My school is currently in the middle of taking down its older buildings in order to build newer, technology friendly ones, equipped with great laboratories for the science classes and classrooms with smartboards to allow teachers to teach easier. Unfortunately, the construction and deconstruction can make concentrating on my schoolwork a little more difficult. The school will not be completely finished until several years from now. The rebuilding of the school started 3 years ago, when I was a freshman. We now have a new, 2-story math and science building. However, since it will take so long to rebuild the school, I will never have the chance to not have classes in the older buildings. The cafeterias are both disgusting and some of the buildings have old sewer systems in the ceilings! It gets a little smelly in the mornings sometimes. There is a constant problem of rats in these buildings as well. There's graffiti on the walls and few bathroom stalls have working locks. On the other hand, my school has amazing teachers, all very qualified to teach the subjects provided at this school. My teachers expect hard work from their students in higher level classes, and they also find different ways to teach to get their points across so that everyone understands the material being taught. I love the diversity of classes that are offered here, and the school also sponsors a student-helper program. This allows students to assist teachers during a class, when that student would normally be in study hall. Students can also assist guidance counselors or work in the main office. The school also allows you to chooses which classes you can take. There are various fine arts classes, including drawing and painting, chorus, band, orchestra, and cooking classes. There are lots of clubs offered here, including Beta Club, Serteen Club, National Honors Society, Writers' Club, and language-based clubs. I would choose this school again based on the academics and incredible teachers.