Nevertheless, we applied. We figured she wouldn't get in. Our school system has a weird point-system. You can build up points various ways. We were going in with no points, so we thought out daughter wouldn't get in. Yet applying helps build up points for future years. We figured we'd apply every year to build up points for middle school. That was the plan.
But then we received the acceptance letter. The letter stated that they reviewed her current IEP and felt that they were best qualified to meet her unique educational needs. The letter moved me. While I'm sure it's a form letter for the kids on an IEP, it made me feel like they "got" my daughter--that they were willing to roll their sleeves up to work with her and help her grow.
So, we're now going to have to decide what we're going to do. We have about a month to decide. Do we keep her at her current school where she's thriving academically and socially? Or do we jump in the unknown and enroll her in an extremely well-regarded school where she may not know many people and which could be a lot of extra work. Also, will the new school embrace her like her home school does? Or will they see her as being a pain in the butt?
I hope we can sort through all this during the next month!