2kids2 Posted November 22, 2008 Report Share Posted November 22, 2008 So, you may ask...if your overwhelmed with advice why are you asking for more? well.... DD is a 16 year old honor role Junior with enough credits to graduate HS but still needs to take a 4th year of English to get accepted into some college programs (eg:Indiana) and must pass goverment exam. She has done quality SIs (the Rock, SFB) at high levels and last summer trained, traveled and performed in China with Ballet Ambassador to the Olympics program (youngest in advanced group). Father and I have accepted ballet as a possible profession that (gulp) means she may not go to college right away. We have also decided that it may be OK for her not to finish at her home high school, but want her to have the needed HS credits to get into college if necessary. So.... we read everything we could on BTWT, asked her many teachers and mentors AND they all have very different ideas. They each feel VERY strongly about what is best and we believe they do have her best interest in mind. So as semi-clueless parents do we: *Keep her at home school for couple of classes and have her go downtown (new Joffrey Academy). Teacher concern: New program with undeclared staff for the fall. Our choice: keep our baby at home, graduate with peers, lower cost. * Send her to NCSA, Houston,SAB kind of program. Our concern: does significantly increased cost of these programs equal better job acquisition? Of course, money is an issue but we would find it if we must. Scholarships are nice but.... Teachers: three teachers have recommended three different programs. All with proven track records. All feel it is the best way to go. All feel she can get in to quality programs. * Have her audition directly for companies now and graduate with credits she has or finish last english credit correspondence. Our thinking: Why not? Teachers: new idea haven't spoken to teachers yet. OK BTWT community- what do you think? Quote Link to comment
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