This school is not following normal procedures for evaluating and providing services for students who need special education. I think it's because the students are majority Hispanic. I'm considering filing a complaint with the US Dept of Education Office of Civil Rights or with the Texas Education. They don't follow normal docomentation procedures. They are also ineffective at identifying and assisting students who are especially vulnerable to bullying. They rely on suspensions instead of problem-solving with some of the core issues causing absences or misbehavior.
Academic ratings at this school would improve if they addressed these issues. Teachers here need more resources.
This school, while there is great programs in this school, this school in my opinion did not live up to my standards. The admin seem to be as if they care for themselves. for example, for two months the AC was down in two of my classrooms in 2016 right after summer, it is still pretty hot. The admin got multiple complaints even from parents, it wasn't until i got fed up with it for another month when i called central office. Magically the AC was fixed nearly immediately. Another thing is that they WAY overcharge for a laptop repair. I would almost be half tempted to fix the laptop myself if even knew a thing about repairing them. Sure there is a couple of good things about the school, mainly saying that you graduated from a magnet school, however i would have much rather gone to my home school O'Connor any day.
Business careers is an outstanding school academic and social wise. Business careers offers outstanding programs that you get to choose from, they push you to the highest caliber so you can succeed. The teachers are amazing especially. Overall, i would and i do recommend this school to my friends, because this schools is outstanding.
When I think of Holmes slightly ghetto comes to mind for example science I sit in the first row and can't even hear the teacher talk because everyone is talking very loudly and noticeably louder than the teacher. It's like he's scared to tell them to be quiet or something. How do you expect me to learn in an environment like that. I barely recieved homework, talk about challenging, all they do is recite old versions of Taks test to you over and over and hope you pass it. What ever happened to just learning were just taught how to take a state test everything isn't covered in a state test just my opinion. Overall needs improvement.
I went to Business Careers, it was a pretty cool school. The teachers were great and we didn't get disciplined much. Not a very tough curriculum, but a fun school. A lot of great people. Fun activities always going on in 'The Circle' in front of the school. Beautiful school for its age, over all a pretty decent school.