Originally Posted by eminer
So do many people really think that community college would be a good place for a 14-year-old to make friends? Wouldn't the vast majority of students be 18+?
I wouldn't suggest community college for the purpose of making friends--but if the child wanted to take classes, I don't see why they couldn't make friends while there. I think it all depends on the individual child. Some are way more mature than others, yk?
To answer the OP's question, I would let my child choose school, but I'd also make sure that they understood what the school would expect of them, the assignments, tests, attendance, consequences for not complying with their rules, etc. (Maybe you can get a school handbook for starters?) Obviously, it's not all proms and homecoming--I'd want them to have a good idea of what they're getting into.
And, I'd also let them know that they can come home again if ps isn't working out for them. I don't see a point in sticking with something when it's not what's right for you. Something isn't working--you change it.