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Old 04-14-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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Hi everyone. My husband just got a job in Vegas and we'll be moving there with my middle-schooler over the summer. We're from FL and are accustomed to poor education systems (at least compared to the rest of the country), but we have found that the magnet schools here actually offer a better education than private schools for the gifted kids. He's a little brainiac and is currently in a math/science/technology magnet program where he's getting a great education. Is that the case in Vegas too or is still better to put him in a private school? I've looked at the Clark County Schools website and there's one middle school that sounds somewhat promising - Academy of Science and Math at Hyde Park - but I know websites can be misleading. We're willing to pay for private school, but just want to make sure he gets the best education possible. The Meadows School looks good, but their website references a waiting list so I'm a bit worried about that too. Also, here in FL, if your child is accepted to a magnet program they are provided free school bus service, even if the magnet school is out of your zone. Is that also the case in Vegas? If not, do you find it difficult to get into the magnet school if you don't live in the zone?

Thanks so much for any and all input!
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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It can be difficult to get into Hyde Park, and other magnet programs. They get many more applications than available slots. Hype Park's program is top notch, if you can get a slot save your money. Can ride the bus if accepted no matter were you live in Clark County. Almost every middle school does offer advanced classes as well.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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Thanks Kalbo. You were right - I just got off the phone with Hyde Park and they have 600 kids on their waiting list! I guess we're looking at private schools. Is it difficult to get accepted into them? He's a very bright kid, but I'm wondering how much politics, who you know, etc come into play.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Thanks Kalbo. You were right - I just got off the phone with Hyde Park and they have 600 kids on their waiting list! I guess we're looking at private schools. Is it difficult to get accepted into them? He's a very bright kid, but I'm wondering how much politics, who you know, etc come into play.
Not quite sure which problem you are trying to solve. There are a dozen or so Public middle schools competitive with Hyde Park....Miller, Rogich, Webb,Greenspun, Leavitt, Becker, Lyon and Cadwaller to start. You might simply live in district to one of those. You can do the same at Hyde Park though note the area is marginal.

The private schools are relatively easy to get into for a bright student. Just a question of money.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Well, I hope it was not a long job transition for your husband; the economy has been tough on lots of people. It sounds like you'll recognize the public education system! As my son was out of school when I moved here 12 years ago, I am unable to justify any comment on the private and/or magnet schools. However, I have several associates and friends with children in non-public schools and would happy to ask about their experiences and evaluations.

Additionally, I would be happy to offer you my expertise and experience in the mortgage industry when you are ready for the obligatory pre-qualification process...if you haven't already do it. Realtor typically require a letter of pre-approval prior to showing properties. If any of this registers on your richter scale, you can email me directly at jons@awmlv.com or call me at 702.287.0129.

Jon S.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Well, I hope it was not a long job transition for your husband; the economy has been tough on lots of people. It sounds like you'll recognize the public education system! As my son was out of school when I moved here 12 years ago, I am unable to justify any comment on the private and/or magnet schools. However, I have several associates and friends with children in non-public schools and would happy to ask about their experiences and evaluations.

Additionally, I would be happy to offer you my expertise and experience in the mortgage industry when you are ready for the obligatory pre-qualification process...if you haven't already do it. Realtor typically require a letter of pre-approval prior to showing properties. If any of this registers on your richter scale, you can email me directly at jons@awmlv.com or call me at 702.287.0129.

Jon S.
Why would anyone on these forums want to use you and your services, you obviously didn't understand the Terms of Service when you signed on to City Data. And how many more threads are you going to advertise yourself in?

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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