What charters in your area are the most popular?
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“There are a lot of charters that are very popular in my area.
They are great for the kids.
They can really teach them how to be an adult, how to learn, how they can interact with people, how that goes,” said Jennifer Kincaid, a sixth-grade student at Hillcrest High School in Beaverton, New York.
“They can really make you feel good.”
Kincaid says Hillcret’s school was one of her favorite in her area, but there are other great schools around.
“There’s a couple that are a little more rural and less urban.
I like the Hillcres [in Poughkeepsie, New Hampshire],” she said.
“That’s a really fun school and I think it’s a great school.
They have a lot to offer.”
Other charters offering great options for students in high school include the River Valley High School and St. Joseph’s School in St. Charles, Missouri, which are both in St Charles County.
Both schools are located near the Missouri border.
“They’re both really close, but I think St. Joes [in St. Louis, Missouri] is the best school in the country for a lot more reasons than just that they’re all located right in the middle of nowhere,” said Kincaf, who attends both schools.
“It’s a lot different than just having to drive out of the city and drive up to the suburbs.”
The next best schools to students in the neighborhood are the Dukesville Charter School and the Hillwood High School, both located in the Daughtersville area of Illinois.
Both are within easy walking distance of each other and both schools are well-known for their arts programs.
Both schools also have an arts center where students can perform and learn new things.
“It’s just a great place to learn and it’s really nice,” said Jody Mabry, a fifth-grade junior at Hillwood.
“I really love it.
It’s really safe and really nice.””
They have a really good arts program, a lot going on,” said Lauren Mabrys, a sophomore at Dukes, which also has a theater program.
“There’s always something going on, and it all helps.
The kids really love that.”
Both of the schools also offer a variety of extracurricular activities.
“All of our teachers are really excited to be here,” said Michelle D’Agostino, a seventh-grade sophomore at Hillwoods.
“We’re not a traditional school, but it’s very different from a typical school.
It has a really diverse group of students.”
Alyssa Poggi, a junior at Daughters, said the school is a great choice for students who want to take on new challenges, but that the school also offers plenty of academics.
“We have really nice math and science programs that are great,” she said, adding that the Dikes also offer more sports programs.
“The school is super cool.”
The Hillwood School also offers a strong community of support, with the Hillwoods Community Center and Hillwood Day Camp offering programming throughout the year.
“When they get kids together, it’s just great,” said Mabreys.
“You know, it doesn’t matter if they’re taking math or chemistry, they’re getting together and it feels like they’re connected and it gives you a sense of community.”
As for which charters you’d like to visit, parents in high-needs areas like New York City and Chicago could also find some good options, too.
“I’d like some charters I think in the West Coast area,” said Gail Cramer, a fourth-grade senior at Hillside.
“Chicago is a really great city and it has all these great schools.
I love Chicago.””
It could be good for me because I have to commute to school, so I could get a ride,” said Kimberly Sowden, a senior at St. Marys Charter School.
“But it could be really good for other kids.”
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