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Old 02-21-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Anybody who doubts that DFW public schools can not compete with privates ... goggle Amy Chao. No, she didn't go to Jasper or Shepton ... girl went to Stinson-Murphy-Williams-PESH and took advantage of PISD's PACE & IB programs.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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I"m sure the kids at TAMS are thrilled that you think they are all dorks. Wow.
They probably don't care. My son and his SEM friends have "nerd fest" on the weekends as get togethers. They know what they are and don't care what anyone thinks of their superior intelligence. :-)
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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^Hahhaaha! I hear ya!
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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They probably don't care. My son and his SEM friends have "nerd fest" on the weekends as get togethers. They know what they are and don't care what anyone thinks of their superior intelligence. :-)
Nerd Fest! Party On!
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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HI all, thank you for sharing the information, very informative... like the spirited writing.

we are "public" school beleivers for now... if u have any new information on any charter or public school esp. "elementary" kindly do share. once again appreciate you sharing your wisdom, thanks you.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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I read all the posts here and everybody was talking about the advanced math classes for most part. All the information you shared is very useful. How about for the kids who want to pursue pre-med after high school? How and which high schools are preparing kids for this?
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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I read all the posts here and everybody was talking about the advanced math classes for most part. All the information you shared is very useful. How about for the kids who want to pursue pre-med after high school? How and which high schools are preparing kids for this?

My son is a college junior pre-med/BS Bio major. He went to Jesuit has a 4.0 and appears ready to do very well on the MCAT which he takes in about five weeks.

He is friends with several kids doing well within his program of the ones I have met - two are from Allen, one from Plano Sr., one from Plano West, one from Dallas WT White. A motivated kid can get the high schooling he needs at most any good school around here. He needs to dominate math, science and biology of course while still acing everything else as well. The bar to American doctors is very high.

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An important consideration regarding pre-med is the competition and raw numbers. At my son's university we were told 1,500-1,800 freshman kids declare via one major or another that they want to become doctors. Ultimately, 75 or 80 of those kids will get into med school. Documented, consistent community service is more or less required as well.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Anybody who doubts that DFW public schools can not compete with privates ... goggle Amy Chao. No, she didn't go to Jasper or Shepton ... girl went to Stinson-Murphy-Williams-PESH and took advantage of PISD's PACE & IB programs.
A PG kid with a very supportive family will do well in a Tier 1 district.

If you google around, you will find that most of the top PISD students get a lot of extra enrichment outside of school.

I would wager that 2/3 of the kids in Math Rocks went to chinese school and took singapore math from age 4 on.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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A motivated kid can get the high schooling he needs at most any good school around here. He needs to dominate math, science and biology of course while still acing everything else as well.
True.

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The bar to American doctors is very high.
However, the bar to American pre-med students is very LOW. Any bozo can walk into just about any college in America and declare themselves a pre-med student. This is in stark contrast to many other countries, where medical studies is a separate course of university study beginning at age 18 or 19 with extremely stringent admissions criteria.

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.... At my son's university we were told 1,500-1,800 freshman kids declare via one major or another that they want to become doctors. Ultimately, 75 or 80 of those kids will get into med school.
And, there we see the new position for the hurdle in the USA. Those from abroad need to be aware that the med school cutoff occurs at the END of the first 4 years of post-secondary schooling, not at the start, as in most of their home countries. It is the COLLEGE performance that will be judged, not the high school performance. Therefore, HS is relevant only as far as it "sets the plate" for college success.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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I read all the posts here and everybody was talking about the advanced math classes for most part. All the information you shared is very useful. How about for the kids who want to pursue pre-med after high school? How and which high schools are preparing kids for this?
My guess would be that the best option is this. School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center / School of Health Professions at Yv
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