Michelle - posted on 03/13/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
My 11 year old will be joining mainstream public school in southern california this next year for 7th grade. all he has known is private school for four years and when he was in 4th grade we started him in public. the school here in forest falls is similar to private as it is a small community. k-2 in one classroom and 3-6 in another. he is small for his age (always has been) and a quiet person by nature. i am worried about how he will fit in at the new school and have looked into virtual academies and charter school (basically homeshcooling) but others have said that i should just put him in mainstream as it will help him be stronger and his social abilities will be better. what do you think? with the economy down, we can't afford private school right now....