|Re: "Good" schools and urban cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Richmond (johnrichmond50hotmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:24:54 -0800 (PST)|
To Katie's reply - unlike Fresno, we do not have cross-school district enrollment. We do have some out-of-zone enrollment, but the neighborhood school concept is very much alive here. There are limited application-only slots in a few elementary schools in the city, an IB and a magnet arts program in middle school, and three application-based programs and an IB program in high school. There is a technical center but it is underused by city schools; suburban counties use it almost as much as we do. The suburbs have a few middle school magnet programs, and each high school has a specialty center. This promotes more mixing between school zones at the high school level. Virginia does not have many charter schools - we are regularly maligned by charter school organizations as having the worst, most restrictive charter school regulations in the country. Liz - another aspect of our discussion was that we might be big enough to take over a PTA and change a school over a 3-5 year period. This happened with one school in Richmond with a cadre of parents that included the future fire chief. Sharon: followup question - have you had parents decide not to move in due to the school zones in comparison to, say, Eastern Village in Montgomery County? John Richmond Richmond Cohousing Sent from my MetroPCS 4G LTE Android device
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