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Old 07-02-2006, 04:07 PM
 
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Hi all. We are in the process of moving from MN to CO. I am trying to find the best school options for our kids. Please help us with these questions that I am spending weeks trying to figure out until I realize I could find a forum. Duh!

1. Does anybody know which charter schools are good and which to avoid?

2. Is foreign language generally included in public schools??

3. Somebody wrote obesity is lowest in CO. Is that true and do obese people stick out like sore thumbs??

4. Where is a good place to buy a piece of land to build a house on in the future which wouldn't be too far out of Denver area??

5. Do people generally love living in CO or do they complain about it and dream of leaving??

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide!! I really need local help!
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:47 PM
 
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Hey there- Alot depends on where you are moving. There are 2 charter schools in Colorado Springs that are great! However, that would be a 45 minute commute. Unfortunately I don't know much about the charter schools in Denver, I will look into that.

Spanish is normally taught in public schools. As the kids get into Jr & High school they have more options. Some schools, like ours starts teaching Latin aswell as Spanish in 5th grade.

Obese people do not stick out like sore thumbs. Not a big deal at all.

I think for buying land, you really need to consider the commute you want to have. Then you can decide what areas to look at building.

I love Colorado, I have lived here all of my lilfe! It is beautiful! SHEP
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:06 PM
 
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thanks for your input. I guess a lot will come down to how we feel when we get there. I am glad we will be renting for a while so we can truly choose where we want to live and what school we want the kids to go to.

I am so excited about CO I can hardly stand it. Even non-smoking now! Awesome!
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Old 07-04-2006, 12:35 PM
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You will find that public schools and charter schools are rated on the state of colorado website http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_charter.htm .
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