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Old 03-12-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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Our daughter will be attending a new high school somewhere in the East Valley this fall, depending on where we buy a house. I have heard good things about the Gilbert district high schools, but they are huge compared to where we are coming from, so we are thinking about a charter school instead. Can anyone make any suggestions or steer us away from any that aren't so good?

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Old 03-12-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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Red Mountain Ranch H.S. in N.E. Mesa is supposed to be good, and it's not that huge I think. If we hadn't moved, that's were my son would have gone. We picked the area specifically for the good schools.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Our daughter will be attending a new high school somewhere in the East Valley this fall, depending on where we buy a house. I have heard good things about the Gilbert district high schools, but they are huge compared to where we are coming from, so we are thinking about a charter school instead. Can anyone make any suggestions or steer us away from any that aren't so good?

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Be Careful of the Charter Schools, most are filled with kids who have been kicked out of the regular schools.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:24 AM
 
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With all due respect, there are some outstanding charter schools, most notably the Great Hearts Schools, with the best scores in the State I believe. But there are waiting lists for them--Chandler Prep, Tempe Prep (the very best one), and there might be one in Gilbert now. Check it out. But I hear what Sheena is saying....the schools that focus on "individual attention" may not be focusing on the truly gifted, first and foremost.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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Okay, so do you know anything about Heritage Academy on Center St. in Mesa? I have read excellent reviews online, and they have a waiting list too. They also have an entrance exam for grade placement. That is the school that we are looking at for dd.
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