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The "1950's indoctrination" comment might be interesting if it were true. Perhaps what you mean by 1950's indoctrination are the school's high standards of conduct and academics, the challenges to character and learning that the school sets for it's students, and the love for American freedom that the school promotes. This is not an indoctrination program, instead it is a program that teaches students about their rights and responsibilities and encourages them to think and express for themselves. The student body is about 50/50 liberal/conservative. There is more indoctrination at schools where teachers aren't free to teach, or students free to learn, as is sadly the case in so many schools where teachers are so busy trying to manage the behavior of students whose parents and prior teachers have let them run wild that they can't get busy with learning. Or, at schools where teachers are forced to teach from a script provided by a textbook company, because they don't know their subject well enough or aren't trusted by their administrators. This school also has a working student government, including all three branches of the American system, which is unique. This school is a true liberal arts school, from way back, and if you do a little research you will find that many of the most successful charter schools across America incorporate similar tried and true methods rather than signing on to the latest educational fad or technology.Oct 19, 2011