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smart kids, sucky schools

Posted by on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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If you're a paycheck to paycheck family and your kid is super smart (every teacher he's had has said this) but the public schools in your city suck ass, what do you do? What would be a better option?
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MIA0223
by Emerald Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:03 PM
Suppliment with more study at home.
We use time4learning.
There is nothing close to here for DD
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MOM-RN
by on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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Supplementing their education at home or move to a better district. Those are your options. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:04 PM
Why not home school until you can move to a new district.
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:04 PM
Our area has a school for gifted kids. They have to pass testing to get into it though.
CrickettyBoo
by on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:05 PM
I don't have the patience, tbh.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Why not home school until you can move to a new district.
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chickensmommy
by Platinum Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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See if you can get a scholarship to a private school
TisHerself
by Platinum Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:07 PM
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We are in a great district, yet even the gifted program is insufficient for my middle guy. The gifted coordinator gave us some awesome resources to challenge him. I'll look when I get home and let you know.
shilohkitten
by Silver Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:07 PM

Agree.  I supplement sometimes anyway when DS has a hard time with a concept or subject.  It's not hard.  DS's school uses mobymax.com.  There are a lot of other resources online too.

Quoting MOM-RN:

Supplementing their education at home or move to a better district. Those are your options. 


quickbooksworm
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:07 PM
Find a magnet program. I'm not poor but can't afford private school tuition at $25k a year. My son is going to a magnet program next year. It doesn't cost anything and it's internationally recognized. The only drawback is I need to provide transportation.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:10 PM

what grade?

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