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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 07:29 PM

My daughter got accepted to HIGH SCHOOL!

Yes, the idea of applying to high school seems absurd to me ...BUT ya gotta understand.

It's a really good program. Public schools. No cost other than the normals.
Every kid has a laptop from grade 6-12 thanks to meals tax (mostly paid from people outside the county).


From hair/nails to engineering (same school) to humanities to Arts to Medicine Sciences to IT etc.
A kid can get an Associates Degree before they leave high school at $950 per year.

Take a look at the programs available to the kids of a county with a population of about 307,000.
https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/


Henrico County is a bit odd. It wraps around the top of the city.
The west end used to be considered high end while the east end was farm country. Now the west end is third generation home owners and the east end is black middle class. Politically it flipped in 2008.

I moved to the city 25 years old from the boondocks of Tidewater and heard people rave about Henrico schools. I doubted it. They really don't score well in the published school evaluations. I have been nothing but impressed.

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underpants Mar 2019 OP
elleng Mar 2019 #1
Karadeniz Mar 2019 #2
greatauntoftriplets Mar 2019 #3
MuseRider Mar 2019 #4
Solly Mack Mar 2019 #5
littlemissmartypants Mar 2019 #6
FakeNoose Mar 2019 #7

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 07:33 PM

1. Thanks for the info, u-pants,

happy you're happy, and happy to hear of the good programs.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 07:57 PM

2. Congratulations!!!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:05 PM

3. Congratulations and thanks for the reminder of how time flies.

In a similar vein, the triplets are in the final throes of choosing colleges where they will start in under five months.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 09:04 PM

4. That is great news!

I remember when she was born. Congratulations!

It sounds like you made the right decision when moving there!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 11:44 PM

5. Excellent news and a great program!

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Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:43 AM

6. Congratulations!

Good Luck!🍀

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:24 AM

7. I believe the best public schools remain that way when parents are involved

Parents must let the teachers and administration know that they care what goes on in their children's schools. You don't have to be a "helicopter parent" but it's important to know what's going on and be ready to volunteer when asked. In the best public schools the parents are partnering with teachers, not fighting them and it really makes a difference. Your child gets a better education and you will always be kept in the loop.



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