April 16, 2011
My son attended TC for two miserable years after transferring from an out of state school. In that short time, a confident, affable, happy young man became a sullen, withdrawn, miserable person. In meetings with the administration during this period, I observed that TC was run much like a correctional facility. For the student body, TC was a 7am-2pm detention center where the students were herded about like sheep, bullied by bigger, older students and had little personal interaction with teachers other than the compulsory disciplinary actions involving cell phone usage and dress code violations even though, to my knowledge, the school board had never voted on or even discussed a dress code with parents. My son was a B student with an outgoing personality when he enrolled at TC. Two years later, he was; 1) a D student with "an attitude" according to TC's principal, 2) a good kid, but a typical lazy 15-yr old according to TC's vice principal, or 3) a high student floundering in a poorly run high school. Since leaving TC, this lazy boy with an attitude is again a confident, affable, happy young man, and a straight A student volunteering 70 hrs each month in community service.
- submitted by a parent