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Old 05-01-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Newport News, Virginia
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I'm also looking to move to a neighborhood with good schools-- I'm local in that I live in Newport News, a trashy neighborhood that was awesomely cheap when we were just a married couple, but now that we have little ones-- the oldest is 3 now and will have a sibling soon-- we've GOT to move. We are currently zoned to one of the worst schools in the whole STATE...
Since your oldest is only three, and your main concern seems to be schools, it seems like you have time to figure this out. I hope you won't rush into anything only to find you've made a mistake. Until you've explored all the options open to you in your current district, I don't think you should move just to get into a better school (of course, if you're moving because you also don't like your neighborhood, that's another story). Friends of mine who live in NN and don't like their zoned school generally look into the magnet program. I have friends with kids at both Hilton and Deer Park who're very happy with the schools. You could also consider private school. With the money you save by staying in your current home, you could afford a good private school until you settle on where you really want to live (but, again, that's only a solution if you're willing to stay in your current neighborhood a while longer).

Best of luck to you. We homeschool, and, personally, it's always a nice relief not have to deal with the whole school thing.

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Old 05-03-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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Hey artistatheart! We're considering moving to the area and we homeschool! However, we are secular. Is the homeschooling scene inclusive in the area? We currently live in TN and it's not quite as inclusive here ;-). We want to move to an area with good schools if we do decide to send our kids back. TIA!
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Newport News, Virginia
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Hey artistatheart! We're considering moving to the area and we homeschool! However, we are secular. Is the homeschooling scene inclusive in the area? We currently live in TN and it's not quite as inclusive here ;-). We want to move to an area with good schools if we do decide to send our kids back. TIA!
Hey! We're secular, too. You'll find there are a lot of people around here homeschooling for religious reasons, but there's also a fair number who aren't. In Norfolk, there's a co-op called Homeschooling Out of the Box that's secular and seems very cool (unfortunately, it's also an annoyingly long drive through a tunnel, so we don't participate). On the peninsula, there's a meet-up group called Homeschool Club of Hampton and Newport News. It's a secular group, but, as you will often find around here, the majority of the participants are Christian. As someone who's unabashedly not religious, let's just say I've been given the stink eye a couple of times, but that, overall, the people are pretty cool.
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