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I liked some of the teachers and how many activities and classes they provide. However, some of the teachers are extremely rude and bullying has been a huge problem within the last few years.
I made a lot of friends my senior year because involved. I honestly wish I had done so sooner. There are so many clubs and groups to choose from that everyone can have fun somewhere.
AAHS was overall a decent High school. It wasn't great but it wasn't terrible. Much of the drama essentially ran our school and when I look back if you weren't in our popular kid clique you were disciplined slightly different. All of my teachers I had averaged to be pretty good. My senior year was a ton of fun and if I have any advice to the younger kids. You're only a high school senior once.... enjoy it, responsibly.
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Altoona Area High School provided an amusing point in my life. This school is overall pretty great compared to other high schools. The school is full of diversity, so I was able to make friends of all kinds. Almost all of the teachers showed care and support in my academic career, and put effort into understanding my teenage life. The clubs were decent, but that is because a lot of the finances went to the sports more than the clubs. It was a little upsetting. College readiness was not exactly a keen point in this high school, though. However, I did not take Advanced Placement classes, so it is unsure on how much different it was. I was able to use some skills and techniques from several classes, but college was definitely a lot different. I think Altoona Area High School needs to add life skills to the curriculum. I was not prepared whatsoever for life after I graduated, and in today's society, it is a big necessity to know how to live.
Altoona Area High School is a school chalked full with opportunity. There are several clubs, sports, and organizations to be a part of. It really gives you the chance to help others, all while finding yourself. The teachers love their jobs, and will even treat you like family. They will fight for you when you need them, and really help you through the hard times. Many students that attend the school are living in poverty, living with abusive parents, living with nothing. The teachers and faculty will help the student(s) find a better path. The Altoona Area High School, though large in size, acts like a family.
The Altoona Area High School is easily the best Secondary Educational School in West Central Pennsylvania. Most teachers are more than willing to help and assist students.
The high school is awesome, it offers a variety of things to do. The school also offers resources so you can improve SAT scores. The teachers, the principals, and more go out of their way to see you successful.
Most of the teachers seem to enjoy their jobs and the students, but along with the students, no one seems content with how the district is fun. Many students hate coming to school, where expression is limited and the administration is concerned more about the holes in jeans and shoes than how the students are doing.
I am a high school senior at Altoona Area High School. My overall experience has been okay. I feel that only half of the teachers at our school really want to be there and the ones that don't really show it. Our 12th grade principal could care less about anybody but himself. If you have a problem, don't bother going to him, he will tell you your "problem" doesn't meet the requirements, that make him have to help you. The food is god awful. Everything seems so processed, frozen or under cooked. Even the salads. But there are some positives, I feel Altoona has an excellent educational system for the underclassmen but are lacking a little on college prep for the twelfth graders.
I liked the teacher. Them and the counselors and even the janitor made a very big impact on my life and I take lessons from them even to this day. While some say that you wont have the same friends from high school later in life. I have made brothers and sisters at this school, both graduates and underclassmen.
My experience at Altoona has been wonderful. I am an honors and AP student and have always felt that I have been provided with excellent resources and teachers that will prepare me for college and life after my post-high school education. I am very involved in extracurricular activities and have always found plenty of clubs and groups that I fit in with. I have never felt like I did not belong or like there was not a group that I could take part in. The teachers are wonderful at what they do, not only inside the classroom but also as mentors. I can honestly say that there was not a thing I did not like about my time at Altoona.
I loved Altoona Area High School! The teachers were fun and very nice, the sports was fun, and the education program itself was amazing! I don't think anything should be changed because the school is fun.
By far the best high school in the area for academics and extra curriculars. Practically no diversity, but that is typical of the region. Administration is notoriously..... lets leave it at that. The quality of teachers, however, is excellent, especially for AP courses, most of which are offered here. Would recommend to anyone searching for a solid secondary ed for their child.
Overall, my high school experience was great. More diversity and college readiness would help better prepare students for their college career, but the our awesome resources and helpfulness of teachers has made students achieve tremendously in academics.
Work load depended on what level classes you took. Also, it depended on the teacher.
Many extracurriculars are offered, one of the best qualities of the school. There is something for everyone.
This school offered a lot. There were so many clubs and activities to ge involved in, the possibilities were endless. The students have an immense school spirit and everyone supports everyone. The student section is always filled no just as football games, but at gymnastics meets, basketball games, etc. Everyone, including the teachers, are also friendly. There are also many different electives that students can take. Overall, good school.
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The teachers were always helpful and pushed us in the right direction. They looked out for their students to make sure we strived for nothing but success.
I loved my school. Yes, it's really big, but most of the people there were great. The teachers were good at their jobs and the students are kind, with the exception of a few. Even so, those few weren't often in the same class as you.

One thing that makes the school unique is the amount of electives there are. If you don't want to take gym, you can replace it with swimming or dance. I think there was even a class dedicated to helping you gain strength. On top of those, there are so many other different electives to take. If a student cant find one that interests them, then they probably didn't look hard enough.
I loved most of my teachers. They were almost always frendly and fair and consistent. Some of them had trouble with grading. They would assign too much and then either grade you too harshly or not give you grade until the last minute. But for the most part, my teachers helped me enjoy school.
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