My Daughter really appreciates the teachers and staff. She finds them kind and willing to help. She is enjoying the classes she is taking and finds them adequate in challenging her capabilities. One thing she finds disappointing is that she lives in town and would take her lunch to school but she is not allowed to bring outside food into the cafeteria. She is finding it hard to get to know the people who stay in the dorm and finds that it segregates the dorm kids from the town kids. She finds it puts a wedge in between the kids because lunch is a social time and a great way to get to know people.
I find them so helpful, compassionate, and really do want the best for the kids. I really appreciate the time they have taken with me to find solutions that are best for my child.
Before my child attended this school the feed back she would give me about many of the teachers was not positive. Now she loves going to school and never says anything negative about the teachers. I'm very happy with the teachers.
A Law and Accounting class would be an asset. But I really feel the academic programs are diverse enough to open many doors of opportunity down the road.
If the town kids were able to bring their lunch to school and sit in the cafeteria with dorm kids I believe there would be a more inclusive atmosphere and not such a segregation.
My daughter really loves the school. I have 3 other teens that are boarding with us one of the girls is also really loving the school. The other boy in grade 9 and the girl in grade 11 are finding it hard to make friends. All of them including my daughter choose to come home for lunch because there's not enough town kids to have lunch with and they just end up sitting with each other or by themselves for the lunch period. My daughter is part of SLC which is great her lunch hour is shorter but she doesn't mind because of being part of SLC. The other 3 are not in choir or SLC. The dorm kids will of course be a tight knit group because of spending so much time together therefore it makes it harder for these kids to socialize with them. It would be great if the school could somehow allow all of the kids to be in the same place at lunch time.
I think the school is doing the best they can to involve parents. As a parent I know I would be welcome to be as active as I would like.
The school is somewhat of the focal point here. There really isn't allot of things for the kids to do if they aren't in sports or drama, dance etc. But considering the size of the town I'm not sure what else could be done different. Everyone is friendly in town and the atmosphere is great here.