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Old 12-05-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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One of the things I noticed in researching the high schools is the number of alternative high schools. Then, in reading some of the comments at Greatschools.com, it seems that if a student is not meeting the expectations of the administration, they are asked to go to one of these alternative schools.

We are coming from Georgia which is not known for it's outstanding academic record and my kids aren't exactly Harvard material but all are expected to go to college and my oldest, who is in college now, is doing quite well. My question is, do these high schools try to weed out struggling kids so that they maintain a high test score rate? I don't want to run the risk of any of my kids being shuffled to the back of the pack.

Thanks for any info anyone can give me on this subject.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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C'mon? Nobody has answers for me?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho
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Sorry for the wait...gotta save time for work, family and facebook, too. No, this is not at all the situation at area schools. I've knows a few folks who have had kids at alternative schools and they all had some pretty specific needs to be met there--lots of absences, drug rehab, pregnancy, learning disabilities/needs. It's really amazing, actually, the way our district works to hard to provide options for students. But the alternative schools are not filled with your average kids--they are all definitely in the mix at the regular high schools. Hope that helps!
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