My son placed into the gifted program. He's in 2nd grade and consistently test 2 grades ahead in reading and math . I'm trying to decide if we should move him to the magnet for advanced kids where he is given advanced material all day and guarantees placement in the IB program or keep him where he is and the pull him out for only an hour a day.
Cons of the magnet are distance and it's partial magnet and in a low income underperforming school which causes some concerns socially.
Get him on the path towards IB.
I feel ya on distance. I have been driving from Park rd shopping area to Mckee/Weddingto rd area for years now in the am. Myers Park and Alexander Graham middle are all of 2 miles from my house but we are not in that zone.