Two of my sisters have previously attended this school, and all three of us were lucky enough to make it into the lottery. The school has a mixture of amazing and okay teachers, and I am able to spend time with the ones that show me respect and encouragement. Each day that I attend school, I am able to visit my sister's mural on the wall. This brings back happy memories and gives me hope and motivation to keep trudging along. I love that my school is so diverse, and that the IB program enables us to study out of country. However, the school has it's downsides. There are no sports or PE classes, we have to join our home schools' teams, which can be very inconvenient. The building is deteriorating and lunch rules are strict. We are not allowed to leave the school during lunch, nor are we allowed to linger in the (small) parking lot. Some teachers do not have the passion for teaching, only the subject they teach. They can be rude and inconsiderate at times. As the quality of the teachers seem to be changing, so is the acceptance process. Years back, it was a lottery system to get in- if you passed the entrance exam. Now, the entrance exam can be taken 2 times, with the additional help of summer school. It is not a school for the best of the best anymore, but rather a school of choice. This irks me, considering the reputation this school carries.