I graduated from this school in 1983, I loved this school. As I have met so many good people and learned so much, thanks to the staff and this great school.
Best alternative high school in the state, The Viking Academy, gives students chances to go to college and find jobs. This school gives many students who were thought to be 'troubled' a second chance. The staff there is outstanding. A+++++
I love this school it is well-organized and put together; of course i have realized this after attending pleasantville high scool.
I'm a senior at this school and I have been there for four years. For anybody to say that this school is rated 2 out of ten stars is a tad ridiculous. Something new is happening every day and it allows everyone to leave there with a diversity they wouldnt have had at one of the other racially lacked schools in the area. The school just gets a bad rep for the fights even though there are fights just about everywhere
No School in the area has the diversity and the challenging faculty.
atlantic city high school is a great high school experience. I am currentlly a junior and am loving high school. I take all honor and ap classes and I am taught amazing life skills. kids who go to private schools and other public schools in the area are missing out on the great experience. if your not learning calc. ap then you and learning how to manuver your way to your next class. last your class of 2007 sent two kids to MIT, 3 kids to UPENN and this year class of 2008 two kids have already been accepted to UPENN and GW. maybe if the student that wrote below me payed attention they would of learned something!
If not the violence, students are affected by the mediocre academics. I was not challenged even though I took all Honors classes. Honestly I learned nothing at all.
I graduated from ACHS in 2002. I loved my experience there and I believe it really prepared me for college. The diversity of students, curriculum, and extra-curricular activities was a wonderful experience for me. I loved the environment and the teachers pushed me to do well. I think ACHS is a great school. I loved it!
AC High is one of the better schools in the region, despite all of the negative press. The diversity, the cirriculum, and the state-of-the-art facility are all positive things that many look past. My son attended AC High and not once did he get into any trouble or express that he felt that he was in a dangerous school environment. In fact, he loved it! He was sad during commencement ceremonies but also satisfied that ACHS provided him with the education that he needed to be succussful in this world as he pursues his dream at Princeton University. Atlantic City High School is a great school.
My son attended AC High School for four years and NEVER had any of the bad experiences often reported in the Press. In fact he excelled in the diversity of the student body both academically and socially. Coming from a sending district this has assisted him in becoming a well rounded student and individual. Due to the diligence and dedication of his teachers and advisors (he was in honors classes) he is now a freshman in college. I believe his time spent at ACHS prepared him well for his college experience. He has adjusted quickly to campus life and is doing extremely well academically. ACHS also offered him the opportunity to enjoy four years of participation on the Golf Team at the varsity level. This experience instilled leadership and integrity into his world view. The negative Press is the minority - the student is just as responsible as the school!
They should have taken all of the money it cost to build the new high school and invested it in some kind of accountability program for teachers and administrators. And when I say accountability, I'm not simply talking about raising test scores for the lowest performing students. In my experience, the ones at AC who really suffer are those who can pass the basic skills tests, but aren't being challenged in the regular classrooms.
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