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Old 03-10-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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They look good on Great Schools and the PB school district sites. Does anyone have recent experience at these schools?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area Florida
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Boca Middle is just ok..boca high is a huge school we know people who have children there all mixed reviews due to snobbiness. and fitting in..academically I hear its a good school....Excellent Sports Programs...My high Schooler is in Spanish River HS here in Central Boca and my daughter will attend Omni Middle

good luck...
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. Relocating with teens is tough and they are in a small private school now. I was one of the parents working two and three jobs to keep them there, so we've had the snobbiness discussions. I think (hope) that the biggest issue will be the size of the schools.

My game plan is to find a small, older home to rent in the neighborhood east of Mizner Park and get them involved with a youth group at the Methodist church over the summer so they will have some friends before they start school. I have to move down soon and there is a chance that I will have to bring them down before school is out- which would be hard for them. And they would miss all the year end activities with their friends at school.

Wow, the city rec programs look great, too. I was on the parks and rec website and can't believe all that is offered... and they can ride bikes to tennis, the pool, the skate park....

Thanks for the quick reply..... I'm getting excited about the move.....until I think of packing
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area Florida
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you should check out the Spanish River District its Central boca 33496 is the zip code...good luck it can be very overwhelming as my son started HS here in Florida last June so I can relate moving with Teens..but he loves his school, he will swim for the swim team, he made some really nice friends and is very happy
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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To get buy-in from my 13 YO GD and 16 YO son, I gave them the option- swimming pool or ocean. They both immediately said "ocean". I was looking in Broward, but stayed with friends in Boca. It's Boca for us. The neighborhood near the Methodist Church is safe and would place us a mile away, so I am hoping to find an old house that we can afford to rent. Will be keeping our townhouse in Jax- my 29 YO son may move in, as it is on the same block as my mom.

I can handle jalousie windows and window a/c to live so close to the beach if it means my kids are happy...only hoping that I can find a place with 2 bathrooms.

It's reassuring to hear that your son made a smooth transition. I was moved to Broward at 13 and kinda went off track. But I think my two will take advantage of all that is available down there. They are into sports and make friends easily. I will have to tell them about the swim team.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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yes there are 200 swimmers on Boca High Swim Team they have A team, B team and C team good luck with that... they train with FLA which is ft lauderdale aquatics at FAU...im sure your boys will be fine
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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Default Parks and Rec site

My friend is asking me the website for Boca park and rec and I can't find it. Does any one know? thanks all
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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City of Boca Raton - Recreation Services - City Parks
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:58 PM
 
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On the website (above) is this- The Recreator. http://www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/pdf/Recreator.pdf It has tons of great information.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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THANK YOU MAGNOLIA. So much great stuff for kids in Boca. I'm so impressed!
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