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Old 08-08-2015, 12:52 PM
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I am also from Southern CA, Ladera Ranch, but my kids finished their education in CA. I do have a feel for what areas and schools compare to in CA, if you want information on that. What area are you from in CA? Are you wanting that same type of feel or wanting something different?
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:13 PM
Location: Mooresville, North Carolina
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We are considering moving from Southern California to Mooresville, N.C. and are looking for the best schools/fit for our children. We have a daughter going into 3rd grade a GATE student, and a son, going into 6th grade. They have attended an excellent school with excellent programs (technology, science labs, music, arts, drama productions) and lots of parent and community involvement. I am fearful of the change as school is about to begin and we may end up arriving after the school year begins. We want the best schools as far an education, but also want the feel of community and safety for our children. And teachers that care for their students. I am open to all replies and all information you can give me. Is public or private school better? Any specific schools that you can mention and why? I have read about the MGSD and the ISSD, and have been looking on a map as to where these schools are. we also need a great neighborhood that relates to the school we pick. as you can se I need a lot of info here. Any input about the Lincoln Charter School in Denver, of and by itself and also how it compares to these two other school districts and their schools.
I have three children in MGSD, 5th-8th-10th grades. The kids love their schools and seem to be fitting in well after moving in last year. The district provides laptops for all the kids and they do their homework on it. Makes it harder to forget homework at school. They also get an online grade that the teachers update throughout the year that lets us see what projects are upcoming or are late. My sophomore will be in advanced math, English and Science this year and it's something they focus on to help the advanced kids achieve more. He'll also be taking theater and car repair classes which is pretty cool. My middle son worked on an underwater robotics project last year.

We have friends from our church who attend LKN school and it sounds like a good school district as well. So I don't think you can really go wrong with either one. I will say that the kids in LKN seem to come from a higher tax bracket than Mooresville. My job used to move me around a lot and we've lived in really good districts such as Poway, California and then bad ones such as Clifton, Colorado so we have a good feel for the quality of schools. My only complaint is that I wish they had some kind of orchestra class as my violin player has no outlet now.
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