Arapahoe High School Reviews
Rating 4.07 out of 5 554 reviews
Born and raised in Indonesia, my family and I packed everything we had and moved to the land of dreamers by the end of 2018. I finished my senior year at Arapahoe High School in Colorado. Language was obviously an issue, but all of the teachers and staff made sure that my sister and I felt included in the community. I participated in a volunteering activity my first year in the U.S.. Partnering with the Big Idea Project, my classmates and I raised and donated a grand total of $1,508 to Urban Peak, a homeless shelter for teenagers. Arapahoe is a great high school that offers countless opportunities for its students and will assist them in their journey. I also had the chance to take an AP class at one of the best community colleges in Colorado with the help of my teacher and ended up pursuing my associate's at this college. The cafeteria was also spacious and clean with different choices of decent and affordable food every day. 10/10 would recommend!
During the times of Covid-19, going to school can be very hard for many especially because you have to wear a mask all day and that can feel very trapped. My High School goes two days a week to help stop the spread of Covid. They responsibly closed down the school last semester when Covid-19 cases were getting out of control. They put teachers and students on quarantine if they have been around another student who got tested positive with Covid. My school offers many different courses and opportunities for kids preparing for college. Since I have only attended this school for half of a year there Is not much I can say about it since most of this year I have been stuck at home. The way my school has been dealing with the online school was really responsive and a great role model for other schools. Even though the school work is a little much to keep up with I feel like my time at Arapahoe has been great.
I really loved the teachers that I had, although the student environment was horrible. It’s very cliquey and a majority of the students there are rude.
I very much enjoyed my time spent at Arapahoe Hig School. Although some tragic events took place while I was there, the community is unmatched. The teachers truly care and the size of the school helps if you are struggling socially.
I loved the community that Arapahoe High School was! I loved every single one of my teachers, I made amazing friends, and the extra curricular activities were easy and fun to be apart of. I loved the school spirit and how much of a community we felt like.
AHS could really improve on diversity, inclusion, and climate, but the teachers and academics are great. Also, I wish the arts were given the same amount of focus as sports.
Arapahoe High School has very good academics. For the most part, I feel that I learn from what I am taught. I enjoy the teachers, and the extracurricular are amazing. The only thing I would like to see change at Arapahoe is the community. A lot of things go unnoticed, or are shrugged off which isn't good. Other than that Arapahoe High School is a good school.
Most of the teachers are very kind and understanding. Especially when you're a senior, they will give you plenty of time to turn assignments in, but it's reasonable. I've had a couple bad experiences with teachers here but for the most part I have liked many teachers that I have had for my classes.
Found that some teachers were more interested in being friends with popular kids and poking fun at some of the other kids. Not a nice atmosphere.
If you want to come out of high school with a good educational base and strong connections, Arapahoe High School can do that for you. If you work hard you will get more out of Arapahoe than if you slack. Classes are rigorous and the teachers are a good mix of friendly and effective. You will find that most teachers at Arapahoe are great when it comes to helping students. Moving from a highly diverse area, this school does lack diversity by being mainly white. In terms of political beliefs, most of the school including staff is mainly left leaning on the political spectrum and there is a lack of differing beliefs. The principal is great and works with clubs to help them succeed. Arapahoe high school offers many travel opportunities as well. If you are moving to Colorado or moving schools. I would highly consider enrolling in Arapahoe high school.
AHS is a tight knit community where Warriors do truly take care of one another. The academics here are incredible; our science department is the best and the math teachers are great as well! Every department from PE to world language is understanding and if you ask, will always help you to achieve your goals no matter what. Although at times it can feel other teens are...pretentious of material things, the community itself prepares you for your next steps in life whatever that may be. We're the 2nd best school in CO for student athletes, and our academics are incredible. Many students take AP classes, (and pass them!) our journalism department is one of the best in CO, and our theatre department is amazing as well. Bullying isn't a thing, everyone accepts you and if you're stupid smart or need a little extra help, a D1 athlete or not athletic at all, everyone does their own thing and accepts you for who you are because everyone knows it's your character and morals that matter.
Arapahoe was an amazing school, with some very bad luck. I loved all of my teachers, got along with most of my classmates, and the Admins were all so kind!
When times were good, they were really good! But when times were bad, they were terrible. Students were not very kind to one another.
I really enjoy taking classes at Arapahoe not only because they are affordable, but because the professors are really nice and caring. In addition to that, the student life center and crew is always working to find ways to increase awareness for social issues and make everyone feel included.
I feel like there a lot of issues that admin makes a good attempt to fix, but are not quite there. As a senior, I have experienced counselors that do not care, but also really good ones. This school pushes excellence to the point of exhaustion and it is incredibly unhealthy for mental health. I have it hammered into my head that grades are more important than getting sleep, eating, having social time, ect. A school can still have good grades without pushing it's students overboard.
I loved Arapahoe. The staff and students were always helpful and kind. Classes were the right amount of challenging and everyone there was trying to help you succeed.
I am currently a student at Arapahoe High School. The teachers are good, with some outliers. The foreign language department could use some work. The Arts are very good at Arapahoe, with a great choral music director and a great theatre teacher. The core academics are also pretty good, and I feel like Arapahoe has classes to coincide with my needs. One thing I would like to be changed is the Tribe system. The Tribe period is largely unnecessary, except when it can be used as a free period to do homework. The location of the school is great. The mental health department could also use some attention. I have had little experience with the Counseling Department, but the quality of it is lacking. When I went in to see my counselor, it felt like I was more of a box to check rather than a student. I was especially displeased because at my middle school (Powell Middle School) the department was (in my opinion) better than Arapahoe's. Overall, Arapahoe High School is a very good school.