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Old 02-14-2015, 06:50 AM
 
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Hi All,

Moving to Lubbock this summer with a teenager and a 4 year special needs. This has been eye opening trying to find an area to move. Here is my dilemma.

My current 9th grader is on the varsity dive team here and the only schools with a dive program is Lubbock High, Monterey and Coronado.

He is a GT student here and we have applied to the Magnet program at Lubbock ISD. All the houses that I like or that are similar to what I am currently living in now are either in Frenship or Lubbock Cooper ISD.

If we live in those school districts I was told he would be on an athletic probation for 1 year and then he could dive for one of the schools. UGH not easy moving a 15 year old who has gone to Allen schools his whole life and tell him he can't dive for a year.

Does anyone know if you can live in Frenship or Lubbock Cooper and still be accepted to the Magnet program at Lubbock High? I was hoping to find out before Monday as I am online house hunting.

If not any recommendations of schools out of the 3 above and I also have to have a good elementary school for my 4 year old because he is in a 1/2 day program here for auditory processing disorder :-).

Appreciate any help

Melissa
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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Although I'm not from Lubbock, I'm quite interested to know to know who told you he had to sit out for a year. Was it the school district? The UIL? Maybe someone else can shed some light on this. Maybe I'm missing something, but the UIL eligibility rules on the website state that unless the transfer is for athletic purposes, and meets all other requirements (age, etc), he is eligible. The burden of proof is on you, though.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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First of all, Lubbock High is the absolute best way to go if he is GT. It's the school with all the magnet programs, and it's a great environment full of good teachers and diverse/motivated students. Kids from outside LISD can definitely get into the program. I have heard of kids that transferred to Lubbock High from out-of-district having to wait before they can compete in UIL events, but it was only for a semester if I remember right. They can still practice and be a member of the team; they just can't compete.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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Although I'm not from Lubbock, I'm quite interested to know to know who told you he had to sit out for a year. Was it the school district? The UIL? Maybe someone else can shed some light on this. Maybe I'm missing something, but the UIL eligibility rules on the website state that unless the transfer is for athletic purposes, and meets all other requirements (age, etc), he is eligible. The burden of proof is on you, though.

It was the dive club that all the schools dive from. But, maybe if gets into Lubbock high they wont consider that an athletic transfer

And Westerner92 that is awesome news, because I know he can be part of the dive club but not the school and if it is only 1 semester that is douable.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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Sounds like you might want to familiarize yourself with this...

Eligibility Standards — University Interscholastic League (UIL)
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:02 PM
 
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Contact the coaches at Lubbock Dive Club (http://www.lubbockdiveclub.org/). They also coach the high school teams and could likely answer your questions. FWIW, Estacado also has a dive team but no need to think about that.

Can't help you on UIL rules but here is the link to the transfer policy: http://www.lubbockisd.org/files/_AdE..._2015-2016.pdf
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