Redstorm Posted August 5, 2004 Report Share Posted August 5, 2004 After a long and drawn out battle with DD's school, we have decided to allow her to do independent study for this year. It was a very tough decision. There are those in our family who think we are nuts and putting our daughters academic future in jeapordy. We have had to endure nasty remarks from school counselers, friends (I use the term loosely) and family. We have been accused of being nonrealistic and pushing our daughter into something that is not going to go anywhere. (all of this from non dancers) We were told by dd's new dance teachers that dd has potential and talent. They are looking forward to working with her and seeing her grow as a dancer. This along with dd's first SI audition experiences has led us to believe that there is "something" there and it is worth pursuing. Not only that, but dd's total committment to her dance is another factor. We signed up yesterday for school and I was quite shocked to find out that the schools independent study program is the absolute bare minimum. They only are concerned with the 4 basics and that is it. Anything else is up to us. I find this a challange but not impossible. We have purchased two seperate language programs. (spanish, dd has already taken 1 year of this with an A, and french, something she decided to try out). I would appreciate it if other independent students / parents out there could give me some advice on this new direction our dd is undertaking. She is in 8th grade this year and very intelligent. In reviewing the books and information we received, dd should have 8th grade done sometime around the first of the year. I have not yet received an answer if they will allow her to continue onto 9th grade work if she does in fact accomplish this. Making this decision was difficult and worrisome but I feel it is in the best interest of our daughter at this time. I would love to hear from others who have had to make this decision and how your dk's are doing. Quote Link to comment
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