"This school is amazing.. Look at the test scores, they are absolutely amazing. My school is a unique school. Not only are we in high school but we are in college to. I am lucky to be in this amazing school. This school could does not need improvement, other then our small campus."
"This school is all about scores not teaching don't be fooled by the scores it is an elites place that does not work with the whole child."
"I would not recommend this school to anyone with a child that is considered "underrepresented" girls, minorities, students with any medical/social/economic/cultural exceptions or disabilities. First their definition of this differs then the dictionary, it is it include anyone they deemed "at risk" of being left behind. However, their staff is unable/unwilling to provide help or time for these kinds of students. They are quick to label them as "trouble makers", and start pushing them out of their school; even if they are just asking for help. First, the staff needs to be trained and certified properly; one example is their counselor has no training or education for this position to know how to properly talk with students and not at them. With proper training the staff would be able to help these students and have the environment that the staff desires."
"If you're the kind of student who believes that "good enough" is actually good enough, then don't come here. I'm a freshman now, and I love this school so much. Here's the thing. You actually have to do the work. Just being here doesn't mean you've succeeded, doesn't mean you are guaranteed to succeed. If you are a student at SOAR, it means that you've been selected because of your potential. If you aren't willing to devote a little extra time to work, then SOAR isn't for you. And you don't even have to throw your life away!. We had a 945 dance the other day, a free dance thrown by our principal celebrating our 945 API score. Are you willing to at least try to contribute to that score? Also, if you go here, you're A COLLEGE STUDENT. As in, YOU'RE TAKING COLLEGE CLASSES AT THE COLLEGE. If you're going to take college classes, then act like a college student. Studying doesn't kill you. Please tell this to everybody who complains about SOAR. Resources are provided, there's teachers willing to help after school, a search engine for scientific articles, a learning center, computer lab, everything you need is here. All it take to thrive at SOAR is the willingness to truly try."
"I am a parent of two SOAR kids. My first child was part of the first graduating class, and I have a child that is a senior now. This school has been a God send for us. My children have done exactly what the name says, Soared. They are proving that even though I never attended college, and could never pay for them to go, they get to have the future I have always dreamed of for them. My oldest son is a Senior in college now and I have yet to have to pay anything for his education, and he fully intends to continue on past his Bachelors Degree. If you qualify, and your kid is accepted, it is a lucky advantage to have!"