I like that this school is small and kept clean. the principal is very nice and understanding. However, the part that i hate the most is that there are no AP classes. How are you supposed to get in a great college without any AP classes. All that they offer is some College Now classes.
I love this school because it like a gate way to college this school prepares you for college despite what people said about this school this school provides AP classes and also when you are a senior you will have a choice in classes unless you fail any previous classes and yes I AM A SENIOR we also have dear/advisory whenever you have a problem in this school i recommend you speak to your dear teacher they will tell you who you can speak too so yeah 4 yrs it's been fun
School improving with after school programs and attracting more students who from my son's school who did not consider it in the past. My neighbor is sending her child there over the other local schools because of its small school intimacy and programs
The school is safe and a convenient location but the challenge factor is non-existent. My 1st son did well on the regent exams but had great difficulty learning study skills for college. It cost us a lot of time and money (for low grades in college classes), before he was able to catch up. My second son, who had done very well in middle school (ARISTA), doesn't even bring his book bag home because he gets no work. The philosophy of 'inclusion' classes (where all levels of students are mixed in the classes), may look nice, warm and fuzzy on paper but it does not work. The students who have generally done poorly in classes, bright kids or not, tend to be the disciplinary problem youngsters. To have them in classes with students who want to learn is catastrophic. The school had great potential but 'sold out.'
QHST is great, better than most other schools because of the small learning communities we feel like we know everyone so we don't feel competitive with most kids, its easy to pass and easy to fail, just need to stay focus
With 3 small learning communites it's like three schools in one. Teachers, staff and students all know each other, not like other bigger high schools where you're just a number. If your looking for honors this is not for you, but that does not mean you can't succeed. My son just graduated and was offered many scholarships to colleges and is doing well in school now. You will get what you put into it. My daughter is now in 9th grade and loves it. She does find school very easy though, but I know she will always be on top and the end result is getting into a good college and I know she will, just like her brother did. Friendly atmosphere no real problems accept for a few kids pulling pranks against the school.
Want the truth? This school is probably one of the most subtle and accepting high schools in New York City, however, when it's time to face the facts, it really isn't that great. My child entered this school last year and it was disasterous. Disasterous in respect to the courses. There were no challenges to face. My son probably would've gotten a more challlenging education at his middle school! It was a complete turn down.