Other schooling options for grades 11 and 12?

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Other schooling options for grades 11 and 12?
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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 9:52pm

I can't believe I have to think about this, but my 10th grade daughter hates school. She has gone from being interested, engaged and curious to being completed burned out, ground down and absolutely sick of it. She hates all the testing, the busy work, the pressure to live up to what is expected of her. Yes, she is in therapy, no, she's not on drugs (but on meds for depression),

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 4:37pm

Robin, the only therapeutic high school I know of is the Arlington School, which is associated with Mclean Hospital, a highly-regarded mental hospital in the Boston area.

http://www.mclean.harvard.edu/patient/child/as.php

We actually looked into this for our 14 yo son, who also struggles with depression and anxiety, has some characteristics of Asperger's, and is gifted.

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Registered: 06-02-2011
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 10:26pm
This is my first time chatting so I hope I'm answering correctly. Your daughter sounds very smart, possibly smarter than some of her teachers..I can only tellyou that I had a similar problem with my daughter. She was sitting around and too much texting, computing stc. I got into Horsebackriding, she needed a physical work ethic not just a mental work ethic. I found that she began to help around the house more and seems happier. Nothing like having to haul buckets of water, groom, pick hooves, and sweat while riding, that will make you appreciate air conditioning and the muscles you develop. Shop around you might find that its not as expensive as you think.. But, it dosen't have to be Horses try Sav A Pet or some other outdoor physical activity. Animals just put a loving responsible spin on the activity. Maybe this is a simple answer but I hope it helps. Ps Physical activity helps with depression.

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