January 20, 2014
Yes, it is a large amount of work, but the students start school in early August and finish in late May, with fall, winter, and spring breaks. Almost all the college amenities are open to the students, excluding dormitories of course, and students are given freedom to do whatever they want on their lunch hour. The curriculum is difficult, at least for the first two years, but then you are in the college classes and the workload slows. It could certainly improve some areas, such as lockers for students, but the teachers understand the amount of work, and they are lenient. The atmosphere is a lot more welcoming then a normal high school, and with only roughly 50 kids a grade, you become friends with everyone. There are also fun activities, such as a parents-sponsored activity each month, ranging from a dance, to ice skating, to a gingerbread competition, & everything in between. ECG is certainly better than any other high school, as the faculty want to see you succeed, and they encourage you on the way. There is a lot of busy work, and a moderate amount of projects, but anyone who is considering attending should, for the sense of well-being and accomplishment, not just the education.
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