I graduated 3 years ago. MVHS is a great building. The upkeep of which has fallen-what reasons surround this are varied, but include principal corruption (a matter settled-the school is still recovering). Yet, this is not to say the building is not good-but that it could be so much more. Teaching ability is as good as anywhere else. Many teachers have been there for 20-30 years. The current scaling back of AP classes and what it may spell for current students is disquieting. Success at MVHS takes being a savvy student who may utilize all of its resources. The school Orchestra is of particular concern as it doesn t' exist (last I heard). Included in MVHS's great features is a private field where students may practice team sports (you won t find that in the city!). MVHS needs the participation of more students willing to utilize these resources!
I just graduated from MVHS in 2003 and as a student of the school for all for years, I've seen it go through a lot of changes. MVHS has a bad rep -- one that it really doesn't deserve. Every school has its issues; ours just seem to be publicized more. But one thing I know for sure is that if the student does what the student is supposed to do, no matter what happens they'll enjoy their high school career.
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