Prep Schools and DDs

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by Stevewar2, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Stevewar2

    Stevewar2 Member

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    I don't see many choices for prep schools for females that are not State schools. My DD will have the GI Bill, so private schools that count as colleges are the best financial choices. So far, Greystone looks like it fits the bill the best. My DD is fully qualified except for the CFA, so I like the PT six days a week. Not sure my DD will even consider such a place versus the University of Florida or Georgetown. lol
     
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    Prep Schools....

    It depends on what you're trying to accomplish. Some have a strong military influence while others like Northwestern Prep NWP focus on academics and leave the military stuff to the military. Do your homework.

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  3. Stevewar2

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    Research

    I've been to all the web sites and the Academies. I also read many of the Post on this site. DD needs little academic help. Her main weaknesses reside in the CFA. Improving her standardized test scores and academics would be a plus, but not a focus.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    There are two separate issues. As a general rule, prep schools are intended for students who need additional academic preparation before entering a SA. This can either be due to the fact they had weak h.s. prep or simply they want an even stronger background (i.e., improved study skills, more work in a particular course) to better prepare them for the rigors of an SA.

    If the main issue is physical fitness, that can be more readily addressed outside of a prep-school environment. If self-motivation is an issue, I would suggest working with a personal trainer. The money spent on that will be much less than a prep school and can provide similar benefits from a physical/athletic standpoint.

    Also, it's not clear whether your DD is applying this year or thinking of applying next year. If the latter, and her grades/scores are good, from a USNA standpoint, she's better off at a regular college vs. prep school. She can work on her athletics anywhere.
     
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    DD

    She is a senior this year. Greystone will cost me @$1,500 for the year (my DD has the use of my GI Bill). I like it due to the structure and that the credits will be good at another college. She has been with a trainer (I've already paid more than Greystone for that lol). I like a prep school over a normal college because of the physical training and the focus. I've seen a few people get distracted with BF's, social life, and football games at Universities. It's her call and hopefully moot as she passed her CFA today.
     

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