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Anonymous December 8, 2008


My two kids, who will be in Kinder and 1st grade for the 2009-2010 school year, attend Briarmeadow Charter School (BCS). I am exploring Vanguard schools for them. My choices, due to location, is TH Rogers and Askew Elem. I realize that TH Rogers is in a league of its own (ie: competitive). My question is this: If my kids do not get into TH Rogers, should I enroll them in Askew or leave them at BCS? Does anyone have experience with both schools or Askew? Askew and BCS both have new principals. I don't have any problems with BCS, but wonder if Askew Vanguard will provide a "better" education, and how much better? If it's only 10% better, for example, I'll probably leave them at BCS, because it is closer to home. Thanks in advance for any comments.

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momtoaj January 11, 2009


My daughter just took the Vanguard test to get into kinder at Askew 1st choice or THRogers 2nd choice. I have heard excellent results from parents from both schools if it is in the Vanguard program. If she does not get into either we already have her registered for BCS. I do not have an answer for you but I'm wondering how BCS is just in case? Or should we move to the Spring Branch area for better schools?

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lilshernmin January 12, 2009


This is my 2nd yr at BCS. I have a Kinder kid and Pre-K kid. My problem is that I have nothing to compare BCS with. I suppose BCS is fine. My neighbor's daughters go there. The oldest is in 4th grade, I think. I do like that it a small school. Only about 400 kids thru middle school. My kinder child is learning how to play chess now. I do wish that the curriculum for Kinder was more challenging, because he needs it...which is why we applied for the Vanguard program.

BTW, I also applied for Askew 1st choice and THRogers 2nd choice.



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