I'm a former student of Sheets and attended there from the time I was in kindergarten until the my junior year of high school. The teachers and faculty are amazing. The elementary school provides a challenging education as does the middle school. However, due to the small number of students and limited amount of teachers, the high school falls flat in the electives it allows for its students. To agree with one of the other reviews here, I excelled in all my classes with little effort. This was partially because they cannot divide the classes into advanced placement as a public school would due again to the small number of students. I would recommend Sheets for anyone who has a child in elementary school, but would suggest transferring the child once his or she reached seventh or eighth grade.
This school dismissed my 4 year old some with no warning. He has special needs and I repeatedly gave this school multiple resources to help them with his disability. This school actually told me that my son would be better served in the public school system. The preschool just simply did not want to deal with him or listen to any suggestions or take any instruction from professionals.
As a former student, I firmly believe that the education I received in elementary school was far above average. In middle school, the education was very good as well. Unfortunately, I felt that high school left me unprepared for the real world. I loved the majority of my teachers, but I was not challenged at all. I never had to study to keep a 4.0 GPA, and that has become a detriment to me in college. I would certainly send my children to elementary school at SMCS, but I would transfer them elsewhere around 6th grade. The high school class variety was rather limited, and I was unable to pursue any real interests of mine in school. Bottom line: great school for young kids, not so much for older students.
The uniqueness of Sheets Memorial Christian School is that it provides a rigorous academic program from a Christian Perspective. We have a 95% graduation rate and 96% of our graduates pursue higher education. Our graduates have been accepted and done very well at such places as Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, High Point University, Liberty University, and many more. SMCS provides the balance that equips students to succeed academically, socially, and spiritually.
My son has been at Sheets since kindergarten, he is now in the fourth grade. I thank the Lord every day for the school, the students and especially the staff!! Because of this school my son hears about the Lord almost every hour of every day!! God please keep blessing the school and everyone pray for our country!!
Sheets has many very dedicated teachers and staff. It provides an excellent knowledge of the Bible and for that I am grateful. However, the middle school and high school are not as high caliber as is needed. Sheets is unable to provide the academic excellence and variety of class choices that are needed to prepare a student for college.
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