Wednesday, August 18, 2010

High on School

. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 .

Life is so full of decisions about education.  Wanting your offspring to get the best possible mix of education and extra-curriculars can be a complex challenge.  (As in, life's surprises of financial stress take a big toll on the ol' college fund)


 Gman grew up in the charter school system.  I really enjoyed the class size and structure the schools provided.  This year, the first year of high school, I thought it was time for a change.  A big public school with all the bells and whistles--a gifted program, competitive sports teams and the added bonus of being only a few blocks from our house...

Ohhh the excitement, when he was accepted to the program, talked excitedly about playing sports, and walked to and from school.  Ohhh the disappointment, when he hated his classes, decided he didn't care about sports, and walked with evident disdain in his step...

After a lot of prayer, discussion, and even some tears, we have decided to return to his old charter school.  It's a place that just feels like home.  He loves the teachers and staff.  I don't love that he needs to be driven, but 16 is right around the corner (With an entirely new set of worries...)

Here's to hoping for the right decision.

2 comments:

Julie said...

It always sounds to me like you're making the right choices based on what's best for your kids! You sound like a great Mom, Shell!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

has it gone better this week? i hope so! so glad you guys were able to make the decision as a family. i think that's so great.