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  1. It has a very good reputation locally. Most people I know who went there are very good people.
  2. We've had plenty of coverage of the victims here in Austin. But maybe not as much detail. But it doesn't matter, does it? Anyone could be a victim of senseless killings. People want to know about the perpetrator. We, as a society, have this need to know all about him because then maybe we can find a pattern and stop it the next time. It's not the victims who caused this. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  3. This is a very innocent group of kids and adults. It's not militaristic. Think of a bunch of teenagers going to a local park with pool noodles playing war. I do not think it's right to suspect, much less conclude, that he was mentally ill. There is zero evidence for that as of yet. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  4. The homeschool community is pretty close in this area. We stick together and stick up for each other. While I didn't have personal interaction with this family, I have had personal interaction with other families who did. This family did not have a reputation for being "out there" or "overly religious" or anything else. We all probably know some irl homeschoolers who we might think, "That's the family I would pick to end up on the news." This family was not like that. I am sure things might come out, but I don't like hearing people make assumptions about them. They aren't isolated either. Their kids are in sports and activities. They go to community college. Just like most of us.
  5. My kids know his sister. They are really freaked. I'm freaked. What in the world? They were just like all the other families that we hang out with. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  6. Thank you. I wonder how much he missed skipping some of those honors lessons.
  7. Alg 2 or Trig or PreCal? Anyone? My son, a junior, was told by his ACT tutor that he should have covered these in Algebra, but we use MUS and they were not taught there or in PreCal so far. I see that functions are taught in MUS PreCal, but he hasn't gotten there yet. No mention of matrices. I'm wondering if we need to be farther along in MUS before standardized testing for my upcoming students or if I need to use something else for math. I am also wondering what else he's missing.
  8. I heard about it this morning from my husband who is with the fire department. He said 2 people have died and told us not to go near unexpected packages. What a crazy world we live in. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  9. Wanted to address this again. That wasn't the total reason for picking this school. She had chosen a better school Oct of her senior year. But then she kept changing her mind about what she wanted. She was very emotional, stressed, anxious, etc about deciding what she wanted to do. She had actually settled on working full time and auditioning for local theater and movie parts. I wanted her to do beauty school since it would be an actual skill and she could work in the industry making better money than waitressing while she tried to break into the acting world. Acting is what she would like to do full-time. She decided Aug. 1 that she wanted to go to beauty school because this friend was going. I supported it because I thought she had a better chance of getting through it with a friend. Especially considering her mental state at that point. She feels like she was at that school for a purpose. Her relationship with the friend hasn't proven to be super supportive. She's been more of a support for the friend, than the friend for her. But she's done all she can for her at this point. She learned a lot about herself and how to work hard through some serious stuff. She's extending her time in school by about 4 months and it's costing her an extra $3500 compared to if she had gone to this school in the first place.
  10. We've made a choice. It's a commute and a lot more money, but I think it's going to be really good.
  11. I count sports that would be offered as athletics in high school. I wouldn't be paying for them in public school. These include regular season volleyball, basketball, football, baseball and softball for my high schoolers. I don't count sports that would be extra anyway, like club volleyball or martial arts. If you are comparing costs of public school versus homeschool, sports are a very real consideration for kids who want them. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  12. 11th and 12th grades for one son have been the cheapest here because of dual enrollment. This year I've spent about $120 renting books for 5 classes. And $120 in math curriculum at home. That's it. I spent more for his high school football and baseball programs. About $600 each. 9th and 10th are definitely more expensive because of outsourced classes. At least 2 each year, around $450-700 each. These are mostly local, in-person classes. Last year he was taking 2 Landry classes when it got shut down and I don't think we'll ever do another online class. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks. We withdrew her today. Got half our tuition back. Found a school that will take all of her hours. But we're checking out some others too. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  14. This is the plan. She's taking a leave of absence tomorrow and we are going to research all options. She's got 700 of the 1500 hours already. According to the school's catalog, she can get a 50% refund if she has 50% or less of her hours completed. So we've got to decide in the next week. Or we'll lose thousands. We paid up front and I'm worried they won't give it back. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  15. I can't find one. I think they fall under whatever entity governs Texas higher education. And they take federal grant money. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
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