August 07, 2013
CHS has the feel of a small school trying to be big. There are many great individuals employed there that sincerely have your child's best interest at heart, but there are so many times when that "overall best in Texas exemplary campus status" takes precedence over the individual needs of the student, and those who do not excel in band or its many subdivisions, or football, get shuffled to the back; even those involved in a not so popular sports team or activity. Parent involvement is superior to any that I've ever seen, however, even at an elementary level, it seems as though projects completed by parents are expected. Students who are made to actually work on their own and turn in their own works are often looked over in favor of the polished, professional, and oh-so-obviously-done-the-parent submissions. Many students graduate and then, upon attending college or obtaining a full time job (courtesy of a word from the band director, a favorite celebrity in the community), fall flat on their faces because they haven't a clue how to stand on their own two feet and be made accountable. Yes, their status looks good on paper, but the real outcome is very disappointing.
- submitted by a parent