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“Take advantage of the courses that are offered, especially the electives.”
|Freshman, The George Washington University, Biology Major, Economics MinorHarvey Activities – Varsity Lacrosse and Volleyball, Community Service|
I came to the Harvey School in 9th grade because I was getting lost in my public high school. What I liked best about Harvey was the school community and how the teachers and students looked to engage each other both in and outside of the classroom. Additionally, I really enjoyed participating in the many events that the Community Service Club participated in. It was rewarding raising money for charitable organizations as well as volunteering my time to help feed the homeless during the winter months. I made great friends that I have kept in contact with after graduation.
My honors and AP classes taught me that it is important to keep up with the workload. It is here that I learned time management skills as well as how to be organized. My Economics elective with Dr. Gignesi was so fascinating to me that I decided to take Economics in college, and now it is my minor. I also enjoyed AP Biology with Mr. Hill. He really has a knack for making concepts clear and easy to understand. I feel that both of these courses helped to prepare me for the rigor of the college curriculum that I face today.
The academics at Harvey are challenging if you so chose. Every teacher is available and willing to help with whatever topic that may be difficult for you. I grew and gained confidence that enabled me to take challenging classes during my senior year. Much of the material that I had at Harvey has been repeated in my classes this year. Also, I still use Mr. Hill’s power points to study for my Biology quizzes and exams.
A truly great aspect of Harvey is that there are so many courses offered. The electives really allowed me to explore subjects that interested me and provided a foundation for further study in college.