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djames May 16, 2013


Are there any Florida high schools that scored a "10" here on Greatschools.com that are NOT magnet/charter schools?

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MagnetMom May 20, 2013


Hi djames, and welcome to the Parent Community at Great Schools. You can start here: http://www.greatschools.org/florida/... More »

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djames May 20, 2013


Thanks, but I know how to search here. I asked because I've scoured FL, using greatschools, for public high schools... More »

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MagnetMom May 13, 2013


Here's an excellent blog post to help parents understand what colleges are looking for from applicants. With one child who has graduated... More » 

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conklap April 28, 2013


We have a son who suffers from anxiety and depression. He did well in Catholic School but ended up in the hospital most of last semester. They... More » 

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Skylarjewel May 5, 2013


If you can't find a better school, I would push for a better IEP or Special Education. I would also check with your... More »

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scoobydoodle May 5, 2013


Dear Conklap, I don't know where you live or what school district you're with. With the Los Angeles Unified... More »

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delyse November 17, 2012


Hello we are moving from Australia to USA, I will working in LAX and Los Angeles downtown. I am thinking of either living in Arcadia or Westlake/Thousand... More » 

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MagnetMom November 17, 2012


Hi delyse, Both are great places to live, but you are looking at monstrous, over one hour commutes. As a single... More »

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wellstweet May 5, 2013


I second this previous poster's suggestions. You will have a horrid commute to work. If you are going to work near... More »

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lisaedit October 6, 2008


Twenty-six states have a high school exit exam or have plans to put one in place. Do you think these tests are a good thing? What about for special... More » 

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Student2011 January 29, 2009


a proficiency test measures weather you can do the required work, it doesnt always count towards your grades or your graduation,... More »

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mike197714 May 4, 2013


I'm single and took the exit exam back in 1996. Many people in my class did well. Some didn't. We were all disabled.... More »

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casildas April 29, 2013


Hello, I am writting from Spain, my son will be atending probably Oak Park high School in year 10th next fall, I would apreciate some advice about... More » 

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MagnetMom April 29, 2013


Hi casildas, and welcome to GreatSchools Parent Community. I hope you're referring to the Oak Park in Southern... More »

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mattie_6499 March 14, 2013


I am graduating from middle school this year (2013). I have been accepted into two boarding schools: Linden Hall in Lititz, PA, and Emma Willard... More » 

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TeacherParent March 21, 2013


This is a big decision and I'm wondering how you narrowed it down to Linden Hall and Emma Willard - clearly you were... More »

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ejoseph1 April 14, 2013


Both are fine schools. We visited both a few times and our daughter applied to both. Both offered a grant/scholarship... More »

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badintexas April 8, 2013


We live in Texas in the country.. 16 acres, no neighbors however, we're looking to move to the Austin area. My husband wants to live in a safe... More » 

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MagnetMom April 9, 2013


Hi badintexas and welcome to GreatSchools Parent Community. You can start your search right here: http://www.greatschools.org/fin... More »

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rwaaslance April 14, 2013


If you want to live in the downtown area of Austin, your high schoolers will go to Austin High. They could probably ride... More »

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unicornsession March 30, 2013


My daughter wants to go to LVA in hopes of learning media to become a producer but if she doesnt get accepted, I've looked everywhere in vegas... More » 

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MagnetMom March 30, 2013


Hi unicornsession, and welcome to GreatSchools Parent Community. Here are a few suggestions: http://www.greatschools.org/nevada/l... More »

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sinobu801 March 27, 2013


I have a cousin. He want to go to Atlanta for the 12th grade. I try to find any school possible but I don't know where to start. What kind of... More » 

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TeacherParent March 27, 2013


There are boarding schools at which your cousin could live and study but they tend to be quite expensive. A google search... More »


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