i attended the college now program and alot of ap courses but i feel as if your not enrolled in the mentioned course which applies to a lot of the students when i attended then you just get passed thru from grade to grade until your out and your the citys problem. Teachers often times couldnt manage their own classes and many times they ignored students until the end of the semester or resorted kicking them out completely. I didnt do any extra cirricular because i wasnt interested but it does offer many options to my friends who utilized it but only a few can say that it lead to something better. the security is invasive and insulting at times but that is rooted in the many fights and hostile atmosphere between races and groups of students. I didnt hate this school but i didnt boast either.
This school is amazing it has everything activities great academics amazing faculty and students that will truly become your friends for life
This school for me is one of the best schools in the bronx. I am currently a senior and i love my school, the faculty makes me feel welcomed and at home, someone is always available to help you. They offer a great variety of extracurricular activities and their academics are great.
I was graduated from this school in 2007 and I am now in my second year of college, City College. Regarding to the person who said the school did not prepare him/her for college works, I think it really is not a truth... What I mean is it all depends on yourself, if you don't help urself in high school, nobody can help you. I think CCHS is pretty good, I took pre-cal, and some AP classes there, and I got 4's, where 5 is the highest. Faculty there are very very nice and helpful, and I had never been feeling unsafe in the school!! Love this school so much!!
Great sports and extracurricular activities the safety is excelllent and the kids have adults they can trust for any teen issue.
At first I was upset that my child was accepted into Columbus. I wanted him to attend a small school, but now that he is in his second year at Columbus I must say I was misguided by its prior reputation. The Principal is fantastic with the children and the parents. My son is now being introduce to what he/she has to do in order to prepare for college and complete high school. I love the Academy set up they have at Columbus. It almost feels like a small school in a big school for my son and I. Keep up the good work Columbus.
I feel like the school can be a bit better, but if you have decent children then it is not to hard to adapt to.
If i had my way Columbus HS would be closed. It is a bad school. The academics are despicable. Most programs are unavailable! Do not send i child to this school.
I graduated from Columbus High School in June of 2003, and I am now a freshman in college. Columbus did not do a great job in preparing me for college. What is review for most students is brand new to me. In certain math classes we were not allowed to have a graphic calculator, which is needed through out college. The classes are over booked and most teachers don't care. Avoid the school if you can.
Columbus is a great school that gets a poor reputation. The new principal is a graduate and she has been very helpful to students. Columbus offers a lot of AP classes, and has great sports teams. The football and boys basketball teams are great! The football team sends a lot of kids to college! The school has a bad reputation because they don't hide things that go on. But, kids go to Ivy league schools from Columbus every year. Most of the teachers are excellent. The bottom line is that if a student works hard, like my kids, they will do well. The kids that don't do well choose not to. I wouldn't send my kids to any other school in the Bronx. Two have already graduated from Columbus and are attending very good schools (Vermont and Wisconsin), and a third is in school. Get involved in the sports and you will be successful.
Many famous persons were students and teachers at this school. The Actor John McGiver was my English teacher. Ann Bankcroft ( Italiano) was a student. As for myself the foundations of my personality and understanding of my life were formed here. Many of us students were children of imigrants from various cultures of Europe. We learned at Columbus to understand our differences. This set the foundation for us to strive toward a better world. 'This is what I remember'
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