Houston Gateway Academy - Coral Reviews
This school needs more money to expand to better the students. It would be great if they could offer more classes as well as more sports. The building could also be expanded for more activities and classes.
What I liked about this school is that I had a good amount of time to be in each class because I feel like the longer I was in the class the more i acknowledged what I learned. Something that should be improved is the school hours. Having school until five in the afternoon is not a good time for students to get out of because students may be having a lot of homework and it could affect them especially after a long day at school. Also to those who attend after school programs such as the sports. Those student won't be able to have enough time to do their homework after being exhausted in to staying after school.
I would like Houston Gateway Academy to offer their students more Academics. They currently do not have any sports because they like to focus on the Educational side of things.
My experience at HGA was good. It was a safe sheltered environment, which I don't know if this is good or bad yet. A small school where everyone knows everyone. Very little bullying. A little on the strict side. Overall, I am glad I attended HGA.
It's a great school that goes from Pre-K3-12 grade. It provides it's students with scholarships after they graduate and the longer the students there the more money they will receive. Also the teachers are great. They develop good relationships with students and try their very best for their to pass.
You can tell that for the most part, the teacher really know what they are doing. A lot of them have been working for that school for years and I can see why. They are fair with grading and workload they give you.
Everyone is devoted to getting you ahead in life. Yes you might not like their methods at times, but it's all for the better. In my culture there's a saying, " A parent or teacher will never give you bad advice.," and I truly believe this schools staff, ranging from principals, guidance counselors, teachers, even teacher aids, truly represent this saying.
My experience in this school is well, inexpiable. I have seen how the school as a whole has grown and how we've upgraded from trailer rooms to an actual building with a cafeteria. Sure we still lack a few basic facilities every school needs, but even with out all this we are still up there with other top charter schools, even public schools. The friends and bonds you make here are amazing, grade levels as a whole, heck the entire school, knows each other. It's just a great place to be, we take many things they offer for granted, like scholarships, final exemptions, early senior and Friday dismissals, and best of all dual credit classes to get you ahead in college. Yeah, I would recommend this school to someone who is serious about their education.
Not until recently did many extracurricular activity organizations start popping up. They've had a soccer team and marching band for about four years, however, many other organizations such as Choir, Chess Club, Math Olympiads, Science Teams, Spelling Bees, even volleyball, have only been around for two or three years.
They clean hallways, rooms, and restroom just about every period. As far as safety goes, a lot of people come in and out. However, we are located in a rather quiet neighborhood so that makes it somewhat safe, but no we don't have a security guard like public high schools do, since we are a charter school.