Gifted Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Gifted Issues Discussion Forum.

We invite you to share your experiences and to post information about advocacy, research and other gifted education issues on this free public discussion forum.
CLICK HERE to Log In. Click here for the Board Rules.

Links
DITD Logo

Learn about the Davidson Academy’s online campus for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the U.S.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students through the following programs:

  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship
  • Davidson Young Scholars
  • Davidson Academy
  • THINK Summer Institute
  • DITD FaceBook   DITD Twitter   DITD YouTube
    The Davidson Institute is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

    How gifted-friendly is
    your state?

    Subscribe to the Davidson Institute's eNews-Update

    Who's Online
    1 registered (Wren), 0 Guests and 103 Spiders online.
    Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
    Newest Members
    sreedevi9, agen, Postini, Phaedenit, babyrazia
    10900 Registered Users
    January
    Su M Tu W Th F Sa
    1 2
    3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30
    31
    Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
    Topic Options
    #183877 - 03/04/14 06:18 PM Re: Did you move for your child's education? [Re: Lovemydd]
    Dude Offline
    Member

    Registered: 10/04/11
    Posts: 2856
    We didn't, but we did consider local school district reputation in selecting a place to live.

    What I learned is that just because a district has a good reputation, doesn't mean it's good for your kid.

    Top
    #183887 - 03/04/14 07:25 PM Re: Did you move for your child's education? [Re: Dude]
    bluemagic Offline
    Member

    Registered: 03/29/13
    Posts: 1489
    Originally Posted By: Dude
    We didn't, but we did consider local school district reputation in selecting a place to live.

    What I learned is that just because a district has a good reputation, doesn't mean it's good for your kid.

    Agree with this statement. Moved a few times as a kid and my mother said the higher the schools ranking, the less it was willing to accommodate my brother & I.

    Top
    #183895 - 03/04/14 09:36 PM Re: Did you move for your child's education? [Re: Lovemydd]
    ashley Offline
    Member

    Registered: 03/26/12
    Posts: 639
    We bought in the best school district (based on academic performance) and DS went to the top rated school in our district for K. We thought we had a done deal. And then we found out that it did not matter how good the school's API scores were and how many enrichment activities were paid for by the cash rich PTA. My DS was not learning anything new to him. Gifted services do not kick in until 3rd grade and differentiation made a very small impact to his school work. We pulled him out and now commute to a private school. We pay property taxes for other people's kids to get a quality education smile But the good thing is that my property value has held up because of the stellar school district.
    That being said, I have identified the middle school and high school that we would like for DS and will buy and move near there when he gets to that age.

    OP, my son is in his 3rd school at age 6. I suggest that you commute to your school of choice before you make your decision to move.

    Top
    #183957 - 03/05/14 11:10 AM Re: Did you move for your child's education? [Re: Dude]
    SFrog Offline
    Member

    Registered: 10/07/11
    Posts: 156
    Loc: IA, USA
    Originally Posted By: Dude
    What I learned is that just because a district has a good reputation, doesn't mean it's good for your kid.


    Yep.

    One (of the many) factors that went into our house purchase was the school district. While it would have been a great fit for a normal to mildly gifted learner, they were not equipped to deal with a highly gifted - high achiever. Luckily there is a private K-5 only a 10-15 minute drive away, and open enrolling to the more accommodating district next door for middle and high schools has kept us from needing to relocate.

    If we had to, we probably would have bitten the bullet and relocated elsewhere.

    --S.F.
    _________________________
    For gifted children, doing nothing is the wrong choice.

    Top
    Page 2 of 2 < 1 2


    Moderator:  M-Moderator 
    Recent Posts
    Ivy League Admissions.
    by Wren
    2 seconds ago
    College Board discontinues SAT subject exams
    by Wren
    01/21/21 09:17 AM
    Open college classes to everyone
    by cricket3
    01/21/21 06:58 AM
    Flipped Classroom
    by aeh
    01/18/21 02:15 PM
    Counting to 10
    by aquinas
    01/18/21 09:04 AM
    Davidson Institute Twitter