Cyber School vs Public School vs Catholic School
Hi, does anyone have any experience with Cyber School? DS is in 4th grade in a Catholic School. I love the fact they get Religion daily, and go to church weekly. The level of their teaching is so high, I love how the kids are challanged-which is not the case in our local public school, it lacks in that department, the teachers there do not really care. I have no intention of sending him to the public school, in this district, if we could sometime move, I would consider it. However, the discipline in our school is lacking (I cant win), I expect more from a Catholic school, but I guess all teachers hands are tied nowadays. The kids in DS class are so bad-I have seen it first hand, when I say bad I mean out of hand. In the good ol days nuns would not stand for this behavior. Wishing we had a little of that now. DS is getting C's on things, and he always was an A/B student (mostly A's). He says the kids are distracting. They talk and carry on, and the teacher tells them to stop, then writes thier names on a "list", at the end of the day those kids on the list owe the teacher $5 out of the pretend money they earn doing jobs in the class, they also have a class "store" that they spend their pretend money, and use a checkbook.
I don't think that is a proper way to punish kids who misbehave.
DS is miserable mostly about school. When I talk to the teacher she convinces me she is handling things, then they never change, another parent has the same complaint. We are a small school, one class per grade. So he is stuck with the same kids from kindergarten till 8th grade. Every year we meet with the teacher about the same child, and nothing gets done. I think they are so afraid to lose any students tuition.
I have toyed with Cyber School, but not sure about it. He really needs social interaction, we have one neighbor kid, that is it. When he is not home, DS is by himself. (we have a small house and dogs, not the best situation to have kids over, but you cant always have kids over either, on school days and such)
So is Cyber School something I should look into? Or would it be better to look into another local Catholic School? I am stuck right now, not sure which way to go or look. Hate to leave the one or two kids and parents we get along with, yet hate to stay if the few kids who bully and bother him will make him miserable.