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Old 01-14-2008, 05:40 AM
 
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Default ADHD Child - Good School District

I am tentatively planning to move to Texas (outside urban Houston) with a child who has ADHD, combined type. He is very bright and, so far, has managed to do well academically. I am looking for the right school district with a strong and "enlightened" special education approach. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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I would not choose a school district that is continuing to grow at a fast pace. They're focused on building new schools and funding them vs. putting money into special programs. There're threads on here talking about Autism and other learning problems. Read those and maybe get some tips from them.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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Thank you, that's a good observation. Any thoughts about Sugarland?
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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I don't know much about Sugarland except its in Fort Bend ISD, which is good for the average/non-learning impaired student. I know that Fort Bend ISD is still growing, with burb building still going at a pretty good pace. The only "built-out" ISDs I know of in the Houston area are Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD. Spring Branch being my choice of the two. However, I have friends that have kids in private and HISD is honoring their tax dollars paid by providing help programs to their child who is Dyslexic.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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Default ADHD School in Houston TX.

I have a link for a ADHD School in Houston TX. Here is the link and it is actually something to check because it is the best school for ADHD students.

[url=http://www.briarwoodschool.org/]Home Page[/url]


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I am tentatively planning to move to Texas (outside urban Houston) with a child who has ADHD, combined type. He is very bright and, so far, has managed to do well academically. I am looking for the right school district with a strong and "enlightened" special education approach. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Regardless of what school district you place your child in what is important is knowing the laws of Texas regarding special ed.
If you are having issues or just want to get information you can call TEA (Texas Education Agency) and ask to connect with someone familiar with special ed. They will help you.
Parents should not only know their rights but know the law as well.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:11 AM
 
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Avondale 3737 Omeara @ Stella Link
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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We currently have our son in Focus Academy. We wanted a priviate school that focused on children in the spectrum, and was college prep. We tried other schools, and they were not a good fit. We are very happy with the results this year. I'm not sure this will help you, but it may give you another option.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I am tentatively planning to move to Texas (outside urban Houston) with a child who has ADHD, combined type. He is very bright and, so far, has managed to do well academically. I am looking for the right school district with a strong and "enlightened" special education approach. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
How old is he? 6 or 15?

All you need to do is call them if they have a "talented and gifted" program.
If they do = good, if they don't = move on.
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