"Santa Fe High School is one of those schools where you just can't help but say "WOW!" There are many activities, clubs, academic mentoring, and caring faculty and staff. I will be an incoming senior this year and I would like to take this time to address the parents who feel that the Senior Project is "too much." Yes, the senior project is a very intense, time consuming, and stressful project...but, we as students of Santa Fe High School should raise our standards and MAKE time for important work such as the Senior Project. Many parents are saying their child(s) do not have enough time to do their project, but, I would like to note that I have been in band for 3 years, FBLA for 3 years, Tennis for 3 years, key club for 2 years, an academic tutor for 1 year, Link crew 2 years, and will be enrolled in ASB and Principal's Honor Court for this coming year. Not to mention that I have maintained an average of a 3.8 unweighted GPA. Students CAN make time to do all their work and activities! All they have to do is be organized, never give up, and strive to be the best no matter what."
"I don't know how the school is now, but when I was attending it was horrible, the counselors where a joke, and the teachers were just there to collect a pay check. I learned more in my junior high than I did in that high school. I graduated in 1999, I hope the administration there has changed, because my class was a joke."
"This is a great school. I feel so welcome every time i go to this school. The teachers there couldnt do any better then they all ready do."
"I am a parent of a recent grad (09) from Santa Fe. I've read several comments about the Senior Project and I disagree. My son struggled with the field hours, paper, and presentation, while balancing varsity football (he was a starter), and ASB. As a result, he is having an excellent first year in college. He's told me several times that the lessons he learned from the Senior Project: time management, honing his writing skills, and working with his mentor (who was flaky at first, but my son learned how to be assertive and direct in order to get what he needed from him) provided the skills he needed to succeed his freshman year; in fact, he has said that his senior year was harder. Yes, the Project is stressful, but doable---with your encouragement and support."
"My son is a Senior this year and whom I am very proud. He has good teachers, however, when I attended the Senior Project meeting, I just thought to myself 'Oh my God, how and when in the world are they suppose to do all of this work'. I thought it was kind of a little too much with all they have going as a Senior. My son has excellent grades, but I can imagine someone who is struggling and on top of that have this project and community time? I think the school goes a little overboard with this. Let them concentrate more on getting the grades and be able to graduate."