"What is even worse than that is the almost total lack of discussion that goes on in "Regular" schools. Quite a few Scientologists I knew agreed this was really the worst problem in Scientology schools."
Well, at Delphi, we not only studied on checksheets, but we also had current events seminars, literature seminars, foreign language seminars, and business seminars, and there was plenty of discussion that went on in these.
"Also, they for the most part, are VERY bad in Math, and Science. Lastly, often they have little or no athletics."
Delphi has soccer teams, volleyball teams, basketball teams, baseball teams, but no football teams or hockey teams.
I can't comment on whether they're good in Science. I recently visited Delphi's Alumni Weekend, and one gradate, a student at NYU, said, "I won't say the subjects I learned at Delphi are up to par with other people's education, for example, there are people who took lots of calculus in high school."
I will say that Delphi, Oregon, is a VERY TOUGH school. You really have to be organized and disciplined and be in control of your life if you want to survive. I'd say that no more than 40% of all the students actually finish the graduation program. The thing about Delphi that other schools don't have, besides the study tech, is it's emphasis on leadership and responsibility and ethics.
Although I'm out of Scientology, I still visit Delphi every year at Alumni Weekend, and despite its ties with the Church, Delphi stands for something very special, and although I didn't graduate from there, I'm still proud that I went there. It was a wonderful group of people to be part of. You're never going to find a school with so much student spirit and pride for their school.