My daughter entered the Hillside High School IB Program in the Fall of 2013. She quickly and easily bonded with her teachers, which allowed her to establish comfortable relationships with them. This is important for me because my daughter is shy and generally quiet. I believe the connections my daughter made with her teachers and her hard work ethic is what has contributed to her academic success this year. She has the highest grade point average she has ever had. More importantly than grades she is now intrinsically motivated to achieve in all of her classes. I must also give kudos to the Rogers’ Herr Explorers Team. Those teachers also displayed a vested interest in my daughter. She enjoyed her classes and learned and remembered information that was taught that helped her on the End of Course Test she was administered this year.