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Old 07-04-2018, 07:29 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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COS is breathtaking. I love being that close to the mountains. Never been to FC.
nice panorama view from COS (CA transplants love it, including family from San Diego who really like their morning coffee and evening wine while watching the sun highlight the mtn range, with USAFA in the foreground. They have 50+ mile view, yet very close to COS.

Ft Collins does not have spectacular mtn views (for the most part.) For nearby road trips from Ft Collins, I often do Snowy Range, Vedauwoo, Encampment (All in WY, so leave your 'Greenie' tags at the border). All can be done 'afterwork' / 2 - 4 hrs RT.

Denver... I made 3 trips though DEN last week (Airport only) and did not see the front range (brown cloud). From I-25, the area near Mead seems to have the best views with Longs Peak in the background, but FAR away. Several yr ago we were watching the afternoon lightning storms from near Johnson's Corner, and saw 7 lightning fires get started in one afternoon. That does not help the brown cloud issue. (Which I find worst in Mar / April (No fires))
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Agh! I’m thoroughly confused! What is school choice? That’s totally foreign to me. If we build in Flying Horse, does that not guarantee our daughter attend Discovery Canyon?
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Agh! Iím thoroughly confused! What is school choice? Thatís totally foreign to me. If we build in Flying Horse, does that not guarantee our daughter attend Discovery Canyon?
If you are in that school district, I believe you do get priority. School choice allows children who do not live in the district a place if there is capacity available. If I were you, I'd just call the school district office for clarification.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Thank you!
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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If you are in that school district, I believe you do get priority. School choice allows children who do not live in the district a place if there is capacity available. If I were you, I'd just call the school district office for clarification.
This is correct. You get priority in your home district. Inter district transfers are next, out of district transfer follow that. There also is a heirarchy for military, siblings, etc.

If you build in Flying Horse and DC is your home school, then you are assured a spot. If you build further out and are in another district, then you would have to choice into DC.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:17 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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and... when they 're-draw' the boundaries... Home School works. (allowed us to live in various locations overseas and in USA.)

We specifically built our home in a very pristine area and school district, and poof... the state / county changed everything, including merging our one school school district to a mega district. So, we had over 300 home schoolers in our activity group in a town of 16,000. We hired retired profs to lead classes / extensive field trips around the region. Kids went to college at age 15 (for free in WA state) where we had exiled from previous 30 yrs in CO.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Oh HECK no! That would put me over the edge!
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Krick, We live in the boundary area for DCC. I've never heard of anyone in Flying Horse having to go to another school. We don't live in Flying Horse but being involved in the school, it's pretty much a given FH gets preference. We have 2 kids, a middle schooler and an elementary one. The younger has multiple special needs. We love DCC for him. His reading score went from 17% to 79% in less than a year when we moved here! Their special needs department has been awesome. Our midschooler went to DCC for 2 1/2 years. She has a complicated medical history and their annual philanthropy has proven to be too much for her given her background. We've made the decision to provide other education for her so she won't be at DCC next year. However, while she was dealing with some pretty tough stuff, the mid school accommodated every need she had. We were very grateful. If you have specific questions you can message me. Best of luck.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Hey everyone..looking at new home options. Do you all have A/C in your homes? or is it. It necessary?
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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When I was growing up very few homes had AC but now you want it. Particularly if you are looking at new neighborhoods, they are pretty exposed to the sun and heat. I have an older home downtown and it’s well shaded by huge old trees but after several days in a row of temps in the 90s even this place starts to get uncomfortably warm.

It’s better to have AC and not need it than to need AC and not have it

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