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As a college-preparatory, music-oriented charter school, University High makes the most of its name. Its rigorous academics and integration with the Fresno State campus allows upperclassmen to experience college classes, commuting, and food. Plus, the small <500 school size permits a tight-knit community of classmates and faculty, who all can talk to another with little qualms about discussing academics, extracurriculars, or general incoherence. While it is also extremely competitive, people generally lift each other up during stressful times, and through this, build the school up as a whole. As phoenixes, we rise from the ashes to become stronger than ever, together.
Overall, my experience at UHS has been quite a wild ride, but also the best time of my life. It is a school of nerdy, funny, and unique personalities that I will forever cherish having the opportunity to meet - and I will miss them all after graduation this year.
University High School is very challenging. But, it offers a supportive environment that allows kids to tackle college level work with a close-knit community.
UHS is a very welcoming environment that accepts people from any race, background, financial status, etc. They make sure nobody gets left behind and that everybody is treated with equality and equity.
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University High School is a very hard school to attend, but the students there, how much it prepares students, and the overall environment is very much worth the work.
The administration and staff work together and do their best to give students he best opportunities and the best education they can. The quality of education is excellent: in depth teaching for understanding and application rather than simply to do well on tests. Overall, students learn important strategies for approaching and overcoming any task. Similarly, the competitive environment creates an ambitious student culture. Although said competitiveness can create its own social conflicts he experiences, good and bad, are priceless. The workload is surely intense, and it requires the best from its students. Burn out is very likely, especially if one does not learn how to manage his or her time well. However, it's one of the many lessons that comes with being a phoenix. I learned many things inside and outside of the classroom. The academic and social experiences contributed to who I am, and made me the Honors Student at UC Irvine that I am today.
The school has a great environment unlike any other. It has virtually no bullying. All cultures are embraced and celebrated on a daily basis. Academics are key and enhanced with a music background. Students should be prepared to work hard but can expect to be rewarded with the opportunities and experiences that only University High School can offer.
This school contains motivated students who push themselves to the next level. UHS students take college classes beginning in the sophomore year and are required to take Latin for two years and music theory and performing groups for all four years. Sometimes, the pressure can be too much, with college readiness activities and speeches beginning freshmen year, but it is not a cutthroat environment like many other competitive schools.
The workload is a lot but students are being prepared for college and there are some sacrifices that need to happen in order to be able to get a good grade and be able to learn about priorities in the real world.
We had a wide variety of students and you will find a student of every culture.
There are not a lot of after school opportunities since our music classes are after school, but there are sports and some fun activities that students can be apart of
The reason why this school is so great is because each student gets a really good learning experience and the teachers are constantly there and rooting for you. The counselors are making sure you are okay and that you are on top of your grades and you are understanding everything you are being taught. another reason why I love UHS is because of the number of students that attend the school. This helps because you really get to know that class and you get to know each and every person that you will spend all of high school with and this is really cool because every one is so close and you get to grow as not only classmates but as a family.
The teachers at University High School are truly amazing! They really care about the students and they are a big help to all the students. You get that one on one teaching and the teachers really care whether or not you are actually understanding what they are teaching. They are able to be reached at anytime a student needs help and they do more than the average teacher at a regular high school does, some teachers even do the homework every night with us. They try really hard and they put in a lot of work not only in school, but also out side of school and on their free time.
We have a fully staffed University police force, and the campus is on Fresno State, so the security will be tight.
We nationally rank in Forensics, and are the reigning national champions for small schools in Academic Decathlon.
This school is a charter school. The students don't HAVE to go there, but go there for the academic challenge.
Multiple Ph.D staff members, and all must have a single subject credential. They respect you, and in turn, you respect them.
There are many different types of clubs so all students can find something to fit their interest. They are student run which is good experience and helps students connect.
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Our school is unique because it is on the campus of a state college. It gives us the chance to experience college and take college classes before we go. This has definitely prepared me for what is to come.
The teachers make every effort to support the students.
the culture at this school is very inclusive. generally people are friendly, and the camaraderie is nice. The music programs are fantastic and while althetics aren't focused on, there are some good teams too. generally, the thing people get excited about (in the way that school support sports teams) is actually Academic Decathalon and Science Olympiad (acadec and SciOly). We had some people go to those competitions with face/chest paint and pom poms to cheer on our team. So, it's definitely a unique culture.
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