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post #21 of 23
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it is a public charter school, so they get government funding but can do a few things differently... the focus of this school is arts (although the students must meet all state mandated academic standards and take the AIMS test for graduation). the student body at the charter schools is smaller, instead of 1500-2000 students like the 6 local high schools, her school has 275. she went to a big school back in maine, but really loves the smaller schools (before we moved to maine she went to a charter school in tucson with a small student body... they also had a community service thing, in fact they focused alot on community building, she loved that. they did all sorts of good works in the community.)
it is just the way they are making it sound at this school. i will have to see when dd brings home all the paper work.

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post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
it is a public charter school, so they get government funding but can do a few things differently
This part actually changes my view on the community service requirement somewhat. One chooses a charter school, so if a student isn't able or willing to do the service requirement, they could just go to the public school instead. I still don't think it is great and wonderful, but I don't have the very strong feelings I do about it in a public school. Here it is required by the public school, which is the only option available if you can't afford thousands of dollars to send you DC to a private school.
post #23 of 23
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no, i think the public schools also require it, just every school can set it up differently.
and although she COULD switch, i don't really think she wants to just because of this thing. she loves the school... except this one part, which may be more flexible i will have to find out when i pick her up today what the whole deal is. it could be that just her government teacher said NO without actually knowing what was and was not OK. if it is an issue i will fight it.

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