|By Bluecrush222 (Bluecrush222) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 05:18 pm: Edit|
I was wondering if Private School really does give you a better chance at some colleges? And also, if the whole drugs etc issue is a lot less in private school.
I really want to go to private school. I'm at a really big highschool (3000 kids) and I really haven't made any "tight" friends. It really sucks. Plus the whole drugs etc issue is really big there. Its difficult to make friends and that stuff. But we can't afford private school..which sucks, but ya know, I can't help that. So what are your suggestions, and what are your suggestions for the school I'm at now??
|By Piman3141 (Piman3141) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 05:32 pm: Edit|
deal with it, life's not fair.
|By Bluecrush222 (Bluecrush222) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 05:35 pm: Edit|
I never said it was..trust me. But now I'm asking for HELP on how to DEAL with it.
|By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 05:45 pm: Edit|
going to private school doesn't make problems disappear, if you want to go to private for education, go ahead, but it seems that's not your focus,
|By Bluecrush222 (Bluecrush222) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 05:50 pm: Edit|
Ok, so then what are your suggestions for my highschool. And yes, part of the private school wants are education.
|By Justperfect (Justperfect) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 06:40 pm: Edit|
just in case you didnt know all types of people use drugs from poeple stright out of jail to people making millions of dollars,rappers,movie stars et cetera so if you think drugs are only at public schools you are wrong,but when i went to private school poeple only smoked weed and not the hard stuff,and could buy more of it, so the drug secne is everywhere
|By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 07:33 pm: Edit|
if you want to make more friends, try to be more sociable... say hi to people in the highways, get involved in clubs - that way you'll meet some people who are interested in the same stuff as you.
|By 1212 (1212) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 07:39 pm: Edit|
clicked on your name by accident and found this interesting
Your Personal Quote:
*"You get as much as you put into it, out of it"* *"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game"*
dont you think u are letting fear (of drugs and crap) ruin ur public school experience. As others have stated drugs are everywhere, even i have asprin in my house. (arlight that was lame). Going to private institution will not help, in fact it will probably occlude you from becoming stronger (or someppl will say normal), even bill gates smoked a blunt before, so chill it will all be alright
|By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 08:13 pm: Edit|
I think the drug scene is everywhere, public or private, but at the same time it's really your decision whether to participate in it. I go to a private school and a lot of people do drugs and drink, but I'm not a part of that and I don't feel pressured or left out.
Regarding colleges, I don't think it makes that much of a difference. You will get more support and attention (my counselors only handle 50 kids each whereas I know some public schools where they only have one counselor for 700 kids) but also more competition. There is a quota for how many kids can get into a college from one school (whether they admit it or not) and when you're up against these kids with all the resources and grades and legacies, it's just a different game.
|By Fabrizio (Fabrizio) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 09:14 pm: Edit|
"Private school" is too broad.
There's a private school called Pinewood Christian Academy in South Georgia. It costs $2,000 a year and they only have two AP classes.
For a private school like this, it's not worth it. A public school is MUCH better.
On the other hand, in Atlanta, there's a school named Westminster. OK, that's different. That costs over $10,000 a year, but I know that the quality of teaching there is much better than at my public high school.
However, even going to a good public school like Westminster doesn't give YOU a better chance at college.
Quite frankly, it's not how good your school is. It's how hard you are willing to work.
|By Songman (Songman) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 09:28 am: Edit|
Isn't it true that most of the private 1st tier and second tier LAC"s accept 40% of the students from Private schools and 60% from public schools? I seem to recall reading similar stats on most of the websites of the private colleges.
There are subtle differences in private schools versus public. I can only speak from my experience. My S was taught (at his private school) by highly educated teachers. Their grammar,intellectual abilty and interest appeared to be much higher than the teachers he had in public school. Recently I attended my D's open house at her public school. 3 of the 5 teachers were using slang and some shoddy grammar with the parents! I can only imagine what is said in front of the students in class.
What we discovered at least with our S is that he had to rise to a higher standard that inherently existed in the teachers and students at his private school. This is the main reason now why I am pushing to place my daughetr into a private high school also. Like everything else though in life there are excellent and fair private schools just like most of the public schools in upscale communities provide a high quality education also.
My S said that in the end the difference between his public school experience and private school was that in private school the kids held being smart and achieving academically in high esteem.
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