Davis School For Independent Study
#8 Best Public Elementary Schools in Yolo County
- Davis Joint Unified School District, CA
Alum: I transferred to DSIS in the fall of my senior year. I was on track academically, and had more than enough credits for graduating at my high school, but I was itching to spend more time at the park and in the library than in a classroom. When I came to 'class' on Wednesday, my only job was to turn in my independent discoveries of the recommended learning material, and receive new assignments. My teacher while I went to school there was Christine Easton, and she was a very welcoming and supportive mentor. While I was there, she encouraged me to learn all I could, and not get stressed out about the grade of others views of my work. She especially encouraged my hard work in English, a subject I've always loved, and even presented challenges to me where I had the opportunity to test myself. The style of attendance is similar to college, and I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to go to DSIS.
- 123 Students
- 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Horizon Charter School
- Western Placer Unified School District, CA
Senior: The best thing about Horizon Charter is its flexibility. For example, because most classes are only once or twice a week, students have more free time to pursue hobbies or work. However, this flexibility led to weak academics in some areas. In other words, because students didn't have to attend class everyday, there was less accountability and in some ways less learning. I would recommend Horizon to improve on their academics by adding more lab times and maybe more class sessions to ensure students are receiving a high level of education.
- 1,358 Students
- 18:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School
- Private School
- Alameda, CA
Junior: Absolutely love this school. I was a student who took only one honors class my Freshmen year to a Junior who is in high honor roll with multiple advance classes. The teachers are always available: I’ve had times where I would stay after school with my teachers just to get help and that is something you really can’t get anywhere else. Sports here are awesome, I did cross country and we won our league and made it to state :). The best thing about SJND is the community. You have so many kids from so many different schools and ethnic backgrounds that it is really cool to see how we collaborate together with so many different ideas! Definitely worth looking into.
- 459 Students
- 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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