My son is struggling and not getting the help that he needs despite the fact that he is classified and has an IEP. When I called the guidance counselor to ask what else could be done, she asked me "what do you want me to do? The school has no money." Disgusting. I would not recommend this district unless your child is self motivated and very smart.
My son frequently doesn't write down his homework, so I don't have a realistic picture of the amount that is expected. I have requested numerous times to have some intervention in place so that I will know what his homework is and it has been denied each time.
My son has been able to avoid assignments and fail basically all through elementary and middle school. He was passed and put through to the next grade every year regardless. I was told that high school would be different. He is more than halfway through 9th grade now and I don't see it as any different than his past experience in this district.
arlington high school offers very very many AP classes. most AP class teachers are top level teachers. Music program is one of the best in the nation. 4 full size orchestra in the school and they won grand national championship 2 years ago! Science research class won several different national science research competition .
Although it may seem that the amount of people in this high school is insane, it ends up being ok once you are attending it. Bullying happens everywhere, and this school is not perfect, but since there are so many people, it was very rare when I was going there. Another great benefit is there are clubs for, literally, EVERYTHING, and if there isn't one you want, you make one. It is pretty great. Our principal was great, although he retired, the new principal is awesome too. The only problem you might have is being stuck in a traffic jam in the hallways and be a few minutes late to class, but teachers, for the most part understand, because they get stuck too :P
The school is a place to learn about the real world. At first it seems huge, but once you get used to the size it's not that bad. The school has many interesting classes from cooking to car engineering. They also have a tv studio that is used to give information to students.
This school is good and mostly because I have never experienced bullying but then again maybe that's because I'm a quiet girl who doesn't talk as much. Teachers are helpful......but there are a couple that are bossy. So yea that about sums it and this my senior year so yea.