My daughter goes to an amazing Middle School. Last year she went to a terrible one. One where the parents wanting to raise money was more important the the well being of students. I found out this year parents were upset with me last year because their money source was leaving the school. Leaving however because he hit and admitted to hitting my daughter.
This disturbed me, finding this out on so many levels.
Oh, and she was bullied by over two hundred students because the teacher and “friends” she trusted told people it was her that turned him in.
The amazing worthless principal did nothing until she received a death threat. Seriously?
Flash forward. My daughter has found three girls at her new school that she gets along great with. She loves school. She’s in 7th grade doing 9th grade math. She’s been on a speech and debate team. She’s growing.
Last night a friend and I attended a meeting at our children’s school to hear more about the High School. They’ll be in 8th grade next year and the school informed us they have to do a revision to the charter making it 6-12.
I was shocked. I showed them on the website that it makes it seem like there is already High School approved and that they’d be the first graduating class.
I now realize I have to really start researching High Schools. Thankful I still have my magnet points so hopefully we can find a good High School through LAUSD as well. When you have a child who wants to attend Stanford or Oxford and thanks to generous grandparents she can go wherever she wants, you need to make sure she’s at a great school.
There’s a school, with a performing arts magnet right by us. However a lot of the students who bullied her will be going there making me want to avoid it like the plague BUT my husband had a point when he pointed out the school is so big she would not have to worry about those students. Maybe he’s right? I just know my daughter got to a very dark place during and after 6th grade. One we’ve worked hard to get her out of. I think I’d be less worried about the school but this year a girl hung herself from what I heard partially had to do with bullying. I don’t know if I can handle my daughter shutting down again.
My point to all this is that I need a back up plan. I need to know my daughter will get the best High School education and one that she deserves and is challenging to her. The hunt is on. Yes in Los Angeles you need to prepare a year in advance and its OK because I want the best for my daughter and so grateful she is not like me when I was in Junior High and High School. So grateful.