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Old 03-04-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Ok, I'm a little worried because I 've read a few posts that mentioned that even if you are zoned for a certain school, you may not get it.

What does this mean exactly? How exactly DOES the system work in term of school they would attend?

One of the reasons I'm so bitter w/this state is the school 'choice' (only one) i get for my kids. Horrible!

BUT this is how it is zoned.

I am moving to Tampa Bay area w/the intent in mind SPECIFICALLY for one or two high-schools and will chose the neighborhood accordingly. ONe is PBUH, the other Countryside, not sure if there is another HS in Palm harbor area?

Anyways, how does this work, are you saying that I could go and purchase in the dream neighborhood because it's zoned for the dream schools I would love, and we could end up in a ****ty HS AGAIN? What abotu transportation?

My school district is so bad, I've already pulled one into a small private school. I have to really re-think neighrborhoods unless I'm guaranteed my kids will attend school where I want them to!
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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East Lake is an excellent alternative to PHU
if you want PHU you may find a problem, that is prob most oversubscribed school and IB squeezes the places.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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what a mess.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Ok, I'm a little worried because I 've read a few posts that mentioned that even if you are zoned for a certain school, you may not get it.

What does this mean exactly? How exactly DOES the system work in term of school they would attend?

One of the reasons I'm so bitter w/this state is the school 'choice' (only one) i get for my kids. Horrible!

BUT this is how it is zoned.

I am moving to Tampa Bay area w/the intent in mind SPECIFICALLY for one or two high-schools and will chose the neighborhood accordingly. ONe is PBUH, the other Countryside, not sure if there is another HS in Palm harbor area?

Anyways, how does this work, are you saying that I could go and purchase in the dream neighborhood because it's zoned for the dream schools I would love, and we could end up in a ****ty HS AGAIN? What abotu transportation?

My school district is so bad, I've already pulled one into a small private school. I have to really re-think neighrborhoods unless I'm guaranteed my kids will attend school where I want them to!
I would pick Eastlake before Countryside...If you move in the Eastlake area make sure you are NOT zoned for Tarpon High...My two kids attended PHUHS IB so where we lived wasn't an issue...and before that we were in private school...Maybe someone will see this and have more updated info...I know a great number of kids get "grandfathered" in meaning they are on track by what middle school they attended to stay in a certain highschool...But again I do not have the latest info...you could call down to the schoolboard but depending on who answers will determine how much info you will get...sometimes they just tell you to go to their website!Good luck...I was very happy with PHUHS and I've heard good things about Eastlake as well!
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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I was under impression if you assigned to specific school by the beginning of school year registration, you will end up in that school over other folks from other areas who just want to live in different neighbourhood and attend good school. If I am wrong, I don't see why houses around good schools are overpriced...
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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This situation is all over the USA. Where we've lived, and our friends and family live, it's the same. There are 'zones' but if the school is full or they change the 'zones', (and they do) that's that!

pretty lousy. but that's public school. I know people who have spent close to 1/2 million dollars buying in the 'zone' only to find out september / august rolls around and there's a change. sigh. sigh.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Ok, I'm a little worried because I 've read a few posts that mentioned that even if you are zoned for a certain school, you may not get it.

What does this mean exactly? How exactly DOES the system work in term of school they would attend?

One of the reasons I'm so bitter w/this state is the school 'choice' (only one) i get for my kids. Horrible!

BUT this is how it is zoned.

I am moving to Tampa Bay area w/the intent in mind SPECIFICALLY for one or two high-schools and will chose the neighborhood accordingly. ONe is PBUH, the other Countryside, not sure if there is another HS in Palm harbor area?

Anyways, how does this work, are you saying that I could go and purchase in the dream neighborhood because it's zoned for the dream schools I would love, and we could end up in a ****ty HS AGAIN? What abotu transportation?

My school district is so bad, I've already pulled one into a small private school. I have to really re-think neighrborhoods unless I'm guaranteed my kids will attend school where I want them to!
I can't speak for Pinellas or Pasco County schools, but in Hillsborough if you live in the "attendance area" for a given school, you're going there. No way out of it short of going into the Choice program or requesting special assignment, which is rarely granted these days.

RM
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Anybody with a positive experience with a late application for a fundamental school in Pinellas?
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