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Shepton High School5
Posted December 27, 2011
- a student
I think Shepton HS is really good in almost everything. It has great teachers.... I am Persian and my English was not very good, but after being in ESL program for only 1 semester, now I'm moving to Regular Education and probably next year I can be in honors. This school helps you get better , but IF you WANT and IF you ASK them to do that for you.
Some of the teachers at Shepton are phenomenal, others not so much. Since every teacher teaches every subject differently (including different assignments at times) it really depends on the luck of the draw as to how much you enjoy your classes and how much outside help you get (although most teachers offer plenty of tutorials). The work load is also extremely heavy, and competition is fierce (GPA= life for many students). The extracurriculars are great, but the arts (especially theatre and debate) don't get as much attention as they should. Truly, though, if you just get involved, EVERYONE at Shepton can find their place. While it took me a while to adjust to Shepton, I wouldn't want to trade my experience for anything.
Shepton High School has very well organized academic programs, and available tutorials for students who need more one on one help with their learning experience. The level of parent involvement is very high in comparison to many other schools. Availability of sports and extracurricular activities is great, but the in the area of arts for those who are more creative, could be improved upon. Those who teach the art classes are great for the job, but there should be more options for different forms of art instead of only sculpture, and the regular art classes. Some adolescence may excel better in the two-dimensional art, like drawing and painting, rather than the sculpture and three-dimensional art projects that come in the regular art classes.