This summer she is attending a ballet academy up North. The teacher has asked her to attend his ballet academy in Seattle for her senior year. She would have to attend the local college for her AP classes. The school is accredited and she can graduate from it but it does not offer the classes of a normal high school. It is centered for the student that wants to be a professional dancer. The director has connections and can get her interviews with the San Franciso ballet and the American Ballet. She really wants to go. My MIL, who is intensely overprotective, wants to send her. MIL reasoning is that she might miss a great chance. FIL is planning to move to Seattle with SIL. MIL will stay here.
DH and I are very worried. SIL has really bad chronic asthma. We worry that Seattle is not the best place for her. I am worried that this teacher is pressuring her so much. I worry about his intentions-I hate to suggest he is a pedophile since she is 17 but still. MIL says he is married and she is not worried about that aspect. We worry that, even though it is accredited, it is not going to give the best educational foundation to my SIL. I just think it could wait until she graduates. MY MIL and FIL pretty much live in different houses so the seperation will not be bad for them. They are restoring a house and he stays there and MIL stays in the city with SIL. MIL will be awfully lonely and bored, though. I am scared she will start concentrating on us.
What would you do? Do you think it is too good of a chance to pass up?