- BALTIMORE, MD
Renaissance Academy Reviews
Rating 3.14 out of 5 14 reviews
I loved this school. The staff was great, and although the students are sometimes mischievous, they are always so welcoming and warming towards me. The education quality is also top-notch. I have grown so much as a person from attending this school, and I am grateful for the education it has given me.
There are no clubs or teams at this school. There was a only a basketball and volleyball team for like half a year then it got cancelled due to funding. We have a gym but only under classmen can go in it and its not a lot of equipment to play with.
My experience at this school has been okay but I know other schools are better. The staff is good but the students, cafeteria, and the building itself makes the 4 years of high school hard to get through. First, you have to climb four flights of steps to get to the school because its connected with a middle school and most of the time the elevator is broke or takes forever to go up and down. The students are always loud, cussing teachers out and making fun of each other or fighting. Some teachers can't control their classrooms and there are stuff written on almost every part of the building not to mention the air and heating system is always broke.
As far as bullying at my school, there is a lot of it. I don't know whether the principal don't see it or choose not to see it but kids get picked on for their clothes, hair style, personal life, grades, beliefs, and sexual orientation (sometimes). Personally, I chose to stand up for the students who are getting picked on because I don't like it and you never what hardships a person could be facing at home and then they come to school to be teased and they feel like no matter where they go, they can't get a break. My school do have 2 policemen on ground and 2 police cars in the front of the building but they rarely check for ID and sometimes our front door be unlocked. Half of the time it takes a while for the policemen to respond and the situation usually have excelled by then. The school nurse, however, does a great job and know her patients by name and make sure they are in school.
The teachers at my school are great. There are only like one or two who just sit around and let students do whatever they want to but other than that the teachers help you inside and outside the classrooms. The teaching styles match up with the type of students they have and design it to change with the grade level so the work won't be too hard or too easy. Every student is known by name, first and last, and no teacher choose their 'favorite' in their classrooms. When a student or group of students are going through something emotionally or academically the teachers step in and assist. They will either pull you out of class to talk with you, talk with you before or after school and will do their best to help any way they can. The grading policy stays the same that way you know what to expect especially if you have that teacher over and over again even if it's a different subject.
we didn't really have any extracurricular opportunities, and if we did have any they wouldn't last long.
The administration was ok, we had to were uniform but they didn't enforce the rule as much as they should've.
The teachers are ok, I've had bad experiences with a few but I most of them I because really close with. The teaching skills are decent and most of the teachers there help out the students the best way they can.
The food was decent, could've been better, some of the food was healthy.
we've had bullies but there has always been someone there to stop them, we've had one bomb threat that was close to the school and they wouldn't let anyone leave until they knew we were safe, there were fights.
we didn't have a fitness program, we had gym class at the ymca but that didn't last long, and the school spirit was ok.
The school I went to did not enforce the rules enough, we didn't have a lot of things to do. I had a couple of good friends. there were no clubs or barely any after school activities.