I was wrong. When my teen's HS counselor recommended Venture, I was horrified. Assumed it was nothing more than a wasteland of druggies, pregnant girls, thugs and other kids that just couldn't make it in traditional schools. I was dead wrong. My teen flourished! Granted, it's not for everyone. Your teen must have SOME sense of work ethic and MUST have some family support at home. But the teaching, counseling and structure of Venture was exactly what my teen needed during his junior year. As a result, his senior year was amazing. He re-acclimated back to his traditional HS and both his grades, and more importantly, his confidence and feeling of self worth skyrocketed. I cannot recommend Venture enough. They literally saved my son's HS academic career, and he is now thriving in college and has a very bright future ahead of him. Thank you Venture!!!
If your student needs a teacher in front of the classroom teaching this school is not the one for your kid. They hand out packets of papers on subjects and you work at your own pace. I'm sure they help. I think they give up on kids and move them along.
No compassion or empathy for the young. Denied diploma but thought a GED was just fine. Principle didn't even try to check about this kid. We pay taxes in arlington but our kid was denied. Aisd needs to open another alternative school that is more open minded.
Parents need a small class size for their teenager but Venture makes it nearly impossible to register their teen. Paperwork has 10 pages or more and than you wait for reapply from the school if your teen was accepted. One word you receive on the phone, denied Venture is so unclear on if your teen qualifies Texas has a high drop out, and suicide rate. venture has a fix mindset on teens.
Before applying for Venture this Fall. Ask other parents how they were received at this school. Venture paperwork is very unclear if a student qualifies. Students and parents will fill out several papers than told their teenager did not qualify. Remember they need passing students to keep the doors open
I am currently a student at this school. I have to say that Venture is one of the best schools I have ever attended! This school is very small and not crowded with large amounts of people. The teachers help out very much with the work, and even design a work plan to help you excel even further. The students and staff are very friendly, and there are very little problems that happen at this school. This is the place to be if you are falling behind or even want to get ahead in your work.
My daughter attended Martin High School and became lost in the system and became a troubled kid. Venture put her back on the right track and I owe it all to them as they were caring with a small environment. I'd recommend this school to anyone needing help with your child. I could not have gotten my daughter through high school if it weren't for these caring teachers. My daughter is now in college and going to the police academy thankgs to Venture.
I currently attend this school,and this is the best school I've every been to.The teachers are really caring and they strive to help you get your work done,as well as help with your problems.The school is another family to me,and that's how everyone treat each other like family.I love this school!