Our DS is in a wonderful small private non-profit school and is doing very well. But this school only goes to 8th grade. We strongly believe that public high school is fundamentally useless.
Public high school time is split up with the majority of that time being filled with socially inappropriate behavior and social pressures that can hinder any real learning or advancement. Between that and the non stop NCLB act testing, the pressures are perverse. And if anything, the current system can cause a formerly excited learner to cave in and despise education. Our local HS is huge and the bigger these places are, the more pronounced the nonsense seems to be.
We have heard of situations when a student can skip HS altogether and replace it with a pre college program, Middle College, or 'other'...
Does anyone have any information or experience in this area? What works, what does not, what options exist??? Any info is very much appreciated.