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Old 06-09-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Connecticut, maybe moving to the Carolinas
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Hi everyone, our family plans to relocate to the Charlotte area later this year. Our daughter, who's starting sixth grade, is a competitive gymnast with a time-consuming daily practice commitment and frequent travel to tournaments around the country. We're looking for a school (public or private) that is willing to allow her to enroll for a partial day and either arrive late or leave early (maybe both) in order to make her practices, and to allow her to make arrangements to keep up with her work when she has to be absent. Anyone know of such a place? Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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I am not able to offer you any advice on schools, sorry, but I was curious where your daughter will be training? TIA
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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hehe...flexible...gymnast
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: livin' the good life
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home schooling is big in CLT
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Default Lake Park?

I'm not very familiar with it, but I think Lake Park Academy (Union County) has a unique program where some students spend part of their time as homeschooled students and part of the time in the school. Maybe they would accommodate you? It's a private school with a religious affiliation- don't know which though. Other than that, I have no idea.
Good luck in your search!
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:28 AM
 
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Doubt you will find a public school here that will accomodate this schedule.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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I don't think you'll find a public school either, you may want to look at Grace Academy in Matthews which is a university model school and you can mix that with homeschooling or go there for all the classes that she'll need, it is religious too..if you are looking for secular I'd look into homeschool. There are many around and a lot of support. If interested, try Growing Scholars they do monthly information sessions/
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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I would work backwards, visit or call the gym during morning hours and see where they gymnasts go/do
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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I don't think you'll find a public school either, you may want to look at Grace Academy in Matthews which is a university model school and you can mix that with homeschooling or go there for all the classes that she'll need, it is religious too..if you are looking for secular I'd look into homeschool. There are many around and a lot of support. If interested, try Growing Scholars they do monthly information sessions/
My wife taught some Science, Math, and Latin I/II classes at Grace for 5-6 years.
If you are home-schooling most subjects and need help with additional ones, that would be a good bet.
I cannot imagine a public/private school being so accommodating, just not their forté.

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I would work backwards, visit or call the gym during morning hours and see where they gymnasts go/do
Sage advice!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I agree, go with what 5kidsmama said and talk to the gym. As far as public schools, when I was in high school (public, late 80s, early 90s) there were 2 dancers and 2 gymnasts that did just that. I obviously didn't know the details, but they were involved in honors and AP courses and such, but they were there only about half the time. Can't hurt to look into it! Good luck to you.
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