by Samantha Naismith
So far School has been going for almost 2 months, and there are new freshmen here at Samueli Academy. They have already been through a few Problems of the Weeks, a few presentations and had to make friends. Time to check on how they are doing and how they are enjoying being in high school here at Samueli Academy.
So far School has been going for almost 2 months, and there are new freshmen here at Samueli Academy. They have already been through a few POW, a few presentations and had to make friends. Time to check on how they are doing and how they are enjoying being in high school here at Samueli Academy.
Justin Pascua, a freshman says “My favorite part of this school is X-block and the engineering program.” Cynthia Ramirez, a freshman also says, “I like X-block a lot because it gives me time to do homework since I have sports after school and I like engineering because we get to build stuff.”
There are a lot of people that like the Idea of X-block because it gives the freshman time to do what they need to do, like homework, ask teachers for help, retake test or others stuff. As well as they also like how there is an engineering and design programme as it’s something that not all schools do, and offers different and new opportunities. Cynthia Ramirez says“I enjoy Engineering a lot because we get to build stuff.”
The freshman are also now finishing up their 4th POW where they have been struggling in the other POW’s, where they are learning new things and maybe even things that may help in the future
Recently the Freshmen had their first field trip here at Samueli Academy, each going to different places. Cynthia Ramirez says, ”I would give my first field trip a 10/10 because it was very informative.” As the field trip shows career opportunities, gives internships, and shows what some different working environment are like. While another freshman, Justin Pascua says “I would give our first field trip a 7/10 because it was interesting seeing how they worked, but not so interesting listening to them talk”
Most freshmen have also been liking there teacher’s. Cynthia Ramirez says“I would rate my teacher a 9/10 because they are good at explaining except sometimes they could be more controlling over the students that misbehave.”Justin Pascua says “I would rate my teachers an 8.5/10 because they are good at explaining but they give a little too much homework sometimes that takes a long time to do.” As the teachers make class and working in general more fun. But some freshmen are complaining that their stress level is rising a bit over.
Cynthia Ramirez says”I would give this school a 9/10 because collaboration is a little difficult when certain students in my group don’t want to help work, and the cafeteria food is not the best.” Justin Pascua says ”I would give this school a 9/10 because I like how mature it is and how they trust us so much, but working in groups are sometimes hard because sometimes there are people who don’t work” There are a few people that do complain that whenever they work in groups there team members don’t work and they end up doing all the work. Some example is, the certain people in the group would goof around with other groups or just sit there doing nothing.
In overall, the freshmen are enjoying there time here at Samueli Academy.
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