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Old 08-02-2018, 12:14 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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North Denver Girl also recommended Denver area schools (which are a bit far for Ft Collins employment.)

Skydog is one of (2) ignored, so who knows...
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Frederick, CO
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North Denver Girl also recommended Denver area schools (which are a bit far for Ft Collins employment.)

Skydog is one of (2) ignored, so who knows...


All schools I recommended are in Ft Collins.
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Frederick, CO
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A lot of Ft Collins high schools made this list.

https://patch.com/colorado/denver/co...s-new-rankings
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Maybe, but Calgary is about 1.2 million people, compared to only ~164,000 here. It's also an economic powerhouse compared to FC. "The Calgary CMA is home to the second-highest number of corporate head offices in Canada among the country's 800 largest corporations" - per Wiki. Fort Collins isn't even notable compared to Denver, let alone the entire US.
Please understand that i was not recommending Denver, nor was I saying that Denver (or Calgary) is the same as Ft Collins. What I am saying is that the move from a city that is in many ways a smaller version of Denver to Ft Collins is not the huge culture shock that moving from say Miami, New York, or Los Angeles to Ft. Collins would be.

On another note, the fact that I have made Stealth’s exclusive ignore list has made my evening. That guy Doesn’t have a nice word for Colorado and hates when his opinions are challenged with facts.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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I don’t agree that Rocky Mountain Hight School is “rough” in any way. At least it wasn’t when my daughter graduated from there in 2011. It is known as a school that is good for music and arts and so I think it would probably be a good choice for your son I don’t know about swimming programs for your daughter. Generally my opinion about charter and private schools is that people move to FC from other places and assume the public/neighborhood schools can’t be any good. They are wrong in that respect (from my experience) but sometimes people refuse to critically examine their preconceptions.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Thoreau's initial post did not mention Poudre High School, the IB high school in Fort Collins and also the second oldest high school of the 4 main options. The OP may wish to check into that option. I had several friends whose children attended Poudre and had good experiences.

My daughter attended Rocky Mountian High School and we were very pleased with her 4 years there. She was challenged by her AP classes and her extra-curricular activities. Rocky has been known as a school with good athletic programs, as well as good academics. There have been several years in the past decade that Rocky Mountain has been the most sought after high school, so they limited enrollment to residents of the local attendance area while the other 3 schools allowed students from any part of town to attend, as long as they were able to provide their own transportation.

When I attended Fort Collins High Scool it was a highly regarded school. They still have a good reputation. It is known for theater and performing arts.

Because the school district allows students to attend where ever there is room, our daughter chose to attend middle school in the Fossil Ridge attendance area. After a couple of years there, we all felt like it would not be a good fit for high school, so she attended Rocky for high school.

My son wasn't getting the challenges he needed in the mainstream schools in Fort Collins, so he attended Poudre Global Academy in grades 4-12. This might be another option for the OP. It is a hybrid of classroom teaching and online, self-paced learning. This was a perfect fit for our son, who was bored by normal paced classes.

As I mentioned above, the Poudre School District allows student to choice into schools outside of their designated attendance areas when the school has enough room. Therefore, your choice of home location may not be as critical unless you are aiming for a specific school that may be at capacity.

Best of luck in your search.
Mike Weber

Last edited by Mike Weber; 08-06-2018 at 03:24 PM.. Reason: spelling typo
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