You don't "put" your kids in a under performing district. They go wherever you live. Plenty of kids do fine in those schools. Why would you have a tutor if your kid doesn't need one? Colleges look at test scores, grades and extracurricular activities. It doesn't matter where you live.
All in on hockey! School can wait!
is this actually a backwards advertisement for those garbage Elite hockey schools, where the kids get 2 hours of ice and an online education? at the smooth price of $12-15k?
wake up people!!!!!!!!!
Those schools are preying on you, your child, and your money in order to make a quick buck. They do so without fully disclosing to you that it has no impact on the long term prospects of your child getting a chance to play hockey at the next level. On top of that, it probably is handicapping their ability to get into a quality high school or college. why are people so blinded by the idea of their child being a superstar athletically, that they push aside common sense and buy into these "get rich quick" scams that organizations are offering?
Save your money and enroll your child in a quality prep school when they come of age. That is probably the best investment you could make in your child's future.
Oh the endless stream of prep parents justifying their college sized tuitions for high school hockey..... it never ends.
Wouldn't it be cheaper and just as effective with a better return on your investment to suck-it-up, buy a house in a great school district, have the kid play his two years of high school hockey, go spend $6k-$10k for three years of juniors and then cash-out your 7-8 years of home appreciation in the great school district? Difference would be about $400k of the prep tuition savings plus market appreciation....and the kid would end-up playing at the same marginal academic D-3 school anyway.
Not the OP but I think what he was trying to point out is, as parents we pay for skating instructors, shooting coaches, summer tournament teams, etc. all in an effort to help our child pursue his/her dreams but we often times forget about schooling. Why don't we send them to math camps, science camps or to tutoring facilities that high level math skills, writing skills, etc.? I think we don't because most kids wouldn't get the same enjoyment and satisfaction from it but honestly, it is probably money better spent if you are looking at this as an investment.
"...even a below average NE Prep School doesn't provide a premium academic experience over a high end high school doesn't know much about Prep School." Now I am laughing my behind off. Tons of kids at high priced prep schools end-up and colleges ranked 50th and below. Have you had kids go off to college yet? You will be very, very surprised. Kool-aide drinking prep parents beleive the hype that all of the kids end-up at top 20 schools. Good luck with that.
Kool Aid has no 'e' at the end...
Signed Prep School Grad
But Shamwow’s work...
I don’t give a crap about this thread but don’t knock Shamwow’s as they rock....btw a kid that went to Meffa High I vented them...