Cheryl - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
My son is going into the 6th grade in a very rural NC area. He was identified as gifted during his 1st grade year in school - which in this area is rare as testing is not done until 3rd grade - because the teachers just could not "keep him busy". Since that time, he has been receiving AIG services, but still says that he is "bored" with school. Teachers every year have recommended that he be skipped up a grade, but our administrator does not believe in doing that and refuses. He has scored in the 98th percentile in EOGs, including Science. One of his teachers said that the public schools here were not equipped to handle a student like him and that we need to look at private schooling for him. She recommended one that is about 45 minutes away from our home, but is entirely our of our reach financially.
I have been doing a lot with the boys at home in regard to studying their areas of special interest and so vocabulary is high and content knowledge of many things is high. (His older brother is starting high school in the fall and is also gifted). Does anyone have any information on what avenues that we can pursue?
I do not want for my son to have a bad feeling about school and right now he definitely does. Any help/recommendations would be greatly appreciated!