November 14, 2015
AHS is a wonderful school in general; the academics are great, there's an extracurricular activity for everyone, the teachers do care about the students and despite people saying otherwise, the students are all friendly and accepting and bullying isn't tolerated, which is great. However, HOWEVER, the principal is actually the reason I won't give it a 5/5. Vending machines are locked during school hours, cellphones are not allowed at all (which is a problem with the copious amount of emergencies we get), security guards EVERYWHERE for no reason causing us to be late for class, etc etc. I do understand the importance of establishing rules but this is pretty much crossing the line. I actually don't think she cares about any of us and I mean, we're highschoolers now, we do deserve the freedom that the other kids our age get in different schools. We're really just the equivalent to a middle school with older people, and everybody hates it. 5/5 for the school and it's staff, 0/5 for the rules and principal. A surprising amount of people do want to transfer out solely because of that, myself included. It doesn't seem bad in words, but trust me, it feels like we're in a prison.
- submitted by a student