Hi DougBetsy!! I have a '12er also, in addition to my '10 D
I had said a few things on the current 9th grade/8th grade thread, but will move over here now as this will be the future.
One thing we have in the works is schedule choices for next year. They are making changes to the science curriculum so I am waiting to see what those are, and also see her second trimester grades. She is thinking of math as a potential focus right now (I won't say major, too early) and I am exploring having her double in science..
Yes the whole money thing is a bummer right now. Our girls are in private right now which is definitely the best current choice, but we'll see when the economy/market rebounds. D2 (this one) is not as focused academically, and although I wouldn't deny a private school choice, I would not pay top dollar if she isn't going to be as committed.