A little over a year ago, my husband's work forced us to move and leave an Excellent School. The school we came to (recommended by DH's employees) turned out to be a joke. They have been a focus school the last 2 years, due to poor test scores, my son that has a LD, has not had his IEP requirements met since day one, and the schools excuse is they don't have the funding or resources, and the teachers avoid any type of communication.
Last year our county (12 miles from my house) opened a Charter academy, and after talking to the Superintendent, attending information session, and getting feedback from other parents that have children attending, we have decided it is best for our children's education.
My boys have never really taken an interest in sports, so the fact that they do not offer sports yet, wasn't a priority for us. Then for some miraculous reason my eldest (14, in the 8th Grade) decides to sign up for Track. He seems to take a liking to it, and so far is the only sport I haven't heard, "Can I quit," after the fist week. So I am so torn and do not know what to do. He is my one child that is on the heavier side, and needs all the physical activity he can get. Ultimately he could still run for our community school, but the conflict is that practice is form 3-4pm, and the Charter School does not get out til 4:30pm. The meets even start at 4, a half hour before Charter School ends their day. Do I tell my son, he doesn't have a choice he is going to Charter School, or do I let him stay at the Community School so he can continue track, while my other 3 children go to the Charter Academy. If it wasn't the Health benefit (which he really needs) of sports, I wouldn't be so torn. Advice Please.