this school is nothing like it sounds to be. almost none of the teachers have any teaching experience whatsoever, there is no safety for the students in any way, shape, or form save for the cell phones of the staff, success is not an option for this school, as college acceptance is a requirement to graduate, the hours are excessive and draining on the students, the uniform-est dress code demoralizes the students and makes the entire school feel like a prison. if it ever comes down to sending my future kids to kipp or not at all, i will gladly move to make other options available. do not send your children here unless you want to see piratically nothing of them and see them exhausted and sleep-deprived when you do. if i could give a lower rating, i would.
My initial rating of GCP many years ago was a higher than it is now. My children no longer attend there, but I still have relatives that do. I am a former employee and a former parent. Through the years the school has changed a lot. The school is still competitive, but the public schools have stepped up their standards and teaching goals also. It comes down to personal choice. The bottom line is that ALL children everywhere needs to receive a good education.
I am a grandparent and I have observed how well my grandchildren are learning and enjoying this first year at Kipp high school. I love the dedication of the teachers and they really push all the children toward gaining knowledge. I so appreciate this school.
Gaston College Prep is a great school because of the wonderful and dedicated staff. The hard working students. It provides students with enrichment, exposure do things some students will not get the chance to experience. It gives students the chance to become more responsible and look to a bright and better future for themselves.