Night Elf Posted March 5, 2012 Share Posted March 5, 2012 My dd13 is asking about public school for next school year. She is a year ahead of age peers but I'm thinking the school won't have a problem since she will have completed a mostly traditional 9th grade year. I know the ps accepts the accredited classes from Keystone because I know a young lady who transferred her Keystone classes to this same school. She hasn't been in ps since 5th grade. What advice would you give to her in starting school? She has no experience with multiple teachers and changing classes. The high school has about 2000 students. It's larger than anything she has experienced. She is worried about the work load and about being accepted by kids who have been together in school. It would have been nice for her to start 9th because she would be with peers who were all new to the school. She will be in 10th grade instead. Her only present social opportunity is a weekly acting class. Our schools do not allow part-timers. We do have an organization that offers high school level classes but there are very few subjects offered. Also, the student count, from the last time we were involved, was less than 5 kids per class. It just isn't anything like being in a school. It's just a one-hour class per week. What else would she need to consider? I'm not against it but I'm not certain it's the best idea. DH and I always said that we would let the kids decide on the high school years. I have no idea how to help her make this decision. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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