Hello, everyone out there. I am now currently attending Renaissance High School, in the Class of '07'. For all the bad reports people are giving, Renaissance is a wonderful high school, for those who need to know. I know so many of my classmates have wanted to attend Renaissance since Pre-school. It is a wonderful school, but mostly for those who work hard. Renaissance is pushing all of the students to do well in their studies. I believe that Renaissance is a wonderful school. A new school is being bulit now and will be ready in '2006'. I highly recommend that you send your high schooler to Renaissance High School, especially, if you want them to get into a great college.
I am a Renaissance graduate and has found the curriculum provided by the school excellent. Renaissance prepares you above and beyond for college. The teachers truly are there for you and one would find college to not be as challenging as the cirriculum at Renaissance. I would recommend that one would place their child in Renaissance if one is looking for a college prep school. Plus, for the last 6 years 100% of graduate have graduated and has been accepted into a college or university.
Renaissance is not the mythical great urban school that it once was. My son is currently a tenth grade student who scored 900 on the SAT in the seventh grade. The teachers and administration is overwhelmingly non-supportive of students who have any problems. Your child can be very intelligent and have an issue and go lacking. If your child is w/o problems, maybe the school is sufficient.
Renaissance is an image with no real truth behind it. The students there are intelligent but they don't work hard. There are of course exceptions to this but very few. With each passing year Renaissance is leaning more towards being the typical neighborhood school. The kids are treated as if they shouldn't have fun and so in return they retaliate against administration. I wouldn't send another child of mine.
As an alumnus of Renaissance High- I would recommend this school to any parent who is looking for a challenging and fun environment for their child. Renaissance totally prepared me for college and eventually graduate school. To put it short- when students are surrounded by the brightest and best- they will strive to meet and exceed all expectations.
Renaissance is not a great high scool anymore. I will not perpetuate the myth. If you have an opportunity to choose, choose Cass Tech or maybe even King. The curriculum Ren. adheres to is archaic and there exists great teacher turnover and apathy. Students are not being challenged commensurate with their abilities.
Great school. Good students. Good teachers and a great principal. This is one of the good public schools in America. Last 100% of the students went on to college. That right there shows how excellent this school is.
My daughter is currently attending Renaissance 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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