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Old 01-04-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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I am seriously considering relocating to charlotte nc or columbia sc. i am a parent and i was wondering if there are good afterschool programs for middle school children and elementary school age. In nyc there are ton of programs like this. What are some of the good districts!
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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I've lived in both Columbia and Charlotte. Columbia has a smaller town feel and not quite as much "stuff" to do than Charlotte. We've only had children in Charlotte schools, though. There are plenty of after school activities. We live in South Charlotte near the Arboretum and our elementary school is wonderful--Providence Spring--however, CMS is a MESS and the suburbs generally get half the funding of the urban schools. I love the school, but my 4th grader has 30 kids in his class and I'm not too happy about that. I'm not sure if moving to one of the area outside of Charlotte would be the answer as I am quite happy with where we live and don't want to live any further "out."
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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If you move to Columbia SC for schools move to Northeast Columbia. Richland School District 2 has some of the best schools in the nation. Columbia SC is my hometown by the way and I am now a Charlotte resident. Columbia has plenty to do, just a smaller town. If you want to do more things, you can take the short hour trip to Charlotte, Charleston, or the mountains...You're choice!
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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You don't want to move to Columbia, SC unless you like The Gamecocks! I am from there and Charlotte is MUCH nicer than Columbia.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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Now, I've only been to Columbia once for about 1.5 days. Seems like they are centered around USC. It is the state capital though. I am from Charlotte, personally I would recommend Charlotte...lots of things to do, I would imagine quite a bit more job opportunities, etc. etc. You may want to try and line up a job or couple opportunities before moving, but I know things don't always work out that way. Then again I am biased to Charlotte since that's where I live after moving from PA.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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You don't want to move to Columbia, SC unless you like The Gamecocks! I am from there and Charlotte is MUCH nicer than Columbia.
i lived in columbia before but my kids were in daycare. But now that my children are older and in middle school and one is in 4th grade my main concern is the afterschool programs. i agree with the gamecocks thingy that really get on my nerves.lol thanks!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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If you move to Columbia SC for schools move to Northeast Columbia. Richland School District 2 has some of the best schools in the nation. Columbia SC is my hometown by the way and I am now a Charlotte resident. Columbia has plenty to do, just a smaller town. If you want to do more things, you can take the short hour trip to Charlotte, Charleston, or the mountains...You're choice!
yea i do agree i have family members that went to some district two schools but i am wondering about the afterschool activities. ive lived in columbia but visited charlotte i agree that charlotte is more fast paced but my circumstances changed since living there six years ago.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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yea i do agree i have family members that went to some district two schools but i am wondering about the afterschool activities. ive lived in columbia but visited charlotte i agree that charlotte is more fast paced but my circumstances changed since living there six years ago.
so do u like charlotte better and do u have any knowledge of the afterschool programs for 4th graders thru 8th graders?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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I've lived in both Columbia and Charlotte. Columbia has a smaller town feel and not quite as much "stuff" to do than Charlotte. We've only had children in Charlotte schools, though. There are plenty of after school activities. We live in South Charlotte near the Arboretum and our elementary school is wonderful--Providence Spring--however, CMS is a MESS and the suburbs generally get half the funding of the urban schools. I love the school, but my 4th grader has 30 kids in his class and I'm not too happy about that. I'm not sure if moving to one of the area outside of Charlotte would be the answer as I am quite happy with where we live and don't want to live any further "out."
when u say half the funding are u talking more or less than urban schools.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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Charlotte is a city. Columbia is a big town. Depends on what you're interested in.
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