Geneva High School has a very poor instrumental music program. There is little to no support and encouragement for participation in instrumental opportunites outside of the high school band, such as Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, etc. The school system does not encourage participation in the Ohio Post Secondary Option, where students are able to attend college during high school at no cost to the parents. The school system does not like students to do this because they have to pay the fees for the students who take courses at any of the participating area colleges. My friends' children complain that the Model UN program was disbanded a couple of years ago because the principal dismissed it, though there were many qualified parent VOLUNTEERS willing to help. Socioeconomic class structure is very apparent, as is "the-jocks-do-nothing-wrong-here" philosphy. Guidance counselors don't return parent phone calls and aren't available to students on a regular basis. Don't get me wrong - my child has had some outstanding teachers at GHS and my experiences with those teachers have been very good. His overall education has been okay, but not exceptional.
Geneva High School has improved immensly over the last few years, and it's students have proved themselves as young adults that want to learn and succeed. Geneva specifically has wonderful music and drama departments which prepare students for future college level productions.
This is a terrible school. It is ugly (a bunch of trapezoids), the teachers are terrible, and the lunches are absolutely disgusting. If my daughter wasn't so popular here, I would have enrolled her in Lakeside by now.
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