May 28, 2015
Don't go to this school if you are a math and science person, LISTEN TO ME!!!! I am a junior in this school and going to this school is the MOST Regretful DECISION that I have ever made in my life. Most of my friends in middle school went to tech, stuy, and hunter and some many other amazing schools, which is just so great because they just learn so much. They get a wide variety of courses and the teachers are not harsh graders, especially when they just don't teach you a lot. I don't know if this makes any sense, but teachers in this school teach very little science and math materials. They are definitely easy and probably even the level of your middle school science. However, they are harsh graders and they test you on ridiculous materials that are not even relevant and never mentioned in class. Summing it all up, you learn very little, but you get bad grades. Btw, there are no ap courses in this school, which just sucks and the electives are only humanities based. You only get to take electives in your junior year. So, let's talk about the two year college courses. It sounds all fancy and you think that you are in this "special environment" that no other kid in NYC experience and you think it is going to look special on your college application. Well, no, that is just not how it works. It is just that you take an extra elective and that's it. YOU TAKE THE SAME EXACT COURSE AS EVERY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. Furthermore, you have very few choices of electives (basically 7 at the most and all english). If you are a humanities person, great. If you are not, then you will make the worst decision of your life to go to BHSEC. Also, there are very little clubs in this school and there are no clubs for math (ex. math team with an actual coach, nope)or science (yeah, I am a nerd). The math programs here just suck. You learn proportions in algebra class, while you hear from your friends about all other "high level math stuffs". I swear to god, I learn freaking Pythagorean Theorem in the geometry class and you learn the most basic proportions and the slope line rules while I hear my friends talk about three dimensional geometry. I can go on and on about just how bad math and science here is, no words left. I am not a writer and I do not write a lot, but I have this much to complain about my school and that shows just how bad this school is , at least for me.
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