In reply to the comment made in 2004, The school at the that time was meant to focus on the individual students interests, if the student was not prepared to take a large amount of responsibility they then should have definitely transferred to another school. The school received a new director about 4 years ago and has changed the focus some what to that of college prep that still focuses on the arts.
HCIS requires students to work within Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. This has everything to do with exposing students to a variety of systems and nothing to do with budgetary constraints. Today's 'industry standard' may change.