Yes, this school is a SAFE haven for the students. My son has been very, very happy that he transferred there from the second highest performing high school in the city. We decided that, after he was physically assaulted repeatedly by gangs and verbally assaulted by teachers and administration, he needed a safe comfortable atmosphere where he could just be himself. But, sadly, he no longer is performing well academically. There is a very lax policy for challenging kids that are gifted and learn differently. But, at least he is safe and happy. There is no other school in the district that he would feel comfortable in. That's the very sad state of the educational issues in this state.
This school has a zero tolerance policy towards bullying. It is one of the few safe places in MPS for kids who are different, whether that be in beliefs, appearance, ability, or any of the numerous other arbitrary standards that kids use as an excuse to pick on one and other. It gives these students acceptance, and allows them to not only try, but to actually succeed. My child went from failing to a 4.0 GPA, because he felt safe and accepted, and was able to concentrate on his work, rather than on escaping the bullies at his old school.