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Old 04-29-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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You're all right.. I was sort of panicing!

But now, it appears that everything might change. I might not move to Santa Paula at all, but I don't know where I'm going instead. I am just so relieved at the moment, even though I don't know anything at all. I'm not even sure that I'm not going to attent Santa Paula High.

Let's just say that everything is a big mess about my placement at the moment, but I am happy again. At least now there is hope that I wont end up in Santa Paula...
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Can't you get a choice and do research on that school before you accept?
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: CA & AZ
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An old boyfriend went to Santa Paula High. Not a good place for a quality education and you will be the minority if you are white.
To tell the truth, I'm not at all enthusiastic about the quality of the schools in and around Los Angeles. (Santa Paula is in Ventura County.) I presume the schools in Santa Paula are similarly degraded.

I don't want to get into a big debate because I believe the moderators don't want political discussions in this forum section, but there has been a large influx of foreign Hispanics, and they do of course send their children to the public schools, and due to the culture and language where they come from at least for the present they are poor performers in English language schools. As such they present special educational problems and they drag down the average quality of classes and teaching in the LAUSD. You can't educate a class room full of students in English when half of them speak only Spanish. (This is the end of my rant.)

Face up to the fact that Santa Paula is primarily a farming area, and farming is primarily an industry that uses unskilled labor, and for that reason it's a magnet for undocumented workers, and so the school population is probably going to present an educational problem. I wouldn't recommend that Charlotte.Ellinor attend school there, but I see that it appears she is going elsewhere, and I believe that's a good thing.

English is still the language in Los Angeles, and in Santa Paula too. However, I'll concede that Spanish is the language in the fields, and probably in many homes in Santa Paula.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: in a house
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Of all places to go to high school, how did an obscure school like Santa Paula high become a possibility for you?
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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Of all places to go to high school, how did an obscure school like Santa Paula high become a possibility for you?
Well as I said I don't get to pick school myself, but my local representatives do. And they usually place students in schools close to the host families they've found. So it seems likely that they had found a potential hostfamily in the Santa Paula area.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Just so you know, Santa Paula is in the middle of an agricultural valley far from Los Angeles but fairly close to beaches like Oxnard and Ventura. Nothing really to do in town..very small town life for a young girl. Hopefully you will be able to find a more cultural area with lots to do and see and a great high school. Good luck.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:09 PM
 
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No need to worry anymore! I am going to Santa Barbara instead!!!

Do you think I'm happy or what??
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Lake Conroe, Tx
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No need to worry anymore! I am going to Santa Barbara instead!!!

Do you think I'm happy or what??
You will like this much better... As a matter of fact most of the people who currently live in Ca would love to live there.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: CA & AZ
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No need to worry anymore! I am going to Santa Barbara instead!!!

Do you think I'm happy or what??
Now you've got the right ticket!!! Santa Barbara is perfffeeeecccctttttt!!!

I think you went from a "1" to a "9" on a "10" scale!

Now start working to see if you can get it changed to Malibu.
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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