child's progress so that it will enable them to go to a good college. If your child can qualify for this school I would highly recommend their attendance.
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