Cyber School antiquated method to grade. Courses content is highly biased ethnically. Teachers cannot keep up with the grading of projects as fast as students complete them, when some grading could be automated. They are trying to get an AP program started but when the teachers are behind how can the students get ahead? They do require 2 hours a week Brick and Mortar attendance which is good but student bonding is almost non existent. Great for many but not right for everyone. Very nice staff they do try despite the hardships.
Westwood is a great option for students. Students receive a regular high school diploma, not a GED, when they finish school. Students are also give a free iMac computer to take home and do school work on. They get to keep the computer if they complete the program. The lab (located behind Daly Elementary) has many teachers on site to work with students one-on-one. Each students is assigned a projects manager and mentor to work with and help them complete school as quick as possible.
WCHS has changed the way kids think about schooling by letting them take charge of the learning. Each student has a say in what they do and how they do it, making them responsible and holding them more accountable for their education.
This school has approved my child's attitude about school. Not only is my child more engaged, my child is now looking into colleges. The school is great for at-risk students to earn their high school diploma and gives parents an alternative for helping their kids get a high school education. It is very non-traditional so do your homework to see if this is the right choice for you and your child.