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Old 09-19-2014, 03:47 PM
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Hi and thanks in advance,

We will be moving to Charlotte. Our child is already in high school and we are looking for information on Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte Latin, and Providence Day Schools.

We are seeking your knowledge and opinions not only based on academics, (although that would also be helpful), but also the general feel, social climate, and reputation of these schools.

Do the HS kids socialize outside of school?

Do you feel that they would be welcoming to a newcomer arriving in the middle of the HS years?

Anything else you think is relevant.

Thanks again!
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:17 PM
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I would think the big question is . . . will any of these schools admit your student mid-year. Also, they are all competitive for admissions. The decision may be - which school will admit your student.

I would suggest you contact the schools now and start the discussion about the possibility of your student attending later in the year.
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:07 PM
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Default sorry for confusion


My child would not be starting mid-year, but in the beginning of 10th grade. Sorry for the confusion, I meant middle of high school years, not mid-year. Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:03 PM
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You will still have a tough time getting in for tenth grade. The schools add spaces in ninth so you will be looking at openings due to attrition.

Your son will spend a day at each school during the admissions process which will give him a good feel for the kids and the classes. CLS and PDS will give you more economic diversity than CCDS. All schools have a great reputation and will challenge your son academically. Latin has the prettiest campus.

The kids do socialize with each other and form a close bond. I have heard that new students are usually embraced because they are a change from the norm.

Your school choice will also depend on where you end up living. If you live in South Charlotte or Union County you will want to choose Latin or have your son take the bus to the other two schools. Traffic can be a bear.

Good luck with your decision. I hope your son enjoys his visits at all three schools and get accepted to his first choice.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:52 AM
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All are excellent schools. Both PDS and Latin have over 10 national merit semi-finalists in their senior class this year, forget the exact number, but was published in the Observer a week or two ago.

As been said, admissions are competitive, and slots for 10th grade are probably pretty few. All of the schools have really high retention rates, but do open up slots at some natural break points, like the beginning of middle and upper schools. However, found that the admissions offices at all 3 schools to be really responsive and good to work with.

Beyond the admissions factor, think that a lot of it has to do with fit. The schools do have different personalities, and I think there is some degree of self selection in the process. We looked at all 3 (plus Trinity Episcopal uptown, which doesn't apply in your case since it only goes K-8) Location was a factor, but not an overriding one for us.
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