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Old 12-23-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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We moved here with schools as one of our most important criteria in selecting where we were going to live. Unfortunately, we could not afford the 'best' districts. We found that we had to do the best we could with what we had and hope for the best. We ended up in D49 and for differentiation it was horrible.

Our son entered Kindy reading at a 3rd grade level and recieved no sort of special instruction. He hated school. We have ended up at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning (a D49 charter) and have been so pleased. He is now in 1st grade but doing all 2nd grade. He takes math in an advanced 2nd grade group and brings home reading materials at his level (now 4th+ reading level).

Our school does not test well (average test scores) but there are many factors involved in those scores, none of which have affected my son's learning.

All this to say, D49 is not so great for gifted, but there are alternatives if you look.
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:38 PM
 
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This is great info about D49. We had looked up Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning and were excited to find it since EL curriculum is supposed to be some of the best out there, but then we weren't sure about it because of its test scores. I'm glad to hear it hasn't affected your son's learning - would you mind sharing more about what you know? Why are the scores low? Will that affect future funding? I noticed there weren't many kids attending the school - is that because it is a fairly new school? How has that affected your son? Are there still lots of social opportunities - extracurricular activities etc.? Sorry for the many questions! Feel free to DM me too!
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Erin
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:27 PM
 
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