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Watervliet Junior Senior High School5
Posted May 18, 2009
- a student
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Watervliet Junior Senior High School0
Posted January 27, 2009
- a community member
I recently graduated from Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School. In my opinion, the teachers are excellent, and very accomodating. I disagree with a previous poster who stated that the administrators are out for themselves. The administrators are very involved in student life and make every effort to meet with and assist students. As a small school, students have the opportunity to actively participate in whichever extracurricular activity they choose, even if they aren't a superstar. I do wish that more advanced courses were available. In my experience, private universities generally do not accept University in the High School credit, but will give credit for high AP scores. I would like to commend the district in providing alternative opportunities for accelerated study through the New Visions programs.
I personally think the aspect of this school is appealing overall. It is an excellent, small school district, in average condition, yet the rate of school spirit is very high amongst sttudents, especially due to the fact there aren't any 'pep rallies' or anything else of that sort. I especially like the charismatic ideas of the district, to provide success to come in further years for each individual.
I think the school has some really great teachers here. I am highly upset that there is no orchestra in the school! My daughter has been playing since 3rd grade and I will probably be moving due to that fact. Parent involvement seems to be at a pretty good level. The office is need of some help tho. Academic programs for the 7th grade seem to be pretty good.
I myself graduated from WHS and moved back into the city so my own children could attend these schools. While I have had problems with the school not being equipped to handle children who needed accelerated classes, I feel my children have received a wonderful well rounded education. Not every teacher in this school district can reach every student in the same way, that is the disadvantage of being a small school. I have feel that any time I needed assistance whether with a teacher or guidance related problem, the staff was right there to do whatever they could do. Before I put down the faculty of this school for not caring about students I think parents need to take a good look around and see if there is more that they should and could be doing for the good of the child and school.