This school has many accomplishments both in academics and sports which speak for themselves. Fantastic reputation as being a great school!
I am currently a sophmore at Carl Albert and first let me just say that the person who wrote the review talking about things like how everything costs so much, and how you have to wait for 2 hours in line and provide so many things just to get your schedule and about how students are constantly charged to see all the play and any other entertainment assembly and Carl Albert really not being a big deal except for their sports team is absolutely right and couldn't have said it any better. Carl Albert is honestly nothing more than average. This school does absolutely care too much about their sport programs which is sad because most our sports team aren"t even that good. This school is also ridicolously strict. There are teachers who are constantly getting onto students about everything from where you stand in the hallways in the mornings to where you can eat at lunch. it's pretty stupid. Most of the teachers here dont even teach and i often find myself in class just sitting around. Carl Albert is just completely overrated and maybe be better than other schools in the area but still not that great in its own right.
CAH is the best school in mid del district and wonderful teachers who are willing to help students.
I'd love to brag on this school, I mean, it has all of the 5 star qualities for being the State Champs of this or that, but I've come to find, for it being a FREE public school, it sure costs our family a tremendous amount of money, and don't get me started on the 2 hours of standing in a line proving you're a resident and them keeping your financial information (why would they need my private info Lease/Mortgage and two current utility bills). I understand verifying it, but keeping it is another thing. Beginning of the year last year we paid just under $300 for all the set ups of their activities, all clubs cost, plus shirts, arts are charged for supplies being used, plus what you're required to supply, rentals on instruments used at the school - I could go on. Students are charged for seeing the school's plays and entertainment type assemblies, if they can't pay - they have to stay in study hall. We've never been nickled and dimed so much before in our life. Though my kids have loved most of their teachers, we've really been lost as to what the big deal IS about this school other than the sports & pom team. Socially a big clique between parents, with no interaction at all.
As a former student of CA, I look back on my high school experience as nothing particularly good or bad. Sports seemed to garner a majority of the attention, effectively quashing any other extracurriculars. This left me feeling a bit short-changed, given that I was not an athlete, and that I knew other schools had many more options and opportunities outside the athletic realm.
Great for Sports. They are not all about that. Teachers want all to succeed. Like every school Jocks and Cheerleaders get much favorable treatment.
Only send your kids here if they are jocks, or cheerleaders, or 4,0 GPA. if they do not have these qualities then this the wrong school for them. Carl Albert is to best put a name on it "a prep school". It caters to those that made the winning touchdown in football game, or the one that made cheer captain. This school cares nothing about it's musical department, or its academics (unless you are a strait A student). Do not waste your time with this school, FIND ANOTHER !
I attended CAHS since my sophomore year and I love it. I do feel, however, that the faculty does focus a bit too much on athletics rather than general education and fine arts.
I have seen my 3 children graduate from Carl Albert. It was always an excellent school with heavy emphasis on academics. My children were not into sports but that did not matter in the least. Through the years I have seen Mrs. Kirk evolve from head of the history department to vice-principal to principal. She has always been excellent at whatever job she has done, strict but flexible. I also had a few foster kids go through the school with problems that were unique to their situation and I have always found a willing ear in Mrs. Kirk whenever I needed to get advice on how to handle their problems.
Most of the teachers are great at their jobs. If your child does not play a sport, they will be treated differently than the those who do play.
Parents on here talk of 'focus on only athletics', and 'other students on here have bad grammar', but what they fail to take into consideration when writing their reveiw, is that they themselves have never truly experienced CAHS. Carl Albert truthfully is far from meeting the standards of schools such as Edmond North, or Putnam City North, but for this area, there is no better choice! The school size is just right- it's easy to get to know majority of the school. Plus, in the two years that I've attended CAHS, it gets better and more involved every year. I think Carl Albert is a great school compared to Midwest City or Del City, so if you live in the district, theres no doubt that it is your best bet!
Its pretty cool! The other students are fun, the teachers are boring and don't understand kids but their good as far as teaching goes.
Carl Albert High Shool is by far one of the better schools in the district. diciplined teachers, administaative staff, and students keep this school at its peak of performance. CAHS is often noted for its athletics, and although that is a big part of its name, Carl Albert has superb acidemics. It all starts from the base up, starting at Carl Albert Middle School, and continuing in the high school. Acidemcs in our school are top notch, if you don't pass your classes you are 'envited' to spend lunch with Dr. Kirk, our extreemly involved principal. Ive never been there so i wouldnt know what its like but the students who go quickly start passing... Athletics? Carl Albert is the definition of state champions . The music program is wonderful, The marching band has 16 consecutive superior ratings at reigonals and 16 high music awards at state, with several state championships
I have to praise Carl Albert. I am a former student and was both involved in athletics (cheerleading) and academics (honor society, valedictorian). I now attend Texas Christian University and have found my education at Carl Albert very beneficial. The amount of higher level classes offered and the faculty employed to teach those classes is phenomenal and will greatly help your children to excel in college. For example I took Calculus AB and BC as a senior at CA and Cal. I at TCU and found myself tutoring other students on the material. The faculty at CA will push students as far as they want to go. Yes there is an ability to skate by but that can be found at any school. If your child has a willingness to learn and achieve Carl Albert will take them far.
The quality of the school start with the leadership. Mrs Kirk or Principal Kirk cares and has always been demanding of her students even as a teacher.
I am a sophomore at Carl Albert and have nothing but praise for it. Many people say that our school is an 'Athlete's School'. Well, they're wrong. Dr.Silvya Kirk (whom I've known since I was a child) and Coach Rose (head football coach as well as athletic director) both put academics and general discipline before sports. To prove that, there is a green academic flag that flies on our flagpole along with the U.S. and Oklahoma flags representing superior scholarship. Above all, though, us students as well as the staff put tremendous pride into out Carl Albert heritage. The staff instructs exceptionally, the students learn, we all have a good time. What more can be said? 'Good choices, good things happen- bad choices, bad things happen.' And 'Hail to the victors valiant. Hail to the conqu'ring heroes. Hail to the mighty Titans. Silver and Red! Fight, fight, fight!'
Carl Albert High School is one of the leading schools in academics and sports in the district. The student atheletes are phenomenal in sports, but are, of course, students first thanks to the higher academic standards and fantastic teachers. The are many clubs and organizations for students to be involved in, also.
I used to think this was a good school, but from the time I put my children in school here I started to see things go downhill. The administration is more focused on discipline than they are education. They spend so much time on petty things that shouldn't be a problem than focusing on whether a child is getting the core curriculum they should be getting. A good example is the students that have posted about CA having a good education system and they can't spell correctly and have improper grammer. I moved my kids out of the district and not only feel they are much safer, but are getting a better education to boot. The statistics speak for themselves. They need to quit worrying about boosting sports events and attendance and look at what the kids are lacking in the classroom.
People say that sports is the main focas at Carl Albert. It is a focas but the scores are always higher than the other schools in that distric. I go to Carl Albert and as a cheerleader there we are not only State and National Champions but required to be good students. Like cheerleading and any other sport there a GPA requirment which usually helps us and gives us and insentive to get better grades. We are focased on sports as long as our grades remain above average. It is a great envoroment to be in and my mom and dad as well as all my friends are always up there volunteering for something because there is a lot of parent envolvment to do. My mom and dad is at all my games sellin t-shirts. All together I would not pick any other school to go to.
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