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  •  She was accepted. Just not for the scholarship. (7+ / 0-)

    It is a VERY good school, and I really hope this year we can get the scholarship.   I just can't afford the Tuition since it was more than I make in a year.

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 05:42:11 PM PDT

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    •  Is the scholarship committee that makes the (9+ / 0-)

      decisions, aware of the non-grading of your daughter's classes?

      •  Nope, the Scholarships are through... (7+ / 0-)

        Catholic Charities from what I was told, not through the local school, which can only make recommendations.  (Catholic Girl's School, but has some of the best curriculum in the area.)

         

        I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

        by detroitmechworks on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 05:49:23 PM PDT

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        •  that may be their most normal source (10+ / 0-)

          but look around, there may be other entities that would provide scholarships.

          Your geography is your own, but there may be other options. In general, you can apply to other public schools if they have room. A different school in your district or a different district may fit her better. Of course, there are also charters and other privates.

          I'm sure you know all this, and logistics are always an issue. I just like to put it out there because often people don't know they aren't locked into the community school in California as tightly as in other states.

          Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

          by elfling on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 06:02:16 PM PDT

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        •  How about home schoolers (0+ / 0-)

          You know they are taking home school kids and giving them $$$.  And I suspect they get all A's much of the time.  How does the private school handle the home school grade issue?  If getting into this private school with a scholarship is critical to your child's education, would home schooling for this year and getting the straight A's that way be an option for you?  This doesn't get around the issues you raised but I'm trying to offer a work around that doesn't involve you spending thousands on a lawyer or antagonizing the school to the point they give your child a B or a C on something subjective or the next group project.  Telling the school she NEEDS all A's is not going to encourage them to do it.  After all what you are telling the school is that if they give your child straight A's then next year she will be gone to a private school and they will now have one fewer student, and apparently have lost a good one (not that they're not all good).

    •  They have their procedure, I guess (6+ / 0-)

      but to rely on grades from an elementary school is pretty hinky. Elementary grades are notoriously soft... because they count for nothing. If they didn't notice how amazing she is already, that makes me sad.

      But regardless - I hope she has a great year in school this year and that you have a greater school for her next year. Because every kid deserves it.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 05:51:16 PM PDT

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