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Old 01-17-2019, 04:55 PM
 
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Trying to figure out if we want to be in LISD or RRISD for middle school son. He has ADHD and have heard good things about LISD but seems like RRISD has more opportunities for college credits in high school and the early college program. Anyone have kids in the Early College program? Best RRISD and LISD middle schools? Looking to rent and keep it under 1600 a month too and prefer northern areas, if possible for decent schools.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:05 PM
 
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best RRISD middle, canyon vista, best high school westwood
LISD - middle canyon ridge, best high school vandegrift
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:27 PM
 
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With that budget, you’re really not going to have choices.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:33 AM
 
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Trying to figure out if we want to be in LISD or RRISD for middle school son. He has ADHD and have heard good things about LISD but seems like RRISD has more opportunities for college credits in high school and the early college program. Anyone have kids in the Early College program? Best RRISD and LISD middle schools? Looking to rent and keep it under 1600 a month too and prefer northern areas, if possible for decent schools.
Where do you want him to go to college? If you're hoping for a Texas public college like UT Austin, be careful. They only allow the top 7 percent or so of each graduating class of each high school into their freshman programs. That makes the top-performing high schools like Westwood extremely competitive places. Given the competition, a boy with ADHD has virtually no chance of attending Westwood & then going straight to UT Austin. But if you are interested in private college, that is not an issue, and the rigor of Westwood's high school program might help him be a better candidate for a selective private college.

The other issue is that $1,600 is unlikely to rent you a house in the parts of Austin that are zoned to those high schools. You'd be in an apartment at best.
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Old Today, 07:43 PM
 
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LISD does have really good special ed services. I don't know anything about RRISD college credits, but in LISD kids have two options. They can go the ACC route (Austin Community College) and take a class that gets them credits towards AAC. If they pass the class with a C or better, they get the college credit. They can also do the AP route. Then you have to pay about $100 for them to take the AP test. If they make a certain grade or above, they get some kind of credit towards college classes. If they do not get the required grade on the AP test, then no college credit. (They still get HS credit for taking the class.)

As for LISD middle schools and High Schools. Both Henry and Stiles are good MS. Stiles feeds into Rouse HS and Henry feeds into Vista Ridge HS. I know for sure you can rent a house in areas zoned for those schools for $1800. Not sure if you could for $1600.

Hope that helps.
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