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Old 01-06-2009, 07:05 PM
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We are relocating to Florida in June or July of this year, as soon as my older son graduates. My younger son has been diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety and will be entering High School in August. Because of his anxiety, we are afraid that the large public High Schools (3000+ students? Yikes!) may be too overwhelming for him. Can anyone give me information on possible alternatives? Or maybe even which public High Schools might be best for him if there are no other alternatives available?

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:53 PM
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You could look at private and/or Catholic schools - they have much lower numbers, depending on your budget. You can also checkout www.greatschools.net once you have an idea of what area you are looking at. They give a great deal of information about schools there.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:18 AM
Location: Kennebec County, Maine
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You could try Oklawaha, which is in the center strip of Florida and really small and rural. But I do not know how their school system is. Orlando is so overbuilt, as is the entire coast of Florida, on both sides, Atlantic and Bay. Sopisticated, but overwhelming, as you mentioned. Really overwhelming for kids, as my cousin found out, to her everlasting sadness, when she relocated from Maine to Florida, for the kids. It looked so good - no heat bill, more housing for the money - but too much of a shock.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:08 PM
Location: Asheville, NC
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I feel for your son. My son has the same thing along with myself. He goes to a high school with that many students. One thing though, he's been here since kindergarten. You can check into Charter or private schools. They have a smaller enviorment. You can look them up on the internet. Private schools can be very pricey. Charter schools may be a better option. Good luck!
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