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Stevens Point, WI
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1201 Northpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

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(715) 345-5400
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August 28, 2014
We have been the host family for high school age junior hockey players that have come to play hockey here from Los Angelos, Detroit, Barrington IL, and Elk Grove Village IL. The parents and students have all enthusiastically remarked about how much better Stevens Point Area Senior High School is than the schools they came from. Keep in mind these are families that have money to send their kids off to play junior hockey so they come from some nice neighborhoods. They said the school is much better as we actually have teachers who care about the students. The players also say that the teachers in general are more wierd and they describe some hippie type behaviors. I also understand that they spend a a lot of classroom instruction time watching videos. For instance, my son watched the movie Moby Dick for literature class. The teacher said it was to develop an appreciation for story structure, character development, medaphor usage, etc. I moved here from the west suburbs of Chicago. I concur, the teachers do care. I also find that parents are involved when it comes to sports, but not-so-much when it comes to school. Forget school when it's hunting season.

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July 17, 2008
I am an alumni of SPASH and I have nothing but good things to say about the school. The school has a great variety of courses to take, including more AP classes than any other schools in the area. I was fortunate enough to take 9 AP classes during my three years there and passed all of my tests because of the quality of the teachers there. SPASH is the largest senior high school in the state, but that doesn't mean classes are large. I was never in a class of over 30 other than band or gym and in fact some of my classes had less than 15 people in them. Bottom line is there are outstanding teachers in each of the departments, and people know who they are if they're looking to take those classes. I'm a college junior who left SPASH with nearly 50 AP credits.

- submitted by a student
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February 09, 2008
although i think the schools academics are good, i think the school put too much empasis on sports, and it lacks parent/school communictaion. When A child that is harrassed is asked to fill out a form. the school never calls the parents of the harrassed child to inform them what is going on. They need to make some major changes and before someone is hurt.

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January 26, 2008
SPASH has excellent academics, extracurriculars, and athletics. It's a very well-rounded school. High academic achieving students find this school particularly excellent. SPASH offers advanced and AP courses for college prep and I've heard from many students that many of their high school courses were more difficult than their college ones. SPASH also has routes for a student who prefers a more practical schooling with a vast number of technology, art, and shop classes. It's a perfect fit for any student.

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November 01, 2006
The academics at SPASH are amazing. Many of the students preform really well and a large number attend the University of Wisconsin- Madison, one of the best public universities in the country. Parents are kept well informed and the extra-curriculars are outstanding! Not to mention the athletics SPASH offers, which almost always win conference in nearly all their sports. The large number of students helps the school, instead of hurting it. Classes are kept to under 25 students, and students get plenty of personal attention from the teachers. SPASH is definitely the best choice of any school in the area, I highly recommend it!

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May 08, 2006
Lots of courses to choose from, but students are not given the classes they choose. Fewer choice with budget cuts. No parent contact from the school, and confusing information provided when parents inquire about anything. Threats of violence, unanswered. Out numbered and insignificant, even the teachers mark students absent when they were in fact present the entire time. Students fail with no contact made to parents, even when parents call and leave messages. Not impressed--send your kid elsewhere.

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February 07, 2006
I am impressed by the course selection at SPASH, but I feel there is not enough teacher involvement. There certainly is not enough parental involvement, but I can see that the reason my be lack of information distributed to parents regarding student activity. My daughter tells me what is going on at school, and usually needs to get the information I need. Concerts, for example would have better turnout if notes were sent home with students giving specific information. I realize some information is sent in the newsletter, but it is not specific, and dates tend to change. The biggest problem with this school is that it is so big, and there seems to be a lack of attention given to breaking it down to make it 'smaller'. There is a huge opportunity here to make this school great.

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December 23, 2005
This School has very little child involement. My child was extremely out numbered at this school due to about 50 to 60 students per class. There is almost no parental involvement at all. The teachers at this school also do not pay very much attention to the childern who need that little bit of extra help. May of my childs friends dropped out of this school or went to there alternative school.

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December 08, 2005
Alot of programs to choose from. Parent involvement is minimal. Too many children in 1 school. Your child is a number instead of a name.

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March 31, 2005
I am very impressed by this school. The number of courses students have access to is amazing.

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Stevens Point Area Senior High School
1201 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point, WI  54481
(715) 345-5400
Last modified Stevens Point Area Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stevens Point Area Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top