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Old 08-14-2017, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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My family and I currently live in the St. Louis area and are moving to Atlanta. Metro Detroit was one of the places on our short list for places we were considering (it really came down to climate and better job offers in Atlanta). Had we moved to Detroit we would have probably settled in the Plymouth-Canton school district. Primary schools seemed to be better than average in general, and it would be conveniently located to retail, our job offers, and DTW. Initally 3 already fairly large high schools that were "combined" sounded like a nightmare, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Does anyone have any experience with the PCEP? I would like to hear your thoughts! By the way, I'm just posting this for curiousity's sake; we are already beginning the process of moving to Atlanta.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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Not familiar with the Plymouth Canton schools but best wishes on your move to Atlanta.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:12 AM
 
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We lived in Plymouth Canton for a year with an elementary aged child.

Some people really like the set up - others don't. We decided not to stay in Canton because we didn't like our experience with the school district.

The Park is really more like a college campus. Your locker might be in one building, but your classes are in any of the three buildings.

Also, if you are an average sports player, there's not going to be an opportunity for you to join a team because there are so many kids vying for limited spots on each team. Plymouth Canton is a huge school district. Huge has its advantages and drawbacks.

Kids are assigned to their high school by lottery, so they don't follow their classmates into a specific building. There are pros and cons to that. If you have a sibling in a building, then you can get preference for that building as well.

There are plenty of activities that offered and the parents I know who have kids in there seem to like it well enough.

Given our son's personality, we didn't think that structure would be a good fit for him and we moved.

We found district personnel to be aloof and closed off. We also didn't like how the teachers didn't seem to value our input.

As always, I'll point out that this was just our experience and that others really like school district. It just wasn't a good fit for our family and we didn't see things getting better.
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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The Park is really more like a college campus. Your locker might be in one building, but your classes are in any of the three buildings.

Also, if you are an average sports player, there's not going to be an opportunity for you to join a team because there are so many kids vying for limited spots on each team. Plymouth Canton is a huge school district. Huge has its advantages and drawbacks.
The giant school is not my cup of tea either. but we have friends who love it for their kids. I am pretty certain:

1. Each of the three high schools has its own sports teams, for most sports. The schools compete against each other. Some sports, band, auto-tech etc are combined.

2. The kids attend a specific high school (I was told it is based on where they live), but they can take classes at the other schools if a class they want is not available in their school.

3. The schools are ranked separately (but they are right together at 32, 33, and 34 in Michigan).


I see some advantages and disadvantages. For some students/parents it may be ideal and for others, not so. They certainly have an amazing list of classes and clubs/sports available. It would be weird to me though that you could meet someone in a class your first year and then never see them again all the way through high school.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Canton, MI
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My family and I currently live in the St. Louis area and are moving to Atlanta. Metro Detroit was one of the places on our short list for places we were considering (it really came down to climate and better job offers in Atlanta). Had we moved to Detroit we would have probably settled in the Plymouth-Canton school district. Primary schools seemed to be better than average in general, and it would be conveniently located to retail, our job offers, and DTW. Initally 3 already fairly large high schools that were "combined" sounded like a nightmare, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Does anyone have any experience with the PCEP? I would like to hear your thoughts! By the way, I'm just posting this for curiousity's sake; we are already beginning the process of moving to Atlanta.
Both of my kids went/go there. My youngest will be a Senior this year. My own experience is that parents have more angst about the size than the kids do. The one advantage is that there is an AP class for almost every subject at one of the schools, not to mention all the IB, arts, and STEM stuff for the kiddies.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Canton, MI
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The giant school is not my cup of tea either. but we have friends who love it for their kids. I am pretty certain:

1. Each of the three high schools has its own sports teams, for most sports. The schools compete against each other. Some sports, band, auto-tech etc are combined.

2. The kids attend a specific high school (I was told it is based on where they live), but they can take classes at the other schools if a class they want is not available in their school.

3. The schools are ranked separately (but they are right together at 32, 33, and 34 in Michigan).


I see some advantages and disadvantages. For some students/parents it may be ideal and for others, not so. They certainly have an amazing list of classes and clubs/sports available. It would be weird to me though that you could meet someone in a class your first year and then never see them again all the way through high school.
This is pretty accurate.
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