Campbell Hallreview by Belmont University student. Campbell Hall adequately prepared me for college. There was a range of levels available for every subject, tailoring to the needs of each student. I was adequately challenged and was able to even take special studies courses for classes that they did not offer. Class sizes were small so teachers were attentive to the needs of the students. All the teachers had office hours and were easily accessible for extra help. Most classes were a combination of lecture based and activity based, which caters across different learning types. The homework load is pretty extensive, especially for students who take mostly AP and honors classes, however once I got to college homework and classes were a breeze because I not only had less homework, but I also had great study skills.
Overall, I had a good experience at Campbell Hall. Peers are mostly very supportive as a community, and although there always are immature students in a high school, most were respect of different beliefs and cultures. I would however say that there are some issues within the school that were difficult to deal with, although it is not necessarily an issue that the school can directly help. Although the school might very well be fiscally diverse on paper, the high amount of families at the higher end of the economic spectrum creates a very competitive environment in the school to have the latest and greatest in clothes, electronics etc. I would say that that was more prevalent in the culture of the female students when I attended the school, but one should be aware that the upper class culture is embedded in the life of the school. The school also is not very racially diverse, however, students are more or less sensitive to the differences in other cultures and very tolerant and respect.
When I attended Campbell Hall I was a member of the Cheerleading Squad, Basketball Team, Drama Department and Volleyball and even participated in some of these organizations simultaneously. Many schools would not have not me be on multiple teams at a time, but Campbell Hall is very fostering toward finding who you are and what activities best suit you. A student can as little or as much time as they want in extracurricular activities because the school gives students that option. The downfall to that quality is the school is not necessarily the most competitive and serious at sports, however we have seen much success in many of our sports, having won several CIF and state titles. Community service does not play a large role in campus life, however there is a community service requirement each year for every student. Community Service and the concept of giving and sharing ones talents is a principle that is taught within the school and students are given many chances to do so.