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High schools for twice exceptional teens?

My daughter is about to start her sophomore year and I need to get her out of Stuyvesant. She’s quite able to manage the academics, or rather she would be, but her ADHD makes it impossible for her to succeed there. Even with an IEP there’s no way it’s a good fit. But after tons of research I still can’t figure out what high schools public or private would be best for an extremely bright kid who needs a lot of help with executive function but wants a challenging academic atmosphere. Any suggestions?

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Spence, Brearley etc. I recommend Spence, I went there and it is extremely academically rigorous but it has FABULOUS support. So fabulous in fact I went through my entire 13 years there without ever knowing I had ADHD because I was so well accommodated even without a diagnosis. They are also really good about working with people who have been diagnosed, in 6th grade I started having extreme difficulty and they arranged for me to be tested and I found out I had a Learning Disability (testing years later revealed I had ADD as well).

Posted by Yubbles15 on Aug 20, 2014 at 2:57am

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