What People are Saying
Don't just take our word for it. Here is just a small sampling of what people have spontaneously written to us about New Visions:
"New Visions completely
changed how I felt about school. Most days I couldn't wait
to get to class. I without a doubt learned more during my
senior year than I had thus far in my high school education, and
I am sure that the others in my class agree. The small classes
and the atmosphere are major factors. The friendships I developed
will last forever. You are put into a group of people with
the same interests as you. I can honestly say that I am as
close with the people from my New Visions class as with the people
I have grown up with. I don't know where I would be right
now if I hadn't been able to participate in the program."
"It has been three weeks
of classes [freshman year at college] and I have seen elements of
things I learned last year in every class I am taking. I don't think
I will ever be able to comprehend how much ...METS has helped me
not only grow as a student but also a person."
"This was the absolute best choice I could
have ever made form my senior year. I have no doubt that it strongly
influenced my college's decision to accept me. This year has really
encouraged me to take control of my own learning. I have learned
that I will continue to get as much out of my education as I decide
to put in."
"To give you some insight on how I improved
throughout the year...as you know I was not selected in my school's
honors math program. Well, after taking precalc over the summer
I was placed into honors math. I ended up having the highest gpa
in ap calc with a 100. All of the kids in the class were constantly
saying "how did you get so smart?" It was just a great
feeling to see how I improved so much."
" New Visions had a very profound impact on my life and helped
me to open up my mind and thoughts to expand things I had never
been aware of before. I used to have a pretty open way of thought
before, but the things I was able to learn with New Visions have
just opened my eyes to so much more. If I were to attempt to describe
it, it would simply be too much for words. I can think of no way
I would've rather spent my senior year."
have found that high schools tend to shelter kids from the real
world. I am not saying that I did not learn anything in high school,
because that would be a lie. High school classes taught me the basics,
but I have found...that I learn better seeing and experiencing what
goes on in the real workd, hands on, rather than reading it from
a text book. I would never have had that experience anywhere else."
"Without this program I am almost positive
that I would have dropped my major in the first few weeks of college.
I just cant put into words how much I enjoyed learning from...all
of the PHDs."
Visions was an eye opening and interesting way to spend my senior
year. It was incredibly fun, as well as helpful for college
and I would do it again in a heartbeat."
"But this year was truly an extraordinary experience, and now that it's over I am sure I will miss it. This is the first year ever that I wasn't counting down the days until school was out. "
Visions was not only interesting and stimulating but the most
fun I've ever had in school while still learning more in one year
than I had in my entire high school experience. "
"was so excited when she had been accepted into the METS program
and the year has lived up to all of her expectations. I believe
that she is confident that engineering will be both a challenging
and rewarding field for her to pursue. Often senior year in high
school does not provide the demanding classwork to keep students
engaged and prepare them for coursework they will be faced with
in college. Your class was both stimulating and rewarding for [my
just wanted to let you know how much our son is enjoying this.
It reminds us of when he started Kindergarten. Every day he
came in breathless with a story to tell. Of course now he
has to wait until we get home form work to tell use, but he is just
as enthusiastic. This has been a great experience for him."
"I know my daughter is much better prepared for the future because of New Visions."
am so glad that I encouraged my son to be a part of this program,
even though I knew it would be quite a stretch for him. I
am glad that he took the challenge."
"We credit New Visions as the guide that assisted our daughter in her educational success."
"I am a big believer in practical, real world education and this program epitomizes that philosophy."
me to utter the phrase 'I wish I could go back to high school' --
please know that your program struck a powerful nerve. "
"I enjoyed spending time with your wonderful students. I found them delightful, engaging and enthusiastic. It was a real treat. Thank you so much for the invitation."