Just because we have high test scores does not make this a good school. A good school has a good atmosphere and teaching philosophy, both of which are lacking here. This, coming from a student who excelled academically and in extracurriculars. While you will meet a more mature group of students here, the prevalence of snarky and inadequate teachers makes HCHS just like any other school. In the recent years, the administration has grown especially intolerable, with the new principal who shows passive aggressive favoritism. The amount of busy work (especially in Anatomy and Physiology) is ridiculous, but probably on par with other area high schools. While the other comment talks about bonding over studying, competition is fierce and the vast majority of conversations center around lack of sleep or gpa. Not a healthy environment, imo. A few great teachers (latin teachers, some freshman teachers, a few medical course teachers). In short, nothing special, probably more complaining students on average, no sports team, and a falsely inflated sense of elitism.
This is a wonderful school; the close environment is a great way to make close friends. The school is not only for health as it excels in the maths and sciences. I went here, and now I am at MIT, and I'm sure it is due to the teachers, the volunteer work, and the specialized health classes like the in-hospital Clinical Rotation class.
I'm only a Freshman (or Fish...) , but I'm already attached to this "nerd" school, and am proud to be a "nerd" :) ! At this school, nerd is a teasing compliment, and there is good peer pressure (for example: friends remind and urge each other to do homework, study, etc.) . On days of big tests, my friends and I also make big study groups at lunch. Lastly, I believe that this school is already preparing me for college, as well as the work field, and not just preparing me for tests and such. Most of the teachers are very good, and the Latin program is amazing as well! An altogether awesome school!
The teachers at Health Careers are amazing and the curriculum is challanging. I feel that my kids are very well prepared for college. That being said there are still some problems - 1) don't expect any help with the college application process. Counselors do not answer emails and will put you off when you try to set up a conference. It took 5 weeks to get transcripts. 2) Just because one of your kids gets in does not mean any others will, regardless of qualifications. I have 2 kids and HCHS and 1 at another high school. Last year I would have given 10 stars but things have changed a lot since the old principal left. Try CommArts - I here good things from parents there.
A GREAT SCHOOL, IF YOUR CHILD IS "LUCKY" ENOUGH TO GET CHOSEN BY "LOTTERY" IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO ATTEND THIS OUTSTANDING SCHOOL, THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE "RANDOMLY" CHOSEN IN THE LOTTERY IS TO FIRST GET A JOB AT NORTHSIDE I.S.D.
This school is a wonderful opportunity for any student who wants to pursue a career in the health and science fields. The faculty do care about the class and the fellow students were great. I have great memories of attending this school myself. I would recommend this school to any child that is considering it.
If my daughter did not attent Health Careers High School I would probably be spending over 10K annually for private school. When my tax bill comes each year I actually believe that I'm getting my money's worth!
greatest high school in nisd. was in the c/o 2008 and had to say that i was with some of the brightest i know. highly recommend anyone to consider going here.
This is a private school environment in a public school district. I am thrilled with the student/teacher ratio and the emphasis on academics. The students here have chosen to be here and it shows. The extracurricular offerings are great, too.
Best education that a public school can offer. Very student-oriented.
This is without a doubt the best school not only in San Antonio, but one of the best schools in Texas! The students are the greatest people you'll ever meet, while the teachers do everything they can to see you succeed. The best school! :-)
Challenging academics with various art and clubs. Sports are limited due to focus on academics. Tennis, swimming, cross-country, golf. No football or soccer. My daughter loves this school, and is a junior doing scientific research and a rotation at the local hospital. Awesome.
I am very pleased with this school. I've e-mailed teachers about my childs progress and they have reponded in a very poitive manner.
BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL IN TEXAS!!! -Great teachers -Great classes -Amazing opportunities -Pushes students to the max Do well here, and college will be a breeze!
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