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Old 05-24-2009, 09:14 PM
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I will be leaving Jax for Tampa at the end of June. I have a son in middle school who plays the baritone horn,so I will looking for a school that has a rich music culture and also good academically. I am a CNA and will be looking for a decent nursing home that pays at least 13.00 an hour. I have some interviews coming up next week at Fletcher rehab and a couple of nursing agencies, so any help leading me in the right direction will be helpful.Also my bf into customer service and insurance claims so he too will be looking for jobs in his field. Any info will be appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:10 AM
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There is a magnet high school called Blake. It is in a very rough neighborhood, but I have heard there really isn't a problem. I have considered sending my kids there, but because it is in downtown Tampa, the traveling would be too much. As an arts magnet school, they have a program for acting, dancing, art and music.

If your son can get into the AP classes, he won't really be following the regular kids. The school itself is rated a "D", but if he could get into the AP classes, it should be okay academically.

Most, if not all, middle and high schools have band. Tampa Performing Arts Center (Patel Conservatory) has music lessons. There is another program for kids who are musically gifted to be able to get into this band (I think it is a band). My daughters saxaphone teacher told me about him. He thought he may have had a summer camp program. When I did research it, there were no camps, but it looked like a great program for teens throughout the year. If you are interested, I can find out the name again.
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