I LIKE THIS SCHOOL BUT THE ONLY THING THAT THEY NEED TO IMPROVE IS HOW TO KEEP THE KID ON A GOOD BEHAVE BECAUSE MANY GOOD KID WANT TO PAY ATTENTION IN CLASSROOM AND THE OTHER KIDS START MAKING NOISE AND THEY DO NOT LET OTHER DO
The deans at this school have absolutely no idea how to properly run a school. There is no permanently set principal, "random scanning" restricts students whom bring their cell phones to school as a means of communication with their parents, constantly changing policies, and the investment of plasma screen TVs pushed out possibilities for new textbooks and the promised laptops for each student. No one at this school, with the exception of some staff, knows what they are doing.
I have a brother who is a freshman in this school and i have not heard of a school that have the investments of getting a 55-65 inch flat screen tv for the entrance of the school but do not have the investments for installing security cameras in the school hallways. They dont have the investments for having security guards or deans to walk and patrol the hallways to make sure there is no wrong doing. As I mentioned above, my brother started in this school in September of this year and already he has had two cell phones and a psp go(used for music for when he travels, he doesnt live in the LIC area)stlen from him. The only thing the deans can say was that they cant do much of anything but investigate..where I have not heard from the school AT ALL about the issue. I feel they raise thieves in that school. This school wasted their fundings on unecessary things. They can have a big screen tv, really nice interior offices for deans and such but cant install security cameras in the hallways that would protect their students
The school is at the edge of destruction. It currently has no full time principle and is no different from any other school that is NOT about technology. They keep changing things around, so it's hard to know what's going on and what's not. The rules are never enforced and they never just stick to one idea. The staff and board keep treating the school as if it was a bad school, trying to enforce detention and a uniform policy. I say that if a school isn't bad, don't treat it like a bad school. Because if you treat a school like it's a bad school, then eventually it'll become one.
It's funny how the majority of the reviews were posted in 9/09 and are submitted as 'Parent Reviews' but were clearly written by teens. This school has taken a major decline since the Principal Casella took office. You cannot get her on the phone and she routinely cancels student organized events such as blood drives and socials. The school has completely and utterly lost focus of what it was meant to be: a vocational school for Information Technology. I've been told by staff that no one knows how they want to formulate Information Technology into the curriculum, if at all. Meetings have been held where the essence of 'Information Technology' would be that the students would be able to access their grades and assignments online. This teaches them nothing about Information Technology nor does it prepare them for the field as it was meant to.
fantastic staff fantastic students fantastic assistant principals and an awesome principal
a small school which makes it great to get along with everyone, as well as the teachers. The teachers will generally will stay after classes are over just to personally tutor if you ask. Our school is caring and extremely fun with many exotic and quirky people.
well honestly the school is great. as a result of its size, pretty much everyone knows everyone. The teachers are helpful and there when needed. They get along with the students quite well. Overall, its an awesome school.
It's the best school ever. the teachers are awesome and we have all this cool technology classes that we take.
They have one heck of a fencing team. Not to mention, the people there are fun and super intellectual.
Everyone knows each other, and school spirit is really high in esteem.
Because the school is relatively small and new, this allows for students to shine through and have a personal connection with instructors/teachers.
we have working comuter labs and an awsome dance/ cheerleading team woot HDC!!
Epicenter of media production right before entering Manhattan. New school, with alumni already at Ivy Leagues such as Brown and Cornell. This new year we are beginning a community service project for Long Island City.
Our school is about as good as it gets. The majority of us are close to our teachers, who always support us whether it be by the ever annoying lecture or by the silly joke. Our classes are usually fun and informative, teaching us what was supposed to be taught. We always have some fun event and attempt to support our school teams, who we're very proud of. Yeah, we might has some flaws, but what schools doesn't. Overall, this school is really great and will be an experience one will never forget.
i love my high school because it has the best learning environment, great computer classes and awesome teachers :D
Though it might be quite small for a high school, it is the absolute best high school around our way. Our graduation rate is pretty awesome. Our teams are doing really good thus far. The teachers are down to earth, give fair (sometimes excess) amount of work, but nonetheless are very flexible. Overall, it is an ideal high school, in my opinion.
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