August 25, 2015
Finally becoming a senior, I've seen that quality has drastically decreased. It used to be a good school with great administration, freedom for students, and amazing teachers. Though as years came by, the school became overcrowded with students, few classes did not have enough desks this senior year, and they have began to drop some majors, Welding was dropped 2011, and from the extent of my knowledge Web Design and Development and Video Productions was dropped. They didn't even bother to make an attempt to salvage these majors, or at least find substitutes that can teach the classes effectively. If you're planning to have open periods senior year, you will be forced to hold a job or have some training and receive credit, while the program is really good, I feel it shouldn't be forced upon students. The only thing I've seen improve is the food, everything is fresh in both the student store and actual lunch lines. Privacy is not a thing here in SECTA, if you have you're phone taken away, they will ask for you're password and inspect every spec of your phone, they will report you on anything they don't like. The school also does not promote open speaking, if you talk openly about how the school sucks they'll rather hopefully ignore it or send you to the office. Good teachers have become scarce, every teacher does want to make everyone succeed, though most aren't effective. It is important that you will only receive an ACTUAL DEGREE if you're in cosmetology, other majors are passed off as experience, If you're student requires special education or has a disability, chances are they'll be cleaning all day. Talk about outrageous rules is very common, and transportation to school is outrages, I've had to wait at my stop for more than 30 minutes before, several times. While this school has good intentions, they have poor methods of execution. This school highly suffers from Censorship, Invasion of Privacy, overcrowding, poorly trained teachers, and unreasonable rules. You are better heading to any other tech school like A-Tech or SWCTA because I feel like my high school years here were wasted because the only good things your child is getting is friendly teachers(bad at teaching), school lunch, and friendly students, nothing else. Students only have good grades because of their already placed problem solving skills, hence why the school is rated highly.
- submitted by a student