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Shiprock High School5
Posted September 21, 2011
- a student
I like it here...but the teachers dont really care about whats happening or their students name, well I dont blame them because its a huge school. I do find it very mellow here. I like it here, as a said before.
The high school is right now in bad shape. I take issue with a previous comment about the ROTC program since it's the only program that keeps many kids in school. The dress code and electronic devices are totally out of control and many teachers just don't care. Having a student who was a member of the ROTC for 4 years, the instructor is very fair and rewards excellence in all areas - there is no favoritism except for athletics. The parents take absolutely no pride in the way they send their kids to school as far as there dress and walk around breaking rules and looking like bums. Without the ROTC program at SHS the school would be rating well below average
shiphigh school is a wonderful school the administrators enforce many rules and have the highest concern for their students . What the students wear is up to the parents and how they raise them. I think that the highschool should create more afterschool activites. ROTC is the worst program they have because they have to much favortism.
The students at Shiprock High School, when challenged will excel. The problem is that parents, nor teachers, nor administrators will enforce rules concerning dress, electronic items, and follow the handbook. Many teachers are just collecting a paycheck and could care less about the goals of students. The only shining star at Shiprock High School is their Marine Junior ROTC Program and Drill Teams and it's only because the Senior Instructor cares about the kids and puts forth lots of his own time to spend time mentoring the students. Other than that, the students aren't challenged and encouraged to succeed. Even when challenged at school, they return to a home environment that isn't involved in their education. Drastic changes need to happen!
Overall quality of academic programs at Shiprock High School is very challenging. It is up to the students to accept the challenges and make the most of their endeavors at the high school level and continue on to college. For the availability of extracurricular activities the school has some great sport, music, and art programs. It would be awesome if the band played at sporting events like before say like basketball games. For now I have only heard them play at football games. Keep up the good work band members! For parent involvement every parent should check up on their child to see how they are progressing in each class not only when they get into trouble. Another thing is hire a principal that will stay at Shiprock High for several years. A principal with a heart for the students and the community of Shiprock. Thank you.
Shiprock can be very challenging if you stay focus on what classes you take. They provide AP classes which help students to get college credits and prepare for college. On average I would give Shiprock High School an 8 in everything. Besides the parents should be more concern about their child if they ditch. The school can't keep track of 900 kids everyday.