August 23, 2015
Grapevine Faith Christian School. Looking back at it, the worst five years of my life. I began my journey there beginning in middle school, and when my parents recognized how truly miserable I was, they promptly yanked me out at sophomore semester. Throughout my years at this awful institution, I had to tough it out as I came face to face with malicious classmates, an abundance of busywork, and disrespectful athletic staff. In regards to the classmates: I recall feeling entirely alone and outcasted, even though I was heavily involved in all activities (sports, clubs, and the theatre). Several girls told me that I could not be their friend because I was not 'popular' enough. It was really fun watching people like that become the teachers pets, and when they failed a class (which 'prohibits' you from participating in school related activities), I loved even more to watch them play football under friday night lights- unscathed. In light of the busy work, this school in no way prepared me for the real world. This school confines your brain into a tiny box and forces you to think, feel, and exist only in its corridors. Once I had escaped that tiny box, a giant weight lifted off of my shoulders and I was done with this school- or so I thought. I had been taking HONORS math courses when I left at semester and had been on the A honor roll every year since I started. Once I made the switch to public school, I struggled to stay afloat in their regular academic courses and sought tutoring for two hours a week to maintain average C's. In light of my athletic experience, this alone was truly the tipping point. Coming from many years of select and an intensive sports background, I can wholeheartedly say I have never been around more ignorant coaches in my life. I was verbally abused by the men who lead team bible studies. When I desperately sought help amongst their supervisors, I was left completely neglected and my issues swept under the rug. To top it all off, I was a big part of our state-championship winning team. However, I do not think of that win as a victory. I think of it as a loss because of how much uncalled for pain (mental and physical) I endured. Of our 17 student team, 2 of them returned the following season. I write this to inform any future investors to steer far from this school- trust that there are far better options for your child elsewhere.
- submitted by a community member