Academically the school is rigorous and does prepare you well for college however, being that I am a concerned parent I have observed how certain staff individuals in higher positions act arrogant with both parents and other staff members. I am appalled by how a school who ensures equality to all does not take the same stance with its staff members and parents. The fact of the matter is that without the parents, fenomenal office staff and wonderful educators the school would not be where it is.
I am a Junior at BELL MULTICULTURAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (C.H.E.C) CLASS OF 2014. The principal MS. T one of the strong principal who stick to her philosophic views how a SCHOOL should be run and how student should be taught. This school has taught me to take a rigorous path that will challenge you to work hard in the future. I like how the school pushes you to take at least 2 AP college board classes and how they make you take capstone to prepare you for college and work one on one with you on essay and how they offer early college to student to get the credits for college. Another thing i like is the college career center where they help you prepare for your career that you want to study and they really stick to that. If parent are considering this school for your child. I really would say do it. The asst. principals are really helpful they can answer your question 9 of 10 times. The counselors try their best to get you to go to college if not a four year at least a community college. And the teachers are really nice and sticks to there subject areas. if people ask I will say security is always present and personally feel safe a C.H.E.C. I will say its a COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL
I am currently a student at bell, and I've met some of the best staff on this planet. Bell legitimately cares about where it's students will head after high-school and hold you to nothing short of your best. With great scholarship opportunities, and a warm and friendly diverse community, Columbia Heights Educational Campus truly proves to be a great high school. Those with negative divergent views on Bell's curriculum were obviously not up to their high standards. @ CHEC Class of 2013, the greatest class on the face of the planet.
I am a former student of Bell Multicultural High School. I completed my freshman year and half of my sophomore year there until I was transferred to School Without Walls, a much better school. Anyways, back to the point, Bell is a school where grades and test scores are the most important thing. Forget about how a student feels about anything, they do not care. The only thing the staff cares about at Bell is its reputation. They treat all their students like little kids and give them little to no say in anything that goes on in school. I feel as if schools should have a family environment where everyone is free to voice their opinions if it means bettering the school, but no at Bell students are nothing more than teenagers that have to listen to the adults and do exactly what they say if not you will be put out and that's the end of it. Overall, I think Bell is a reputation hungry, close-minded, degrading school.
i agree with the review under me. im am rite now a freshman at Bell and its true because yes they give educational guidance but the teachers always focus on the kids that are not there to learn and not on the kids who are there too learn something new..plus we barely get to have a non-uniform day....!
To whom it may concern: I m certainly a senior at Bell Multicultural High School. Through out my years in Bell I have had my ups and downs, though that s common for most students. Bell has teach me many thing for example how to write research papers, how to collect data, and among other educationally things, although one thing they have not let me do is express my thoughts and be creative. I won t argue about Bells education, is very helpful and rigours because it s gives kids the education the need and disserve. Bell goal and only goal is to give kids the education they need but the staff in bell have only focus on working the mind but not caring about the kids. Through out the years that I have attended DC public schools I have never felt so neglected and disrespected. Bell gives education but that s not the only thing kids need they also need guidance for the future and for the real world Bell treats every kid like they were in kindergarten of course excluding naptime and snake time. I have a few month before I graduate and as a senior every time I walk in the doors of Bell I feel as I m walking in a communist world, I understand that kids need boundary but as a senior that is about to walk out of kid world and walking in into adult world I believe that we should be treated as adults and let us make are own choices, because if we don t start now then when will we. Bell portray a school that focuses on accomplishing all the education achievement only to get recognition. Bell it giving education it is not give support to the students and it is not letting them grow up as adults. Bell staff seem like they don t want the student to succeed in life the want the school it self to succeed.
I'm a student from Bell Multicultural High School and it has changed a lot than how it was back then. I really enjoy this school a lot. The school teaches many things that are really important in life. If anyone moves to DC, Bell is the best school you should go.