Joseph Charter School Reviews
Rating 3.59 out of 5 17 reviews
Joseph School district is continually striving to be progressive, and meet the needs of their students. The teachers put in a lot of overtime to continue to build excellent programs that give students many opportunities that aren't available in other small schools - or even some larger schools. Students have the opportunity to graduate with 20+ college credits, and curriculum in the advanced courses is both rigorous and relevant. The location and campus are beautiful as well.
Joseph Charter School has amazing staff and because it is a charter school, it has a lot of opportunities available to the kids that private schools don't offer.
For a student going to a challenging internationally reknowned 4-year university, I feel there is much more that could have been done to prepare me for post-grad life, but this school is very well suited for students going to state schools or community colleges.
Teachers are all passionate about what they teach and are very understanding and easy on student who show that they care. They often go the extra mile to aid students who do,not, initially, show much interest.
The students here generally stay fit and active throughout the year, though there are groups for most interests. The students from this school participate in clubs and activities with other students in the county to maximize the variety available to them (I.e. archery, yoga, skiing, backpacking, boy scouts, sports activities/clubs, ranching, 4-H, Rotary club, Christian youth groups).
Because of the size of my school, I easily excelled and rose above the rest. I have a 4. and am president of most of the clubs I'm in. I'm involved in every club, and I'm very popular. I was team captain of Varsity volleyball this year. Yet, I feel like non of these things were challenging for me. They were easy. We do not have high standards as a class. My senior year is the first year I have ever had to work at school. I would do it over again, because I loved high school, and I loved managing things and having a lot of productive say in the things we did. But I wish I had been more challenged. I would be more ready for college.
Our guidance counselor and our office secretary are very helpful. They help us stay on the right track. Our principle does not really care about the kids that are out of the norm. I feel that she doesn't put effort into helping the troubled kids. No one really does.
If something horrible were to happen, the only way to over come it would be physical human interaction or to flee. We have no no security cameras, scanners, metal detectors, or anything of the like. If someone were to be hurt, they would simply have to go to the hospital. We have no nurse. We are actually very unsafe.
I feel that our resources at the school are excellence. We are considered to be a charter school so laptop carts are in many classrooms as well as two media rooms in the school. Many teachers use ipads to support their lessons effectively.
The academics offered are mostly standard. Our school is very small and therefore doesn't offer any AP classes, however, they do work with colleges in order to get the students as much college credit as possible. I personally will graduate with more than twenty college credits in areas including agriculture, child development, medical terminology, pre-calculus, trigonometry, and college English composition.
I would say my years at my school have been great. It's a very small school but I feel like students are offered many opportunities which they wouldn't be offered in larger schools. I have many friends and happy memories that I will carry with me for many years to come.
We have many extracurricular activities within our school which many students take advantage of and get a lot out of them. They include CTSO's such as FFA, FCCLA, and FBLA.
Our school's policies are mostly standard. We do use a disciplinary program that rewards students for behaving well, rather than just punishing them for being bad.
Food is satisfactory, however, it is just cafeteria food. I'm allergic to gluten so I don't eat it often.