This school has no clue on how to deal with teenagers. If a child is disrespected by almost every teacher in the school he/she will learn to despise the school and system in general. The past few years this school has turned out MANY children who will now drop out of school i'm sure due to being "labelled" and just plain old disrespected by uneducated instructors.
Its a shame .
I do not recommend placing ANY child in this school.
My child is doing extremely well at Rainier because the teachers know how to engage the students to explain the curriculum. I really like how communicative the teachers are especially if you ask them questions in email. It is clear that the teachers have a passion for what they teach! We have also been impressed with the leadership at the school. The after school activities are also fun and educational. The PTA has offered several programs that my child has enjoyed.
My daughter goes to Rainier. She really likes it. There is rules and guidelines the student must follow otherwise they get detention and they add up to big trouble. This seems to work. My daughter came from a bad school (Olympic) and they did not know how to handle unruly kids. Thank Goodness Rainier does. Plus some of the teachers at Rainier truly care and make a difference. At Olympic my daughter was very fortunate to have great caring teachers that tried to provide as much support as possible.