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Unread 07-06-2011, 05:10 AM
 
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Default Considering moving to San Diego - (Good high schools near University Heights, Golden Hills, etc.) / (Point Loma High?)

My family is considering moving to San Diego in the next month - literally we are considering picking up and moving. We have a 21 year old and I'm a 17 year old entering my senior year in high school. We live in a super boring town in the bay area and are looking for a exciting change. Is it worth it?

1. What are some good high schools near University Heights, Mission Hills, North Park and surrounding areas, and what is the scene like (chill people, drugs, gangs, etc.)?

2. Is Point Loma High a "good school"? Drugs, etc. ? Are the people snobby/cliquey or chill? Would it be hard to break into the school and make friends?

3. Is it difficult to enroll quickly into schools?

4. Are there a lot of job opportunities for teenagers in those areas? I would be looking for something laid back, probably in retail.

5. Would the move be worth it? How IS San Diego?
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Unread 07-06-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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"good schools" often have plenty of drugs because the kids have money.

I don't think many people would class San Diego as exciting, it is very laid back.
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Unread 07-06-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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What are some good high schools near University Heights, Mission Hills, North Park and surrounding areas, and what is the scene like (chill people, drugs, gangs, etc.)?

Hoover High School for University Heights and North Park, possible San Diego High for Mission Hills.

Is Point Loma High a "good school"? Drugs, etc. ? Are the people snobby/cliquey or chill? Would it be hard to break into the school and make friends?

Point Loma High is OK. There are drugs in all of the high schools. Making friends is up to you.

Is it difficult to enroll quickly into schools?

If you have all of your documentation, it can be done in day.

Are there a lot of job opportunities for teenagers in those areas? I would be looking for something laid back, probably in retail.

There's lot of competition for jobs here, retail and otherwise.
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Unread 07-06-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Thank you so much, that helps. Do you know if it is difficult to do the inter-district transfer thing? Like would I be able to attend Point Loma if I lived in University Heights?
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Unread 07-06-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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You would have to submit a CHOICE application. You can get all the information that you need from the SDCS website at San Diego Unified School District, in the Enrollment Options section. The school that you want to attend has to have room for you. If there is no room, you attend you school of residence, which would probably be Hoover. Keep in mind that you wouldn't be the only one submitting an application, and it's first come, first served.
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Unread 07-06-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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isn't it too late for choice for next year?
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Unread 07-07-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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isn't it too late for choice for next year?
Yes, they take applications in February for the next school year. Also, the OP has to be living here before it can be submitted. It can't be done from out of town, there has to be a physical address, and proof of it has to be provided. You can't just decide that you want to go to a particular school anymore. The class sizes have gotten so large, that they might not be able to take very many CHOICE applicants.
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Unread 07-07-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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If the OP lived in Univ Hts or North Park would s/he really end up at Hoover? Isn't there a high school located in Balboa Park?
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Unread 07-07-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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If the OP lived in Univ Hts or North Park would s/he really end up at Hoover? Isn't there a high school located in Balboa Park?
Hoover or San Diego High, depending on exactly where the person lived. The school in Balboa Park (Roosevelt) is a Jr. High.
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