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American History High School5
Posted August 14, 2013
- a community member
The people that review this school are very misinformed. And I am disappointed to here the negativity that is bestowed upon my school . This school have remarkable expectations. They require you to take 5 years of mathematical courses. You have to keep a 2.0 or higher to remain a student. You don't graduate unless you accepted into a college. And finally we have 99% graduation rate. The other one percent are in the armed forces . This school does lack a decent facility because of the lack of fundings it has. Other than that, your child would be honored to attend an academy of such prestige .
I contradict the statement that was previously made. If the school does lack the quality in peforming the actual activity into playing the role in educational value then why is American History High ranked as #3 in Newark Highest Performing High Schools? American History High School is doing very well. It may be a small school with other small problems like any other school but 98% of the first graduating class were accepted into institutions of higher learning because of thier academic performance.
This school could be great, but the discipline is poor. The principal is a good guy, but he is weak and wants to be the friend to the students. My relatives go to North Star and the difference is night and day. Most parents only have the other high schools to compare this one to. Another example of low expectations in Newark. We expected more. Public schools are too easy and watered down in Newark. They don't read and hardly get homework. At home we make our child read novels because they are never assigned at this school. I'm still grateful that my child does not have to go to the other schools where all they do is fight. The teachers are nice, but the demands are low.
This is my fourth year in American History High School, and I can say nothing but good about this school. As my Senior years reaches its' full swing, I am reminded of the great experiences in the classrooms and hallways. The teachers, some still hold your hand to make sure you keep up with the work and than others, treat you as if you were in College, they don't hold your hand, they don't tell you what to do. The school's curriculum is just like any other High School, so I don't see why another student would deem it fit to attack the school on that level. It is up to you to make the effort, not the teachers, and it certainly prepares you for High School. If you want to be prepared, and have a chance of taking on College (plus the College courses AHHS offers) then come here.
Quite honestly as a freshman at AHHS i'm utterly dissapionted, i expected more of a challenge. In every class. The teachers are sufficent enough. The curriculm is okay. It not mind altering or anything of that sorts, unfortunatly. The counselors are not up to par,and with certian teachers you feel definetly lost. AHHS is a nice school, but if you're looking for a chalenge i'd look otherwise like I am.