it's still high school and even though people say a lot of the kids are on top of it many have dropped out to go to other schools- you must maintain a good work ethic
Carnegie maintains an oustanding atmosphere for creativity and learning, and attracts a diverse and talented group of students. The teachers as a group there are the most talented and dedicated I have encountered in a public school.
I am a 2007 alumni and the school helped so much in getting me through college! Its a fantastic college prep school and the only of its kind in HISD. We didn't have the fanciest building, but with all the hard work everyone does there, we deserve it. Go Rhinos!!!
It's a place for unique individuals to be their own and truly teaches the students. They teach students the materials and how to prepare for life, and do not teach to 'the test'
Supportive administration and teachers. Kids are challenged to live up to their fullest potential.
I love CVHS!!! (I'm a student there and I typed it into google and found this so I thought I would write a little note.) I'm a freshman at Carnegie Vanguard and I love it. I'm a member of the student council, the girls soccer team, the dance team, and the drama club and I'm doing better in school there then I did at my middle school [sydney Lanier(vanguard program)] my friends and I are having a blast the school is very laid back and small which provides a stress free environment. The teachers are great and the other students are amazing and I wouldn't leave it for the world! = ] R!-R!-R!H!I! N!-N!-N!O!S! R!H!I!-N!O!S! Goooooo Rhinos!!!
woohooo! go carnegie! I love this school, there's nothing wrong with it besides needing a little renovation on the building. Otherwise, it's a great experience.
My child has had a wonderful experience at Carnegie Vanguard. She loves the small, relaxed environment and has found it to be an ideal place to prepare for college. There are some fabulous, creative teachers at Carnegie who are able to inspire the students. The principal is receptive to input from parents and works effectively with HISD administration, the teachers and the parents. Even though the school is only in its fifth year as a separate campus, it continues to grow steadily and add both unique academic offerings and extracurricular activities. This year, for instance, a photography class has been added as well as both UIL Volleyball and baseball. The school has also been able to reinstate its Latin program and offers some unique classes like 'The World Wars', '1968', World Religions and Philosophy. It also offers a great drama program. In summary, Carnegie Vanguard is a great school for the right student.
It's a small school with growing enrolment. Students are interested in a broad range of academic interests, with many academic extracurricular activities. Students are enthusiastic and curious and enjoy pushing their academic boundaries. Most of the faculty respond appropriately to this enthusiasm. Fairly self-motivated student body -- the school is so small, that if they want something, they have to figure out how to get it themselves.
Positive: School atmosphere is relaxed and laid-back. Students accept others without questioning and looking down upon them. Teachers encourage 'the big picture' vision. Star Teachers: Mr. Garner - US, European, World History is a great teacher! Encourages debate and free thinking about any topic. Ms. Bromiley - Biology. US Science teacher of the year! School just became member of HISD UIL league and will most likely participate in sports next year. No music. Extracurricular activities are as abundant and interesting as in the thousand student high schools in high school, . There is a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) but they are highly selective and preferential in their support of groups. Cannot give them the highest rating. Negative: Students are hurt by the fact that the school is small. Advanced science classes are not offered.
Academic ok, could be better, no music, some art and sports major parent involment
As a 2005 graduate of CVHS, I can say that joining the program for my junior year was one my best decisions in recent years. The teachers use a discussion-based curriculum, making learning fun and interactive, rather than lectures. This puts a larger burden on students to do their readings, but I learned the material better than most of my friends at other schools. There is not much in the way of school sports, but everybody finds pride in the completely student run club soccer. The Latin club is superb, and CVHS is gaining a reputation at UIL. The PTO is invaluable for its unending support in nearly every way possible. The best thing for me was the unparallel access to administration and the way I was treated as an equal by my teachers, a partner in education. Fast fact: more students eat in teacher s rooms than in the cafeteria.
This school has a great Social Studies department. Designed for kids who like an academic challenge in a close comfortable environment. Everyone knows everyone else. Teachers are very concerned about the students.
I speak as the parent of four HISD students. Three of which were in the District's cream puff G/T programs (The fourth is a Downs child). Son just graduated from Carnegie and his younger brother starts this fall. The program is the smallest and brightest jewel in HISD's crown. It is tied with DeBakey for the highest average SAT scores and unlike many other 'advanced HS programs' enrollment in AP classes is encouraged. The teachers and the administrators go out of their way to work with colleges to see that their students get the maximum amount of scholership funds. My son received 100 thousand plus from a small university which ranked in the top 20 in U.S. and World Reports ranking.
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