OKAY, so you all know the saga of my son, and how he is currently at a crazy hippie school with no curriculum and no grades, no classes, no nothing. you are literally allowed to sleep all day, if thats what you choose to do.
AND we are DESPERATE to get him into some boarding school somewhere, though he has no current academic record with which to round out an application. and what he has from before is dismal. perhaps even abysmal.
HE does have the potential and the test scores.
IDEALLY, we find him a school that has some familiarity with The Underachiever, and they have things in place to help those kids learn how to Achieve, rather than continue down the road to poverty and basement apartments strewn with pizza boxes, if they can afford delivered pizza....
WE will settle for ANYPLACE. thats ANY PLACE.
WHAT we know is this: there MUST be schools that are lower-tier. that among the fancy people, they are scorned. that when someone's kid goes there the fancy people say, "her son is attending such and such" and the scorn is implied, if not expressly stated. the parents and kids are looked down on as losers bc he attends such an inferior school.
THAT is the school we are looking for!!!
OH, don't get me wrong, we are applying to several good and hopeful ones too, but, one must be realistic.
SO - any suggestions?
I did just call an educational consultant (thank god i came up with that idea! only ten thousand dollars!) and their first question was: will this be self-pay or is your company paying? bc if your company is paying, i will need some additional information. now, what i want to know is, what scenario exists where FINDING MY KID A PRIVATE SCHOOL is a business expense? goddamn, it must be nice to be a one percenter....
ANYWAY, if you are one, were one, or simply travel in certain circles, i am open to any suggestions for relatively sure things.