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Old 03-08-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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Does anybody have any current information on or opinions about Hopewell Academy's high school program? We are strongly considering moving my duaghter there (a mid-year transfer). She was an A/B student in middle school. She started off OK in high school (3.4 GPA). However, her recent progress report is a disaster, and her attitide towards school is very bad. She does not want to transfer to Hopewell because she perceives it as a school for "kids with social issues". She is a pretty social kid, so moving from a public high school to a very small private one will be an adjustment. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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Hello! I too am in your same situation. Our son is in middle school, fine socially, lots of friends, academically struggling. He would be crushed if I were to put him in a school with a student population of severe LD, social problem kids.
I have some info. for you from a previous teacher at Hopewell who privately replied to me.
If you want I can forward it onto you but I would rather do it through my private email as she would prefer not to have her opinions publically posted. If you are interested you can email me at
bboezi@nc.rr.com
Have you thought about The Hill Center in Durham? I have several friends who have used them and have wonderful things to say. We are a bit far from there and my son's school is on a year round calendar so half days at The Hill Center will not work for us. They are expensive but I have never heard anything negative about them and have 2 good friends experiences to rely on.
I am looking at the Trilogy School right now but am concerned that the student population will be a negative for our son socially. Best of luck to you and email me if you want the additional info.
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