<p>Hey CC parents,</p>
<p>I'm posting it in this forum in the hopes of more of a response and also if parents have had any experience like this with their kids.</p>
<p>I'm moving to Canada (not Toronto!) for sophomore through senior year (assuming we don't move again..).</p>
<p>I used to go to a nice suburban public, competitive, sends 20ish kids off to top schools, rest to decent places. </p>
<p>Had around 1100 kids, mostly great teachers, many APs, clubs, etc. </p>
<p>I have the choice between 2 schools if I move:</p>
<p>One is a charter school, 80ish, maybe more kids per grade. Few APs, I've finished the lower level science courses already, would do AP Physics B (while taking physics there) and AP Chem online/local university. Junior, Physics C and Bio. I'd also have to do AP Calc AB/BC (1 semester each) my sophomore year, because I was accelerated 2 years in America, and my Algebra 2/Trig Honors class had done quite a bit of PreCalc. </p>
<p>This school has less clubs- probably can start my own, but smaller class sizes etc. Most of my ECs are probably are going to be science based, so outside of school I think. </p>
<p>Also, they did an IQ test and interview + application for this school and the people seemed very nice and accomodating.</p>
<p>2000ish kids..IB program. Has more ECs, more kids but this probably means less contact with teachers, etc.
It's well known in the city academically, and competes with another HS with an IB program (this I can't go to, since I don't live in that area-it's also 2000 + kids).
I've never gone to a school that big before, so I'm a little apprehensive.</p>
<p>I'd probably run out of courses here, too, but I feel like the 1st school is a bit more flexible (I spoke with the vice principal of the charter school and she seemed like she'd be willing to move things around for me so I can take online classes, etc. )</p>
<p>Any advice/suggtions CC? I'm leaning towards the 1st, but outside input would be very very much appreciated .</p>
<p>I'm really confused because my parents (and I) both want me to go to a good college in the US which would make the well known school a better choice, but I also want smaller class sizes and a more nurturing environment, which the charter school advertises itself as (I think it really exists, too).</p>