This is a great school. Why?\r
-hands-on learning as much as possible, field trips, academic work applied to real world issues.\r
-small, personalized, teachers and director know all the students well and help them in all ways\r
-international trip every year in the winter with language immersion\r
-it's a place for teens to be themselves, less peer pressure to conform \r
-no time wasted teaching to the WASL\r
If the public school just isn't working for a teen, check it out.
Pros: integrated curriculum, international travel, small and personalized, strong teachers.
Cons: no organized sports, although they are outside a lot, hiking and other activities, and go to the YMCA twice a week for exercise.